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.



  • 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 (No additional fee required.)

Morning Half-Day Workshops
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

Afternoon Half-Day Workshops
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WS04    An Interdisciplinary Means of Approaching a Career in Microbiology
WS05    Microbiology Career Choices: What's Available and How to Succeed

Full-Day Workshops
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WS06    Effective and High Impact Scientific Writing
WS07    Mentor Training for Microbiologists


Morning Half-Day Workshops

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
WS08    Analyses of Microbial Community Composition and Metagenomics Using QIIME
WS09    Microbial Monitoring in the Hospital Pharmacy: It's Easier Than You Think!!!!


Afternoon Half-Day 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
WS15    Clinical Mycobacteriology Update — 2015
WS16    Do-It-Yourself Microbial Genome Sequence Analysis
WS17    Genome-Scale Modeling of Microbial Metabolism and Regulation Using the DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase)
WS18    iMicrobe: A Cyberinfrastructure to Support Research in Microbial Ecology
WS19    Implementation of a Lean Continuous Improvement Initiative in the Microbiology Laboratory
WS20    Typing of Bacterial Pathogens in 2015: Expanding Scope of NGS