Fall Meeting: October 18, 2018

"Plasmid Encoded AmpC/Emerging antibiotic resistance in P. aeruginosa as seen in Cystic Fibrosis patients"

Nancy D. Hanson, PhD

Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology, Director, Center for Research in Anti-Infectives and Biotechnology

Creighton University School of Medicine

“Gut Microbiome at the Interface of Health and Disease”

Purna Kashyap, M.B.B.S.

Gastroenterology Research, Mayo Clinic Rochester

Winter/Spring Meeting: February 8, 2018

"Zoonotic Gram negatives: in your backyard, and possibly in your milk!" 

Maureen Sullivan, MPH

Supervisor, Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit, Minnesota Department of Health

Tory Whitten, MPH

Senior Epidemiologist, Zoonotic Disease Unit, Minnesota Department of Health ​

“Emergence of Candida auris: The First Fungal Superbug” 

​Raj Mody, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Prevention and Control Unit, Minnesota Department of Health

Fall Meeting: October 12, 2017

"All New Creepy Crawly Cases in Parasitology"

Bobbi Pritt, MD, MSc, DTM&H

Director, Clinical Parasitology Laboratory, Mayo Clinic

Sponsored by BioFire Diagnostics

“Stories from the Lab-FilmArray’s Impact on Patient Outcomes”

Ericka Eve, MS, MT(ASCP)

Field Application Support, BioFire Diagnostics, LLC

Winter/Spring meeting: February 23, 2017


“From A(edes) to Z(ika) and Everything In Between”

Elitza S. Theel, Ph.D., D(ABMM)
Director, Infectious Diseases Serology Laboratory

Co-Director, Vector-borne Diseases Laboratory Services
Division of Clinical Microbiology, Mayo Clinic


“Bacteriophage/Antibiotic Combinations: Promising Future Therapy for Device-Related Biofilms?”

Anne Marie Leuck, MD

University of Minnesota Assistant Professor: Medicine / Infectious Diseases


Fall meeting: October 27, 2016


“Current Challenges and Future Solutions in Susceptibility Testing”

Patricia J. Simner PhD, D(ABMM)

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Director of Bacteriology and Parasitology, Division of Medical Microbiology

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Department of Pathology, Division of Medical Microbiology


“Antibiotic Stewardship and One Health: Acting together to keep antibiotics working in Minnesota”

Amanda Beaudoin DVM, PhD, DACVPM

Director, One Health Antibiotic Stewardship

Minnesota Department of Health


Spring meeting: May 12, 2016


“Zika Virus”

Stacy Holzbauer, DVM, MPH

MN Department of Health

Elizabeth Schiffman, MPH, MA

MN Department of Health


“The Microbiome and Treatment of Severe GI Diseases”

Dr. Michael Sadowsky

BioTechnology Institute and the University of Minnesota