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145 - The State of the Society

Release Date: June 28, 2016
Expiration Date: June 27, 2017

This activity is jointly provided by The France Foundation and the American Society for Microbiology

ASM Microbe 2016 is designed to meet the needs of professionals in the field of microbiology, particularly clinical microbiologists, pathologists, researchers, pharmacists, physicians, and other health care professionals; cutting across all disciplines of microbiology. Current trends will be covered regarding:
• Applied and Environmental Science
• Clinical Science and Epidemiology
• Ecological and Evolutionary Science
• Host-Microbe Biology
• Molecular Biology and Physiology
• Therapeutics and Prevention
• Profession of Microbiology

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The France Foundation and the American Society for Microbiology. The France Foundation is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The France Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 40.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Medical Association (AMA) has determined that physicians not licensed in the U.S. who participate in this CME activity are eligible AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support TFF and ASM require that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TFF and ASM resolve all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all their educational programs. Furthermore, TFF and ASM seek to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME/CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis TFF and ASM are committed to providing learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.

TFF and ASM require CME faculty (speakers) to disclose when products or procedures being discussed are off label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational, and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary, or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Faculty in this activity may discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of US Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. TFF and ASM do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. If you have questions, contact the Medical Affairs Department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.

ASM Microbe 2016 showcases some of the best microbial science in the world, providing a one-of-a-kind forum to explore the complete spectrum of microbiology from basic science to translational, applied, and clinical research. The meeting will be of interest to basic and applied researchers, clinical microbiologists, and infectious diseases practitioners.
Upon completion of ASM Microbe 2016, attendees should be able to:

• Discuss key updates in the areas of cellular, environmental, ecological, and evolutionary microbiology, microbial pathogenesis, and infectious diseases, applied and clinical microbiology, pharmacology, and microbiology education.
• Recognize and interpret new information regarding physiology, genetics, ecology, evolution, cell biology, and antimicrobial resistance of microbes.
• Synthesize new data on the roles of microbes in the environment, industrial and food science, health, and disease.
• Recognize new therapeutics and prevention strategies for infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance.
• Use new technologies, practices, and developments to improve epidemiology, research studies, and clinical practice.
• Promote multi-disciplinary dialogue and collaboration among clinicians and investigators.

The primary purpose of the sessions at ASM Microbe 2016 is education. Information presented, as well as publications, technologies, products, and/or services discussed, are intended to inform you about the knowledge, techniques, and experiences of professionals who are willing to share such information with colleagues. A diversity of professional opinions exists and the views of the faculty are offered solely for educational purposes. Faculty's views neither represent those of ASM or TFF nor constitute endorsement by either association. ASM and TFF disclaim any and all liabilities for damages to any individual attending ASM Microbe 2016 and for all claims which may result from the use of this information, publications, technologies, products, and/or services at ASM Microbe 2016

Program Committee Disclosures:
Microbe 2016 Master Disclosure List

If you have questions about this educational activity, please contact The France Foundation at 860-434-1650