Annual Spring Meeting 2014

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Spring Meeting 2014

Please join us at the Annual Spring Meeting
Friday, April 25, 2014
8 AM to 4:30 PM

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.

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

March 28, 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)


The program will be moderated by

Dr William Riley
President NYC ASM

Dr Michael H Levi

Save the Date

Our Annual Fall Meeting will take place Friday, September 19, 2014. Mark your calendars. We'll post the program when it's finalized.


8:00-8:50 AM
Continental Breakfast

8:50-9:00 AM
Dr William Riley
President NYC ASM

9:00-9:45 AM
Bad Bugs, No Drugs:
Where Are We in 2014?

Dr Sorana Segal-Maurer

9:45-10:30 AM
Phenotypic Markers for
Detection of Drug Resistance

Dr Brandi Limbago

10:30-11:30 AM
Break & Visit the Exhibits

A Day in the Life of an Infectious Disease Specialist
Dr Daniel S Shapiro

12:15-1:45 PM
Luncheon & Awards
Visit the Exhibits

1:45-2:30 PM
Nip & Tuck
At What Price Beauty?

Dr Yoko Furuya
Dr Phyllis Della-Latta

2:30-3:30 PM
Big Apple Cases

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:
• Learn the prevalent drug resistant pathogens and which drugs are used for treatment
• Possess knowledge of both traditional and new methods for phenotypic detection of antimicrobial drug resistance in bacteria
• Be cognizant of the methods whereby infectious agents are dispersed in the environment & ways to avoid infection
• Learn the extent of infections & the types of nontuberculous mycobacteria associated with cosmetic surgery performed in the Dominican Republic
• Have tested their ability to identify the pathogen 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
Becton Dickinson Diagnostics
Roche Diagnostics Corp

Gold Award Members
BioFire Diagnostics Inc
HOLOGIC Gen-Probe Inc
Luminex Corp
Inverness Medical
  Innovations Inc

Meridian Diagnostics
Quest Diagnostics
Siemens Healthcare
  Diagnostics Inc

ViraCor & IBT


Sorana Segal-Maurer MD
Dr James J Rahal Jr
Infectious Disease Division
NY Hospital Queens
Queens NY

Daniel S Shapiro MD
Chair, Internal Medicine
Univ of Nevada
Reno NV

Yoko Furuya MD
Medical Director
Infection Control & Prevention
Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
NY-Presbyterian Hospital
New York NY

Brandi Limbago PhD
Deputy Chief
Clinical & Environmental
Microbiology Branch
Centers for Disease
Control & Prevention
Atlanta GA