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2019 Edition of M100 Performance Standards for AST available

Please view the following link for the free M100 Performance Standards for Antibiotic Susceptibly Testing. Also available is the 2019 January CLSI news letter.

2020 SEACM Elected Board Members

Please welcome our new board members elected by the SEACM membership for 2020.

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.

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:

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

Director, Marketing and Communications Association of
Public Health Laboratories (APHL) – For more information please click here.

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