Meetings


Each year, ISM sponsors two scientific seminars (spring and fall meetings) and a variety of technical workshops. Check out our most recent post below for the latest information on our upcoming meeting.
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2020 Fall Meeting


Due to the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the Illinois Society for Microbiology has made the decision to cancel our 2020 Fall Meeting. Protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our members and vendors is paramount.

ISM Council Meeting


When & Where


Where: via Zoom 

When: July 22, 2020 at 6pm

Registration


No registration is needed for the ISM Council Meeting.

2019 Fall Meeting & 72nd Pasteur Award Presentation


Presentations for Download


Is Faster Actually Better? The Role of Rapid Blood Culture Diagnostics in Patient Outcomes and Cost-effective Patient Care 

Erin McElvania, Ph.D., D(ABMM)
Director of Clinical Microbiology
NorthShore University HealthSystem

 Diagnostic Stewardship: Because you can't do everything for everyone, all the time

Christopher Doern, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Associate Director of Microbiology
Department of Pathology
Division of Clinical Pathology
VCU School of Medicine

 Thinking Outside of the Box: The Ongoing Need for Microbiology Expertise in the Era of MALDI-TOF MS

Carey-Ann Burnham, Ph.D., D(ABMM), F(CCM), F(IDSA), F(AAM)
Professor of Pathology & Immunology, Molecular Microbiology, Pediatrics, and Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
Medical Director of Microbiology, Barnes Jewish Hospital

The Medical Microbiome: Insurmountable Opportunities

George Weinstock, Ph.D.
Evnin Family Chair and Professor
Director, Microbial Genomics
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Pasteur Award Winners - Legends, Mentors, Colleagues and Me?

Wm. Michael Dunne Jr., Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

When & Where


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