Upcoming In Person Conferences

    • 1 Oct 2019
    • 30 Nov 2020
    • Various
    Register

    2020 Educational Support Opportunities for our Corporate Sponsors

    Please click the   button, on your left, to select from the following opportunities. For Additional details about these opportunities, refer to our INVITATION which includes our 2020 W9 and the EXHIBITS CHAIRPERSON LETTER or contact exhibits@scacm.org.

    SPRING

    * Need hotel room(s) at the Galt House?  See reservation information in our meeting description

    (a) Spring- EXHIBIT BOOTH- ONE (1) Booth
    One (1) booth and Two (2) Lunch tickets for Spring SCACM Conference located at Galt House, 140 N 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202.  See Invitation for more details.

    (b) Spring EXHIBIT BOOTH- TWO (2) Booths
    Two (2) booths and Two (2) Lunch tickets for Spring SCACM Conference located at Galt House, 140 N 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202. Purchase additional lunch tickets separately as needed. See Invitation for more details.

    (c) Spring LUNCH Tickets- ADDITIONAL
    Additional lunch ticket(s) for booth participants.

    (d) Spring- EXHIBITOR WORKSHOPS- with meal
    Select from a few One (1) or Two (2) Hour Workshops in the registration form, provide your attendees with a meal to attract large attendance, and AV charges are waived for your conference room. See Invitation for more details.

    (e) Spring- EXHIBITOR WORKSHOPS- without meal
    Request One (1) or more Workshops in the registration form, pay AV charges for your conference room, and we'll assign, first-come-first-serve, the time from the available Thursday options. See Invitation for more details.

    (f) Spring Sponsor COFFEE BREAK
    Select to sponsor a Coffee Break at the Spring Meeting. See Invitation for more details.

    FALL

    (g) Fall- EXHIBIT BOOTH- ALL States- buy Six (6) get One (1) FREE
    ONE (1) Exhibit booth and TWO (2) Lunch Tickets at ALL Fall Meetings- Seven (7) booths for the price of Six (6). 

    (h) Fall- EXHIBIT BOOTH- Individual States
    ONE (1) Exhibit booth and TWO (2) Lunch Tickets for specific Fall Meetings.  Provide specific State Meeting information in registration form.

    ANNIVERSARY

    (i) SCACM 50th Anniversary Sponsor
    Contribute to help us promote SCACM's 50th Anniversary! Ideas we have include drawstring backpacks, badge holders, notebooks, sun visors and other SCACM "swag."  We will print your company logo (if you wish) on each of these items as well as our SCACM logo, 50th SCACM Meeting. See Invitation for more details.

    OPEN-ENDED SUPPORT

    (j) Any Amount EDUCATIONAL GRANT
    Please proceed to 
    https://scacm27.wildapricot.org/SCACM-Corporate-Partners 
    to enter the amount you wish to contribute to support our clinical microbiology educational activities. See Invitation for more details.

      • 18 Mar 2020
      • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      • Galt House Hotel 140 N 4th St Louisville, KY 40202
      Register

      Please join us at our 2020 

      50th Anniversary

      SPRING SCACM WORKSHOPS:

        • Once speakers share them, Workshop Handouts will be available to registered attendees here
        • Download the PRELIMINARY PROGRAM for
          • AGENDA of our CONFERENCE that includes CONTINUING EDUCATION, EXHIBITS, POSTERS, & NETWORKING
          • Workshop Descriptions- Low Cost SCACM & No Cost Exhibitor
          • Program and Workshop Pricing
          • Hotel Reservation Link
          • Poster submission information


            (Corporate Partners: If your company has not yet explored opportunities at our 2020 Spring Meeting, please see our Corporate Support Registration Form for more information.) 

        To Begin your WORKSHOP Registration:

        • Login to your Member Portal to qualify for Member Rates and to pre-populate your contact information.  Email scacm@scacm.org if you need help with your portal login.
        • At the end of these instructions, click "Register" to start
        • Provide us with/confirm your Contact Information
        • Select the FIRST WORKSHOP you wish to attend, notice the "Morning" or "Afternoon" designations if wish to register for two workshops.
        • Request additional options, as needed.
        • Follow remaining prompts to submit payment.   If you wish to pay by Purchase Order,  Invoice, or Check, select "Invoice Me" at the end of your registration, print your invoice, notice the PO information, send to your purchasing department with additional information they will require to submit your payment.
        • If you wish to register for a SECOND WORKSHOP, click "New Registration" and repeat this process.
        • LUNCH:  Provide any special diet needs when registering for one or both of your workshops and then click "Home", select 2020 Spring Exhibitor Workshop- DIASORIN MOLECULAR and complete that quick Diasorin RSVP to confirm you wish to receive this corporate-sponsored lunch.   
        If you also wish to attend the Conference/Symposium on Friday and/or Saturday, please complete a MEETING Registration form.


        WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS:


        (a) Paul Schreckenberger Memorial AST Workshop: 
        Antibiotics and Susceptibility Testing- half day 

        Rick Van Enk PhD
        Bronson Methodist Hospital
        Level:  Intermediate  Contact Hours: 4.0
        Lectures-Discussion

        This workshop will focus on a review of newer antimicrobials and susceptibility testing and reporting in the lab.

          (b) A Guide to Test Method Verification and Validation-  half day                          

          Mike Loeffelholz PhD, D(ABMM)
          The University of Texas Medical Branch
          Level: Intermediate Contact Hours: 4.0
          Lectures, slides, discussion, cases

          This workshop will focus on describing components of the verification and validation processes, list the verification requirements for unmodified FDA-cleared tests, modified FDA cleared tests and laboratory-developed tests.

            (c) Diagnostics in Clinical Mycology-  half day 

            Anna Lau PhD, D(ABMM)
            Department of Laboratory Medicine (DLM) at the NIH Clinical Center
            Level: Intermediate Contact Hours: 4.0
            Lectures, slides, discussion, cases

            This workshop will focus on describing different methodologies for identification of fungi in the era of molecular fungal diagnostics.

              (d) Best Practices in Bacteriology Culture Workups - half day

              Yvette McCarter PhD, D(ABMM) 
              University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville

              Susan Sharp PhD, D(ABMM)  
              Scientific Director for Copan Diagnostics, Inc., U.S.

              Level: Intermediate Contact Hours: 4.0
              Lectures, discussion, cases

              This workshop will focus on describing best practices in respiratory, wound and urine cultures

              (e) Total Lab Automation: The future is here!full day

              Paul Lephart PhD, D(ABMM)
              UM Hospital

              Morgan McCoy MD, PhD
              University of Kentucky

              Level: Intermediate Contact Hours: 7.0
              Lectures, discussion, cases

              This workshop provides presentations on total lab automation:  Available options in the market, pros and cons of each system, making a business case at hospital administration, & implementation of TLA in the lab.

                Additional Information:

                Reserve your Hotel room(s) at the Galt House Hotel, 140 N 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202

                • Special conference rates available until 3/1/20.   
                • Book now at: https://book.passkey.com/event/49853087/owner/817279/home
                • SCACM rate $135.00 plus 16.07% fees. Single, Double, Triple, Quad
                • Executive Suites $165.00 plus 16.07% fees. Single, Double, Triple, Quad
                • Parking $12.00 per day 
                • 18 Mar 2020
                • 8:00 AM
                • 21 Mar 2020
                • 12:30 PM
                • Galt House, 140 N 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202
                Register

                Please join us at our 2020 

                50th Anniversary

                SPRING MEETING/SYMPOSIUM:

                  • Once speakers share them, Meeting Handouts will be available to registered attendees here
                  • Download the PRELIMINARY PROGRAM for
                    • AGENDA of our CONFERENCE that includes CONTINUING EDUCATION, EXHIBITS, POSTERS, & NETWORKING
                    • Workshop Descriptions- Low Cost SCACM & No Cost Exhibitor
                    • Program and Workshop Pricing
                    • Hotel Reservation Link  Discounted rates available until 3/2/2020.
                    • Poster submission information
                  (Corporate Partners: If your company has not yet explored opportunities at our 2020 Spring Meeting, please see our Corporate Support Registration Form for more information.)

                    To Begin your MEETING/SYMPOSIUM Registration:

                    • Login to your Member Portal to qualify for Member Rates.  Contact scacm@scacm.org if you need help with your portal login.
                    • Scroll through the list of opportunities (h thru v) and then at the end of these instructions click "Register" to provide  us with your contact information and select your specific opportunities.
                    • If you wish to pay by Purchase Order,  Invoice, or Check, select "Invoice Me" at the end of your registration.
                    • If you also wish to attend our SCACM Workshops on Wednesday, please complete a WORKSHOP Registration form.
                    • If you also wish to attend one or more of our Exhibitor Workshops, please complete those specific registration forms available from our home page.
                    • 18 Mar 2020
                    • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
                    • Galt House Hotel 140 N 4th St Louisville, KY 40202
                    Register

                    Exhibitor Workshop
                    with Complimentary Lunch

                    If interested in attending, please select "Register" after reviewing this information so that the exhibitor can be sure to have your lunch for you!


                    Certificate of Attendance will be provided following the event


                    This workshop has been planned by the exhibitor and there is no cost to attend.
                    CEU credits are not available through SCACM. This Exhibitor may provide CEU’s.
                    This exhibitor is responsible for the contents of this workshop.
                    Speakers or information through this exhibitor-sponsored workshop does not constitute an endorsement by SCACM.

                    • 18 Mar 2020
                    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
                    • Galt House Hotel 140 N 4th St Louisville, KY 40202
                    Register

                    Networking Opportunity
                    with Complimentary Dinner

                    If interested in attending, please select "Register" after reviewing this information so that the exhibitor can be sure to have your dinner for you!

                    Please join us for a complementary dinner and the opportunity to meet and greet other clinical microbiologists who are interested in furthering their education in the upcoming days.  

                    • 19 Mar 2020
                    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
                    • Galt House Hotel 140 N 4th St Louisville, KY 40202
                    Register

                    Exhibitor Workshop
                    with Complimentary Breakfast

                    If interested in attending, please select "Register" after reviewing this information so that the exhibitor can be sure to have your breakfast for you!


                    Certificate of Attendance will be provided following the event


                    This workshop has been planned by the exhibitor and there is no cost to attend.
                    CEU credits are not available through SCACM. This Exhibitor may provide CEU’s.
                    This exhibitor is responsible for the contents of this workshop.
                    Speakers or information through this exhibitor-sponsored workshop does not constitute an endorsement by SCACM.

                    • 19 Mar 2020
                    • 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
                    • Galt House Hotel 140 N 4th St Louisville, KY 40202
                    Register

                    Exhibitor Workshop

                    If interested in attending, please select "Register" after reviewing this information.

                    TOPIC: Automating and innovating the BD™ Bruker MALDI Biotyper™ & BD Phoenix™ AST workflow with next-generation BD Kiestra™ solutions – The University of Louisville Hospital experience

                    SPEAKER: Dr. James Snyder, University of Louisville Hospital

                    James W. Snyder, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Chief of Microbiology at the U of L Hospital. Dr. Snyder earned his Ph.D. in Biology (Medical Microbiology) from the University of Dayton. Dr. Snyder serves as the American Society for Microbiology Representative to the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) Working Group for Response to Bioterrorism and Emerging Infectious Diseases. He is a Member of the American Society for Microbiology Laboratory Practices Committee, serves as the coordinator of the Sentinel Level Laboratory Protocols for Biothreat and Emerging Infectious Diseases and a Member of the American Society for Microbiology Expert Panel for the development of Evidenced-Based Laboratory Guidelines.


                    Certificate of Attendance will be provided following the event


                    This workshop has been planned by the exhibitor and there is no cost to attend.
                    CEU credits are not available through SCACM. This Exhibitor may provide CEU’s.
                    This exhibitor is responsible for the contents of this workshop.
                    Speakers or information through this exhibitor-sponsored workshop does not constitute an endorsement by SCACM.

                    • 19 Mar 2020
                    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
                    • Galt House Hotel 140 N 4th St Louisville, KY 40202
                    Register

                    Exhibitor Workshop
                    with Complimentary Lunch

                    If interested in attending, please select "Register" after reviewing this information so that the exhibitor can be sure to have your lunch for you!

                    TOPIC (Subject to Change)

                    Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Microbiology: Hype or Substance? Tangible Outcomes for the Laboratory and Patient Care

                    SPEAKER

                    Dr. Susan Sharp, Scientific Director, COPAN Diagnostics


                    Certificate of Attendance will be provided following the event


                    This workshop has been planned by the exhibitor and there is no cost to attend.
                    CEU credits are not available through SCACM. This Exhibitor may provide CEU’s.
                    This exhibitor is responsible for the contents of this workshop.
                    Speakers or information through this exhibitor-sponsored workshop does not constitute an endorsement by SCACM.

                    • 19 Mar 2020
                    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
                    • Galt House Hotel 140 N 4th St Louisville, KY 40202
                    Register

                    Exhibitor Workshop
                    with Complimentary Dinner

                    If interested in attending, please select "Register" after reviewing this information so that the exhibitor can be sure to have your dinner for you!

                    Topic 1 : A New Biofire Panel; BCID2  

                    Speaker:  Dr. Amy Leber, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH


                    Topic 2: Integration of the BACT/ALERT®VIRTUO®: Impact on Microbiology and Beyond

                    Speaker:  Dr. Joel Mortensen, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center


                    Certificate of Attendance will be provided following the event


                    This workshop has been planned by the exhibitor and there is no cost to attend.
                    CEU credits are not available through SCACM. This Exhibitor may provide CEU’s.
                    This exhibitor is responsible for the contents of this workshop.
                    Speakers or information through this exhibitor-sponsored workshop does not constitute an endorsement by SCACM.

                    • 20 Mar 2020
                    • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
                    • Galt House Hotel 140 N 4th St Louisville, KY 40202
                    Register

                    Sunrise Session
                    with Complimentary Breakfast

                    If interested in attending, please select "Register" after reviewing this information so that the exhibitor can be sure to have your breakfast for you!

                     Download Flyer

                    Title:

                    Emerging Trends in Sexual Health: Updated Priorities, Ongoing Challenges, and New Tools for Change

                    Speaker:

                    Chris L. McGowin, Ph.D., Scientific Affairs Manager, Roche Diagnostics Corporation

                    Dr. McGowin is a Scientific Affairs Manager within Medical Affairs, and covers the Women’s Health and STI portfolio at Roche Diagnostics in the US. Chris has a Ph.D in Pathology from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and prior to joining Roche in 2017, spent fifteen years in academia working on the mechanistic, clinical, and diagnostic aspects of STIs and their impact on women’s health and HIV transmission.

                    Learning Objectives:

                    At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:

                    • Define ‘Sexual Health’ and describe how common STIs impact the sexual and reproductive health of men and women.
                    • Understand the updated US STI surveillance data and explain several drivers of the rapidly accelerating STI epidemic in the US
                    • Discuss new diagnostic and therapeutic tools available to labs and HCPs today, in the context of diagnostic stewardship, and where the laboratory fits within the modern spectrum of healthcare delivery


                    Sponsored by Roche Diagnostics

                    Certificate of Attendance will be provided following the event


                    This workshop has been planned by the exhibitor and there is no cost to attend.
                    CEU credits are not available through SCACM. This Exhibitor may provide CEU’s.
                    This exhibitor is responsible for the contents of this workshop.
                    Speakers or information through this exhibitor-sponsored workshop does not constitute an endorsement by SCACM.


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