Meetings and Photos

Old and New Arthropod Associated Diseases in Massachusetts
Wednesday, September 27, 2017:  6:00pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Forefront Center for Meetings and Conferences, 404 Wyman St.,  Waltham, MA 02451
Featured Speaker:
Daniel P. McQuillen, MD, FIDSA, FACP

Senior Staff Physician and Infectious Diseases Specialist,  Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, MA, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Dr. Daniel McQuillen graduated from the Medical School of Wisconsin, completed Infectious Disease Fellowship training at The Maxwell Finland Laboratory for Infectious Diseases at Boston University School of Medicine and is Board Certified in Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine.   He is immediate Past-President of the Massachusetts Infectious Disease Society and is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Board of Directors.  Dr. McQuillen directs the Transplant Infectious Diseases service at LHMC and also cares for patients living with HIV, with interests in outpatient IV antimicrobial therapy, general infectious diesases, hospital acquired infectious and tick-associated infections.

Dr. McQuillen will speak about currently prevalent arthropod-borne diseases in Massachusetts, with a focus on Powassan virus and other tick-associated diseases, using illustrative cases to highlight clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment.

For further information and to register click here

Northeast Regional Antimicrobial Resistance Conference: “A Spectrum of Threat”
Wednesday, October 18, 2017:  12:30pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Hotel Northampton, Northampton, Massachusetts
Contacts: Pat Kludt at or

Topics will include:

  • Antibiotic Resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Drug-resistant Tuberculosis
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship in Long Term Care
  • New Antibiotics on the Horizon

Featured Speakers:

David C. Hooper, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital

Katherine Hsu, MD, MPH, FAAP, Medical Director, Division of STD Prevention & HIV/AIDS Surveillance, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Associate Professor of Pediatrics / Attending Physician, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Boston University Medical Center

Stefan Gravenstein, MD, MPH, CMD, Professor of Medicine and Public Health, Brown University

Elizabeth A. Talbot, MD, Associate Professor at the Geisel Medical School at Dartmouth, Deputy State Epidemiologist for the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

Target Audience: Clinicians, microbiologists, infection preventionists, pharmacists,and epidemiologists

       Jointly sponsored by: 

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, The Connecticut Department of Public Health, The Massachusetts Infectious Disease Society, Healthcentric Advisors, The New England QIN-QIO, Northeast Branch, American Society for Microbiology

Registration: 12:30-1:00 pm

Program: 1:00 – 5:00pm


NEB-ASM members: $35.00

NEB-ASM student members: $20.00
Non-members: $45.00

Educational credits will be offered for the activity

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“Around the World of Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship Policy”

Reception/Dinner/Presentation: October 18, 2017  5:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Hotel Northampton, Northampton, Massachusetts
Contacts: Pat Kludt at

Featured Speaker

Louise-Marie Dembry, MD, MS, MBA, FACP, FSHEA

Dr. Dembry is Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology at Yale University.  She was the Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) Associate Director and Director of Hospital Epidemiology from 1993-2015.  She is currently Director of Hospital Epidemiology for the VA CT Healthcare System. She has held multiple hospital leadership positions at both YNHH and the VA CT Healthcare System.  She was President of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and Board Chairperson in 2016.  Her main interests include 1) the prevention and control of transmission of antibiotic resistant organisms in healthcare settings, 2) patient safety, 3) healthcare facility preparedness for high consequence infections and 4) training and education for hospital epidemiology and public health emergencies.

Registration and Reception: 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Dinner: 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Presentation: 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Educational credits will be offered for this activity

Fee: $45

Click here for further information and to register

Northeast Epidemiology Conference
October 18, 2017  – October 20, 2017
Location: Hotel Northampton, Northampton, Massachusetts
Contacts: Pat Kludt at

Click here for a draft agenda

Click here for further information and to register for the Northeast Epidemiology Conference


May 1, 2017 – Salmonella in Food Production Systems: How does it get there and How to keep it out
April 26, 2017 – A Rare Presentation of Brucellosis in a Pediatric Patient: A Case Study
April 3-4, 2017 – Joint Meeting NACMID and the Northeast Branch-ASM
March 16, 2017 – Clinical and Laboratory Optimization of a Hepatitis C Testing Strategy
September 15, 2016 – Microbial Metabolism and Antibiotic Efficacy
March 24, 2016 – Pediatric Clinical Microbiology: Little Things Mean a Lot                                  
April 20, 2016 – Microbial Metabolism and Antibiotic Efficacy                                                              
April 11 and 12, 2016 – Joint Meeting NACMID and Northeast Branch-ASM