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Puritan Scheduled to Attend ASM's 115th Annual Microbiology Event

Posted on May 7, 2015 11:00:00 AM

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 Here at Puritan, we’ve been eagerly anticipating the arrival of asm2015 (115th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology) since we left Boston last year! 

We love this event because there’s always something new and exciting to learn at ASM’s annual General Meeting. This year’s conference and expo will feature dozens of sessions dedicated to myriad topics in the world of microbiology, featuring an opening session on “Who, What and Where in Microbial Relationships”.

New Call-to-action Although we aren’t able to make it to all of the interactive workshops, scientific sessions, and networking events, we wanted to take the time to compile a list of five valuable events that will definitely be worth your time at asm2015. Our “can’t miss” list is a roster of some of this year’s symposia and events that we think will be of particular interest to our customers and partners, but the full list of sessions and symposia can be found by visiting the asm2015 General Meeting and  Diagnostic Microbiology & Epidemiology Program Planners. We’re looking forward to learning with you at asm2015!

 

  • Dirty Hospitals, Infected Patients: The Role of Environmental Cleaning in Preventing Transmission of Pathogens in Healthcare 

Sunday, May 31, from 8 to 10:30 a.m.- This highly requested, informative session will offer an overview of the extensive evidence behind environmental contamination, and transmission of healthcare pathogens, including those with multidrug resistance. Attendees will learn about the burden of these pathogens in hospital environments as well as the context of a microbiome and the variation by surface. The informative lecture will detail the pitfalls in environmental sampling and the role of cleaning assessment utilizing both traditional culture methodology and newer non-culture based methods including ATP bioluminescence assays. (VIEW ABSTRACT)
  • Beyond Verification: Optimizing Utilization, Technology, and Workflow in Micro Lab

June 1, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. - Laboratory leaders have an invaluable role in leading clinical staff in the correct use of tests to use resources efficiently and provide the best possible patient care. Even experienced Physicians can feel unsure about which test to order when multiple tests are available for the same pathogen, or if multiplex tests are offered for detection of pathogens found at the same body site. Laboratories are constantly challenged to integrate new technologies in order to determine when to test for esoteric organisms. To address cost containment, speakers will discuss how best practices for best patient care and efficient laboratory operations can conserve lab resources. This practical session will be valuable for laboratory directors, managers, supervisors and technologists. (VIEW ABSTRACT)

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections: The TEST Matters

Tuesday, June 2 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. - This informative session will instruct on ways to identify problems testing for chlamydia and the issue of STI testing caused by antibiotic-resistant Neisseria gonorhoeae. The lecture will describe the various testing methods for lab diagnosis of HPV-associated cervical cancer. This session will discuss the role of Trichomonas vaginalis as a causative agent of STIs in both men and women. We will discuss the limitations and benefits of the traditional and the reverse algorithms for laboratory diagnosis of syphilis. Attendees will learn about new point of care testing available for diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections.       (VIEW ABSTRACT)
  • Earn P.A.C.E® Credits

Looking to earn some P.A.C.E® approved continuing education credits while attending the show? Look no further than your registration bag for this year’s Continuing Education (CE) Exhibitor Exam. Receive your credits by interacting with exhibitors like Puritan. Stop by our booth and look for our question, included on the exam for the third year in a row!
  • Visit Puritan Medical Products at Booth #1042

We invite all asm2015 attendees to stop by our booth #1042 for yet another high-impact demonstration of Puritan’s flocked swabs! This year we will be giving away free product samples and other New Orleans themed giveaways! In the meantime, visit us to learn more about our patented HydraFlock® and PurFlock Ultra® flocked swabs, or our Opti-Swab™ Liquid Amies and UniTranz-RT™ universal transport medium media transport systems. We're looking forward to learning with you at asm2015!

Topics: Puritan, Flocked Swabs, Media Transport Systems, Diagnostic

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