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MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Membership in SCACM affords many advantages, including:

  1. One regional Spring scientific educational meeting per year for reasonable registration rates, featuring nationally recognized speakers
  2. The Mickey King Lecture each spring meeting brings experts in to lecture on hot topics in Microbiology
  3. Fall state meetings held close to your home
  4. Excellent workshops, both in association with Spring and Fall meetings
  5. Communication and networking opportunities via Interest Group sessions and social functions
  6. The informative Newsletter published twice a year
  7. The provision of P.A.C.E. approved Continuing Education
  8. The opportunity to heighten awareness of your professional environment
  9. The opportunity to get involved at whatever capacity you choose, either as an attendee, an organizer or an appointed or elected position
  10. The opportunity to visit Exhibitors' booths at the Spring Meeting
  11. Audioconferences bringing top notch speakers into your hospital or laboratory via the telephone
  12. Chance to win Travel Grants to attend SCACM Spring meeting and ASM
  13. SCACM members are allowed access to SCACM member web site where excellent resources like the "Legends of Mycology" workshop files and other teaching files are posted

All of this is available to you at a consistently low membership rate.

On-line Membership Application/Renewal Form

Printable/Fax Membership Application Form - update coming soon

Update your SCACM Membership Information


for more information contact SCACM Communications

Box 1 3105 S. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Lansing, MI 48910

Phone: 1-877-997-2226 (voice message)

send e-mail to scacm@scacm.org


Hot Topics:

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

Memorial


•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.

ASM’s Clinical Microbiology Portal SCACM on-line products store
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Ebola Information West Nile Virus


SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTOR to CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AWARD:

2017 recipient

Brian J. Harrington, PhD

•2016 recipient

Mary Plenzler Significan Contributor to Clinical Microbiology Award Nomination Form
William J. Brown Education Grants

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




Corporate Sustaining Members
(As of March 15, 2017)

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Abbott Molecular Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. Alpha-Tec Systems
Advanced Instruments
Anaerobe Systems Beckman Coulter Microscan
BioFire bioMerieux
Bruker BD Diagnostic Systems Cepheid
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ELITech Group Epigenomics GenMark Diagnostics Global Focus Marketing & Distribution Grifols iCubate
Indiana State Department of Health
Immuno-Mycologics (IMMY) Luminex Corporation Magnolia Medical Technologies McKesson Lab Solutions
Meridian Bioscience, Inc. Medical Chemical Corporation
Microbiologics
Microbiology International MiraVista Diagnostics, LLC
OpGen
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Oxyrase PerkinElmer
Promega Puritan Medical Products
Qnostics
Roche Diagnostics  ThermoFisher
Serosep, LTD

Become a 2017 SCACM sponsor:

On-Line Application Links:

2017 Educational Grants 2017 Fall State Meeting Exhibit Space

2018 SCACM Spring and Fall Exhibit Space Application

2018 SCACM Exhibitor Workshops

2018 SCACM Educational Grants

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