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Microbiology and Immunology 2018
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Join LabRoots in bringing the microbiology research community together at the 3rd Annual Microbiology and Immunology Virtual Event! During the free, two-day event, participants will explore and discover new concepts, tools and techniques to apply to ongoing research and diagnostics. Microbiology and Immunology cover an array of industries and disciplines, encompassing various research areas including pharmaceuticals, medicine, agriculture, and space. The development of new techniques and the ability to sequence organisms without the need to grow them in the laboratory has opened up a new world of microbial diversity and complexity we know little about.

With progress made toward learning more about the world of microbiology and disease, the need for more rapid diagnosis, increased standardization of testing and greater adaptability to manage threats from newly evolved infectious microorganisms will become more and more apparent. The combination of the new tools being developed along with advancements in basic knowledge can lead to profound changes and growth in Microbiology and Immunology.

Our virtual conference allows you to participate in a global setting with no travel or cost to you. You can participate in exactly those parts which you are interested in and be back at your desk or bench in an instant. This virtual conference also offers increased reach for the global microbiology community with a high degree of interaction through live-streaming video and chat sessions.

Call for Posters — Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary, and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Plan now to have your poster included in the 2018 Microbiology and Immunology Virtual Event. Submission is free. Submit your abstract here

Continuing Education
By participating in this virtual event and watching webcast presentations, you can earn Free Continuing Education (PACE) and/or Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. To earn educational credits, you must view an entire presentation. Following the presentation, you must click on the educational credit link provided for that particular speaker and follow the required process. Once you have completed the process, you will receive a certificate for the educational credit.

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Speakers:
  • Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair in Public Health Genomics, Senior Scientist (Genomics), BC Centre for Disease Control, The University of British Columbia
  • Assistant Professor of Pathology, Assistant Director of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology Laboratories, The University of Chicago Medicine

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Posters

POSTER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary, and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Posters should be submitted as a PowerPoint file. Presentations should incorporate illustrative materials such as tables, graphs, photographs, and large-print text. This content is not peer reviewed. Submission is free.

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

Enter the following information to this Submission Form:

  • Poster Title
  • Your Name
  • Your Institution
  • Your Email
  • Abstract describing the poster

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed and decisions regarding acceptance will be made as abstracts are received. You will be notified within one week of receipt about acceptance. Further details and registration materials will be provided at that time. You do not have to be present in order to have a poster displayed. Only those abstracts approved by LabRoots may display posters at this event.

If accepted, you will also have the opportunity to record a 3-5 minute summary video for each poster. LabRoots will work with each individual to create these videos. Video links and email contact information will be included on each poster displayed.

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Agenda
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  • SEP 12, 2018 09:00 AM PDT
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    Multiplex Molecular Panels in Syndromic Infectious Diseases Testing
    Speaker: Vera Tesic, MD, MS, D (ABMM), M (ASCP)
  • SEP 12, 2018 09:00 AM PDT
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    Multiplex Molecular Panels in Syndromic Infectious Diseases Testing
    Speaker: Vera Tesic, MD, MS, D (ABMM), M (ASCP)
Speakers

  • Jennifer Gardy, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair in Public Health Genomics, Senior Scientist (Genomics), BC Centre for Disease Control, The University of British Columbia
    Biography
      Dr. Jennifer Gardy is both a scientist and a science communicator. In her scientific life, she's a Senior Scientist in Genomics at the BC Centre for Disease Control and an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, where she holds a Canada Research Chair in Public Health Genomics. Jennifer's lab uses genome sequencing to understand how infectious diseases spread in populations. When she's not studying microbes, Jennifer works in science media. She regularly hosts episodes of CBC Television's long-running science documentary series The Nature of Things, appears as a guest host and contributor on Discovery Chanel's nightly science newsmagazine Daily Planet, and is a frequent guest on many other programs. She wrote a children's book about microbes for OwlKids Books in 2014, and regularly speaks to science graduate students about how to communicate their research effectively.
    • Vera Tesic, MD, MS, D (ABMM), M (ASCP)
      Assistant Professor of Pathology, Assistant Director of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology Laboratories, The University of Chicago Medicine
      Biography
        Vera Tesic, MD, MS, D (ABMM), works as an assistant professor of pathology and assistant medical director of clinical microbiology and immunology laboratories, at the University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, Illinois. She completed her training in pathology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, followed by a fellowship in clinical microbiology at the University of Utah, ARUP Laboratories. Her areas of interest include application of new technologies into clinical laboratory practice and implementation of cost effective diagnostic tests for infectious diseases, with a particular focus on syphilis testing.
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      Continuing Education (CME/CE/CEU) Credits

      The speakers below have been approved for CME, CE, or CEU credits. To redeem your credits, locate the presentation you watched and click on the CME/CE/CEU buttons for further direction. For more general information regarding continuing education, the processes to receive credits, and the accreditation bodies, Click here


      Committee

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      • Committee Chair: Tony Rook, MS

        Tony A. Rook leads the Microbiology Resource Center at The Sherwin-Williams Company in Cleveland, OH, USA, where he has built a world-class Microbiology Center of Excellence to focus on global preservation strategies, continuous improvement of industrial hygiene practices, and ...

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      • Ivan Brukner, PhD

      • Philip Geis, PhD

      • Clyde Schultz, PhD

      • Radhakrishna Tirumalai, PhD

        Radhakrishna Tirumalai, PhD US Pharmacopeial Convention Dr. Tirumalai has been at the USP since 2003 and is currently a Principal Scientific Liaison in the Global Science and Standards Division. He is the Staff Liaison to the USP Expert Committees on Microbiology, and Toxicology ...

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      • Emily Hollister, PhD

        Dr. Hollister is a microbial ecologist and bioinformaticist. She is interested in quantifying and characterizing microbial communities from a wide variety of environments, including the human body. Utilizing high throughput, next-generation DNA and RNA sequence approaches, her ...

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      • Glenn Tillotson, SVP

        Glenn is a Senior Vice President at Cempra Inc in Chapel Hill, USA. He is trained in medical microbiology and infectious diseases and almost 30 of pharmaceutical industry experience in various areas including clinical research, commercialization, scientific communications ...

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      • Marilyn Roossinck, PhD

        Dr. Roossinck received a PhD in 1986 from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Microbiology and Immunology, studying Hepatitis B virus, on an National Institutes of Health fellowship. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell University, where she began studying ...

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      • Bradley Ford, MD, PhD

        Bradley Ford received his M.D. and Ph.D. (Physiology and Biophysics) degrees from SUNY Stony Brook, followed by a Clinical Pathology residency and postdoctoral training in basic and clinical microbiology at Washington University in St. Louis. His research interests include ...

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      • Fred Russell Kramer, PhD

      • John Thomas, PhD

        Professor Emeritus John G. Thomas, PhD, is recognized as an "International Educator and Global Microbiologist " (www.globalbugs.com) having lectured in more than 43 countries while a clinical microbiologist in pathology (Professor), dentistry (Clinical Professor) and Graduate ...

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      • James Snyder, PhD, DABMM, FAMM

        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 ...

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      • Neil Osheroff, PhD

        Neil Osheroff received a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from Hobart College in 1974 followed by a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Northwestern University in 1979. His doctoral dissertation on the mechanism of action of cytochrome c was under the direction of ...

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