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.

Next Session: Oct. 10, 2023—What's New in Nontuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM) Testing?

Learning Objectives

  • TBD.



  • JR Caldera, Ph.D., MLS(ASCP), CPEP Clinical and Public Health Microbiology Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Logan Patterson, Ph.D., CPEP Clinical and Public Health Microbiology Fellow, University of North Carolina.    


  • Tam Van, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Technical Director, Microbiology, Kaiser Permanente.

Discussion Panel

  • Shom Dasgupta-Tsinikas, M.D., Senior Physician and Medical Director, Tuberculosis Control Program, Los Angeles County Department of Health.
  • Nicole Parrish, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Associate Director, Mycobacteriology, Johns Hopkins Hospital Medical.
  • Salika Shakir, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Medical Director, Microbial Amplified Detection, AFB Laboratory, ARUP Laboratories, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine. 

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:

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Source: Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Source: Illumina
Luminex, A DiaSorin Company

Source: Luminex, A DiaSorin Company
Roche Diagnostics

Source: Roche Diagnostics

Contact Information

Nicole Jackson,