Each year, ISM sponsors two scientific seminars (spring and fall meetings) and a variety of technical workshops. Check out our most recent post below for the latest information on our upcoming meeting.

Please join us for the 2022 ISM Spring Meeting!
June 1, 2022
Café LaCave, Rosemont, IL
Agenda coming soon

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7:30 AM       Registration and Check In

8:25 AM       Opening Remarks

8:30 AM       Novel antimicrobial agents and tests
                     for antimicrobial resistance

                      Nicholas Moore, PhD, D(ABMM)
                      Director, BSL3 Core Laboratory
                      Rush University Medical Center

9:30 AM       Visit the Vendors

10:00 AM    When Technology Fails Us:
                     Troubleshooting Instrumentation in
                     the Microbiology Laboratory
                      Rebecca Lindgren, MT(ASCP)
                      Manager, Microbiology
                      NorthShore University HealthSystem

11:00 AM     Visit the Vendors

11:45 AM     Lunch & Visit the Vendors

1:00 PM       Cases in Microbiology
                      Do Young Kim, MD
                      Medical Microbiology Fellow
                      University of Chicago/NorthShore
                          University HealthSystem

                      Kendall Kling, MD
                      Medical Microbiology Fellow
                      Northwestern Memorial Hospital

2:00 PM       Visit the Vendors

2:30 PM       The Role of Microbiology in
                     Antimicrobial Stewardship
                      Sandra Naegele, PharmD, BCPS AQ-ID
                      Senior Clinical Specialist in Infectious
                         Diseases and Antimicrobial
                      NorthShore University HealthSystem

                      Sreya Patel, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP
                      Pediatric Infectious Diseases Clinical
                         Pharmacy Specialist
                      Advocate Children’s Hospital- Oak Lawn

 3:30 PM      Closing

2019 Fall Meeting & 72nd Pasteur Award Presentation

Presentations for Download

Is Faster Actually Better? The Role of Rapid Blood Culture Diagnostics in Patient Outcomes and Cost-effective Patient Care 

Erin McElvania, Ph.D., D(ABMM)
Director of Clinical Microbiology
NorthShore University HealthSystem

 Diagnostic Stewardship: Because you can't do everything for everyone, all the time

Christopher Doern, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Associate Director of Microbiology
Department of Pathology
Division of Clinical Pathology
VCU School of Medicine

 Thinking Outside of the Box: The Ongoing Need for Microbiology Expertise in the Era of MALDI-TOF MS

Carey-Ann Burnham, Ph.D., D(ABMM), F(CCM), F(IDSA), F(AAM)
Professor of Pathology & Immunology, Molecular Microbiology, Pediatrics, and Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
Medical Director of Microbiology, Barnes Jewish Hospital

The Medical Microbiome: Insurmountable Opportunities

George Weinstock, Ph.D.
Evnin Family Chair and Professor
Director, Microbial Genomics
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Pasteur Award Winners - Legends, Mentors, Colleagues and Me?

Wm. Michael Dunne Jr., Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

When & Where

When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Where: Cafe LaCave, Des Plaines, IL
Time: 7:00AM - 3:30PM