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"Utilization of Diagnostic Testing for HIV and HCV: Updates and Recommendations"

 Dr. Amanda Harrington

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March 22-25, 2017

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March 7 - 10, 2018
French Lick, IN

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Hot Topics:

The CLSI Subcommittee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing published its second issue of “CLSI AST News Update”.  The content is designed to bring you up to date on current issues in AST and contains links to a variety of resources including protocols and log sheets.

ASM is seeking applicants for their career mentoring award. It’s for new techs (1-5 years) to attend Microbe in New Orleans ($1500) grant.
deadline: February 15, 2017

Congratulations to our own Mike Brandon for winning the Scherago-Rubin award for ASM Microbe 2017.

Nice (28-31 March)

A postgraduate course entitled “Improving the Diagnosis of Bloodstream Infections – Advancing Technology and Quality for Better Care”. The target audience is microbiologists and infectious disease specialists.

•The Microbiology world is mourning the loss of Dr. Paul Schreckenberger, our dear friend, esteemed colleague, and longtime SCACM member. He will be sorely missed


•ASM and CLSI is hosting a five-part course titled “An ASM-CLSI Webinar Series on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing: Part 2 - “Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing: Mechanisms of Resistance, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Infection Prevention”.  starting March 1.

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•2016 recipient

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Congratulations 2017 Recipients!

ASM Award:

Linda Bruno - Chicago, Illinois

SCACM Award:

Karen Phillips - Detroit, Michigan
Barbara Puthoff - Cincinnati, Ohio
Simon Milbrandt - Petosky, Michigan
 Julie Wright - Indianapolis,Indiana
Sharon Bales - Greenfield, Indiana
Jerry Wheatley - Jasper, Indiana

SCACM MEMORIAL dedicated to those SCACM board members who have passed away

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The South Central Association for Clinical Microbiology (SCACM) was formed to fill the need to produce better informed microbiologists.

The Association started with a small group of microbiologists who had attended a class together and wanted to keep in touch. They enthusiastically planned and conducted the first meeting of the Association. It was held in Columbus, Indiana (located in the south central region of the state) on October 2-3, 1970. It was well received by 35-40 attendees. Since then the group has grown to close to 1,000 members, primarily from but not limited to, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and West Virginia.

The goals of the association include: promoting scientific knowledge of Clinical Microbiology through communication, improving education, encouraging scientific investigation, and gaining higher recognition in the field of Clinical Microbiology.

Each year, SCACM representatives judge the state or regional Science Fairs held in each of the six states, and present Science Fair Awards to deserving students.

Membership in the Association is open to anyone interested in the field of Microbiology and consists of Medical Technologists, Laboratory Technicians, M.D.'s, Ph.D.'s, Microbiologists, and Commercial Representatives.

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