NACMID and Northeast Branch-ASM 2nd Annual Joint Meeting

 Evolving Topics in Microbiology

Held on April 3-4, 2017

Four Points by Sheraton, 1 Audobon Road, Wakefield, MA

Final Program:

Monday April 3, 8:00am – 4:30pm, Full Day Workshops:
• Diagnostic Medical Parasitology with Lynne Garcia, MS, CLS (Sponsored by Medical Chemical)
• Medical Mycology with Nancy Miller, MD
• Anaerobic Microbiology for Small Community Hospital Labs with Gloria Petruzziello, MS, M, SM(ASCP)
• Antimicrobial Stewardship: The Role of the Laboratory, moderated by Shira Doron, MD.

Presentations by:
o April Bobenchik, PhD, D(ABMM)
o Gail Scully, MD
o Richard Olans, MD
o Michael Newstein, MD
o Kirthana Beaulac, PharmD
o Beverley L. Orr, MT(ASCP)
o Robert Duncan, MD
o Rita Olans, DNP, CPNP, APRN-BC
o Ashley Conley, MS, CPH, CHEP


Stay for the Wine and Cheese Reception with vendors
and an exciting presentation by our Keynote Speaker!
Stewardship and the Clinical Microbiology Lab: Collaborative Opportunities and Challenges
with Dr David Nicolau, sponsored by Cepheid

Tuesday April 4, 8:00am – 4:30pm General Sessions:
Plenary Sessions, 8am – 12pm:

• Gut microbiome with Lynn Bry, MD, PhD
• Selected Parasitic Protozoa Update with Lynne Garcia, MS, CLS
• Student Presentations, speakers TBD

Public Health Track, 2pm – 4:30pm:
• Panel Discussion: Career Paths in Microbiology, moderated by Roger Greenwell, PhD.

Presentations by:
o Jennifer C. Clifford, PhD
o Andrew Consiglio, BS
o Shoolah Escott, MS, MT(ASCP)
o Rick Danforth

• Should We Engineer the Mosquito? A Forum on Genetic Engineering and Disease Prevention with Roger Greenwell, PhD

Clinical Track, 2pm – 4:30pm

• MALDI-TOF Lecture and Panel, moderated by Beverley Orr, MT(ASCP).

Presentations by:
o Michael Palte, MD, PhD
o Wilson Vientos, MS, MT(ASCP)SM
o Wendy B. Gillespie, MT(ASCP)
o Ruth White, MT(ASCP)
o Ulyianna Michaud, MT(ASCP)

Attendee Pricing

• One day (Monday workshop OR Tuesday General Sessions) – $110
• Two days – $160

• One day (Monday workshop OR Tuesday General sessions) – $145
• Two days – $210

• One day (Monday workshop OR Tuesday General sessions) – $50
• Two days – $70

One Day Institution Pass (one day pass, either Monday workshop OR Tuesday General Sessions, to be split by two members of the same institution. One person to attend morning session, one person to attend afternoon session) – $110
Two Day Institution Pass (two day pass to be split by two members of the same institution. One person to attend Monday, one person to attend Tuesday) – $195

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