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American Society for Microbiology, Maryland Branch Ltd. Dinner-Meeting

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 6:00-9:30 PM



  • 6:00-9:30 pm Casual viewing of an ASM Archives exhibit

  • 6:00-7:00 pm Social hour (beer & wine – open bar)

  • 7:00-8:00 pm  Dinner

  • 8:00-8:15 pm Business meeting

  • 8:15-9:15 pm Speaker presentation

Prosthetic Joint Infection

Presented by

Robin Patel


Chair, Division of Clinical Microbiology 

College of Medicine and Science, 

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


2019-2020 President of the American

Society for Microbiology

Dr. Patel leads Mayo Clinic's Infectious Diseases Lab, which     focuses on microbial biofilms and antibacterial resistance.  The lab is working to understand mechanisms of biofilm formation, and devise and evaluate new diagnostics and therapeutics for biofilm-associated infections such as wound and device-related infections, including endocarditis and prosthetic joint and catheter-associated infections.  The lab evaluates new antibacterial agents in vitro and in vivo, and new diagnostic approaches that address our antibacterial resistance crisis.


University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, 7th Floor

1000 Hilltop Cir, Baltimore, MD 21250

Meeting Sponsors:

  >  Allergan, Inc., Madison, NJ (

  >  Karius, Inc., Redwood CA (

  >  Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine


Dinner also includes:

Open Bar (Beer and Wine)!


House Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Green Beans sautéed with Shallots, & Garlic

Rotisserie Potatoes

PLEASE REGISTER OR RSVP By 5 PM, October 17, 2019


We have to give the exact number of dinners to the caterer.

You will be responsible for the payment.

Payment Methods:

  1. Credit card: visit the Branch website and go to Announcements and Meetings and click the PayPal link to enter credit card information as a guest or use your existing account


  1. Mail a check made out to ASM, MD Branch Ltd. to :

Richard Pfeltz

Secretary, ASM MD Branch

9 Windmill Chase Apt F

Sparks, MD 21152-9037



Email the Branch at, OR

Call Branch Secretary Richard Pfeltz (cell 410-967-7215) 

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