Workshops & SIG Meetings

Workshop attendance for delegates not attending the conference is available. Please register as Workshop Only through the online process.
Alternatively, if you wish to attend the full Wednesday program, select Single Day Registration.

  Members Non Members
Conference Delegates Included for all Full Conference Registrations & Wednesday Single Day Registrations
Workshop Only $100.00 $150.00
 ASM Special Interest Group Workshops & Meetings:
Day Time Workshop Location/Room Contact
Monday 12:30pm-1:45pm
 CDS Users Workshop/SIG Meeting 

Dianne Rafferty, Julie Allerton and Dr Pratibha Malini James,
Department of Microbiology, St George Hospital NSW Heath Pathology, Sydney

The session will cover a range of topics related to Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing (AST) used in the diagnostic laboratory.  Presentations will highlight current issues in AST focusing on the latest inclusions and updates to the CDS test.  Part of the session will be dedicated to the phenotypic examination of some interesting case studies.  Grab your lunch and then join us.

Adelaide Convention Centre

Dianne Rafferty

Wednesday 2:00pm-5:30pm
AMR workshop and including SIG AGM

Geoff Coombs –  distribution of the major antibiotic resistant GPC clones over time and place.
Steve Djordjevic - integrated approaches to antimicrobial resistance.
Sam Abraham - antibiotic resistance transmission between humans and animals.  
Melissa Brown – understanding the role of the bacterial membrane in antibiotic resistance.
Scott Beatson – genomics for hospital infection: the value of high resolution approaches.
Deb Williamson – monitoring resistance in the major STI pathogens

Adelaide Convention Centre

Jon Iredell

Darren Trott

Wednesday

2:00pm-5:30pm

Eukaryotic microbes Workshop

Adaptation and Evolution of Eukaryotic Microbes
How are fungi and parasites adapting and evolving in our changing world? Presentations in this workshop will highlight the emergence of fungal resistance, the evolution of lab, wine and pathogenic yeasts, and the adaptation of parasites to the host. All welcome.

Adelaide Convention Centre

Megan Lenardon

Wednesday

2:00pm-5:30pm

Clinical Serology and Molecular SIG Workshop

Diagnosing, Preventing and Dealing with Microbes that Changed the World

In this workshop we will examine the diagnosis and prevention of old diseases that have returned to prominence. When considering the impact of infectious diseases the most vulnerable members of our population are believed to be the young and indeed this group is susceptible to infectious diseases due to immature immune systems but there is another often forgotten susceptible group – the elderly. The increased susceptibility of this group is due to immune-senescence which requires a different approach to treatment. 

Speakers:
Prof. Anthony (Tony) Cunningham
Dr. Louise Flood
Dr. Linda Hueston

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Adelaide Convention Centre

Linda Hueston

Wednesday

2:00pm-5:30pm

Genomics in clinical and public health microbiology

Everything you wanted to know about genomics but were too afraid to ask 

Speakers:
Dr Danielle Ingle
Dr Claire Gorrie
Dr Jake Lacey
A/Prof Deborah Williamson

Adelaide Convention Centre

Deborah Williamson

Danielle Ingle

Wednesday & Thursday

 
EduCon

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Health Science Building, UniSA, North Tce

Karena Waller

Wednesday   
Mycobacterium Workshop

"Nocardia and Mycobacterium species identification and susceptibility testing workshop"

Ideal for general microbiology laboratory staff

Presentations will highlight how to identify Nocardia spp. and Non-tuberculous mycobacteria in a routine microbiology laboratory setting. Learn how to perform rapid identification with MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and interpret sensitivities using TREK microbroth dilution. You will hear about interesting clinical case studies with a focus on laboratory diagnosis.

Limited participant capacity – book now
Max number of participants - 20
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Verco room, SA Pathology, Frome Road 

Lisa Shephard

 

 

Day Time SIG Meeting Location/Room Contact
Monday 12:30pm-1:45pm

Bacteriophage SIG meeting

Annual General Meeting for Bacteriophage SIG to discuss membership and activities for 2019-2020. 
For more details please visit; http://bacteriophagesig.blogspot.com/

Adelaide Convention Centre

Jeremy Barr

Matt Payne

Monday

3:30pm - 4:00pm

CAP SIG AGM

Adelaide Convention Centre

Alan Heritage

Monday

3:30pm - 
4:00pm

Food Micro SIG 

Adelaide Convention Centre

 
Wednesday 1:00pm-2:00pm

EdSIG AGM

Adelaide Convention Centre

Karena Waller

Wednesday 1:15pm-2:00pm  Eukaryotic microbes SIG AGM  Adelaide Convention Centre  Megan Lenardon 
Wednesday  1:00pm-2:00pm  History SIG AGM Adelaide Convention Centre  Dianne Lightfoot 
Wednesday  1:00pm-2:00pm  Clinical Serology and Molecular SIG AGM Adelaide Convention Centre  Linda Hueston 
Wednesday  2:00pm-3:30pm  AMR SIG AGM  Adelaide Convention Centre   Jon Iredell