2018 NACMID/NEB-ASM Joint Conference


April 23-24, 2018. Four Points Sheraton, Wakefield MA

Thanks to all speakers, vendors and attendees  for another successful meeting! Stay tuned for upcoming information on the 2019 conference.

Microbiology: Going Forward

Monday April 23, full day workshops

  • Biosafety, Biosecurity and Competencies - A Guide to Creating a Culture of Safety and Security in the Laboratory with Shoolah Escott
  • Culture Independent Testing from Multiple Viewpoints with Dr Nancy Miller (infectious disease), Dr Joseph Rubino (PAMA, coding and compliance), Emily Harvey and Johanna Vostok (epidemiology)
  • Clinical Mycology with Sarah Zimmerman
  • Antiobiotic Resistance & Sucseptibility Testing with Dr April Bobenchik

Stay Monday evening for wine, cheese, exhibits and our Keynote Speaker! Open and free to all!

Keynote Presentation by Dr Harold Sanchez, Associate Chief of Pathology and Medical Director of Microbiology, Hospital of Central Connecticut:

"Five Percent of the World: The 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic"

Additional presentation by Dr Kimberlee Musser of the Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network (ARLN).  The ARLN supports nationwide lab capacity to rapidly detect antibiotic resistance in healthcare, food, and the community, and inform local responders to prevent spread and protect people. The AR Lab Network includes seven regional labs and labs in 50 states, five cities and Puerto Rico. It is designed to detect existing and emerging types of antibiotic resistance, track emerging resistance more effectively, and generate stronger data to protect people and combat future resistance threats.  Dr. Musser from the Wadsworth Center, the regional laboratory serving the Northeast Region will present the goals of the AR Lab Network, explain how to access the AR Lab Network testing services and describe the critical role clinical lab partners play in the AR Lab Network 

Tuesday April 24, general sessions

  • Fecal Transplants with Dr Elizabeth Hohmann
  • Vaccine Update with Dr Michael Mina
  • Student Symposium - a potpourri of platform presentations
  • Clinical Microbiology Case Studies with Dr Sanjat Kanjilal
  • Panel Discussion on CREs with Tracey Stiles and Dr Stephen Brecher
  • The Surveyors are Coming! Are you Really Ready? Learn How to Pass Your Clinical Lab Inspection with Dr Harvey George
  • Food Microbiology with Dr Kathleen Gensheimer

Hotel Information

Four Points Sheraton

1 Audubon Road

Wakefield, MA 01880



A Culture of Safety and Security Workshop Presentations

Biosecurity MASPHL (pdf)


Biosecurity Risk Assessment (pdf)


Overview of Safety (pdf)


Roadmap Culture of Safety (pdf)


Roadmap for Competencies (pdf)


Safety Risk Assessment (pdf)


Culture Independent Testing Workshop Presentations

CIDT General Overview (pdf)


CIDT Epidemiology PoV (pdf)


General Sessions Presentations

Clinical Microbiology Case Studies (pdf)


ARLN at the MASPHL (pdf)


2018 Conference Brochure

2018 Annual Meeting Brochure (pdf)