CLSI M100 Ed33 2023 AST Update - 4/5/2023 DAY 1
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Presented on April 5, 2023
Janet Hindler, MCLS, MT(ASCP), F(AAM), Consultant, Clinical Microbiology, Los Angeles, CA
Romney M. Humphries, PhD, D(ABMM), Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology and Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
April M. Bobenchik, PhD, D(ABMM), MT(ASCP), Medical Director Microbiology, Associate Professor Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Penn State Health, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
Romney Humphries, PhD D(ABMM)
Director of Infectious Diseases Laboratories and Director of the Division of Laboratory Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Romney Humphries, PhD D(ABMM) is a Professor in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she is the Director of Infectious Diseases Laboratories and the Director of the Division of Laboratory Medicine.
Romney received her PhD in bacteriology from the University of Calgary, Canada and a clinical and public health microbiology CPEP fellowship at UCLA.
She worked at UCLA as an assistant professor in Pathology and laboratory medicine from 2010–2017 and was the section chief for clinical microbiology from 2012–2017. She then took on the role of Chief Scientific Officer at Accelerate Diagnostics from 2017–2020 before returning to academia in 2020, at VUMC.
Dr. Humphries is passionate about clinical microbiology and antimicrobial resistance in particular. She is a champion for the development of novel diagnostic tests for infectious diseases to transform how patients with infections are managed.
Dr. Humphries is an editor for the Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Clinical Infectious Diseases. She is a member of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing (AST) Subcommittee, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Microbiology Committee, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Professional Practices Committee, and vice-chair of the Infectious Diseases Society of America Diagnostics Committee.
She is the author of over 150 peer-reviewed articles, numerous book chapters, and has lectured globally on the topics of antimicrobial resistance and diagnostic microbiology. Dr. Humphries is the 2022 ASM awardee for Leadership and Research in Clinical Microbiology. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
April Bobenchik, PhD, D(ABMM)
Medical Director Microbiology Associate Professor Pathology
Penn State Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine
Dr. Bobenchik is a board certified clinical microbiologist with over 20 years of experience working in the laboratory. She is currently the Medical Director of Microbiology and Virology at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Associate Professor of Pathology at Penn State College of Medicine. She has been a volunteer with CLSI since 2013.