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The website below summarizes the recent addition of Bacillus cereus biovar anthracis to the select agent list. The information outlines for the LRN Sentinel Laboratories characteristics and current status of the organism with regard to referral to the next level, State Health Laboratory.
https://www.asm.org/index.php/statements-and-testimony/item/5900-b-cereus-biovar-anthracis

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.

 To help with a dissertation in Health Administration from Central Michigan, please take this survey regarding how easy and how difficult the biochemical tests are associated with ruling out or referring. Also, how easy and how difficult identification is of the individual organisms. The current version of the survey is at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TZTKGVS is you would like to take a look. Thank you for your time and any help would be greatly appreciated!


Starting June 14,2017:
Take your professional development to the next level with ASM’s new webinar series! “Molecular Diagnostics: Applications for the Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases” will provide an in-depth review of current trends and challenges associated with molecular diagnostic methods as they are used in the clinical microbiology laboratory.


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

•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

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•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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2017 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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