Workshop Program

asm2015 offers workshops to enrich your meeting experience! Get a head start on your meeting experience Saturday, May 30, and walk away with practical information and tools to apply in your work. For more information, visit the asm2015 Online Program Planner.


  • Workshops dedicated to areas of basic science.
  • Workshops focused on topics of clinical microbiology.
  • Workshop devoted to career development.


  • Choose from Full- or Half-Day Workshops.
  • Discounted rates for students and postdocs.
  • Workshop rates do not include breakfast, breaks or lunch.
  • Electronic handouts will be provided to all pre registered Workshop attendees prior to the workshop. Those who register on site, will receive the electronic handout link on site.

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Saturday, May 30

Career Development Workshops

Career Development Workshops are complimentary however registration is required.

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
WS01 The Business of Science: Leveraging Your Ph.D. to Successfully Transition from Student to Professional
WS02 Careers in Microbiology
WS03 Clinical Communication: How to Write and Present Microbiology for a Clinical Audience
WS07 Mentor Training for Microbiologists

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WS21 Facilitator Training for Research MentorsFacilitator Training for Research Mentors
WS04 An Interdisciplinary Means of Approaching a Career in Microbiology
WS05 Microbiology Career Choices: What's Available and How to Succeed

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WS06 Effective and High Impact Scientific Writing



Morning Workshop

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
WS08 Analyses of Microbial Community Composition and Metagenomics Using QIIME

Afternoon Workshop

 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WS10 Tropical Grand Rounds

Full-Day Workshops

 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WS11 Administration in Clinical Microbiology: Regulatory Compliance and Process Improvement
WS12 Antibiotic Resistance in Significant Bacterial Pathogens: Tragedy, Triumph, Trepidation, Problems, Breakpoints, Mechanisms, and Phenotypic/Molecular Detection
WS13 Best Practices in Pediatric Clinical Microbiology: Optimizing the Care of Our Littlest Ones
WS14 Clinical Microbiology Board Review Course
WS16 Do-It-Yourself Microbial Genome Sequence Analysis
WS17 Genome-Scale Modeling of Microbial Metabolism and Regulation Using the DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase)
WS19 Implementation of a Lean Continuous Improvement Initiative in the Microbiology Laboratory
WS20 Typing of Bacterial Pathogens in 2015: Expanding Scope of NGS


Workshops cancelled due to low registration:

WS09 Microbial Monitoring in the Hospital Pharmacy: It's Easier than You Think!!!!
WS15 Clinical Mycobacteriology Update — 2015
WS18 iMicrobe: A Cyberinfrastructure to Support Research in Microbial Ecology


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