Welcome to SCASM
Since 1936, the Southern California Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (SCASM) has promoted microbiology education and research in Southern California through meetings, discussions, newsletters, and publications. Our members represent the many diverse areas of microbiology including clinical, public health, environmental, basic research, education, industrial, food safety, veterinary, and more.
2015 Annual Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities Now
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2015 Annual Meeting Exhibitor Registration Now Open
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Packaging and Shipping 6.2 Materials: What the Laboratory
Should Know 2014
Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Laboratory Training Network
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SATURDAY CORPORATE SESSION CEU CERTIFICATE
It has come to our attention that there was a misprint on the certificate of attendance for the Saturday morning Corporate Sessions. The Certificates were printed with Friday’s date and course number. The correct information for the Certificate should be dated Saturday, October 25, 2014, with SCASM Course Number 14-075-08.
Please make note of these changes when filling out any CEU information for your licensure or certificates. In the event that you get audited, or feel you need a new certificate, we would be happy to replace it.
To receive a replacement Certificate, please send your original certificate by mail or email to:
10889 La Alberca Ave
San Diego, CA 92127
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Thank you for your understanding,
Beth M. Marlowe, Ph.D., D (ABMM)
Thank you to all the vendors and attendees at this year's
SCASM annual meeting
We hope to see you at next year's SCASM annual meeting
October 15-17, 2015
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
TWiM Podcast Episode #90-Think Globally, Act Locally
Here is the episode that was filmed at this year's SCASM annual meeting with host Vincent Racaniello and producer Ray Ortega
Vincent Racaniello, Beth Marlowe and Ray Ortega at the President's Reception At the
"Star of the Sea"
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW TECHNOLOGIST SCHOLARSHIP
Dioscelina Bloom Shalini Mehrotra
Elizabeth Chen Ayrton Dayo
Eunice Kim Jessica Valdez
Upcoming scasm SYMPOSIUMS
- Los Angeles March 7, 2015 (Siemens)
- San Diego April 11, 2015 (Hologic)
Sneak Peak of Topics
-Mass Spec Practical Advice for Implementation
-Digital Imaging and Telemedicine in Microbiology
-Hot Topics in Public Health
New job posting on the EMPLOYMENT page- posted 6/13/14
Please check out the new ASM Clinical Microbiology Portal. This is a fantastic new resource for all kinds of relevant and timely information concerning the field of Microbiology:
http://clinmicro.asm.org/ or Click here
Please welcome our newly elected SCASM Officers and wish them all the best in their new term of office:
President: Mark Dubar, BS
President Elect: Laronda Frazier, MS
Treasurer: Jose Ortez, BS
Secretary: Nicole Green, Ph.D., D(ABMM)
Term of Office: July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017
On behalf of SCASM and the fund-raising committee we would like to extend a very big thank you to all of the vendors that have helped not only support our annual meeting but the Spring Symposia and workshops throughout the years. Without the vendor support SCASM would not be able to provide the high quality educational meetings that we do every year.
SCASM would like to extend a special acknowledgement to our Platinum sponsor for multiple years, bioMeriuex Inc. As part of the Platinum sponsorship bioMerieux Inc. provides travel grants to two of our academic poster winners. Students are awarded with grants that allow them to attend the national ASM meeting to present their scientific research. These are grants awarded every year to students to show the commitment to the student community that SCASM and companies like bioMerieux have toward microbiology education.
Many thanks to our sustaining members and annual meeting contributors! To join SCASM, contribute as a sustaining member, or renew your current membership, visit our Become a Member page.
A special thank you to Susan Novak-Weekly and Mickey Amos for their many hours of hard work to make this year's Annual Meeting another big success!!
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