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The 2012 Annual Meeting was Sept 5-8, 2012

Handouts from the SWACM 2012 Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO

SWACM's 31st Annual Meeting - Sept 5-8, 2012

The Southwestern Association of Clinical Microbiology (SWACM) held its Thirty-first Annual Meeting and Workshops at the Sheraton Westport Chalet in St. Louis, Missouri from September 5 through September 8, 2012.

2012 St Louis Annual Meeting Photos:

Click here to see online photo gallery of the Annual Meeting Photos.




Click here to see a Windows Media File Movie Slideshow.  This is a large file (about 28 MB).  Recommended for fast internet connections only.

2012 St Louis Annual Meeting Winning Poster:

Haemophilus Susceptibilities: A Comparison Study of the MICroSTREP plus® Panel to the E-Test by Grace-Ann Osuji and Robert Fader, Ph.D., D(ABMM)


Click the links below to download some of the handouts.

2012 St Louis Annual Meeting Symposia Handouts

Case Studies


Escherichia Coli 0157:H7: Frequently Asked Questions by Medical Professionals


Fungal Lecture


Fourth Generation HIV Antigen/Antibody Assays and the Move Away from Western Blot Confirmation


Total Lab Automation in Microbiology: Much Closer than You Might Think


Is the Gram Stain Relevant Anymore?


Evolution, Epidemiology, and Eradication of Contemporary Staphylococcus aureus


Best Practice in Pediatric Blood Culturing


Epidemiology of Streptococcus pneumoniae in the Post-Vaccine Era

2012 St. Louis Annual Meeting Workshop Handouts

Nucleic acid Amplification Assay Development using the BD MAX


Principles of Susceptibility Testing and Antimicrobial Agents


Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Weapons of mass resistance and a CLSI testing update


Update on the Enterobacteriaceae and Susceptibility Testing


Carbapenem Resistance in the Enterobacteriaceae


Applications for MALDI-TOF MS in Clinical Microbiology - 1


Applications for MALDI-TOF MS in Clinical Microbiology - 2


Update on the 2012-2013 CLSI Standards for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing


Mycobacterial Infections Workshop


Antifungal Susceptibility Testing


Clinically Significant Yeast Workshop


Antifungal Drugs


CLSI New Fungal Breakpoints Chart




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