BOONE, N.C. — The North Carolina Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (NC-ASM) will hold their annual meeting at Appalachian State University on Saturday, November 5, at Leon Levine Hall. Meeting registration includes membership in the North Carolina Branch of NC-ASM and is free for undergraduate students, $10 for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, and $25 for all other participants. Those interested may also register for an online-only format, which is free. The registration form is available here and closes on Friday, October 28.
This meeting will feature two keynote speakers:
Dr. Esther Babady, the Director of the Clinical Microbiology Service, the Director of the CPEP Clinical Microbiology Fellowship Program, and an Attending Microbiologist and Professor in the Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Medicine in Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, New York.
Dr. Blake Ushijima, an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and an active member of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) as a member of the ASM Junior Advisory Board and the ASM Microbe Applied and Environmental Science Planning Group.
Those interested in presenting an abstract (poster or oral presentation), must register and complete the submission form by this Friday, October 14. Mary Poston, Thoyd Melton, Paul Phibbs, and Best Poster Awards will be awarded for the strongest presentations.
The meeting will also feature the Agar Art Competition. All microbiologists are invited to submit their photographs of agar by this Friday, October 14, via the submission form. Prizes will be awarded for the top submissions.
The meeting is supported in part by the Appalachian State College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, Office of Research, and Beaver College of Health Sciences. For more information about the meeting, visit northcarolinaasm.northcarolinaasm.org/p/2022-meeting-appalachian-state.html. Additional questions can be directed to Dr. Cara Fiore at email@example.com or (828) 262-7548.
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