Clin Micro Open 2023

The Clin Micro Open (CMO) is a forum that brings together laboratory and industry leaders to discuss current and potential issues affecting the future of diagnostic clinical microbiology. Our goal is to explore mechanisms to capitalize on opportunities and mitigate challenges. By exchanging ideas, engaging in informal networking and cultivating partnerships, we aim to ultimately improve patient care.

This dynamic 2-day forum will focus on pandemic preparedness: lessons for the future, clinical outcomes research, and ongoing laboratory opportunities and challenges. The participants will present the keynote talks, followed by roundtable discussions, with the intent of formulating recommendations for future activities or collaborations.


Feb. 10-11, 2023


The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa

, 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad, Calif.

ASM will host its fourth CMO in Carlsbad, Calif. It begins late afternoon on Feb. 10 and concludes the evening of Feb. 11, 2023. There will be approximately 80 attendees, with equal representation between laboratory and industry. Industry attendees will be members of ASM’s Corporate Council and identified by their company. Federal employees will be invited participants. Laboratory leaders will be selected based on their submitted application and willingness to actively participate.

Applications will be independently scored by the CMO Steering Committee Co-Chairs-Drs. Chris Doern and Jean Patel-and the Steering Committee members-Drs. Rodney Arcenas, Norman Moore, Dan Rhoads and Patricia Simner.

ASM will provide airfare (up to $600), 2 nights hotel, per diem for travel days and ground transportation for laboratory directors who are selected to attend.

Eligibility for laboratory director applicants:

ASM members who are working full-time in a clinical or public health laboratory at the director-level, who have submitted an application, agreed to present a 10-minute talk (if selected), serve as a scribe or moderator and actively participate in roundtable discussions.

Eligibility for industry applicants:

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