ASM Live at ICAAC/ICC 2015 - The Live Internet Talk Show

Participate in ASM Live at ICAAC/ICC 2015 in San Diego, CA, where we will be live streaming video interviews of select researchers with host Michael Schmidt,PhD, Professor and Vice Chairman of Microbiology and Immunology at the Medical University of South Carolina and co-host of the This Week in Microbiology podcast sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology.

Streaming will take place at the San Diego Convention Center, Room 29B, and meeting registrants are encouraged to attend. You can watch ASM Live below and topics will be archived immediately on YouTube and MicrobeWorld for future viewing.

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Please note: The following schedule is preliminary and subject to change. All timeas are listed as Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7:00). All participants are invited, not confirmed. All events take place at the San Diego Convention Center, Room 29B. 

Friday, September 18

9:30 a.m. (PDT) – A cost-effective alternative to the current standard of therapy for treating staphylococcal bloodstream infections

Maggie Monogue, Clinical Pharmacy Fellow at Hartford Hospital Center for Anti-Infective Research and Development and her colleague Jessica Ortwine, PharmD., Clinical Infectious Disease Pharmacist at Parkland Health and Hospital System, will discuss their research comparing clinical outcomes between patients receiving nafcillin and cefazolin for treatment of MSSA bacterium. Listen to them speak about a cost-effective alternative to the standard therapy for treating staphylococcal bloodstream infections that is a beneficial option for both patients and hospitals.


Saturday, September 19

10:30 a.m. (PDT) - Microbiosensor: A Device for Monitoring Bacterial Contamination in Contact Lens Cases

Nishal Govindji-Bhatt, Post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, will discuss how to best avoid eye infection caused by poor contact lens case cleaning.


1:00 p.m. (PDT) – Monitoring the Microbiome in Leukemia Patients Could Reduce Infections During Chemotherapy

Jessica Galloway-Peña, Ph.D., fellow in the Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and her colleagues have shown that disruption of the microbiome by illness or the administration of therapeutics can often lead to detrimental effects in immunocompromised cancer patients. Listen to her discuss how a patient's microbial diversity, even before they start cancer treatment, can be linked to risk of infection during induction chemotherapy.


Sunday, September 20

8:00 a.m. (PDT) – Gilead's Stribild Demonstrates Improved Safety and Efficacy Among Women Who Switched from a Multi-Pill Antiretroviral Drug Regimen

Dr. Sally Hodder, Director of the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute, will share the results from WAVES, the First International Phase 3 HIV Study to Enroll Only Women. Women are routinely underrepresented in HIV clinical trials although they account for half of the global HIV epidemic. Consequently, current HIV treatment guidelines are based on data obtained primarily from men and generalized to women. Tune in to hear Dr. Sally Hodder explain how WAVES provides clinical safety and efficacy data to assist women and their clinicians in the informed selection about antiretroviral regimens.


9:00 a.m. (PDT) – Bordetella parapertussis Outbreak in Southeastern Minnesota in 2014

Vytas Karalius, Medical Student at Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic, and Dr. Robin Patel, director of the Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory at Mayo Clinic will discuss an outbreak of Bordetella parapertussis in Southeastern Minnesota and examine the efficacy of the vaccine against different species of B. pertussis.


  • Vytas Karalius, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic
  • Robin Patel, MD, Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory, Mayo Clinic

10:45 a.m. (PDT) – Co-contribution of rotavirus vaccines (RVs) and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) in reduction of pediatric hospital burden

Ron Dagan, Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases at the Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Israel will discuss his research that showed how the introduction of both pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) and rotavirus vaccines (RVs) led to the rapid and dramatic reduction in hospital burden of both winter diarrhea and respiratory infections within <5 years post introduction of the vaccines.


  • Ron Dagan, MD, Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Israel 

12:00 p.m. (PDT) – Silicone Vaginal Rings Deliver Antiviral Drugs, Protect Women against HIV

Meriam Memmi, PhD candidate at University Jean Monnet of Saint-Etienne, France will discuss her research which led the creation of a new birth control device with additional protective properties against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). STIs of viral origin constitute a major public health concern, notably in women in low income countries, who were shown to be infected with HIV 7 – 10 years earlier than men. The new device will allow these women to master the prevention of STIs.


  • Meriam Memmi, University Jean Monnet of Saint-Etienne, France

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