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The Illinois Society for Microbiology (ISM) is a non-profit organization committed to promoting scientific knowledge in the field of microbiology as well as supporting the contributions of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

Save The Date: Containment of Candida Auris: A Tabletop Exercise

Your facility is notified of a patient with a Candida auris bloodstream infection. Identification of Candida auris is a public health emergency that requires prompt and thorough investigation in collaboration with clinical and public health partners. Is your facility ready?

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ISM Roundtable

What's Worrying You on The Wound Bench?

Location: Loyola University Health Sciences Campus, Stritch School of Medicine, Room 460 (building across from Parking Deck A)
Address: 2160 S. First Ave, Maywood, IL 60153

When: Thursday February 21, 2019 at 6-7:30pm

Parking: Available in Parking Deck A (next to the main hospital)—parking will be complimentary courtesy of Loyola Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (be sure to receive your ticket for free parking)

Cost: Free to members!

RSVP: Please RSVP to Amanda Harrington [email protected] so we can get an accurate count for food

Does your lab have questions about wound culture work ups? Do you know what to do with those new bacterial organisms? How do you report organisms in the era of MALDI-TOF MS based identification? Are you working the wound bench, or is it working you?

If you've got questions, our next ISM Roundtable is for you.

This session will feature a panel based discussion with members from several hospitals from the Chicagoland area regarding different approaches to wound culture identification, reporting, and additional testing.

Bring your challenging cases for discussion or send them in advance to Amanda Harrington [email protected] (no patient identifiers-just culture information please!)

This session is designed to be informative and interactive.

See you there!


ISM Council Meeting

Where: ACL Laboratories in Rosemont, IL
When: October 16th, 2019 at 6PM

ISM Fall Meeting

Where: Cafe LaCave, Des Plaines, IL
When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Time: 7:00AM - 3:30PM