The ISM Spring Meeting will be held June 4 and June 5, 2019.

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The Illinois Society for Microbiology (ISM) is a non-profit organization committed to promoting scientific knowledge in the field of microbiology as well as supporting the contributions of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

Congratulations to the 2019 Scholarship Winners!

ISM Excellence in Microbiology Scholarship:

  • Enterprising Microbiologist— Baylie Hochstedler

  • Emerging Microbiologist— Haley Widmayer

Congratulations to our new ISM council members!

Terms begin July 1, 2019

  • Erin McElvania - President Elect
  • Becky Lindgren - Secretary
  • Kim Smith- Academic Councilor
  • Angella Charnot-Katsikas - Clinical Councilor
  • Diane Layden -  Environmental Councilor
  • Karen Clark - Industrial Councilor

See below for information on our latest meetings

ISM Roundtable

What's Worrying You on The Wound Bench?

Location: Loyola University Health Sciences Campus, Stritch School of Medicine, Room 460 (building across from Parking Deck A)
Address: 2160 S. First Ave, Maywood, IL 60153

When: Thursday February 21, 2019 at 6-7:30pm

Parking: Available in Parking Deck A (next to the main hospital)—parking will be complimentary courtesy of Loyola Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (be sure to receive your ticket for free parking)

Cost: Free to members!

RSVP: Please RSVP to Amanda Harrington [email protected] so we can get an accurate count for food

Does your lab have questions about wound culture work ups? Do you know what to do with those new bacterial organisms? How do you report organisms in the era of MALDI-TOF MS based identification? Are you working the wound bench, or is it working you?

If you've got questions, our next ISM Roundtable is for you.

This session will feature a panel based discussion with members from several hospitals from the Chicagoland area regarding different approaches to wound culture identification, reporting, and additional testing.

Bring your challenging cases for discussion or send them in advance to Amanda Harrington [email protected] (no patient identifiers-just culture information please!)

This session is designed to be informative and interactive.

See you there!

2019 Spring Meeting

Where: Café LaCave 2777 Mannheim Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018
When: Tuesday, June 4th & 5th, 2019
7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

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ISM Council Meeting

Where: ACL Laboratories in Rosemont, IL
When: June 26th, 2019 at 6PM