Workshop Program

asm2014 offers workshops to enrich your meeting experience! Get a head start on your meeting experience Saturday, May 17, 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 17

Career Development Workshops (No additional fee required.)
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
WS01    Getting Started As a Microbiologist at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI)

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WS17    Research Mentor Training: Building and Sustaining the Research Enterprise

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WS02    Microbiology Career Choices: What's Available and How to Succeed


AM Half Day Workshops – 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
WS05    Writing History for Scientists


PM Half Day Workshops – 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WS06    Analyses of Microbial Community Composition and Metagenomics Using QIIME
WS08    Implementation of a Lean Continuous Improvement Culture in the Microbiology Laboratory


Full Day Workshops – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WS09    Administration in Clinical Microbiology: Compliance and Process Improvement
WS10    Antibiotic Resistance in Important Bacterial Pathogens: Mechanisms, Detection, Technology and Molecular Epidemiology   
WS11    Clinical Microbiology Board Review Course   
WS12    Clinical Mycobacteriology Update2014   
WS14    Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry in Clinical Microbiology
WS15    Do-it-Yourself Microbial Genome Sequence Analysis
WS20    Typing of Bacterial Pathogens in 2014: Expanding Scope of NGS
WS21    A Viromics Workshop: Tools and Tricks to See the 'Virus' in Diverse Sequence Datasets