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 at 2 p.m. EST. 

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Rapid Susceptibility Testing From Positive Blood Cultures and Its Role in Antimicrobial Stewardship—April 13, 2021


  • Savage TJ, Rao S, Joerger J, Ozonoff A, McAdam AJ, Sandora TJ. Predictive value of direct disk diffusion testing from positive blood cultures in a children's hospital and its utility in antimicrobial stewardship. J Clin Microbiol. 2021 Mar 10:JCM.02445-20. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02445-20. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33692138.
  • Robinson ED, Stilwell A, Attai AE, Donohue LE, Shah MD, Hill BK, Elliott ZS, Poulter M, Brewster F, Cox HL, Mathers AJ. Implementation of a Rapid Phenotypic Susceptibility Platform for Gram-Negative Bloodstream Infections with Paired Antimicrobial Stewardship Intervention: Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze? Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Feb 13:ciab126. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciab126. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33580233.


  • J. Kristie Johnson, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Professor of Pathology, University of Maryland School of Medicine and Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology, University of Maryland Medical Center.

  • Emily Snavely, Ph.D., CPEP Medical and Public Health Microbiology Fellow, ARUP Laboratories.


  • Morgan Pence, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Director, Clinical and Molecular Microbiology, Cook Children's Medical Center.

Discussion Panel

  • Jennifer Dien Bard, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Director, Microbiology and Virology, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Associate Professor of Pathology (Clinical Scholar), Department of Pathology, Keck School of Medicine, University Southern California. 
  • Stephanie Mitchell, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Director, Medical Affairs, Cepheid and Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh. 
  • James Sanders, Ph.D., Pharm.D., BCIDP, AAHIVP, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.

Next Session

May 11, 2021

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