The Program for the Spring Meeting:

  • Cesar de la Fuente, Ph. D. – “Artificial Intelligence Approaches for Antibiotic Discovery”
  • Thomas A. Russo, M.D. – “COVID: Where We Have Been, Where We Are Going Now”
  • John K. Crane, M.D., Ph.D. – “Case Presentation: “From Plaque to Peril: An Aggregation of Risk”
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The Program for the Fall/Winter Symposium:

  • Benjamin Pinsky, M.D., Ph.D. – “Testing for the Diagnosis and Monitoring of COVID-19”
  • Kimberlee A. Musser, Ph.D. – “Next Generation Sequencing for the Analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis”
  • Kenneth Alexander, M.D., Ph.D. – “Experiences with SARS-2 Coronavirus”
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The Program for the Spring Symposium:

  • Ann R. Falsey, M.D. – “Updates on COVID-19 Vaccination”
  • Patricia Diaz, DDS, Ph.D. – “Microbiome Interactions in the Mouth”
  • Howard Faden, M.D. – “Climate Change and Vector-Borne Diseases”
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Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 at 6:00 PM.

Program:

Rachael Jacobson, M.S.
Senior Research Scientist,Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI), Buffalo, NY
“If you Give a Bug A Drug: The Role of Early Drug Discovery in the Resistance Era”


Chelsie E. Armbruster, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dept Microbiology and Immunology
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY
“Implications of Polymicrobial Urine Colonization in Catheterized Nursing Home Residents”


Mark P. Hicar, M.D., Ph.D.Associate Professor, Department of PediatricsDivision of Infectious Disease
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY
“Exploration of Kawasaki disease and multisystem inflammatory syndrome of children (MIS-C) related to COVID-19”


Presentations: 6:00 – 8:30 PM

Registration is FREE if you are a current WNY ASM member. WNY ASM regular and student members who paid branch dues at the 2019 Fall Meeting or online (years 2019 and 2020) are considered “current” branch members. 2021 dues can be submitted with the meeting registration form. Registration Deadline is Monday, November 30, 2020

Our Fall Menu:

Raw, Resistant, and Relevant for the Microbiology Connoisseur

Tuesday, Nov.5, 2019

University at Buffalo
Center for Tomorrow
Amherst, NY 14226


Program:

4:00 – 4:45 pm

4:45 – 5:45 pm

5:45 – 6:30 pm

6:30 – 6:45 pm

6:45 – 7:30pm

7:30 -8:15 pm

Registration/Refreshments
/Exhibits


Edward G. Dudley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Food Science The Pennsylvania State University
Institute for Cyber Science
University Park, PA
“Make Mine Raw , Unprocessed, and Preservative-free, Please”


Karl O. A. Yu, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.P.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics University at Buffalo
Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Pediatrics
Oishei Children’s Hospital
“Not MRSA….Not MSSA….but Somewhere in Between”


Christian P. Ahearn, Ph.D.
Erwin Neter Award Winner
Postdoctoral Scientist Center for Microbial Pathogenesis
Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus,Ohio
“Discovery of a putative nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae human respiratory invasin”


Dinner by Reservation and
WNY ASM Business Meeting


“Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Intervention: Case Presentations by New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)”


Registration Deadline: Oct 28, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

Hayes Hall, Room 403
3435 Main Street, Buffalo, UB South Campus

Program :

Christina Hidalgo, M.P.H.
Regional Epidemiologist, NYSDOH, Buffalo NY
“Recent Communicable Disease Investigations in WNY”


Bryon Backenson, M.S.
Deputy Director for Disease Control,
Bureau of Communicable Disease Control, NYSDOH, Albany, NY
“Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases: Where does
the data come from, and what is that data telling us?”


Danielle Wroblewski, M.S.
Supervisor, MALDI-TOF MS Laboratory, Wadsworth Center
NYSDOH, Albany, New York
“MALDI-TOF MS: Its Impact and Success”


Registration: 4:30 – 5:00 PM
Presentations: 5:00 – 7:15 PM
Dinner: 7:15 PM

Rub Out Germs:

Prevention, Identification, and
Treatment Approaches

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

University at Buffalo
Center for Tomorrow
Amherst, NY 14226


Program:

4:00 – 4:45 pm

4:45 – 5:45 pm

5:45 – 6:30 pm

6:30 – 6:45 pm

6:45 – 7:30pm

7:30 -8:15 pm

Registration/Refreshments
/Exhibits


Donald W. Schaffner, Ph.D.
Professor, Rutgers University
Department of Food Science
School of Environmental & Biological Sciences
New Brunswick, New Jersey “Handwashing and Hand Sanitizers
from the Perspective of a Food
Microbiologist”


John A. Sellick, D.O.
Epidemiologist, WNY Veterans
Administration and Kaleida Health
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
University at Buffalo, SUNY
“Surveillance Definitions for Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs)”


Jennifer Colquhoun
Erwin Neter Award Winner
Ph.D. candidate,
University of Rochester Medical Center
“Staphylococcus aureus Rnp A:
Investigation of essential function and identification of novel inhibitors”


Dinner by Reservation and
WNY ASM Business Meeting


Dr. Oscar G. Gomez, M.D., Ph.D.,
Chief, Division of Infectious Disease, Oishei Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Jacobs School of Medicine
University at Buffalo
“Non-0157 Shiga toxin producing
E. coli in the United States”


Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hayes Hall, Room 403
3435 Main Street, Buffalo, UB South Campus

Program :

Elaine Haase, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor, University at Buffalo
School of Dental Medicine, Division of Oral Biology
“The Oral Microbiome in Sickness and in Health”


Maureen Sullivan, DDS
Chief, Department of Dentistry, Erie County Medical Center
Division of Oral Oncology and Maxillofacial Prosthetics
“Human Papillomavirus-Associated Oral Carcinomas”


David Topham, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Rochester Medical Center
Department of Microbiology and Immunology,
Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology
“Prospects for a Universal Influenza Vaccine”


Registration: 4:30 – 5:00 PM
Presentations: 5:00 – 7:15 PM
Dinner: 7:15 PM

Buffalo Bites:

Buffets, Beans, Beer and Biomes

Monday, Nov. 13, 2017

University at Buffalo
Center for Tomorrow
Amherst, NY 14226


Program:

4:00 – 4:45 pm

4:45 – 5:45 pm

5:45 – 6:15 pm

6:15 – 6:30 pm

6:30 – 7:15 pm

7:15 – 7:30 pm

7:30 -8:30 pm

Registration/Refreshments
/Exhibits


Susan Lynch, Ph. D.
Associate Professor
Division of Gastroenterology
University of California,
San Francisco
“Canary in the Coalmine: The
Neonatal Gut Microbiome and
Childhood Atopy and Asthma
Development”


Christina M. Hidalgo, MPH,
Regional Epidemiologist,

New York State Department of Health
“Recent Food-borne Outbreaks
and Food-borne Illness in WNY”


Jazmine Sanchez
Erwin Neter Award Winner
Ph. D. candidate,

University of Rochester
“Cold blooded killer: Investigating Viral Gene Function in Frog Virus 3”


Dinner by Reservation


WNY ASM Business Meeting


Joseph Bustos, Senior Manager
Brewing Quality Innovation
North American Breweries, Inc
Rochester, NY
“Practical Brewing Microbiology: The Art and Science of Yeast Whispering”


Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017