Program Schedule

The ASM Clinical Virology Symposium features a rich scientific program addressing the timeliest clinical and diagnostic virology issues. Join us to hear the latest research from experts on topics ranging from challenges and opportunities in clinical virology, to clinical aspects of viral diseases and laboratory diagnosis of viral infections. Browse the full scientific program to see what's in store.
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Sunday, May 1

8 - 8:30 a.m. | Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. | Edith Hsiung Practical Issues in Diagnostic Virology 

8:30-10 a.m.
Practical Issues

  • 8:30-9 a.m.: Outcome Studies to Evaluate the Clinical Impact of Laboratory Testing.
    • Marek Smieja, M.D., Ph.D., McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
  • 9-9:15 a.m.: Discussion.
  • 9:15-9:45 a.m.: Economic Outcomes of Laboratory Testing.
    • Charles Matthews, Principal, ClearView Healthcare Partners, Newton, Mass.
  • 9:45-10 a.m.: Discussion.

10 - 11 a.m.* | Break in Exhibit and Poster Hall

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.* | Exhibit and Poster Hall Hours

11 - 11:15 a.m. | ASM Update

Stefano Bertuzzi, Ph.D., MPH, Chief Executive Officer, ASM, Washington, D.C.

11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. | Panel Discussion - Challenges/Opportunities in Clinical Virology: Will Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Make Viral Diagnosis Better?

  • 11:15-11:30 a.m.: A Basic Primer on Next Generation Sequencing. 
    • Samia Naccache, Ph.D., LabCorp Diagnostic Laboratories, Seattle, Wash.
  • 11:30-11:45 a.m.: A Physician's Perspective on the Clinical Utility of Next Generation Sequencing. 
    • Charles Chiu, M.D., Ph.D., University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco.
  • 11:45 a.m.-12 p.m.: Next Generation Sequencing from a Laboratorian's Point of View.
    • Robin Patel, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
  • 12-12:15 p.m.: Opportunities and Challenges for Next Generation Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2.
    • Alexander L. Greninger, M.D., Ph.D., University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Wash.
  • 12:15-12:45 p.m.: Discussion. 

12:45 - 2 p.m. | Lunch in Exhibit and Poster Hall

2:15 - 3:15 p.m. | Interactive Session: Virology Jeopardy

Benjamin Pinsky, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, Calif. 
Ryan F. Relich, Ph.D., D(ABMM), MLS(ASCP)CMSMCM, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Ind.

2:15 - 4:45 p.m.* | Exhibit and Poster Hall Hours

3:15 - 3:30 p.m. | Travel Awards Presentations

3:45 - 5:15 p.m.* | Poster Presentations & Reception in Exhibit Hall

*Official Exhibit Hours

Monday, May 2

8 - 8:30 a.m. | Continental Breakfast 

8:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. | Session I: Clinical Aspects of Viral Diseases

  • 8:30-9 a.m.: Association Between Enteroviruses and Acute Flaccid Myelitis. 
    • Jannell Routh, M.D., MHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Ga.
  • 9-9:15 a.m.: Discussion.
  • 9:15-9:45 a.m.: Global Challenge of Emerging & Reemerging Viral Infections – A Report from the Tropics. 
    • A. Desiree LaBeaud, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif.
  • 9:45-10 a.m.: Discussion.

10 - 11 a.m.* | Break in Exhibit and Poster Hall

10 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.* | Exhibit and Poster Hall Hours

  • 11:15-11:45 a.m.: Measles Resurgence in the U.S. and Beyond.
    • William Moss, M.D., M.PH., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Md.
  • 11:45 a.m.-12 p.m.: Discussion. 
  • 12-12:30 p.m.: Influenza During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
    • Richard J. Webby, Ph.D., St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. 
  • 12:30-12:45 p.m.: Discussion. 

1 - 2:30 p.m. | Industry & Science Workshops

3 - 4:30 p.m. | Industry & Science Workshops

4:30 - 6 p.m.* | Exhibit and Poster Hall Hours and Poster Presentations & Reception in Exhibit Hall

*Official Exhibit Hours

Tuesday, May 3

8 - 8:30 a.m. | Continental Breakfast 

8:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. | Session II: Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Diseases

  • 8:30-9 a.m.: Laboratory Stewardship of Diagnostic Tests within the Clinical Virology Laboratory.
    • Gregory A. Storch, M.D., Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.
  • 9-9:15 a.m.: Discussion. 
  • 9:15-9:45 a.m.: An Update on Standardization and Harmonization of Molecular Diagnostics. 
    • Angela Caliendo, M.D., Ph.D., Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, R.I. 
  • 9:45-10 a.m.: Discussion. 

10 - 11 a.m.* | Break in Exhibit and Poster Hall

10 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.* | Exhibit and Poster Hall Hours

  • 11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.: Testing Trends and Guidelines for Screening and Monitoring of HIV Infections. 
    • Neil W. Anderson, M.D., Barnes Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo. 
  • 11:45-12 p.m.: Discussion. 
  • 12-12:30 p.m.: Wastewater-based Epidemiology: Public Health Value of Tracking Existing and Emerging Viruses. 
    • Amy E. Kirby, Ph.D., MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Ga. 
  • 12:30-12:45 p.m.: Discussion. 

12:45 - 1:45 p.m. | Lunch in Exhibit Hall

1:15 - 2:45 p.m.* | Poster Presentations

3 - 3:15 p.m. | Marilyn A. Menegus Award Presentation

3:15 - 3:45 p.m. | Late Breaker

  • Mysterious Cases of Acute Hepatitis in Young Children - Could an Adenovirus be the Cause?
    • Adriana E. Kajon, Ph.D., Lovelace Biomedical Research Institute, Albuquerque, NM.

3:45 - 4 p.m. | Break 

4 - 6 p.m. | Philip Hanff Memorial Clinical Case Presentations and Discussion 

Esther Babady, Ph.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y. 
Heba Mostafa, M.B.B.Ch., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, Md.
Marie L. Landry, M.D., Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn. 

9 - 10:30 p.m. | Evening Networking Event 

*Official Exhibit Hours

Wednesday, May 4

8 - 8:30 a.m. | Continental Breakfast 

8:30 - 11:45 a.m. | Session III: Prevention of and Therapy for Viral Infections 

  • 8:30-9 a.m.: Humoral and Cellular Immune Responses to SARS-CoV-2 After Natural Infection and Vaccination.
    • Scott D. Boyd, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. 
  • 9-9:15 a.m.: Discussion.
  • 9:15-9:45 a.m.: CRISPR/Cas Gene Editing as a Strategy for Antiviral Therapy: A Potential Cure for HIV-1. 
    • Howard E. Gendelman, M.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Neb. 
  • 9:45-10 a.m.: Discussion.

10 - 10:15 a.m. | Break 

  • 10:15-10:45 a.m.: Capacity Building Strategies in Dealing with a Global Outbreak of Viral Disease.
    • William A. Fischer II, M.D., University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, N.C.  
  • 10:45-11 a.m.: Discussion. 
  • 11-11:30 a.m.: The Quest for a Safe and Effective RSV Vaccine: Is It Nearly Within Reach? 
    • ‚ÄčSteven M. Varga, Ph.D., University of Iowa Health Care, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa. 
  • 11:30-11:45 a.m.: Discussion. 

11:45 a.m. | Closing Remarks

Continuing Education Information

Attendees of ASM CVS will be able to claim the following types of credit:
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)—AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
  • P.A.C.E.® Effective 2016, all ASM P.A.C.E.® accredited meeting activities must be claimed within 30 days of the presentation.
  • California Clinical Laboratory Personnel.
  • Florida Clinical Laboratory Personnel.
  • Certificate of Participation.
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Program Committee

Richard Hodinka, Ph.D. | Co-Chair               
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pa.

Steven Specter, Ph.D. | Co-Chair
University of South Florida
Morsani College of Medicine     
Tampa, Fla.

Benjamin Pinsky, M.D., Ph.D.    
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto, Calif.

Esther Babady, Ph.D., D(ABMM)    
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, N.Y.

Matthew Binnicker Ph.D.               
Mayo Clinic        
Rochester, Minn.

Ana Maria Cardenas, Ph.D., D(ABMM)
Becton Dickinson & Company (BD)
Sparks, Md.

Jeanne Jordan, Ph.D.    
George Washington University
Washington, D.C.

Kirsten St. George, Ph.D.    
NYSDOH Wadsworth Center
Albany, N.Y.
Melissa Miller, Ph.D., D(ABMM), F(AAM)               
University of North Carolina School of Medicine   
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Rangaraj Selvarangan, BVSc, Ph.D., D(ABMM), FIDSA       
Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics    
Kansas City, Mo.

Frederick Nolte, Ph.D., D(ABMM), F(AAM)    
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, S.C.

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