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: Antibiograms—Feb. 14, 2023

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the benefits and challenges of creating an antibiogram that incorporates more geographic coverage than a specific hospital group (e.g. communitywide, statewide).
  • Evaluate whether your institution or lab could implement or use a method like an “escalation antibiogram” that provides additional information beyond the standard % susceptible to an antibiotic.
  • Discuss other novel applications of antibiograms in the context of the new CLSI guidelines or other clinical opportunities that may exist for this type of data.


Supplemental Article


  • Angela Ma, Ph.D., CPEP Medical and Public Health Microbiology Fellow at ARUP Laboratories.
  • Mimi Precit, Ph.D., D(ABMM), M(ASCP)CM, Regional Director of Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics, Providence Health and Services, Oregon Region.


  • Richard Davis, Ph.D., D(ABMM), MLS(ASCP)CM, Regional Director of Microbiology, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital.

Discussion Panel

  • Betsy Hirsch, Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, Associate Professor, Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy.
  • Matthew Pettengill, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Director of Clinical Microbiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University.
  • Patricia (Trish) Simner, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Director of the Medical Bacteriology and Infectious Disease Sequencing Laboratories, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Associate Professor of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University.

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:


Source: Illumina
Luminex, A DiaSorin Company

Source: Luminex, A DiaSorin Company
Roche Diagnostics

Source: Roche Diagnostics

Contact Information

Nicole Jackson,