- 3rd ASMET - The ASM Emerging Technologies Conference
June 3 l Hotel reservation deadline
June 11 l Online registration deadline
The conference will present the latest information on advances in the detection, characterization, and reporting of infectious agents as well as new advances in laboratory information systems. In other words, what clinical laboratories can, and SHOULD, be using to diagnose infectious diseases, assist infection control, and serve patients. Multiple new technologies are emerging that will enable clinical microbiology laboratories to 1) identify infectious agents, 2) recognize emerging antimicrobial resistance, 3) differentiate infection from inflammation, and 4) facilitate the automated surveillance of microbiology data in laboratory information systems to recognize not only individual healthcare-associated infections but infectious disease outbreaks as well. Many of the new technologies have been applied to bacterial, mycobacterial, fungal, viral, and even parasitic infections. Currently there is no other single meeting that focuses on which new technologies function best in a clinical laboratory setting or how to implement these rapidly emerging methods into the clinical laboratory and healthcare system.
The goals of this conference are:
1) to update the attendees on state-of-the-art diagnostic and informatics technologies that are readily available to the clinical microbiology laboratory,
2) to foster discussion among attendees and experts from around the world on how to apply the novel technologies to your laboratory and healthcare systems, and
3) to broaden the dialogue among clinical microbiologists, physicians, pharmacists, infection preventionists, and industry representatives on what is available, what is needed, and what new technologies may be emerging in the future.