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Awards:

  • ASM Graduate Microbiology Teaching Award
  • Award for Research in Clinical Microbiology
  • DuPont Industrial Bioscience Award in Applied and Environmental Microbiology
  • Eli Lilly and Company-Elanco Research Award
  • Diagnostic Young Investigator Award
  • Hardy Diagnostics ABMM/ABMLI Professional Recognition Award
  • Irving S. Sigal Memorial Awards
  • Joseph Public Health Award
  • Maurice Hilleman Award
  • Promega Biotechnology Research Award
  • Raymond W. Sarber Awards
  • Sonnenwirth Award for Leadership in Clinical Microbiology
  • USFCC/J. Roger Porter Award
  • Young Investigator Awards

List of ASM (formerly SAB) General Meetings 1899-201; ASM Microbe Meeting 2016-Present

(in 2016, General Meeting and ICAAC were combined into "ASM Microbe" Meeting)

Year

Dates of 
General Meeting

Meeting Location 

 President  & Affiliation

1899

Dec 27-29

New Haven, CT

MEETING PROGRAM

Organizational Meeting

 

1900

Dec 27-28

Baltimore, MD

MEETING PROGRAM

Presidential Address

Sedgwick, William Thompson

(1855-1921)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Boston, MA

1901

Dec 30 -

Jan 1, 1902

Chicago,  IL

MEETING PROGRAM

 

William H. Welch 

(1850-1934)

Johns Hopkins University Medical School

Baltimore, MD

 

1902

Dec 30-31

Washington, DC

Herbert William Conn

(1859-1917)

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT

 

1903

Dec 29-30

Philadelphia, PA

Presidential Address

Theobald Smith

(1859-1934)

Harvard Medical School;

Massachusetts State Board of Health

Boston, MA

 

1904

Dec 27-28

Philadelphia, PA

Frederick George Novy

(1864-1957)

University of Michigan Medical School

Ann Arbor, MI

 

1905

Dec 28-29

Ann Arbor, MI

Edwin Oakes Jordan

(1866-1936)

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

1906

Dec 27-29

New York, NY

Erwin Frink Smith

(1854-1927)

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Washington, DC

1907

Dec 31-

Jan 2, 1908

Chicago, IL

James Carroll

(1854-1907)

Columbian University

(George Washington University)

Washington, DC

1908

Dec 29-31

Baltimore, MD

Harry Luman Russell

(1866-1954)

University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI

1909

Dec 28-30

Boston, MA

Joseph James Kinyoun

(1860-1919)

George Washington Medical School

Washington, DC

1910

Dec 28-30

Ithaca, NY

Veranus Alva Moore

(1859-1931)

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

1911

Dec 27-29

Washington, DC

Presidential Address

Frederick Poole Gorham

(1871-1933)

Brown University

Providence, RI

1912

Dec 31-

Jan 2, 1913

New York, NY

William Hallock Park

(1863-1939)   

New York Department of Health;

New York University

New York, NY

1913

Dec 31-

Jan 2, 1914

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Charles-Edward Amory Winslow

(1877-1957)   

Yale University

New Haven, CT

1914

Dec 29-

Jan 1, 1915

Philadelphia, PA

Charles Edward Marshall

(1866-1927)

Massachusetts Agricultural College

Amherst, MA 

1915

Dec 28-30

Urbana, IL

David Hendricks Bergey

(1860-1937)

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

1916

Dec 27-29

New Haven, CT

Thomas Jonathan Burrill

(1839-1916)

University of Illinois

Urbana, IL

1917

Dec 27-29

Washington, DC

Leo Frederick Rettger

(1874-1954)

Yale University

New Haven, CT

1918

Dec 27-28

Baltimore, MD

Robert Earle Buchanan

(1883-1973)

Iowa State University

Ames, IA

1919

Dec 29-31

Boston, MA

Samuel Cate Prescott

(1872-1962)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Boston, MA

1920

Dec 28-30

Chicago, IL

Charles Krumwiede, Jr.

(1879-1930)

New York University and

Bellevue Hospital Medical College

New York, NY

1921

Dec 27-29

Philadelphia, PA

Frank Charles Harrison

(1871-1952)

MacDonald College,

McGill University

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

1922

Dec 28-30

Detroit, MI

Lore Alford Rogers

(1875-1975)

Bureau of Dairy Industry,

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Washington, DC

1923

Dec 27-29

New Haven, CT

Edwin George Hastings

(1872-1953)

University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI

1924

Dec 29-31

Washington, DC

Arthur Parker Hitchens

(1877-1949)

U.S. Army Medical Corps

Washington, DC 

1925

Dec 29-31

Madison, WI

Norman MacLeod Harris

(1870-1953)

Laboratory of Hygiene,

Department of Health

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

1926

Dec 28-30

Philadelphia, PA

Hans Zinsser

(1878-1940)

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

1927

Dec 28-30

Rochester, NY

Robert Stanley Breed

(1877-1956)

New York State Agricultural Experiment Station

Geneva, NY

1928

Dec 27-29

Richmond, VA

Alice Catherine Evans

(1881-1975)

U.S. Public Health Service

Washington, DC

1929

Dec 30-

Jan 1, 1930

Ames, IA

Ludvig Hektoen

(1863-1951)

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

1930

Dec 29-31

Boston, MA

Stanhope Bayne-Jones

(1888-1970)

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

1931

Dec 28-30

Baltimore, MD

James Howard Brown

(1884-1956)

Johns Hopkins University Medical School

Baltimore, MD

1932

Dec 28-30

Ann Arbor, MI

Edwin Broun Fred

(1887-1981)

University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI

1933

Dec 27-29

Philadelphia, PA

William Mansfield Clark

(1884-1964)

Johns Hopkins University Medical School

Baltimore, MD

 

1934

Dec 27-29

Chicago, IL

Milton Joseph Rosenau

(1869-1946)

Harvard School of Public Health

Boston, MA

1935

Dec 26-28

New York, NY

Karl Friedrich Meyer

(1884-1974)

University of California

Berkeley, CA and

San Francisco, CA

1936

Dec 28-30

Indianapolis, IN

Thomas Milton Rivers

(1888-1962)

Rockefeller Institute

New York, NY

1937

Dec 28-30

Washington, DC

James Morgan Sherman

(1890-1956)

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

1938

Aug 30-Sep 1

San Francisco, CA

Paul Franklin Clark

(1882-1983)

University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI

1939

Dec 28-30

New Haven, CT           

Arthur Trautwein Henrici

(1889-1943)

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

1940

Dec 27-29

St. Louis, MO

Charles Thom

(1872-1956)

Division of Soil Microbiology,

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Washington, DC

1941

Dec 29-31

Baltimore, MD

Oswald Theodore Avery

(1877-1955)

Rockefeller Institute

New York, NY

1942

Dec 28-30

[meeting canceled]

Columbus, OH

[meeting canceled]

Selman Abraham Waksman

(1888-1973)

Rutgers University

New Brunswick, NJ

1943

No meeting

scheduled

No meeting

scheduled

Rebecca Craighill Lancefield

(1895-1981)

Rockefeller Institute

New York, NY

1944

May 3-5

New York, NY

Ira Lawrence Baldwin

(1895-1999)

University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI

1945

May 22-25

[meeting canceled]

Detroit, MI

[meeting canceled]

Stuart Mudd

(1893-1975)

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

1946

May 13-16

Detroit, MI

James Craigie

(1899-1976)

Connaught Laboratories

University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1947

May 13-16

Philadelphia, PA

Thomas Francis, Jr.

(1900-1969)

University of Michigan School of Public Health

Ann Arbor, MI 

1948

May 10-14

Minneapolis, MN

Harold Joel Conn

(1886-1975)

New York State Agriculture Experiment Station

Geneva, NY

1949

May 17-20

Cincinnati, OH

William McDowell Hammon

(1904-1989)

School of Public Health and

Hooper Foundation

University of California

San Francisco, CA

1950

May 14-18

50th Anniversary of SAB - Chronicles of the Society of American Bacteriologists 1899-1950

Baltimore, MD

Barnett Cohen

(1891-1952)

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Baltimore, MD

1951

May 27-31

Chicago, IL

Walter James Nungester

(1901-1985)

University of Michigan Medical School

Ann Arbor, MI

1952

Apr 27-May 1

Boston, MA

Rene Jules Dubos

(1901-1976)

Rockefeller Institute

New York, NY

1953

Aug 10-14

San Francisco, CA

Gail Monroe Dack

(1901-1976)

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

1954

May 2-7

Pittsburgh, PA

Cornelius Bernard van Niel

(1897-1985)

Hopkins Marine Station

Stanford University

Pacific Grove, CA

1955

May 8-12

New York, NY

Halvor Orin Halvorson

(1897-1975)

University of Illinois

Urbana, IL

1956

Apr 29-May 3

Houston, TX

Charles Arthur Stuart

(1893-1962)

Brown University

Providence, RI

1957

Apr 28-May 2

Detroit, MI

Perry William Wilson

(1902-1981)

University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI

1958

Apr 27-May 1

Chicago, IL

Harry Eagle

(1905-1992)

U.S. Public Health Service

Washington, DC

1959

May 10-14

St. Louis, MO

Philip Rarick Edwards

(1901-1966)

Communicable Disease Center

U.S. Public Health Service

Atlanta, GA

1960

May 1-5

Philadelphia, PA

Charles Albert Evans

(1912-

University of Washington

Seattle, WA

1961

Apr 23-27

Chicago, IL

Herald Rea Cox

(1907-1986)

Lederle Laboratories

Pearl River, NY

1962

May 6-10

Kansas City, MO

John Edward Blair

(1899-1980)

Hospital for Joint Diseases

New York, NY

1963

May 5-9

Cleveland, OH

Robert Lyman Starkey

(1899-1991)

Rutgers University

New Brunswick, NJ

1964

May 3-7

Washington, DC

John Roger Porter

(1909-1979)

University of Iowa Medical School

Iowa City, IA

1965

Apr 25-29

Atlantic City, NJ

Orville Wyss

(1912-1993)

University of Texas

Austin, TX

1966

May 1-5

Los Angeles, CA

Riley Dee Housewright

(1913-2003)

U.S. Army Biological Laboratories

Frederick, MD

1967

Apr 30-May 4

New York, NY

William Bowen Sarles

(1906-1987)

University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI

1968

May 5-10

Detroit, MI

Salvador Edward Luria

(1912-1991)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Boston, MA

1969

May 4-9

Miami Beach, FL

Dennis Wallace Watson

(1914-    )

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

1970

Apr 26-May 1

Boston, MA

Edwin Michael Foster

(1917-

University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI

1971

May 2-7

Minneapolis, MN

Robert Edward Hungate

(1906-2004)

University of California

Davis, CA

1972

Apr 23-28

Philadelphia, PA

Morris Frank Shaffer

(1910-1993)

Tulane University School of Medicine

New Orleans, LA

1973

May 6-11

Miami Beach, FL

Robert George Everett Murray

(1919-    )

University of Western Ontario

London, Ontario, Canada

1974

May 12-17

Chicago, IL

Linzy Leon Campbell

(1927-    )

University of Delaware

Newark, DE

 

1975

Apr 27-May 2

New York, NY

Philipp Gerhardt

(1921-2008)

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

1976

May 2-7

Atlantic City, NJ

Helen Riaboff Whiteley

(1921-1990)

University of Washington

Seattle, WA

1977

May 8-13

New Orleans, LA

Harlyn Odell Halvorson

(1925-2008)

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA

1978

May 14-19

Las Vegas, NV

Aaron Frederick Rasmussen, Jr.

(1915-1984)

School of Medicine,

University of California

Los Angeles, CA

1979

May 4-11

Los Angeles, CA 
(May 4-8) and

Honolulu, HI

(May 8-11) with the  U.S.-Japan Intersociety Microbiology Congress

Edwin Herman Lennette

(1908-2000)

California State Department of Health

Berkeley, CA

1980

May 11-16

Miami Beach, FL

Willis Avery Wood

(1921-    )

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

1981

Mar 1-6

Dallas, TX

Albert Balows

(1921-2006)

Centers for Disease Control

Atlanta, GA

1982

Mar 7-12

Atlanta, GA

Frederick Neidhardt

(1931-    )

University of Michigan School of Medicine

Ann Arbor, MI

1983

Mar 6-11

New Orleans, LA

John Charles Sherris

(1921-    )

University of Washington

Seattle, WA

1984

Mar 4-9

St. Louis, MO

Robert Pierce Williams

(1920-1993)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

1985

Mar 3-8

Las Vegas, NV

Rita Rossi Colwell

(1934-    )

University of Maryland

College Park, MD

1986

Mar 23-28

Washington, DC

Moselio Schaechter

(1928-    )

Tufts University School of Medicine

Boston, MA

1987

Mar 1-6

Atlanta, GA

Jean E. Brenchley

(1944-    )

Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA

1988

May 8-13

Miami Beach, FL

Barbara H. Iglewski

(1938-    )

University of Rochester Medical Center

Rochester, NY

1989

May 14-19

New Orleans, LA

Alice S. Huang

(1939-    )

Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital

Boston, MA

1990

May 13-17

Anaheim, CA

Walter R. Dowdle

(1930-    )

Centers for Disease Control

Atlanta, GA

1991

May 5-9

Dallas, TX

Joan W. Bennett

(1942-    )

Tulane University

New Orleans, LA

1992

May 26-30

New Orleans, LA

Richard L. Crowell

(1930-    )

Hahnemann University School of Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

1993

May 16-20

Atlanta, GA

John Ingraham

(1924-    )

University of California

Davis, CA

1994

May 22-26

Las Vegas, NV

Gail H. Cassell

(1946-    )

University of Alabama

Birmingham, AL

1995

May 21-25

Washington, DC

David Schlessinger

(1936-    )

Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis, MO

1996

May 19-23

New Orleans, LA

Carol A. Nacy

(1948-    )

EntreMed, Inc.

Rockville, MD

1997

May 4-8

Miami Beach, FL

Kenneth I. Berns

(1938-    )

Cornell University Medical College

New York, NY

1998

May 17-21

Atlanta, GA

Stanley Falkow

(1934-    )

Stanford University School of Medicine

Palo Alto, CA

1999

May 30-Jun 3

Chicago, IL

Stuart Levy

(1938-    )

Tufts University School of Medicine

Boston, MA

2000

May 21-25

Los Angeles, CA

Julian Davies

(1932-    )

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

2001

May 20-24

Orlando, FL

Martha Howe

(1945-    )

University of Tennessee

Memphis, TN

2002

May 19-23

Salt Lake City UT

Abigail Salyers

(   )

University of Illinois

Urbana, IL

2003

May 18-22

Washington, DC

Ronald Atlas

(1946-    )

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

2004

May 23-27

New Orleans, LA

Thomas E. Shenk

(1947-    )

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

2005

Jun 5-9

Atlanta, GA

James Tiedje

(1942-    )

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

2006

May 21-25

Orlando, FL

Stanley Maloy

(1953-    )

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

2007

May 21-25

Toronto, Ontario,

Canada

Diane E. Griffin

(1940-    )

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Baltimore, MD

2008

Jun 1-5

Boston, MA

Clifford W. Houston

(1949-    )

University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, TX

2009

May 17-21

Philadelphia, PA

Alison D. O'Brien

(1947-    )

Uniformed Services University

of the Health Sciences

Bethesda, MD

 

2010

May 23-27

San Diego, CA

Meeting Program 2010

Roberto Kolter

(    )

Harvard University

Boston, MA

2011

May 21-24

New Orleans, LA

Meeting Program 2011

Bonnie Bassler

(    )

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

2012

Jun 16-19

San Francisco, CA

Meeting Program 2012

David C. Hooper

(    )

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

2013

May 17-20

Denver, CO

Meeting Program 2013

Jeffery F. Miller

(    )

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

2014

May 18-21

Boston, MA

Meeting Program 2014

Meeting Abstracts

Jeffery F. Miller

(    )

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

2015

May 30-June 2

New Orleans, LA

Meeting Program 2015

Meeting Abstracts

Timothy Donohue

(    )

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, WI

 

 

2016

June 16-20

**Starting in 2016, General Meeting and ICAAC were combined into one meeting - "ASM Microbe"

Boston, MA

Meeting Program 2016

Meeting Abstracts - Oral Presentations

Meeting Abstracts - Poster Presentations

Lynn Enquist

(    )

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

 

2017

June 1-5, 2017

New Orleans, LA

Meeting Materials

Susan E. Sharp

(    )

Kaiser Permanente

Portland, OR

 

List of Dates and Locations for The Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) 1961-2015

Since 1961, the American Society for Microbiology has been sponsoring the annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC).  A list of meeting dates and locations is below. 

For the 50th Anniversary of the meeting in 2010, ASM produced 50 Years of ICAAC 1961-2010, a publication tracing the evolution and growth of ICAAC and the changes in science during this period.  

For information on ICAAC materials available in the Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives, contact the ASM Archivist

**Starting in 2016, General Meeting and ICAAC were combined into one meeting - "ASM Microbe"  For information on post-2015 meetings, click here. 

 

Year

Dates

Location

1st ICAAC  - 1961

Oct 31-Nov 2

New York, NY

2nd ICAAC - 1962

Oct 31-Nov 2

Chicago, IL

3rd ICAAC - 1963

Oct 28-30

Washington, DC

4th ICAAC - 1964

Oct 26-28

New York, NY

5th ICAAC - 1965

with 4th International Congress of Chemotherapy

 

Oct 17-21

Washington, DC

6th ICAAC - 1966

Oct 26-28

Philadelphia, PA

7th ICAAC - 1967

Oct 25-27

Chicago, IL

8th ICAAC - 1968

Oct 21-23

New York, NY

9th ICAAC - 1969

Oct 27-29

Washington, DC

10th ICAAC - 1970

Oct 18-21

Chicago, IL

11th ICAAC - 1971

Oct 19-22

Atlantic City, NJ

12th ICAAC - 1972

Sep 26-29

Atlantic City, NJ

13th ICAAC - 1973

Sep 19-21

Washington, DC

14th ICAAC - 1974

Sep 11-13       

San Francisco, CA

15th ICAAC - 1975

Sep 24-26                               

Washington, DC

16th ICAAC - 1976

Oct 27-29

Chicago, IL

17th ICAAC - 1977

Oct 12-14       

New York, NY

18th ICAAC - 1978

Oct 1-4                                   

Atlanta, GA

19th ICAAC - 1979

with 11th International Congress of Chemotherapy

 

Oct 1-5           

Boston, MA

20th ICAAC - 1980

Sep 22-24

New Orleans, LA

21st ICAAC - 1981

Nov 4-6

Chicago, IL

22nd ICAAC - 1982

Oct 4-6

Miami Beach, FL

23rd ICAAC - 1983

Oct 24-26

Las Vegas, NV

24th ICAAC - 1984

Oct 8-10

Washington, DC

25th ICAAC - 1985

Sep 29-Oct 2  

Minneapolis, MN

26th ICAAC - 1986

Sep 28-Oct 1

New Orleans, LA

27th ICAAC - 1987

Oct 4-7

New York, NY

28th ICAAC - 1988

Oct 23-26       

Los Angeles, CA

29th ICAAC - 1989

Sep 17-20       

Houston, TX

30th ICAAC - 1990

Oct 21-24

Atlanta, GA

31st ICAAC - 1991

Sep 29-Oct 2

Chicago, IL

32nd ICAAC - 1992

Oct 11-14

Anaheim, CA

33rd  ICAAC - 1993

Oct 17-20

New Orleans, LA

34th  ICAAC - 1994

Oct 4-7

Orlando, FL

35th  ICAAC - 1995

Sep 17-20

San Francisco, CA

36th ICAAC - 1996

Sep 15-18       

New Orleans, LA

37th ICAAC - 1997

Sep 28-Oct 1

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

38th ICAAC - 1998

Sep 24-27

San Diego, CA

39th ICAAC - 1999

Sep 26-29

San Francisco, CA

40th ICAAC - 2000

Sep 17-20

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

41st ICAAC - 2001

postponed from September to December 2001 due to the

September 11 attacks

 

Dec 16-19

 

Chicago, IL

42nd ICAAC - 2002

Sep 27-30       

San Diego, CA

43rd ICAAC - 2003

Sep 14-17

Chicago, IL

44th ICAAC - 2004

Oct 30-Nov 2 

Washington, DC

45th ICAAC - 2005

postponed from September to December 2005 and location changed from New Orleans to Washington, DC due to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans

 

Dec 16-19

Washington, DC

46th ICAAC - 2006

Sep 27-30

San Francisco, CA

47th ICAAC - 2007

Sep 17-20

Chicago, IL

48th ICAAC - 2008

with Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

 

Oct 25-28

Washington, DC

49th ICAAC - 2009

Sep 12-15

San Francisco, CA

50th ICAAC - 2010

Sep 12-15

Boston, MA

51st ICAAC - 2011

Meeting Program

Sep 17-20

Chicago, IL

52nd ICAAC - 2012

MEETING PROGRAM

Sep 9-12

San Francisco, CA

53rd ICAAC - 2013

MEETING PROGRAM

Sep 10-13

Denver, CO

54th ICAAC - 2014

MEETING PROGRAM

Sep 5-9

Washington, DC

55th ICAAC - 2015

with International Society of Chemotherapy (ISC)’s International Congress of Chemotherapy and Infection (ICC) for the joint ICAAC/ICC 2015 meeting

MEETING PROGRAM

Sep 17-21

San Diego, CA

**Starting in 2016, General Meeting and ICAAC were combined into one meeting - "ASM Microbe"  For information on post-2015 meetings, go to General Meetings

List of Dates and Locations of ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meetings

The American Society for Microbiology sponsors the annual ASM Biothreats Meeting (formerly known as ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting) as a forum for the discussion of new data from the research of microbiological sciences related to biodefense and bioterrorism, the latest information on preventative modalities, therapeutics, and clinical diagnoses related to biothreat agents, and the most recent trends in the management and planning of biodefense programs.  A list of meeting dates and locations is below.    

For information on the Center for the History of Microbiology/ASM Archives Biological Warfare Collection, click here: Biological Warfare Collection or contact the Archivist, Jeff Karr


2018

The 2018 ASM Biothreats Meeting was held

February 12-14, 2018 in Baltimore, MD


2017

The 2017 ASM Biothreats Meeting** was held

February 6–8, 2017 in Washington, DC


2016

The 14th Annual ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting was held

February 8-10, 2016 in Arlington, VA


2015

The 13th Annual ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting was held

February 9-11, 2015 in Washington, DC


2014

The 12th Annual ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting was held

January 27-29, 2014 in Washington, DC


2013

The 11th Annual ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting was held

February 25-27, 2013 in Washington, DC


2012

The 10th Annual ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting was held

February 26-29, 2012 in Washington, DC


2011

The 9th Annual ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting was held

February 6-9, 2011 in Washington, DC


2010

The 8th Annual ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting was held

February 21-24, 2010 in Baltimore, MD


2009

The 7th Annual ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting was held

February 22-25, 2009 in Baltimore, MD


2008

The 6th Annual ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting was held

February 24-27, 2008 in Baltimore, MD


2007

The 5th Annual ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting was held

February 27-March 2, 2007 in Washington, DC


2006

The 4th Annual ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting was held

February 15-18, 2006 in Washington, DC


2005

The 3rd Annual ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting was held

March 20-23, 2005 in Baltimore, MD


2004

The 2nd Annual ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting was held

March 7-10, 2004 in Baltimore, MD


2003

The 1st Annual ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting was held

March 9-12, 2003 in Baltimore, MD 

PRESIDENTS OF THE SOCIETY (1899-PRESENT)

Presidents of the Society (1899-Present)
1899                 [William T. Sedgwick was asked to preside at the first meeting]
1900                 Sedgwick, William Thompson
1901                 William Henry Welch
1902                 Herbert William. Conn
1903                 Theobald Smith
1904                 Frederick George Novy
1905                 Edwin Oakes Jordan
1906                 Erwin Frink Smith
1907                 James Carroll
1908                 Harry Luman Russell
1909                 Joseph James Kinyoun
1910                 Veranus Alva Moore
1911                 Frederic Poole Gorham
1912                 William Hallock Park
1913                 Charles-Edward Amory Winslow
1914                 Charles Edward Marshall
1915                 David Hendricks Bergey
1916                 Thomas Jonathan Burrill
1917                 Leo Frederick Rettger
1918                 Robert Earle Buchanan
1919                 Samuel Cate Prescott
1920                 Charles Krumwiede, Jr.
1921                 Frank Charles Harrison
1922                 Lore Alford Rogers
1923                 Edwin George Hastings
1924                 Arthur Parker Hitchens
1925                 Norman MacLeod Harris
1926                 Hans Zinsser
1927                 Robert Stanley Breed
1928                 Alice Catherine Evans
1929                 Ludvig Hektoen
1930                 Stanhope Bayne-Jones
1931                 James Howard Brown
1932                 Edwin Broun Fred
1933                 William Mansfield Clark
1934                 Milton Joseph Rosenau
1935                 Karl Freidrich Meyer
1936                 Thomas Milton Rivers
1937                 James Morgan Sherman
1938                 Paul Franklin Clark
1939                 Arthur Trautwein Henrici
1940                 Charles Thom
1941                 Oswald Theodore Avery
1942                 Selman Abraham Waksman
1943                 Rebecca Craighill Lancefield
1944                 Ira Lawrence Baldwin
1945                 Stuart Mudd
1946                 James Craigie
1947                 Thomas Francis, Jr.
1948                 Harold Joel Conn
1949                 William McDowell Hammon
1950                 Barnett Cohen
1951                 Walter James Nungester
1952                 Rene Jules Dubos
1953                 Gail Monroe Dack
1954                 Cornelis Bernard van Niel
1955                 Halvor Orin Halvorson
1956                 Charles Arthur Stuart
1957                 Perry William Wislon
1958                 Harry Eagle
1959                 Philip Rarick Edwards
1960                 Charles Albert Evans
1961                 Herald Rea Cox
1962                 John Edward Blair
1963                 Robert Lyman Starkey
1964                 John Roger Porter
1965                 Orville Wyss
1966                 Riley Dee Housewright
1967                 William Bowen Sarles
1968                 Salvador Edward Luria
1969                 Dennis Wallace Watson
1970                 Edwin Michael Foster
1971                 Robert Edward Hungate
1972                 Morris Frank Shaffer
1973                 Robert George Everett Murray
1974                 Linzy Leon Campbell
1975                 Philipp Gerhardt
1976                 Helen Riaboff Whiteley
1977                 Harlyn Odell Halvorson
1978                 Aaron Frederick Rasmussen, Jr.
1979                 Edwin Herman Lennette
1980                 Willis Avery Wood
1981                 Albert Balows
1982                 Frederick Neidhardt
1983                 John Charles Sherris
1984                 Robert Pierce Williams
1985                 Rita Rossi Colwell
1986                 Moselio Schaechter
1987                 Jean E. Brenchley
1988                 Barbara H. Iglewski
1989                 Alice S. Huang
1990                 Walter R. Dowdle
1991                 Joan W. Bennett
1992                 Richard L. Crowell
1993                 John Ingraham
1994                 Gail Cassell
1995                 David Schlessinger
1996                 Carol A. Nacy
1997                 Kenneth I.  Berns
1998                 Stanley Falkow
1999                 Stuart Levy
2000                 Julian Davies
2001                 Martha Howe
2002                 Abigal Salyers
2003                 Ronald Atlas
2004                 Thomas Shenk
2005                 James M. Tiedje
2006                 Stanley R. Maloy
2007                 Diane E. Griffin
2008                 Clifford W. Houston
2009                 Alison D. O'Brien
2010                 Roberto Kolter
2011                 Bonnie L. Bassler
2012                 David C. Hooper
2013                 Jeffery F. Miller 
2014                 Jeffery F. Miller
**Note at Bottom
2015                 Timothy Donohue
2016                 Lynn W. Enquist
2017                 Susan E. Sharp
2018                 Peggy Cotter
 
**Note - Jo Handelsman served as president the first two months of the 2014 term, but then had to step down from the position due to her appointment as Associate Director for Science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

SECRETARY-TREASURERS OF THE SOCIETY (1900-1956)

1900-1901                 Herbert William Conn
1902-1903                 Edwin Oakes Jordan
1904-1905                 Frederic Poole Gorham
1906-1907                 Samuel Cate Prescott
1908-1909                 Norman MacLeod Harris
1910-1912                  Charles Edward Marshall
1913-1922                  Arthur Parker Hitchens
1923-1934                 James Morgan Sherman
1935-1942                 Ira Lawrence Baldwin
1942-1943                 William Bowen Sarles
1943-1944                 William Carroll Frazier
1944-1948                 Leland Wilbur Parr
1949-1950                 John Edward Blair
1950-1952                 Henry William Scherp
1953-1956                 John Hays Bailey

In 1957, the position of Secretary-Treasurer was split into two separate positions. 

 

SECRETARIES OF THE SOCIETY (1957-PRESENT)

1957-1961                 Edwin Michael Foster

1961-1967                 Philipp Gerhardt

1967-1974                 Donald Emerson Shay

1974-1984                 J. Mehsen Joseph

1984-1988                Barbara Drake Lago

1988-1994                Cynthia Needham

1994-1998                Anne Morris Hooke

1998-2007                Judy Daly

2007-2016                Joseph Campos 

2016-                         Timothy Donohue

 

TREASURERS OF THE SOCIETY (1957-PRESENT)

1957-1961                  John Hays Bailey
1961-1964                 Richard Donovick
1964-1970                 Harold Boyd Woodruff
1970-1975                 Theodore John Carski
1975-1985                 Brinton Marshall Miller
1985-1991                 Sterling Gaylen Bradley
1991-1999                 Samuel Kaplan
1999-2008               Ron Luftig
2008-present          James M. Tiedje

HONORARY AND CORRESPONDING MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN BACTERIOLOGISTS/AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY

In the Constitution adopted at the first meeting of the Society of American Bacteriologists in 1899, Article 4 established two classes of members: active and honorary. Article 5 stated: "Distinguished men of science who have contributed to the advancement of bacteriology shall be eligible for election as honorary members of the Society. Honorary members shall pay no fees." By 1936, the constitutional language referred to “eminent investigators, whose contributions to the science of bacteriology entitle them to the highest honor within the power of the Society to confer.” From 1965 until 1993, Honorary membership was also available to persons who had “served the Society with eminence.”

In 1909, the Constitution was amended to add the category of corresponding member. Election criteria and benefits for honorary and corresponding members were identical. The number of corresponding members was limited to ten.

Although the Constitution and the minutes of the 1909 meeting made no indication as to other requirements for corresponding membership, the intent seems to have been to include foreign scientists of note in the Society (perhaps more to the glory of the young SAB than of those elected). Subsequent constitutions clarified the qualifications for nomination to corresponding membership: “distinguished men and women of science actively engaged in the promotion of the science of bacteriology but not residents of the United States or Canada.” Corresponding members were elected from around 1912 until 1953. The category was abolished in 1965.

Honorary membership has traditionally been the highest recognition the Society can bestow. Some corresponding members were subsequently given honorary membership. For additional information, contact the ASM Archivist

 

John George Adami (H 1920)

Kei Arima (H 1985)

Oswald Theodore Avery (H 1945)

Ira Lawrence Baldwin (H 1964)

Albert Balows (H 1989)

Horace Albert Barker (H 1980)

Christian Johan Gottfrid Barthel (C 1919)

Stanhope Bayne-Jones (H 1961)

Martinus Willem Beijerinck (C 1925)

Levette Joe Berry (H 1983)

John Edward Blair (H 1970)

Jules Bordet (C 1919)

John Hanna Brewer (H 1979)

Thomas D. Brock (H 1992)

Marvin P. Bryant (H 1997)

Robert Earle Buchanan (H 1959)

Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet (H 1967)

Robert Burri (C 1919)

Thomas Jonathan Burrill (H ca. 1911)

William Burrows (H 1975)

Leon Charles Albert Calmette (C 1919)

Charlotte Catherine Campbell (H 1985)

Linzy Leon Campbell (H 1984)

Theodore John Carski (H 1977)

Aldo Castellani (Count of Chisiamaio) (C 1920, H 1965)

Paul Franklin Clark (H 1963)

Rita R. Colwell (H 2000)

Norman Francis Conant (H 1975)

Harold Joel Conn (H 1973)

Herbert William Conn (H 1911)

Charles Donald Cox (H 1989)

Herald Rea Cox (H 1971)

Gail Monroe Dack (H 1969)

Vezeaux de Lavergne (C 1952)

Louis Ladislaus Dienes (H 1972)

Carroll William Dodge (H 1977)

Claude Ernest Dolman (H 1977)

Cornelia Mitchell Downs (H 1971)

Rene Jules Dubos (H 1967)

John Franklin Enders (H 1967)

Alice Catherine Evans (H1975)

Charles Albert Evans (H 1982)

William Howell Ewing (H 1979)

Anthony S. Fauci (H 2008)

Sir Alexander Fleming (H 1945)

Lord Howard Walter Florey (C 1945, H 1965)

Edwin Michael Foster (H 1987)

Thomas Francis, Jr. (H 1968)

William Carroll Frazier (H 1971)

Edwin Broun Fred (H 1960)

Martin Frobisher, Jr. (H 1980)

Sven Gard (H 1977)

Jacob Casson Geiger (H 1973)

Philipp Gerhardt (H 1991)

Howard Gest (H 1989)

Norman Edwin Gibbons (H 1973)

Michael Goldberg (H 2015)

Constantino Gorini (C 1910)

Marie Antoine Alexandre Guilliermond (C 1920)

Halvor Orin Halvorson (H 1969)

Harlyn Odell Halvorson (H 1987)

John Harold Hanks (H 1977)

Felix Haurowitz (H 1976)

Carl-Goran Heden (H 1977)

Michael Heidelberger (H 1976)

Ludvig Hektoen (H 1934)

Gladys Lounsberry Hobby (H 1983)

Riley Dee Housewright (H 1982)

Robert Edward Hungate (H 1979)

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Imshensky (H 1968)

Henry Isenberg (H 1998)

Hans Lauritz Jensen (H 1966)

Edwin Oakes Jordan (H 1935)

J. Mehsen Joseph (H 1987)

Sam W. Joseph (H 2007)

Hajime Kadota (H 1987)

Reuben Leon Kahn (H 1977)

Pearl Louella Kendrick (H 1972)

George William Kidder (H 1977)

Joseph James Kinyoun (H ca. 1919)

Baron Shibasaburo Kitasato (C ca. 1925)

Albert Jan Kluyver (C 1937, H 1950)

Stewart Arment Koser (H 1970)

Lester Orville Krampitz (H 1985)

Wlodzimierz Kurylowicz (H 1983)

Franz Lafar (C 1912)

Sir Patrick Playfair Laidlaw (C 1938)

Rebecca Craighill Lancefield (H 1965)

Sir John Charles Grant Ledingham (C 1938)

Edwin Herman Lennette (H 1984)

Herman C. Lichstein (H 1986)

Allan Grant Lochhead (H 1973)

Salvador Edward Luria (H 1981)

Andre Michel Lwoff (H 1968)

Robert A. MacLeod (H 1992)

Thorvald Johannes Marius Madsen (C 1920)

Ivan Malek (H 1970)

Charles R. Manclark (H 1993)

Kevin C. Marshall (H 1995)

Sir Charles James Martin (C 1920)

John Matsen (H 2000)

Leland Swint McClung (H 1981)

Elizabeth Florence McCoy (H 1977)

William David McElroy (H 1982)

Henryk Meisel (H 1977)

Karl Friedrich Meyer (H 1961)

Sir Arnold Ashley Miles (H 1968)

Chu-Chi Ming (H 1997)

Jacques Monod (H 1971)

Veranus Alva Moore (H ca. 1919)

Richard Y. Morita (H 1990)

James W. Moulder (H 1995)

Stuart Mudd (H 1967)

Everitt George Dunne Murray (H 1962)

Robert George Everitt Murray (H 1988)

Georgii Adamovich Nadson (C 1937)

Erwin Neter (H 1982)

Fred Neufeld (C 1925)

Frederick George Novy (H 1937)

Walter James Nungester (H 1983)

George Henry Falkiner Nuttall (C 1920)

Vasilii Leonidovich Omelianskii (C 1925)

Sigurd Orla-Jensen (C 1920)

William Hallock Park (H ca. 1918)

Michael J. Pelczar, Jr. (H 1986)

Margaret Pittman (H 1976)

Robert Pollitzer (H 1968)

Americo Pomales-Lebron (H 1975)

John Roger Porter (H 1979)

David Pramer (H 1998)

Benjamin Prescott (H 1980)

Theophil Mitchell Prudden (H 1900)

Charles Chandler Randall (H 1987)

Kenneth Bryan Raper (H 1983)

Sydney Charles Rittenberg (H 1989)

Lore Alford Rogers (H 1960)

Noel R. Rose (H 1999)

Francis Peyton Rous (H 1964)

William Bowen Sarles (H 1979)

Sir William George Savage (C ca. 1922)

Moselio Schaechter (H 2014)

Hans Schlegel (H 1999)

Leon H. Schmidt (H 1988)

William Thompson Sedgwick (H 1911)

Heinz Paul Richard Seeliger (H 1977)

Morris Frank Shaffer (H 1980)

Nathan Sharon (H 2000)

Donald Emerson Shay (H 1983)

John C. Sherris (H 1990)

James Mackay Shewan (H 1987)

Victor Bruce Darlington Skerman (H 1986)

Hutton D. Slade (H 1988)

David Tillerson Smith (H 1970)

Louis De Spain Smith (H 1979)

Theobald Smith (H 1911)

Anatoliy Aleksandrovich Smorodintsev (C 1946, H 1966)

Peter Henry Andrews Sneath (H 1988)

Roger Yate Stanier (H 1979)

Robert Lyman Starkey (H 1970)

George Miller Sternberg (H 1900)

Hiroshi Tamiya (H 1966)

Theodore Thojtta (C 1937)

Wayne William Umbreit (H 1987)

Hamao Umezawa (H 1987)

Cornelis Bernard van Niel (H 1965)

Victor Clarence Vaughan (H ca. 1911)

Artturi Iimari Virtanen (H 1967)

Selman Abraham Waksman (H 1962)

George Ira Wallace (H 1969)

Dennis Wallace Watson (H 1985)

William Henry Welch (H 1911)

Helen Riaboff Whiteley (H 1991)

Robert Pierce Williams (H 1991)

Joe Bransford Wilson (H 1983)

Perry William Wilson (H 1975)

Sergei Nikolaevitch Winogradsy (C 1925, H 1953)

Charles-Edward Amory Winslow (H 1940)

Carl R. Woese (H 1997)

Ralph S. Wolfe (H 1994)

Willis A. Wood (H 1997)

Harold Boyd Woodruff (H 1984)

Orville Wyss (H 1984)

Viola Mae Young-Horvath (H 1989)

Victor Mikhaylovich Zhdanov (H 1976)

Claude Ephraim Zobell (H 1982)

BRANCH HISTORIES AVAILABLE FROM THE ASM ARCHIVES

[Note: The Archives contain a number of histories of the development of microbiology in various regions of the country which occasionally include information on local Branches. Reference is made to these regional histories when the material concerning the Branch is fairly substantial.]

See also Regional History Files: United States, or contact the Archivist, Jeff Karr, at jkarr@asmusa.org]


REGION I

Connecticut Valley:

Bruce, Arthur. 1998. "The Connecticut Valley Branch, ASM: The First Twenty-Five Years." 6 pp.

Central New York:

Anonymous. 1974. "Branch Histories: Central New York." ASM News 40:9, 683-684

Eastern New York:

Anonymous. 1985. "A Brief History of the Eastern New York Branch of the American Society for Microbiology on its Golden Anniversary." 11 pp.

New York City:

Maloney, Edward F. 1975. "History of the New York City Branch, American Society for Microbiology;" in Chase, Merrill, ed. "Microbiology in New York City," 62-68

Northeast:

Anonymous. 1975. "Branch Histories: Northeast." ASM News 41:1, 42-43 

See also the appendices in Thomas, Emy. 1999. "Microbiology in the Northeast Branch of the American Society for Microbiology: A Historical Review, 1989-1999," 104-118 


REGION II

Maryland:

Smith, Andrew G. 1975. "History of the Maryland Branch, American Society for Microbiology." ASM News 41:2, 119-121

Smith, Andrew G. 1996. "History of the Maryland Branch, ASM, 1931-1995." 5 pp.

Theobald Smith Society - New Jersey:

Darken, Marjorie, Clara McKee, and Walter J. Nickerson. 1951. "Theobald Smith Society, 1941-1951." 16 pp.

Kull, Frederick C. 1964. "The Theobald Smith Society, 1941-1964." Bulletin of the New Jersey Academy of Science 9:2, 61-67

Waksman, Selman, Robert Starkey, and Richard Donovick. 1965. "Theobald Smith Society;" in Microbiology in New Jersey: Origins and Developments. Washington, DC: American Society for Microbiology.

Gillespie, Hazel B. 1975. "New Jersey: The Theobald Smith Society (1941-1974)." ASM News 41:1, 43-45 

Eastern Pennsylvania:

Miller, Linda A., Harry E. Morton, and James A. Poupard, eds. 1987. "A History of the Eastern Pennsylvania Branch of the American Society for Microbiology, 1920-1987." 97 pp.

Poupard, James A., "A History of Microbiology in Philadelphia: 1880 to 2010: including a detailed history of the Eastern Pennsylvania Branch of the American Society for Microbiology from 1920 to 2010." Xlibrius Corp., Bloomington, IN, 2010. 414 pp. (QR22 U6 P68)   

Virginia:  

Washington, DC: 


REGION III

Allegheny:

Stolz, John. 1997. "ABASM History." 1 p.

Indiana:

Gregory, Richard L. 1997. "History of the Indiana Branch of the ASM." 4 pp.

Kentucky-Tennessee:  

Michigan:

Rights, Fred L. 1974. "Branch Histories: Michigan." ASM News 40:12, 906-907

Western New York:

Anderson, K.E., and S.M. Regina Lanigan. 1975. "Western New York." ASM News 41:3, 231-232

Anderson, K., S.M. Regina Lanigan and Paulette G. Hammond. 1982. "A History of the Western New York Branch of the ASM: The First Decade." 5 p. 

Ohio:   


REGION IV

Florida:

Streitfeld, Murray M., and Jerry R. Sisler. 1980. "History of the South Florida Branch, ASM." 1 p.

Wodzinski, Rudy J. 1988. "History of the Florida Branch, ASM." 3 pp.

North Carolina:

Fulghum, Robert S., et al. 1997. "History of the North Carolina Branch of American Society for Microbiology: Fifty Years of Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Immunology, 1947-1997." 25 pp. 

Puerto Rico:

El Khoury, Alice, et al. 1996 [?]. "The First 39 Years of the Puerto Rico Society of Microbiologists, 1957-1996." 54 pp.

South Carolina:

Lindler, Gene N., and Ann W. Baxter. "South Carolina." ASM News 41:2, 121-123 

South Central:

Magee, Lyman A. 1967. "Two Decades of the South Central Branch." 72 pp.

______________ 1974. "South Central." ASM News 40:11, 852-855

______________ 1977. "History of the South Central Branch, American Society for Microbiology." 4 pp.

See also pp. 3-31 in Socolofsky, M.D., and J. Storz. 1997. "A Half Century of Progress in Microbiology: South Central Branch of the American Society for Microbiology, 1947-1997."

Southeastern: 


REGION V

Alaska:  

Illinois:

Jensen, Floyd B. 1974. "Illinois Society for Microbiology." ASM News 40:9, 685-687

Anonymous. 1995. "Illinois Society for Microbiology: 60 Years of Commitment, 1935-1995." 17 pp.

Missouri:

North Central:

Williams, Phletus P. 1979. "Abridged History: North Central Branch of ASM." ASM News 45:12, 631-635

Northwest:

Newman, Gayle, ed. 1999. "The Northwest Branch of the American Society for Microbiology, 1945-1998." 125 pp.


REGION VI

Missouri Valley:  

Rio Grande:

Brierley, Corale L. 1974. "Branch Histories: New Mexico." ASM News 40:11, 851-852  

Rocky Mountain:  

Texas:

Cook, Eula Belle Maley. 1966. "The Silver Years: Texas Branch of the American Society for Microbiology." 11 pp.

Cook, E.B.M., C.E. Lankford and V.T. Schuhardt. "Texas." ASM News 40:12, 908-909


REGION VII

Arizona/Southern Nevada: 

Northern California:

Archives Committee. 1995. "Northern California Branch of the American Society for Microbiology: Sixtieth Anniversary, 1935-1995. Commemorative Edition." 27 pp.

Southern California:

Kurtz, Harry, et al. 1996 [?]. "Sixtieth Anniversary of the Southern California Branch of the American Society for Microbiology." 28 pp.

Hawaii: 

Anonymous. 1974. "Branch Histories: Hawaii Branch." ASM News 40:10, 769

Intermountain:

Nicholes, Paul S. 1978. "The History of the Intermountain Branch of the ASM." ASM News 44:7, 364-367

TIMELINE OF THE SOCIETY

This timeline of important Society landmarks was prepared as a reference document to help with preparations in the years leading up to the Society's Centennial in 1999, at which point it was discontinued. 

1899

 

First meeting, in conjunction w/ meeting of American Society of Naturalists, in New Haven

 

1900

 

Dues established at $1.00

 

First Honorary Members: George M. Sternberg, T. Mitchell Pudden

 

1901

 

Dues raised to $1.50

 

1902

 

Membership limit set at 100 (Constitutional Amendment)

 

Affiliation with American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) ratified

 

1903

 

Committee on Classification established [inferred], (F. D. Chester, Chair)

 

1905

 

Membership limit set at 125 (Constitutional Amendment)

 

1907

 

First Descriptive Chart (prepared by F.D. Chester, F.P.Gorham, E.F. Smith) approved for distribution

 

1909

 

Membership limit set at 150 (Constitutional Amendment)

 

Class of Corresponding Members established (Constitutional Amendment)

 

1910

 

Resolution passed that, "while the purpose of the Society is primarily for the advancement of microbiology as a pure science, this must not be interpreted as excluding papers of applied microbiology..."

 

1911

 

Membership limit is now 200

 

At annual meeting, first grouping of papers into "sessions" (precursor of divisional structure)

 

1913

 

Limited on number of members ended

 

1915

 

Decision to publish a journal 

 

1916

 

Journal of Bacteriology appears,edited by C.-E.A Winslow. Dues raised to $5, with $4 for Journal Editors' terms established at 5 years (Constitutional Amendment) 

 

Membership requirements liberalized (no longer "persons who have conducted and published original research")

 

1917

 

Abstracts of Bacteriology appears (A. Parker Hitchens, editor)

 

Local Branches authorized (Constitutional Amendment); first three accepted are Urbana, New Haven (later Connecticut Valley) and Washington, D.C. A New York City Branch was also in existence until around 1924 (re-established in 1934)

 

Committee on Classification (C.-E. A.Winslow, Chair) proposes preliminary system

 

Committee appointed (M.J. Rosenau, chair) to cooperate with the National Research Council so that "the Secretary of the Society should be able to keep in close touch with the needs of the government [during the War] in regard to the services of bacteriologists."

 

1919

 

Committee on Bacteriological Technic (H.J. Conn, Chairman) replaces Committee on the Descriptive Chart

 

Employment Bureau proposed

 

Society incorporated in Indiana

 

First Director of Local Branches appointed (J.W.M. Bunker)

 

1920

 

First major Constitutional revision

 

New Branch: Philadelphia (later Eastern Pennsylvania) 

 

1921

 

Life and Sustaining membership categories established (Constitutional Amendment). Sustaining member dues are $50

 

Bergey submits draft of Manual; committee established to work on it

 

Employment Bureau established

 

Committee on the Teaching of Bacteriology appointed (David Bergey, Chair)

 

Army Medical Museum accepts the Winslow Culture Collection, which will be cared for by Washington branch members. Collection will be known as "Collection of Type Cultures of the Society of American Bacteriologists" Eventually becomes American Type Culture Collection

 

Funds appropriated for support of a research fellowship in pure bacteriology ($100 per a month)

 

New Branch: Central New York

 

1922

 

First sustaining members join

 

H.J. Conn is SAB representative to Commission on Standardization of Biological Stains

 

Manual of Methods (loose-leaf) appears

 

Report from Bergey's Committee on Determinative Bacteriology recommends that Society publish and accept royalties from the Manual

 

First division of Annual Meeting program (partially) into two concurrent sections (Agricultural/Industrial; Human and Animal Pathology and Immunology)

 

Research Fellowship (see 1921) awarded to Miss Ellen Armstrong, who, however, accepted another position. Committee on Fellowship discharged

 

1923

 

Bergey's 1st edition

 

Breed, Novy, and Paul F. Clark represent Society at Pasteur Centennial in Paris and Strasbourg

 

Council votes to establish monographic series, create position of editor of monographs (Buchanan)

 

Expenses, risks to be assumed by publisher; Society to receive any profits

 

1924

 

Policy adopted that expenses of future meetings be borne by a registration fee to be paid by all members attending 

 

Committee on Teaching of Bacteriology dissolved

 

1925

 

Abstracts of Bacteriology discontinued (becomes part of Biological Abstracts)

 

Program Committee established

 

Society begins financial support of ATCC

 

First SAB monograph, General Systematic Bacteriology, by Buchanan, is published by Williams & Wilkins

 

1926

 

Dues raised to $7 (per minutes of 1925 mtg, 1-IVA, Folder 7. Ledger for 1928 has level  of $7.50)

 

1930

 

Buchanan and Alice Evans represent Society at the First International Microbiological Congress in Paris and International Botanical Congress in Cambridge

 

Second SAB monograph, A Compilation of Culture Media (Levine & Schoenlein) published by W&W; contract between authors & W&W has SAB sharing in any royalties

 

1932

 

Pure Culture Study of Bacteria appears. This journal, compiled and edited by the Committee on Bacteriological Technique (published by Biotech Publications beginning in 1939 in Geneva, NY), replaces the loose-leaf continuation service for the Manual of Methods.... It runs until 1950

 

Establishment of "Permanent Fund" ($20,000 invested in U.S. Gov't Bonds)

 

1933

 

Hucker Committee appointed "to look into the practices of the Society."

 

Office of Advisor to Local Branches established (H.J. Conn). But see also 1919

 

New Branch: Central Pennsylvania

 

1934

 

Report of the Hucker Committee on Policies and Procedures:

-Council expanded to include Branch Representatives

-Position of Archivist proposed

-Newsletter proposed

 

Constitutional revision committee appointed; Winslow is chair

 

New York City Branch re-established

1935

 

Newsletter of the SAB first sent to members

 

Archives Committee established

 

Council votes to turn over Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, along with unexpended royalties, to Bergey, to administer as he sees fit

 

New Branches: Eastern New York, Illinois, Indiana, North Central, and Northern California-Hawaii

 

1936

 

First Eli Lilly Award

 

Second International Congress (London); Buchanan represents the Society

 

Local Branch abstracts begin to appear in JB

 

New Branches: Michigan, Southern California. Maryland Society of Bacteriologists (1931) becomes branch of SAB

 

Constitutional revision (nothing major)

 

1937

 

Bacteriological Reviews appears

 

Cumulative index of JB by Stanhope Bayne-Jones is published

 

The Leeuwenhoek Letter (translation by Cohen) published by Society and W&W

 

Society becomes national group sponsor for 1939 International Congress of Microbiology, to be held in New York

 

At Buchanan's request, position of editor of monographs is abolished

 

New Branch: Ohio

 

1938

 

Bergey's Manual Trust established; Society no longer associated with publication of Manual Alice in Virusland (Paul F. Clark's Presidential address published at the direction of the Council branches: Eastern Missouri (later Missouri), Missouri Valley

 

1939

 

Council establishes status of "Retired" member

 

Committee on Monographs appointed (Barnett Cohen, chair). Recommends establishment of Publications Board

 

Hitchens becomes editor of Microbiology Section of Biological Abstracts; Society guarantees $2500 per year in member subscriptions

 

First Book Reviews appear in Newsletter

 

Biotech Publications established by Conn to publish Manual of Methods, descriptive chart

 

Annual Meeting in New Haven (40th Anniversary): seven living charter members honored; first history round table

 

Third International Congress in New York; Henrici represents Society

 

President Henrici appoints committee (Rosenau, Chair) to explore certification of public

 

1940

 

Committee on Teaching established (becomes Committee on Teaching in 1951)

 

Membership Committee appointed

 

Proposed constitutional revision organizes Society into Sections and Divisions, not just Sections

 

Committee on Certification of Bacteriologists report recommends that no certifying board be established at this time, but that if any organization should indicate its intentions to establish qualifications for medical bacteriologists, Council would take action

 

New Branch: Kentucky (later Kentucky-Tennessee)

 

 

1941

 

Publications Board established (Constitutional Amendment)

 

Buchanan again appointed editor of monographs

 

New Branches: New Jersey (Theobald Smith Society), Texas

 

1942

 

War Committee appointed

 

Annual Meeting cancelled due to travel restrictions

 

Sub-committee on Use of Motion Pictures in Teaching established

 

Request from R.G. Leland of AMA Committee on Medical preparedness that SAB "study the qualifications of physicians now engaged in the practice of bacteriology." Society declines

 

At this point, there is a Committee on Certification

 

New Branch: Virginia

 

1943

 

No meeting scheduled

 

1944

 

Winslow resigns as editor-in-chief of JB

 

Buchanan resigns as editor of monographs

 

1945

 

Meeting canceled due to travel restrictions

 

Society for General Microbiology founded in England

 

"Handbook of Descriptions of Specialized Fields in Bacteriology" published by government w/ help from War Committee

 

Council authorizes President and Secretary/Treasurer to represent the Society at hearings on bills before Congress re establishment of National Science or National Research Boards

 

New Branch: Northwest

 

1946

 

Committee on Science Legislation appointed

 

Constitutional Revision approved by Council, Sent to members:

-Add emeritus members

-Archives given constitutional mandate

-CPC established

 

Financial Advisory Committee appointed

 

Annual Meeting Finance Committee established; will handle all receipts/disbursements for Annual Meeting. National Society responsible for deficits, takes any profits

 

1947

 

Committee on Certification of Public Health personnel reconstituted and enlarged as Committee on Classification and Problems of personnel (S.R. Damon, chair)

 

President, Secretary/Treasurer represent Society at Interscience Conference on Science Legislation (sponsored by AAAS)

 

Society distributes (w/ April Newsletter) War Dept. survey re training, experience, salary of bacteriologists

 

Annual Meeting:

-First Annual Lecture (Ludwig Hektoen Lecture, by Talliaferro)

-"Incubator" first appears (through 1973)

 

Society Incorporated in Washington D.C., March 25

 

Fourth International Congress held in Denmark; Breed and ? represent Society

 

First title in "Microbiological Monographs" series appears: Experimental Air-borne Infection (Rosebury)

 

Resolution on Biological Warfare proposed (by S. Mudd) at Annual Meeting. Committee formed to examine the issue (see Baldwin files, 13 II AT, Folder 23)

 

New Branches: Intermountain, North Carolina, South Central, Southeastern

 

1948

 

American Institute of Biological Sciences founded -- SAB is charter member society

 

Abstracts of Annual Meeting no longer appear in JB. Now distributed to registered attendees, available to others for $1

 

Local Branch abstracts no longer appear in JB

 

System of support for Biological Abstracts discontinued [new system?]

 

New Branches: Allegheny, North East, Rio de Janeiro (later dissolved)

 

1949

 

Committee on Teaching Survey on Graduate and Undergraduate Teaching of Microbiology

 

Damon Committee (1947) appoints Sub-committee on Certification and Problems of Personnel (Francis/Syverton committee)

 

Society for Industrial Microbiology organized

 

1950

 

Golden Jubilee meeting; Barnett Cohen's Chronicles of the SAB printed and distributed to members by Williams and Wilkins

 

Francis subcommittee (see 1949) proposes American Institute of Microbiology, w/ specialty board for certification of medical personnel, and other specialty boards to be added as need arises

 

Dues increased to $9, of which $8 shall be for subscriptions for JB and BR

 

Society grants $250 to assist in start-up of International Bulletin of Bacteriological Nomenclature and Taxonomy, official organ of Judicial Commission and IAM's International Committee on Bacteriological Nomenclature. Becomes IJSB, and Society takes over publication in 1970

 

Fifth International Congress in Rio; Stuart Mudd represents SAB

 

Commercial Solvents Award authorized (discontinued 1954)

 

National Science Foundation established; Interscience Committee on Science Legislation (AAAS) dissolved

 

Revised Publication agreement with Williams and Wilkins

 

Society authorizes $5000 for clerical support for Secretary/Treasurer; at resignation of Blair, Williams and Wilkins offers to provide business management service

 

 

1951

 

Decision to begin accumulating money to support full-time Executive Secretary

 

Defense Research Information Service, a "central clearinghouse established through the central office of the SAB [i.e., W&W] to bring microbiologists and interested agencies together in an unofficial but effective way.”

 

Constitution and by-laws of proposed American Institute of Microbiology

 

New Branch: Colorado-Wyoming (later Rocky Mountain)

 

Subcommittee on Certification and Problems of Personnel report includes draft

 

1952

 

SAB membership votes to approve proposed American Board of Medical Microbiology. AMA House of Delegates votes not to approve

 

Society membership in American Institute for Biological Sciences not renewed

 

Relationship with International Association of Microbiologists formalized

 

Fourth Division (Bacterial Physiology) added; divisional representatives serve as invited members of Council

 

Problem of publication of Local Branch Abstracts constantly addressed

 

Committee on Curricula proposes guidelines for accreditation of UG and Master's programs in bacteriology

 

Committee on Certification and Problems of Personnel reconstituted (Spaulding, Chair); will address certification of non-(quasi)medical microbiologists while Francis- Syverton Committee continues negotiations with AMA

 

1953

 

Applied Microbiology first appears

 

Sixth International Congress, Rome; Mudd represents Society (?); International Association of Microbiologists becomes International Association of M Microbiological Societies

 

Second Cumulative index to JB, prepared by J.R. Porter

 

[date approximate]: Committee on Monographs disbands, position of editor of monographs disappears

 

New Branch: South Florida (Florida in 1984; see Archives inventory 7-IIC, Folder 7), Mexico (approved by Council: doesn't function until 1960)

 

1954

 

Northern California-Hawaii Branch resolves that 1956 Annual Meeting should not be held in Houston because of possibility of racial discrimination against some members. Council votes to hold meeting in Houston

 

Society is notified by Treasury Dept. that it has never applied for tax-exempt status. Application made, denied, appealed. Taxes paid for years 1947 (date of D.C. incorporation) through 1953 pending appeal.

 

Spaulding Committee proposes SAB-administered "Board of Medical and Public Health Microbiology"

 

Pamphlet "Careers in Bacteriology" prepared by Public Relations Committee; updates pamphlet prepared by L.W. Parr (date and copy unavailable)

 

Sustaining Member dues now $75

 

Public Health Division established (see also 1956, 1958, 1997)

 

1955

 

Francis-Syverton and Spaulding Committees recommend creation of "college" comprised of senior SAB members to establish certifying boards and engage in professional activities. New Committee of Twenty appointed to present recommendations for its creation. (Halvorson implies this was in 1954: see ASM News 33:4, p.16)

 

American Academy of Microbiology incorporated

 

Committee appointed to advise Chemical Corps on microbiological questions

 

President's Fellowships instituted (funded by Difco.)

 

Public Health "Group" (Division) established on trial basis

 

Dues increase from $9 to $12

 

1956

 

Committee of Twenty proposes Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws of American Academy of Microbiology to membership for approval. Approved; first meeting of BOG May 3. Election and certification committees established

 

Committee on Taxonomy appointed

 

Committee on International Geophysical Year appointed; member R.H. McBee spends three months in Antarctica

 

Public Health Division given two years to show sufficient support to justify divisional status

 

1957

 

Secretary/Treasurer duties split

 

SAB Newsletter becomes Bacteriological News

 

Society applies for affiliate membership in AIBS

 

First Office of Naval Research lecture delivered at Annual meeting

 

Tax-status appeal leads to granting of 501(c)(6) status

 

Manual of Methods of Pure Culture Study of Bacteria becomes Manual of Microbiological Methods; published by McGraw-Hill, not Biotech; as bound volume, not loose-leaf

 

Society approves one-time assessment of $.50 per member to support travel to 7th

 

ad hoc Committee on Future Plans of the Society appointed (J.R. Porter, Chair).Will deal primarily w/ publication issues

 

Limit placed on number of papers at Annual Meeting (400)

 

AAM establishes Legislation Committee

 

New Branch; Puerto Rico

 

1958

 

Approval of resolution to establish Business office. Office will handle all business currently conducted under Managerial Services contract w/ Williams and Wilkins; publish Bacteriological News; assist local committees in arranging Meeting; Annual Meeting, including sale of exhibit space; operate employment bureau

 

Constitutional revision: terms of officers and committees begin shortly after Annual Meeting; chair of Publications Board replaces editor of JB on CPC

 

Committee on Education appointed (L.S. McClung, Chair)

 

Motion passed that Council consider changing name of Society to Society of American Microbiologists and of JB to Journal of Microbiology

 

Committee on Monographs re-established (Luria, chair)

 

7th International Congress held in Stockholm. S. Mudd, J.R. Porter, Secretary Foster and Harry Eagle represent Society

 

Academy establishes American Board of Microbiology and Council on Education and Laboratories; Nominating Committee appointed

 

Public Health Division terminated

 

1959

 

HQ established in Detroit. Ray Sarber hired as Executive Secretary

 

Membership cards issued

 

Council votes against name changes for Society and JB

 

Journal options first offered to members

 

Constitutional changes: membership requires BS or equivalent in training; student membership established; Secretary and Membership Committee approve new members (no longer Council); Program Committee chair and vice-chair term specifications moved to bylaws

 

1960

 

Society name change approved: becomes effective 12/27 (name change for JB defeated)

 

First meeting of American Board of Microbiology

 

JB to accept notices of academic vacancies

 

Committee on Monographs discharged

 

Archives deposited in Lilly Library at Indiana University

 

Division of Virology created (separates from Medical Bacteriology, Immunology and Virology)

 

Dues increase to $15 (Sustaining Members to $100) to enable enlargement of JB & AM

 

First photo appears in Bacteriological News

 

National Registry of Microbiologists established

 

Committee on Interscience Conferences

 

First survey of colleges and universities offering degrees in bacteriology or microbiology

 

First Handbook for the Society written by E.M. Foster

 

1961

 

First ICAAC; proceedings published as Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy--1961

 

Editorial Office established; Robert Day hired as Managing Editor of Publications

 

AAM establishes Committee on Postdoctoral Programs for Public Health and Medical Laboratory Microbiology (CPEP) and Civil Service Standards Committee (both are subcommittees of Council on Education and Laboratories)

 

Page charges initiated in JB and AM

 

HQ to handle rental/sales of scientific films

 

Society hires professional financial counsel (Brundage, Story & Rose)

 

Society sponsors (w/ ONR) Symposium on Marine Microbiology

 

New Branch: Arizona

 

1962

 

8th International Congress in Montreal; H.R. Cox, Lederberg & Secretary Gerhardt to represent Society

 

Headquarters moves to Ann Arbor in own building

 

Financial structure of annual meeting reorganized

 

CPEP replaces Council on Education and Laboratories; sponsors first conference on post-doctoral education;

 

AAM Latin American Fellows Program begun

 

1963

 

Bacteriological News becomes ASM News

 

First Foundation for Microbiology Lectures

 

Branch Rebate program initiated

 

ABM establishes Ethics Committee

 

Eastern Missouri branch expands to include entire state, becomes Missouri branch. Missouri Valley branch now smaller

 

1964

 

Society acquires full publishing responsibility for publications program from Williams and Wilkins

 

Dedication of new ATCC Building during Annual Meeting

 

History of Microbiology Conference at Indiana

 

American Board of Microbiology establishes certification program for microbiologists in medical and public health fields

 

Latin American Visiting Professor Committee organized by AAM

 

First programs are approved by CPEP (Centers for Disease Control and University of Washington)

 

1965

 

First New Brunswick lecture

 

Constitutional revision: membership to require BS in microbiology or related field; corresponding membership deleted; bylaw re disposition of assets moved to Constitution

 

ICAAC held with 4th International Congress of Chemotherapy; co-sponsor is International Society of Chemotherapy, with cooperation of Infectious Disease Society of American

 

First post-"grandfather" certification by ABM

 

Proposal put forth for "full-time, employed, elected Secretary;" rescinded in 1967

 

New Branch: Hawaii (leaves Northern California-Hawaii)

 

1966

 

Joint Committee of ASM and AAM appointed to evaluate future plans for the two bodies (see 1967, 1968)

 

Meetings Board established (Constitutional Amendment)

 

Committee on International Activities

 

9th International Congress, Moscow: Sarles, Porter and Housewright represent ASM

 

New Branches: New Mexico (leaves Rocky Mountain), South Carolina

 

1967

 

Journal of Virology begins; journal options proliferate

 

Joint Committee (see 1966) proposes combining headquarters operations for ASM and AAM; relocating HQ to D.C.; hiring Executive Director. Approved by Council and BOG

 

Publications Office moves to Bethesda

 

Publications Board establishes policy that "ASM publications overall shall be budgeted so as to pay their own way."

 

Motion to discharge Committee Advisory to Ft. Detrick defeated. Discussion continues into 1968

 

NRM begins to publish The Loop

 

1968

 

First Executive Director hired (Asger Langlykke)

 

Headquarters moves to D.C.: 1913 I St. purchased; Academy operations also move to I St., following death of AAM Secretary G.I. Wallace

 

Joint Committee of ASM-AAM recommends merger of the two bodies. Will require Constitutional revision (see 1970)

 

American Board of Microbiology becomes American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM)

 

AAM Committee on Laboratory Standards created (see also 1970)

 

First Carski Award

 

JV, AM now published monthly

 

New dues/subscription plan: $15 minimum dues includes one journal subscription

 

Mail vote affirms motion to dissolve Detrick Committee

 

Detrick Committee proposes establishment of Public Policy Committee; Council declines

 

Education Committee revises, publishes "Microbiology" issue of American Biology Teacher (see 1960)

 

1969

 

National Registry Committee establishes certification for Specialists in Public Health and Medical Laboratory Microbiology

 

Harlow Hall Fund Award established by A&I Division

 

First statistical survey of membership

 

ad hoc Joint Training and Education Committee (Baldwin, chair) appointed

 

1970

 

Infection and Immunity appears

 

Xth International Congress, Mexico City: Robert Hungate represents Society. Resolution on Biological Warfare accepted by Council. Hungate, Shay, Porter meet informally w/ Soviet scientists

 

Constitutional revision: Academy becomes part of Society (AAM, Inc., Delaware corporation, dissolved);

 

ICAAC Committee established; several changes in Council and CPC membership

 

Joint meetings of ICAAC and IDSA approved

 

New Committees: Environmental Microbiology; Status of Women; Information Science

 

Fiscal year shifted to July-to-June

 

Life Insurance plan for members initiated

 

Council approves Articles of Incorporation for ASM Foundation, Inc.; approved as 501(c)(3) by IRS in 197

 

Manual of Clinical Microbiology published by Society

 

Report of ad hoc Joint Committee (see 1969) proposes establishment of Board of Education and Training: L. Joe Berry chairs committee to evaluate report

 

Request for establishment of student chapter at Clemson leads to bylaw changes in 1971 permitting student chapters (First one is at Clemson.)

 

1971

 

Board of Education and Training established. ABMM, NRM, CPEP and Committee on Guidance for Training in Microbiology all become affiliated w/ BET

 

International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology taken over by Society

 

CPC approves moving Publications Office from Bethesda to HQ

 

Constitutional revision: add BET chair to CPC; amendment process; term of office of president; member nominations for officers

 

ad hoc Committee on Clinical Microbiology (G.M. Needham, chair) appointed; reports in 1972

 

Agricultural and Industrial Division becomes Environmental and Applied Microbiology

 

Latin American Professorship Program initiated by AAM, funded by Foundation for Microbiology

 

Minimum dues now $20

 

ASM News begins accepting ads

 

Bacteriological Proceedings begins using author-prepared copy; title changes to Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the ASM in 1972; will no longer be distributed free to members

 

CPC rescinds policy that "publications overall be budgeted to pay their own way;" Purpose is to avoid excess (taxable) profits from ad revenue

 

Diamond Jubilee Committee appointed

 

ONR Lecture now ASM Lecture

 

New Branch: New York

 

1972

 

ASM News becomes monthly publication; first yearly index appears in December issue. First classified employment ads appear in January. Non-member subscriptions offered

 

Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy begins as journal. ICAAC abstracts published separately

 

Waksman Fellowships for Graduate Education established

 

Pasteur Sesquicentennial at Tulane, co-sponsored by Society

 

ad hoc Committee on ASM Organizational Structure proposes new and expanded divisional structure

 

Tentative list of Divisions sent out w/ membership renewals; divisions chosen by at least 150 will become established

 

ad hoc Committee on Public Affairs Policy appointed (Robert Williams, Chair)

 

Civil Service Standards Committee of AAM created, replaces similar committee of ABMM

 

Sustaining Member dues increased from $150 to $300

 

Council approves expansion of Foundation Lecture Program to allow for up to two lecturers per branch per year

 

1973

 

Publications Office takes over handling of nonmember subscriptions to all journals (previously done by W&W for all except AAC, IJSB & ASM News)

 

Conference Committee established

 

Public Affairs Committee established

 

Incubator discontinued

 

ad hoc Committee to study future of Academy, relation to ASM (Rasmussen, Chair)

 

NRM establishes certification in Food, Dairy and Sanitation Microbiology

 

Laboratory Standards Committee (see 1968) becomes ASM Committee

 

First BET Workshops at Annual Meeting

 

Advisory Committee on Culture Collections established

 

1974

 

First ASM-sponsored Conference, "Extrachromosomal Elements in Bacteria."

 

Fifteen new Divisions established, officers elected

 

Acker replaces Langlykke as Executive Director

 

Page charges in journals suspended

 

First Cumitech appears

 

Diamond Jubilee: ASM News includes Sustaining Member, Journal and Branch histories; New Society logo appears on medallion honoring 75th anniversary

 

Microbiology-1974: First in a projected series featuring symposia proceedings (ASM and non-ASM)

 

ASM Bookstore initiated: selected reviewed books from ASM News offered to members at discount

 

NSF travel/admin grant to ASM for US/USSR Joint Working Group on Production of Substances by Microbiological Means

 

Meetings Department established under office of Executive Secretary

 

Appointment of Steering Committee to establish American Board of Immunology (Erwin Neter, Chair)

 

New Branch: West Germany

 

1975

 

Journal of Clinical Microbiology

 

Wyeth Award (becomes Becton-Dickinson in 1978)

 

Forty-Year Club established

 

Placement Committee establishes separate rosters for women and minority applicants

 

ASM Bookstore discontinued

 

Special issues of ASM News: Education & Training (March); Publications (July)

 

IRS approves change from 501(c)(6) to (c)(3) status, provided two amendments to constitution are adopted

 

Committee appointed to clarify relations between Academy and ASM (particularly re BET), Robert Hungate, chair

 

1976

 

Dues increase to $28: $21 of that is Journal credit, $3 for membership, $4 for ASM

 

Applied Microbiology becomes Applied and Environmental Microbiology

 

Mycoplasmology Division activated

 

Membership reaches 25,000

 

First poster sessions at Annual Meeting (ICAAC follows suit in 1977)

 

Lilly Award age limit changes from 35 to 40; award increased from $1000 to $2000

 

American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology (ABMLI) established

 

Academy by-laws revised (Hungate Committee); changes in effect 1977, including transfer of Latin American Professorship Program to BET

 

Clinical Microbiology and Medical Mycology Divisions split off to form Division Group V

 

1977

 

New Constitution establishes AAM on equal basis w/ other boards

 

Fisher Scientific Company Award for Applied and Environmental Microbiology

 

Branch Rebate program ended

 

Fiscal year switched to Jan-Dec. (six-month budget necessitated for July-Dec, 1976)

 

ASM Foundation, Inc. dissolved (no longer needed after tax-status decision of 1975); replaced by Foundation Committee

 

Manuscript handling fee instituted ($35)

 

Society adopts resolution concerning regulation of recombinant DNA

 

Wyeth Award becomes Becton-Dickinson Award

 

First ASM Congressional Scientific Fellowship awarded

 

US/USSR Joint Working Group on Production of Substances by Microbiological Means holds three conferences, publishes proceedings

 

BET establishes Evaluation of Continuing Education Programs (ECEP) to qualify competent programs to award Continuing Education Units

 

ASM is approved by Liaison Committee on Continuing Medical Education as sponsor of continuing education programs (status unaffected by AMA's withdrawal from LCCME in 1979)

 

Latin American Professorship Program transferred from AAM to BET

 

PB and CPC agree that Society will not publish "conventional textbooks"

 

1978

 

Bacteriologically Reviews becomes Microbiological Reviews

 

Movement to hold meetings only in states which have ratified Equal Rights Amendment; Council establishes policy concerning action on "social, moral and political issues.”

 

Archives book collection moves from Lilly Library, Indiana University to Kuhn Library, University of Maryland Baltimore County

 

First Graduate Student Travel Grants to Annual Meeting (through Foundation Committee)

With new copyright law, authors must now assign copyright to ASM

 

BET seeks to establish Education Division; Meetings Board agrees to 3 trial paper sessions at 1979 Annual Meeting

 

Continuing Education programs, conferences accredited by Liaison Committee on Continuing Medical Education

 

ASM and American Society for Clinical Pathology form Joint Liaison Committee on Continuing Education

 

Movement to establish Board of Scientific Services

 

Mailing surcharge instituted for foreign member subscriptions

 

First Becton-Dickinson Award (formerly Wyeth)

 

1979

 

Public and Scientific Affairs Board established

 

Manuscript handling fee abolished

 

ICAAC holds joint meeting with International Congress of Chemotherapy

 

ASM contracts w/ NIAID to undertake extensive manpower survey of all members; results in ASM News, 1982

 

Annual Meeting is in two parts: in L.A. for first section, in Honolulu for U.S.-Japan Intersociety Microbiology Congress

 

First ABMLI exam

 

Search committee appointed to investigate new headquarters building

 

Mexico and Rio de Janeiro branches dissolved

 

1980

 

ABMM, NRM initiate recertification programs

 

CPC approves proposal for new building for Headquarters (1819 L. ST.)

 

Virology Division splits into DNA Animal Viruses (S) and RNA Animal Viruses (T)

 

ASM files amicus curiae brief before Supreme Court in Chakrabarty case (patentability of genetically-engineered organisms)

 

Minority Predoctoral Fellowships established (funded by Foundation for Microbiology)

 

Wellcome Visiting Professorship Program initiated

 

Bylaws Changes: sunset committee; Council must formally approve new main activities; inclusion of PSAB; officers will supervise non-Board-related committees; half of Nominating Committee members must be elected Council Members

 

Petition approved for Nosocomial Infections Division

 

ASM disaffiliates from AIBS

 

1981

 

Dues increase, from $28 to $45; Journal credit increased to $38

 

Due to high interest rates, plan to build new HQ building at 1819 L St. abandoned

 

IAMS becomes International Union of Microbiological Societies

 

Report of ad hoc committee on branches (Sunset Committee) recommends bylaw changes: establish Branch Organization Committee; set formal rules for branch self-governance; criteria for dissolution of branches

 

Report of ad hoc committee on ASM NEWS: editorial Board recommended, as well as publication of review articles

 

Molecular and Cellular Biology appears

 

PB discusses new journal on Viral Pathogenesis (decides in 1983 not to undertake this), decides not to publish Dictionary of Microbiology

 

Elesec (BET Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education) first published

 

Councilors' Colloquia (divisional miniconferences) tried at Annual Meeting

 

Housewright replaces Acker as Executive Director; Sarber becomes Executive Secretary Emeritus

 

Petition approved for Bacteriophage Biology Division (M)

 

ABMM/ABMLI diplomate caucus holds organizational meeting

 

Exploratory meeting held by virologists to examine establishing virology association. Issue is addressed in Council by report of ad hoc Committee on Affiliation in 1982

 

NRM attains full category A membership in National Commission for Health Certifying Agencies

 

Non-book Archives material shipped to UMBC

 

1982

 

Byrd Press begins printing all scientific journals; Dartmouth Press begins printing ASM News

 

Due to space considerations, Office of Education and Training moves to Joseph Henry Building at NAS

ASM hosts XIII International Congress in Boston

 

Page charges reinstituted for JB, IAI, JCM, JV, AEM, AAC(MCB in 1983)

 

United States Federation of Culture Collections J. Roger Porter Award established

 

Hoechst-Roussel Award established

 

First commercial taping of sessions at Annual Meeting

 

ad hoc Committee on Divisions reports, includes recommendation that Divisions have equal representation with Branches in governance

 

Placement Committee discontinues separate registries for women and minorities

 

PSAB inaugurates legislative alert letters to members

 

PSAB establishes ad hoc subcommittee on the Status of Minority Microbiologists (full Committee status in 1984)

 

PSAB helps establish ad hoc Group for Medical Research Funding

 

Fermentation Division renamed Fermentation and Biotechnology

 

NRM moves to make recertification voluntary, extends period from 3 to 5 years

 

ASM Conference on Infections and Immunological Diseases of Male Homosexuals

 

1983

 

Dues increase to $50 ($41 for journals, $5 for ASM News, $4 for membership services)

 

Sunset Committee on Boards: recommendations include centralized publicity function; review of policy statements; updated handbooks; long-range (3-5 year) planning

 

ICAAC Young Investigator Awards established (sponsored by Merck, Sharpe and Dohme)

 

First Alice Evans Award (Comm. on Status of Women Microbiologists, PSAB)

 

All ASM Foundation monies (except those given by Foundation for Microbiology) are transferred to general ASM funds

 

Individual, non-member subscription rate added

 

Petition for Mycobacteriology Division (U) approved

 

Elesec discontinued

 

First report of ad hoc Committee on Ethics

 

NRM becomes Certification Board of National Registry of Microbiologists

 

New Branch: Alaska

 

1984

 

Revised report of ad hoc Committee on Ethics. CPC adopts code. Permanent committee established

 

Committee on the Status of Women Microbiologists initiates "The Communicator"

 

Society begins to accept credit cards for book purchases, meetings registration, membership

 

First Raymond W. Sarber Fellowship Awards; first Vector Young Investigator TravelAwards

 

Textbook publishing issue raised again; ad hoc committee appointed

 

Council approves common set of bylaws for divisions. Each division now to have a representative on Council; one of these representatives to serve on CPC

 

Headquarters Search Committee explores purchase of 2011 I St. After a confusing vote at March Council Mtg., special meeting held in June, and motion to purchase building is defeated

 

Sustaining member dues from $150 to $500; Student member dues from $5 to $10

 

New Divisions: Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology; Medical Immunology (name changed to Diagnostic Immunology almost immediately.) Division of Bacterial Infections and Pathogenesis name change to Pathogenesis of Bacterial Mycotic and Protozoan Infections denied after objection from Division F. New name is Microbial Pathogenesis

 

South Florida Branch becomes Florida Branch

 

Civil Service Affairs Committee moves from AAM to PSAB

 

1985

 

Dues increase to $57: $8 for membership services, $8 for dues, journal credit remains $41 (Increase associated w/ planned building purchase)
 

Abbott Laboratories Award in Laboratory Diagnostics
 

Behring Diagnostics Award in Clinical Virology-Rickettsiology
 

Report of AAM Sunset Committee (coupled w/ Board S.C.); recommendations include Public Relations office, establishing board of Certification
 

BET establishes core curriculum for baccalaureate programs in microbiology
 

ad hoc Committee on Public Relations established
 

Foundation Lecture program to expand to offering two lecturers/year to each branch; additional funding from ASM
 

Committee on Awards created to supervise all aspects of ASM-associated awards, and to recommend procedures for transferring this function to AAM
 

Bylaws amendments: change in procedure for nomination by petition for elective officers; procedure for handling accusations of ethics violations
 

Center for the History of Microbiology established (jointly w/ UMBC
 

Civil Service Affairs Committee moves from AAM to PSAB
 

Ethics Committee's Ethical Review Process approved by Council
 

"Direct Line," closed-circuit TV program, is piped into hotel room TVs at Annual Meeting and ICAAC
 

1986

 

Issue of ASM response to needs of clinical microbiologists is raised; President Schaechter creates ad hoc Commission on Clinical Microbiology (Dowdle Commission)
 

First Gallup Survey of membership is conducted
 

ABMM revises eligibility requirements and exam procedures
 

West German Branch (founded 1974) dissolves; members become members of Association of General and Applied Microbiology
 

Division name changes: Pathogenesis of Bacterial, Mycotic and Protozoal Infections becomes Microbial Pathogenesis; Bacteriophage Biology becomes Bacteriophage
 

Due to space restrictions, Departments of Public and Scientific Affairs and Education and Professional Development move to leased space
 

Alexander Sonnenwirth Memorial Lecture established
 

First ASM Biotechnology Conference
 

Minority Student Science Career Support Program established

1987

 

Bylaws changes: division councilor terms to alternate (to achieve 50% rotation); legal liability protection provided by Society for employees and volunteers; term limit changes (Secretary and Treasurer, from 10 to 9 1/year terms; Board Chairs from 2 5/year terms to 3 3/year terms)
 

As a result of dispute between Southeastern and Florida Branches, Council sets policy for resolving inter-branch disputes. Policy revised following year
 

Canons of Ethics and Ethical Review Process revised
 

PSAB appoints task force to examine PSAB-related findings of Dowdle Commission report (see 1986)
 

Scherago-Rubin Award begun
 

1988

 

Page charges reduced: $55 to $35 for JV, MCB; $35 to $20 for all others
 

Clinical Microbiology Reviews appears
 

"ASM Update," pilot videocassette, is distributed to 7000 members
 

Cetus Corporation Biotechnology Research Award begun
 

First CPC Strategic Planning Sessions; Council approves Mission Statement and Strategic Goals
 

Bylaw Amendments: mail vote allowed for future amendments; ASM Foundation becomes subcommittee of Finance Committee; Biotechnology Conference established
 

Council denies petition to establish Education Division by declining to amend the Constitution to permit creation of nonscientific divisions
 

Standing committees on Divisions and Public Relations established (previously ad hoc)

Academy organizes first Critical Issues Workshop
 

Department of Information Management and Analysis established at Headquarters
 

ad hoc Committee on Sustaining Membership established
 

PSAB establishes Task Force on Biotechnology
 

First Education sessions at Annual Meeting (BET Committee on Annual Meeting Planning)
 

Last Behring Diagnostics Award 

 

1989

 

New Headquarters Building at 1325 Massachusetts Ave. is purchased
 

Division V name change: from Diagnostic Immunology to Clinical and Diagnostic
 

Publications Board to allow Letters to Editor in all journals; requires all authors reporting DNA sequences of genes to get acquisition number from GenBank; votes to test CD-ROM publication of some journals; posts contents of some
 

Continued concern about service to clinical (Division C) members: see minutes, ASM
 

Annual Meeting Program, though still free to members, no longer sent without specific request
 

Academy Board of Governors retreat leads to creation of 8 ad hoc committees to examine issues facing the Academy
 

PSAB establishes State Network
 

1990

 

BET begins audioconference program
 

Council approves PB proposal to publish textbooks, and to pay royalties on all types of books, excluding symposium proceedings

 

New Brunswick Lecture becomes President's Forum at Annual Meeting

 

Conference Development Committee folded into Conference Committee (MB

 

Second Gallup Survey of membership

 

ad hoc Committee on Biotechnology (this year only)

 

Book Publication Division established in Headquarters

 

1991

 

Dues increase to $75. $10 increase split $8 for Publications, $2 for Membership Services. Student dues to $15
 

JB published twice monthly
 

New Sustaining Member program: Gold ($1000), Silver ($5000), and Platinum ($10,000) levels of membership established

 

Annual Meeting now called General Meeting
 

Administration of all awards transferred to AAM

 

Instructions to authors for journals include requirement that authors make newly described strains, cell lines, etc. available for non-commercial purposes
 

New procedure established for election of Councilors
 

Council of Past Presidents established

 

ASM organizes National Life Science Education Summit Conference, which leads to formation of Coalition for Life Science Education (CELS)
 

Division N name change: from Aquatic & Terrestrial to Microbial Ecology
 

Academy Newsletter revived (previously published 1957-68)
 

NRM opens certification exams to international microbiologists
 

BET reorganization proposed
 

Implementation of guidelines for industry-sponsored events at ASM meetings
 

Science Journalism Program established
 

PB declines to institute journal in Veterinary Microbiology (also 1992)

 

Fisher Award (see 1977) becomes ASM Award in Applied and Environmental Microbiology
 

First ABMM Professional Recognition Award
 

1992

Increases in member rates for JB, JVI and MCB take those rates beyond journal credit amount included in dues
 

Audit Committee now standing Committee
 

Division J name change to Ultrastructure and Functions

 

ASM Distinguished Service Award established
 

Baxter Diagnostics Microscan Young Investigator Award established
 

Ortho/McNeil Minority Predoctoral Fellowship established
 

Garden and bust of Kitasato dedicated at Headquarters
 

PB establishes ad hoc Ethics Committee
 

CPC's International Affairs Coordinating Committee established

 

Abbott Award changed in purpose and scope; now Abbott Laboratories Award in Clinical and Diagnostic Immunology
 

First ASM-organized workshops offered at International meeting (3rd Western Pacific Conference on Chemotherapy and Infectious Diseases, in Bali)
 

ad hoc Committee on Volunteerism appointed
 

BET Committee on Continuing Education discontinues joint sponsorship of CME programming: will sponsor only General Meeting and ICAAC workshops (1st Retrovirus Conference in 1993 is exception). Joint sponsorship w/ Branches withdrawn in 1993
 

1993

Microbial Literacy Project initiated
 

Proctor and Gamble takes over sponsorship of ASM Award in Applied and Environmental Microbiology (formerly Fisher Award)
 

Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program established
 

ASM and IDSA agree to hold ICAAC and IDSA Annual Meeting contiguously through 1995
 

Education Division (Division W) approved
 

Academy Bylaws revised (Williams Committee?)
 

Award Administration restructured: Honorifics to AAM; fellowships to BET; Travel Grants to Meetings

 

Books Division renamed ASM Press
 

ad hoc Committee appointed to review Divisional Structure
 

Chiron takes over support for Cetus Biotechnology Research Award
 

Sonnenwirth Lecture becomes bioMerieux Vitek Sonnenwirth Memorial Award
 

All journals become available on CD-ROM
 

BET establishes Task Force on Minority Education
 

1994

Bylaw revision concerning election of honorary members
 

Branch Organization Committee begins comprehensive review of purpose, structure and function of Branches

 

Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology appears
 

PSAB Manpower Committee and Westat, Inc. begin national manpower survey
 

Plan approved to restructure divisions
 

BET begins to administer National Center for Infectious Diseases postdoctoral Research program
 

Headquarters now accessible by email
 

1995

Dues increase of $5, allocated to public affairs, communication and education programs
 

Constitution/Bylaw revision:

-Membership Board established

-changes in Council/CPC composition: division & branch representatives;

-Books Committee chair member of PB

 

Abbott-ASM Lifetime Achievement Award in microbiology established
 

ASM Public Communication Award established

 

CPEP no longer recognized as accrediting agency by U.S. Dept. of Education