November 6-8, 2014
Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center
4700 Emperor Blvd
Durham, North Carolina 27703

Please Note: Registration includes all workshops (attend one in the morning and
the other in the afternoon) as well as the general session presentations.

Thursday November 6, 2014
7:00-10:00 a.m. Registration Open
8:00-12:00 p.m. Morning Workshops
1:00-5:00 p.m. Afternoon Workshops

Laboratory Diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infections: Guidelines, Challenges and Innovations
Marie Pezzlo, M.A., MT(ASCP)SMCM, F(AAM)
Clinical Microbiology Consultant
Clinical Instructor Emeritus
School of Medicine
University of California
I Irvine, California

The culture based diagnosis of urinary tract infection (UTI) presents several challenges
because the diagnosis of UTI is not always straightforward. This workshop will discuss
recent guidelines and recommendations for the collection and processing of urine
specimens, interpretation of culture results, the pros and cons of urinalysis driven
culture, current challenges and potential options for routine urine culture.


Direct Blood Testing: Your Blood Culture is Positive, What’s Next?
Speakers provided by:
BioFire, Nanosphere and Accelerate Diagnostics

A blood culture has alarmed as positive and the physician wants to know what it is as
soon as possible. This workshop focuses on technology to rapidly identify what
organism is causing the blood culture instrument to alarm as positive.
Thursday 4:00 – 8:00 PM EXHIBITS GRAND OPENING
4:00-6:00 pm Registration Open
6:00–8:00 pm. Wine and Cheese Reception
FRIDAY November 7
7:00–10:00 p.m. Registration
7:45–8:00 a.m. Presidents Welcome-Albertha Woodard
8:00-9:00 a.m. Case Studies: Parasites That Present in the Emergency Room
John Christie, M.D., Ph.D
Eastern Carolina University, Greenville, NC
9:00-10:30 a.m. Exhibits
10:30-12:00 p.m. Scourge and ReScourge of Pertussis
Robert Jerris, Ph.D., D(ABMM)
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch and Business Meeting
1:00-3:00 p.m. The Reds, the Blacks and the Ugly!! AFB/Mycology Case Studies
Interferon Gamma Release Assays: What to Make of Their Results
Betty Forbes, Ph.D., D(ABMM)
VCU Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia
3:00-3:15 p.m. Break
3:15–4:15 p.m. A Look at Georgia Outbreaks
Cherie Drenzek, DVM, MS
State Epidemiologist, Atlanta GA
4:15-5:15 p.m. The Importance of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory for Infection Prevention
and Control
Cassandra Salgado, MD, MS
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

SATURDAY November 8
8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30–10:00 a.m. Antimicrobial Testing Update: What’s New and What’s Coming?
Richard Van Enk, Ph.D., CIC
Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, Michigan
10:00–10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-11:45 a.m. Molecular Infectious Disease Testing: Something for Everyone
Melissa Miller, Ph.D., D(ABMM)
University of North Carolina Medical Center, Chapel Hill, NC
11:45-12:00 p.m. President Elect Closing-Frankie Rice
Registration Includes all meeting workshop, presentations and handouts.

Early Registration includes lunch, however at-door cannot guarantee lunch.

Pre-Registered: Member- $175.00

At-door Member-$200.00

Institutional Pass: $175.00

Student: $50.00 (with valid ID-letter from school department head; includes

Guests of Registrants: Exhibits-$20.00

Breaks: Coffee and tea only
Breakfast is on your own.
 SEACM offers an Institutional Registration to hospitals to enable employees to attend
selected seminars during the general sessions of the Annual Meeting without registering
multiple individuals. An institution may purchase more than one Institutional Registration.
The Institutional Registration includes ONE each of the following:
 Admission to Thursday evening Exhibits
 Meeting materials/handouts packet
 Friday luncheon ticket
 Name badge (must be worn while an individual is attending the meeting).
 Additional tickets for the Thursday evening Exhibits ($20.00) and Friday luncheon
($35.00) may be purchased separately. Duplication of meeting materials is the
responsibility of the institution.
 It is the responsibility of the institution to transfer the name badge from one individual to
another; however, as a courtesy, the badge and meeting handouts may be left at the
Registration desk for pickup.
 Institutional registration is not available for pre-meeting Workshops.

Hotel Information

Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center
4700 Emperor Blvd
Durham, North Carolina 27703

Hotel Reservation Deadline is October 15, 2014 for Special SEACM room rates.
Please register EARLY!!!!!!!!

Hotel Reservation Number: 919-941-8103
Hotel On-Line reservations:
Room Rates: (not including tax)
$119.00 for single, double, triple or quadruple.
$160.00 for suite

Complimentary Services include:
 Guest Suite Internet Access
 Complimentary Airport Shuttles
 Free guest parking