2018 State Spring Meetings

Virginia April 20, 2018                               South Carolina April 24, 2018                                Georgia May 18, 2018
Hilton Richmond Downtown                       South Carolina History & Archive Center               Georgia Public Health Laboratory
501 E Broad Street                                          8301 Parklane road                                                      1749 Clairmont road
Richmond, VA 23219                                     Columbia, SC 29223                                                     Decatur, Ga 30033

Lecture topics and registration information to follow

2017 SEACM Student Scholarship Award

The SEACM Board of Directors is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2017 Student Scholarship Awards.  Jessica Beynor from UNC-Chapel Hill and Karishma Rajani from Augusta University each received a $1000 scholarship award to be applied to their education costs plus a one-year membership in SEACM for 2018.

CLSI News Update

To view the latest news on antibiotic susceptibility testing please click here to review the CLSI AST News Update. This is an excellent resource for the microbiology bench tech.

ASM’s new webinar series “Molecular Diagnostics: Applications for the Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases”

Take your professional development to the next level with ASM’s new webinar series! “Molecular Diagnostics: Applications for the Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases” will provide an in-depth review of current trends and challenges associated with molecular diagnostic methods as they are used in the clinical microbiology laboratory. To learn more about the webinars or register visit https://goo.gl/H1POa7. Feel free to contact clinmicro@asmusa.org with any questions.

This educational series made possible through an unrestricted education grant from Roche Diagnostics.

SEACM subscription discount to Clinical Microbiology Newsletter

As a partner society of the Clinical Microbiology Newsletter (CMN), members of the SEACM are entitled to preferential subscription rates for CMN. In 2016, the rates are $86 for a personal subscription (print and online) and $76 for a personal subscription (online only). To take advantage of this offer, you just need to contact our customer services team at Tel: (800) 654-2452 (Toll Free US & Canada, stating that you are a member of the SEACM, for the discount to be applied.

ASM published evidence based guidelines in Clinical Microbiology Review

Please click the following link to review Effectiveness of Practices To Increase Timeliness of Providing Targeted Therapy for Inpatients with Bloodstream Infections: a Laboratory Medicine Best Practices Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

In addition, please visit to review Effectiveness of Preanalytic Practices on Contamination and Diagnostic Accuracy of Urine Cultures: a Laboratory Medicine Best Practices Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

ASM Webinar

ASM is offering a course, ‘Impact of New Microbiology Technology on Patient Outcome’. The course will explore diagnostic microbiology laboratories as they try to evolve from profit to cost centers in the era of declining reimbursements and help the clinical microbiologist better understand the impact of technology on the quality of patient care. For additional information and registration please visit http://bit.ly/1PKVCfr or contact clinmicro@asmusa.org

2011 SEACM Annual Fall Meeting Notes:

Below are attachments from Steve Dallas’ Gram Stain workshop during the Fall Meeting on November 3rd, 2011 at the Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, North Carolina.

(these files are large, please allow a moment for download to your computer)
Part 1 – Appropriate Specimens
Part 2 – Beautiful Slides
Part 3 – Stain It Right
Part 4 – Reporting
Part 5 – Interpretation
Part 6 – QA and Competency
Gram Stain Images A
Gram Stain Images B

2016 Education Awards

The following recipients were chosen as the 2016 SEACM educational award winners.

2016 SEACM Educational Award Winners

Congratulations to this year’s winners


Clinical Microbiology Job Postings:

University of New Hampshire – Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist. Please click here for information.

VCU Health – For more information please use the hospital human resources link.

Spartanburg Regional Hospital – For more information, please use the hospital job board link.

Halifax Regional Hospital – Microbiology supervisor position, please view Halifax Regional Hospital page for more information.

Continuing Education

The following links may be useful for members to locate sources for continuing education programs and CE credit:

University of Georgia
American Medical technology
Virginia Commonwealth University