ASM WASHINGTON, D.C. BRANCH 
SPRING 2021 MEETING

Diseases in the World We Live In

April 16-17, 2021

VIRTUAL

Join DC area microbial scientists (professionals and students) for an exciting virtual meeting of science and networking!!

​The Spring Meeting is a 2-day symposium with day 1 being student-focused and day 2 covering “Diseases in the World We Live In.” Our goal with the 2-day format is to provide different platforms for DC area students and professionals to communicate and learn about important topics in the microbial sciences. To learn more about each section of the meeting use the buttons below. 

Registration

  • Registration and abstract submission will open on February 20, 2021.
     

  • Registration is required and the fee covers the virtual platform and continuing education credits.
     

  • Abstracts for a poster presentation can be submitted via the registration portal (abstracts due April 6, 2021). We encourage poster submissions from all areas of the life sciences including but not limited to environmental and clinical microbiology, microbial ecology, bioinformatics, molecular biology, biotechnology, and method development.

  • This event is open to all -- students and early career scientists are especially encouraged to attend.
     

  • ASM Washington, D.C. Branch (DC ASM) is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program
 
Full Meeting
April 17, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

ASM Distinguished Lecturer

When a Clone is Not a Clone: Phenotypic Heterogeneity in C. difficile

 

Dr. Rita Tamayo

School of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology

University of North Carolina

Website: https://www.med.unc.edu/microimm/directory/rita-tamayo-phd/

Invited Speakers

Reverse Genetic Systems for Viruses Using Synthetic Genomics

Dr. Lauren M. Oldfield

Synthetic Biology and Bioenergy

J. Craig Venter Institute

Website: https://www.jcvi.org/about/lauren-oldfield

Health Security: Where We’ve Come From & Where We’re Headed

 

Mr. Matthew Watson

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Website: https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/our-people/watson/

Early Career Speakers

  • Two early career speakers will be selected from abstracts for 15 min talks. Early career speakers include students, postdocs, or professionals within 10 years of their terminal degree. 
     

  • Speakers will be notified if they are selected for a talk by early-April. Those not selected for a talk will automatically be given a poster presentation and the option for a lightning talk. 

Early Career Meeting
April 16, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Join us for a student and postdoc meeting on Friday, April 16th. 

  • The meeting will include a career panel and early career talks selected from submitted abstracts. This is an excellent opportunity to network and be inspired!

Dr. Danielle Graham

Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Assistant Chair

Department of Biological and Forensic Sciences

Fayetteville State University

 

Invited Speakers

Dr. Marian Johnson-Thompson

Professor Emerita of Biology and Environmental Sciences

University of the District of Columbia

Adjunct Professor, Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Retired from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), 

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Early Career Speakers

Early career speakers will be selected from abstracts. Early career speakers include students, postdocs, or professionals within 10 years of their terminal degree.

Career Panel

Brandon R. Anjuwon-Foster, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

PPD

Bioanalytical Labs - Vaccine Sciences Division

Danielle Graham, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Microbiology

Department of Biological and Forensic Sciences

Fayetteville State University

Sarah L. Hansen

STEM Communications Manager

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Dominique M. Carter, PhD

Agricultural Science Advisor

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Jocelyn R. Hauser, Ph.D., D(ABMM)
Chief, Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics
DC Public Health Laboratory

DC Department of Forensic Sciences

Rita Tamayo, PhD

Associate Professor

School of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology

University of North Carolina

 
Sponsors
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Interested in sponsoring the meeting and advertising your organization?

Email: asm.dcbranch@gmail.com