More about asm2012 and San Francisco

Additional information about the ASM 112th General Meeting and a few of the sites around San Francisco

Jeffrey Bouley
(Photos of sights and destinations in San Francisco appear after the list of Division Lectures below)
 

Awardlectures

SAN FRANCISCO—Most of the award lectures atasm2012 have been incorporated into sessions within the meeting's scientificprogram, instead of being separated out into their own program.

Sunday, June17

bioMérieux Sonnenwirth Award for Leadership inClinical Microbiology
"Best Practices Antimicrobial SusceptibilityTesting: An Update from CLSI"

Carski Foundation Distinguished UndergraduateTeaching Award
"New Data Shed New Light on Old Questions"

GlaxoSmithKline International Member of the YearAward
"Avoidance and Subversion of Host Cell Defenses byIntracellular Pathogens"

TREK Diagnostic ABMM/ABMLI ProfessionalRecognition Award
"QUIZ BUSTERS: So You THINK You Know Microbiology!An Interactive Quiz"
 
USFCC/J. Roger Porter Award
"Who's Doing What in Microbial Communities"

Monday, June18

BD Award for Research in Clinical Microbiology
"Diagnostic and Therapeutic Implications of NovelMechanisms of Resistance"
 
Eli Lilly and Company Research Award
"Microbes Trigger and Shape Immunity"
 
Maurice Hilleman/Merck Award
"One Health: Humans, Animals and the Environment"
 
Procter & Gamble Award in Applied andEnvironmental Microbiology
"Biogeochemical Cycling: Past, Present and Future"
 
D.C. White Research and Mentoring Award
"Small Words, Big Impact: IntercellularCommunication Among Bacteria"
 
Gen-Probe Joseph Public Health Award
"The Continuing Plague of Foodborne-associatedOutbreaks"
 
Promega Biotechnology Research Award
"Expanding the Metabolic Blueprint"

Tuesday,June 19

Abbott - ASM Lifetime Achievement Award
"Screening and Surveillance for AntibioticResistance: Global, Local and Bedside Considerations"
 
Abbott Award in Clinical and Diagnostic Immunology
"Immunological Tools and Biomarkers for InfectiousDiseases"


Division lectures

SAN FRANCISCO—Most of the division lectures at asm2012 have beenincorporated into sessions within the meeting's scientific program, instead ofbeing separated out into their own program.

Division A

"Novel Cell Surface and Cell-Cell InteractionTargets for Antimicrobial Therapeutics"

Division B

"What's for Dinner? Connecting BacterialMetabolism with Host Interaction"

Division C

"Diagnostic and Therapeutic Implications of NovelMechanisms of Resistance"

Division D

"Microbes Trigger and Shape Immunity"

Division E

"Phagocytes: Heroes and Victims of Infections"

Division F

"New Insights into Fungal Pathogenesis"

Division G

"New Biological Questions Brought by SpeciesPangenomes"

Division H

"All's Well that Ends and Mends Well: Maintenanceof Genomic Integrity"

Division I

"The Microbiome of Nature's Vampires: Roles inHealth and Disease"

Division J

"Sculpting the Bacterial Cell"

Division K

"Expanding the Metabolic Blueprint"

Division L

"Complications and Implications of NewTechnologies for Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases"

Division M

(The Division M lecture will be held during theDivision M business meeting)

Division N

"Patterns and Maintenance of Microbial Diversity"

Division O

"Microbial Glycobiology and Glycobiotechnology"

Division P

(The Division P lecture will be held during theDivision P business meeting)

Division Q

"Who's Doing What in Microbial Communities"

Division R

"Symbiosis as a Driver of Ecology and Evolution"

Division S

"Parallels in Innate Immune Responses to Bacterialand Viral Infections"

Division T

"Parallels in Innate Immune Responses to Bacterialand Viral Infections"

Division U

"Real-time Analysis of Host-Pathogen Interactions"

Division V

"Immunological Tools and Biomarkers for InfectiousDiseases"

Division W

"New Data Shed New Light on Old Questions"

Division X

"Ecology and Evolution of Unicellular Eukaryotes"

Division Y

"New Insights in Global Surveillance of Currentand Emerging Infectious Diseases"

Division Z

"One Health: Humans, Animals and the Environment"

Division AA
 
"Immunological Tools and Biomarkers for InfectiousDiseases"  
 
 

 
SIGHTS OF SAN FRANCISCO
 
 
The convention center playing host to asm2012 inSan Francisco is the city's flagship Moscone Center. The June 15 to 19 meetingwill take place at Moscone North and Moscone South, both of which are picturedhere at night. CREDIT: Moscone Center
 
 
The 1.7-mile long Golden Gate Bridge is the onlyhighway connecting San Francisco directly with Marin County. It took more thanfour years—over 25,000,000 man hours in total—to build the Golden Gate Bridgein the 1930s; it officially opened to vehicles on May 28, 1937. The bridge'stwo tapered towers, which were sculpted in the Art Deco style of the 1930s,were once the tallest bridge towers ever built, soaring 65 stories above SanFrancisco Bay; also, when the Golden Gate Bridge was built it was the longestsuspension bridge in the world, and the 746-foot suspension towers were higherthan any construction west of New York. More than 40 million vehicles cross theGolden Gate Bridge annually. CREDIT: San Francisco Travel Association photo byPhillip H. Coblentz
 
 
 
Alcatraz Island was home to the infamous maximum-securityprison that once held, among others, Al Capone and RobertStroud, who was known as the Birdman of Alcatraz. Visitors can ferryover to the island to partake of cellhouse tours and get spectacular views ofthe San Francisco skyline. Alcatraz Island, like Angel Island in the SanFrancisco Bay, also once served as a military post. CREDIT: San Francisco Travel Association photo by P.Fuszard
 
 
San Francisco's cable cars reportedly comprise thenation's only moving national historical landmark, running on nine miles oftrack along three of their original routes at speeds of around 9.5 miles perhour. An average of 13 million people travel on the cable car each year, andthis unique and nostalgic mode of transportation is popular not just withtourists but also locals who need to get around San Francisco but don'tnecessarily want to do it on foot, especially when steep inclines must betraversed—a frequent situation in the this hilly city. CREDIT: San Francisco Travel Association photo byPhillip H. Coblentz
 
 
San Francisco's Chinatown is one of the largest suchcommunities in the United States. The intersection of Grant Avenue and BushStreet is considered the front door to this bustling and part of the city, andthere can be found a dragon-crested gate that was a 1969 gift from China. CREDIT: San Francisco Travel Association photo by SandorBalantoni
 
 
If you like seafood—both the taste and thepervasive smell of it—San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf is a great place for asnack or a meal, offering a variety of fresh seafood that is typically ready fora to-go order. The Dungeness crab at Fisherman's Wharf is one of the mainattractions; a San Francisco favorite, this creature reportedly accounts forabout 99 percent of the crab catch in the Pacific Ocean. Various tourist spots,shops and eateries are also found near the wharf. CREDIT: San Francisco Travel Association photo by JerryLee Hayes
 
 
Lavender agapanthuses complement the facility inSan Francisco's massive Golden Gate Park that some call the park's "gloriousVictorian vase" but is officially named the Conservatory of Flowers. Said to bethe oldest public growing house in California, the conservatory was shippedfrom London to San Francisco in 1875 and is the oldest structure in Golden GatePark. CREDIT: San Francisco Travel Association photo by CarolSimowitz
 
 
The tightly packed Victorian-style homes of SanFrancisco, often painted in bright or non-traditional house hues, are asignature image for many when they think of the city, and some 14,000Victorian-era homes remain in San Francisco despite 514 blocks of the citygoing up in flames following the 1906 earthquake. Alamo Square is a good placeto see the Victorian homes of Postcard Row, a portion of which is pictureshere, with the skyline of San Francisco in the background. Victorian houses inSan Francisco are often called Painted Ladies. CREDIT: San Francisco Travel Association photo by ChristineKrieg
 
 
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Jeffrey Bouley

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