Join clinical microbiology laboratory directors in discussing recent journal articles in clinical microbiology. Each month, a group of presenters will discuss 1-2 articles in depth. Journal clubs are held every second Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. ET. 

This activity is free to ASM members. Join or renew now!

Next Session: Monkeypox—October 11, 2022

Learning Objectives

  • To discuss the changes in epidemiology, the clinical presentation of monkeypox, and update on the current epidemic.
  • To discuss the diagnostic testing of monkeypox including testing from the different sample types, and gap in the diagnostic testing.
  • To summarize lessons learned from this epidemic.



  • Benjamin Bradley, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor (Clinical), University of Utah School of Medicine, Medical Director, Virology and Molecular Infectious Diseases, ARUP Laboratories.
  • Masako Mizusawa, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., Director, Microbiology Laboratory, Monmouth Medical Center.


  • Jin Prasidthrathsint, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases, University of Iowa.

Discussion Panel

  • Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Director of Clinical Virology, Mayo Clinic.
  • Nicole Green, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Laboratory Director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
  • Prathit Kulkarni, M.D., Assistant Chief of Medicine, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center.
  • Jeffery Meier, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine-Infectious Diseases, University of Iowa.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Each presentation is approved for 1.0 P.A.C.E.® credit. ASM is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. All presentations are recognized by the California Department of Health and Florida Department of Health and qualify for California and Florida CE credit toward license renewal. CE credits are available for a $10 fee and can only be claimed by the learner. Learners can add this fee to their cart by visiting the individual session pages. CEs cannot be purchased from the series page.

Want To Present or Join the Discussion?

ASM is looking for experts in the clinical laboratory to present and discuss relevant journal articles for its Clinical Microbiology Virtual Journal Club.


  • 1 session commitment (1 hour).
  • 2 -5 hours per session.

Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Presenter:
    • Coordinate with the session coordinator to find a recent journal article on clinical microbiology (preferably open access or ASM).
    • Create a 15-minute (max) presentation on the confirmed article.
    • Present during the live session held on the second Tuesday of the month.
  • Discussion Panelist:
    • Read the 2 articles confirmed for the session you are assigned.
    • Participate in the live discussion on the second Tuesday of the month.


  • ASM membership required.
  • Preferred: a subject-matter expert in a clinical or public health lab, a laboratory director or a laboratory fellow.


Missed a past virtual journal club? Catch up by watching recordings on ASM Events Online.

Supported in part through educational grants from:

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. logo
Source: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Source: Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

DiaSorin Logo
Source: DiaSorin Molecular

Luminex logo
Source: Luminex, A DiaSorin Company

Quest Diagnostics logo
Source: Quest Diagnostics


Contact Information

Nicole Jackson,