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: Live at ASM Microbe—June 15, 2024

This live, in-person continuation of the long-running monthly Clinical Microbiology Virtual Club will cover an article on antibiotic therapy for diabetic foot infections. ASM Microbe registration required. Add the session to your ASM Microbe itinerary.



  • Emily Snavely, Ph.D., D(ABMM), Associate Director of Clinical Microbiology, Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of Virginia Health System.


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

Discussion Panel

  • Ahmed Babiker, M.B.B.S., M.Sc., Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, and Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine.

  • Michael Majors, MLS(ASCP)CM, SM(ASCP)CM, Clinical Microbiology Medical Laboratory Scientist Lead, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Washington School of Medicine.

  • Amy Mathers, M.D., D(ABMM), Associate Director of Clinical Microbiology, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Medical Director Antimicrobial Stewardship, University of Virginia Health System.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Each 2023 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.

Please note that CEs will no longer be offered starting with the 2024 sessions. CEs for the 2023 sessions are available until the session expires.

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.


Contact Information

Nicole Jackson,