Clin Micro Open 2022

March 18, 2022

The Clin Micro Open (CMO) is a forum that brings together laboratory and industry leaders to discuss current and potential issues affecting the future of diagnostic clinical microbiology and explore mechanisms to capitalize on opportunities and mitigate challenges.  The goal is to learn from each other by exchanging ideas and informal networking to cultivate partnerships and ultimately improve patient care.  

This dynamic one-day forum will focus on preparing for the next pandemic and defining the path to effective use of updated clinical breakpoints for antimicrobial susceptibility testing. The participants will present the keynote talks followed by roundtable discussions with the intent of formulating recommendations for future activities or collaborations.  

Date: June 12 - 13, 2022
Location: Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 

The Open will begin with a reception at 6:00 pm on Sunday, June 12 and conclude by 5:00 pm on Monday, June 13. 

There will be approximately 80 attendees with equal representation between laboratory and industry. Industry attendees will be members of ASM’s Corporate Council and identified by their company. Federal employees will be invited participants. Laboratory leaders will be selected based on their submitted application and willingness to actively participate. Applications will be independently scored by the Open Steering Committee.

By request and based on financial need, ASM will provide airfare, one night hotel, per diem for travel days and ground transportation, for the laboratory leaders who are selected. Please contact to request support if needed.  
Eligibility: ASM members who are working fulltime in a clinical or public health laboratory at the director-level who have submitted an application, agreed to present a 10 minute talk (if selected), serve as a scribe or moderator, and actively participate in roundtable discussions.
Applications will be accepted until Monday, April 4, 2022.

Applicants will be informed of the Steering Committee’s decision by Friday, April 15, 2022. Email with questions. 
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