Annual Fall Meeting 2014

Who We Are

Fall Meeting 2014

The Clinical Microbiology
Lab: What�s New?

Please join us at the Annual Fall Meeting
Friday, September 19, 2014
8 AM to 3:30 PM

[5.0 PACE credits]

Hotel Pennsylvania
401 Seventh Avenue
Between W32 & W33 St
18th Floor
New York NY

The Hotel Pennsylvania is located near subway lines 1, 2 & 3 and is directly across the street from Penn Station.

Registration Form

Meeting Program and Registration in pdf format for Fall 2014 here. Telephone reservations will not be accepted.

September 5, 2014

$50 Advanced Registration NYC ASM Members
$60 Members On-Site Registration (space permitting)
$75 Non-Members Registration
$100 Non-Members On-Site Registration (space permitting)
$75 Pay NYC ASM annual dues ($25) and register as a member ($50)

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The NYC ASM is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program


The Clinical Microbiology
Lab: Updates in Diagnostic Testing

8:00-8:50 AM

8:50-9:00 AM
Dr Michael H Levi
President NYC ASM

9:00-10:00 AM
The Launch of Time-of-Flight Technology
Dr Lars Westblade

10:00-11:00 AM
What to do about Flu in 2014
Dr Sheldon Campbell

11:00�11:15 AM

How Microbiology Technology Impacts Patient Care: The Cystic Fibrosis Story
Dr Peter H Gilligan

12:15-1:30 PM
Visit the Exhibits

1:30-2:30 PM
Lab Diagnosis of GI Pathogens: The Latest Scoop on Poop!
Dr Raymond Widen

2:30-3:30 PM
Confounding Cases in the Big Apple The Challenge is On!

3:30-4:30 PM
Refreshments & Trivia Contest in Exhibit Area
You must be present to win!

Course Objectives

After completion of this symposium, participants will be:
• Be cognizant of the advantages of MALDI-TOF for pathogen identification
• Recognize emerging viral respiratory pathogens with a focus on influenza
• Understand how microbiology tests impact patient care
• Possess knowledge of the current status of laboratory diagnosis of GI pathogens
• Learn how to identify pathogens in case presentation format

Corporate Sponsors

NYC ASM wishes to pay special tribute to our sponsors who have so generously supported our educational programs. Please visit the exhibits and support our sponsors. The Exhibition Hall is on the 18th floor; it will be open from 8 AM to 4:30 PM. Sponsors listed below are linked to their web sites.

Platinum Award Members
Abbott Molecular Inc
Becton Dickinson

bioMérieux Inc
Roche Molecular

Gold Award Members
BioFire Diagnostics Inc
HOLOGIC Gen-Probe Inc
Luminex Corporation
Meridian Bioscience Inc
Quest Diagnostics
Siemens Healthcare
  Diagnostics Inc

ViraCor & IBT


Sheldon Campbell

Dept of Laboratory Medicine
School of Medicine
Yale University
West Haven CT

Peter H Gilligan PhD
Clinical Microbiology,
Immunology & Phlebotomy Services University of North
Carolina Hospitals
Chapel Hill NC

Lars Westblade PhD
Associate Director
Microbiology & Immunology
Children�s Healthcare
of Atlanta
Atlanta GA

Raymond Widen PhD
Scientific Director
Esoteric Testing / R&D
Pathology Dept
Tampa General Hospital
Tampa FL