2017 SEACM Student Scholarship Awards

The SEACM Board of Directors is happy to announce the winners for the 2016 SEACM Student Scholarship Awards. Conrad Muhumuza from Virginia Commonwealth University and Jamie Robinson from Davidson County Community College each received a $1000 award for use towards educational expenses in addition to membership in SEACM for 2017. Please congratulate Conrad and Jamie for their award and interest in clinical microbiology.


CLSI News Update

To view the latest news on antibiotic susceptibility testing please click here to review the CLSI AST News Update.

ASCLS P.A.C.E® Program Webcast

With the help of Global Education Group, the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) have collaborated to provide “Multicare Health System: Quality Urine Samples and Clinical, Process and Fiscal Outcomes”. This webcast will be available for unlimited, on-demand viewing through March 31, 2017. It is intended for medical healthcare professionals who are involved with the collection of urine samples, including physicians, laboratory professionals, nurses, and other related clinical healthcare practitioners who may benefit from best-practices instruction in this topic area. To access the webcast please click here.

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