ASM Live at ICAAC/ICC 2015

ASM Live will be broadcast from ICAAC/ICC 2015 in San Diego, CA, where host Michael Schmidt, PhD, Professor and Vice Chairman of Microbiology and Immunology at the Medical University of South Carolina, and co-host of This Week in Microbiology, will interview researchers about their work.

Streaming will take place at the San Diego Convention Center, Room 29B, and meeting registrants are encouraged to attend. You can watch ASM Live at microbeworld.org. Content will also be archived immediately on YouTube and MicrobeWorld for future viewing.

TWiV 250: Wookie viruses

On episode #250 of the science show This Week in Virology, Vincent and Robert Garcea talked about polyomaviruses. This episode was recorded at the 53rd ICAAC in Denver, Colorado.

You can find TWiV #250 at www.microbe.tv/twiv, or view the video below.

TWiM 41: ICAAC live in San Francisco

On episode #41 of the science show This Week in Microbiology, Vincent and Michael travel to San Francisco for the 52nd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), where they meet with Bill, John, and Victor to discuss tuberculosis, monitoring infectious disease outbreaks with online data, and outside-the-box approaches to antibacterial therapy.

You can view video of this episode below, or download audio or video files at microbeworld.org.

 

TWiV 149: Live at ICAAC in the Windy City

twiv at icaacHosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Mark Pallansch, and Trine Tsouderos

Vincent, Rich, Mark, and Trine discuss science and medicine in journalism and the eradication of poliovirus at the 51st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC).

Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV 149 (62 MB .mp3, 86 minutes).

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Weekly Science Picks

Rich – Parachute use to prevent death (Brit Med J)
Vincent –
Ian Lipkin’s Op-Ed on Contagion and a review of the movie (both NY Times)

Listener Pick of the Week

MichaelBacteria billboard for Contagion (YouTube)

This episdode of TWiV is sponsored by Wiley-Blackwell, the leading scientific publisher of books, scholarly journals, major reference works and databases. This month they are offering 25%-off all Microbiology and Virology books. To take advantage of this offer go to www.wiley.com/go/microbeworld.

Send your virology questions and comments (email or mp3 file) to twiv@microbe.tv, or call them in to 908-312-0760. You can also post articles that you would like us to discuss at microbeworld.org and tag them with twiv.

TWiV and TWiM live at ICAAC in Chicago

twiv icaac 2011The Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) is the annual infectious diseases meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. This year the meeting will take place in Chicago, Illinois, and both This Week and Virology and This Week in Microbiology will be broadcast live from the meeting.  TWiV will air on Saturday, September 17, at 2:00 PM CDT, and TWiM will air on Monday, September 19, at 11:15 AM CDT, at McCormick Place in room W-470B.

Meeting attendees are welcome to attend and watch live TWiV and TWiM and submit comments and questions during the show. The podcasts will be broadcast live and archived online at UStream.tv, at MicrobeWorld, and virology blog. During the live broadcasts a chat room will be available for listeners to submit questions.

Here are the participants for ICAAC TWiV and TWiM:

Saturday, 17 September, 2:00 pm CDT – This Week in Virology with Vincent Racaniello and friends

  • Trine Tsouderos, Health/Medical Writer, Chicago Tribune
  • Mark Pallansch, Ph.D., Chief of the Enterovirus Section in the National Center for Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control

Monday, 19 September, 11:15 am CDT – This Week in Microbiology with Vincent Racaniello and friends

Frederick Hayden on influenza antivirals

Frederick Hayden, Professor of Medicine and Pathology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, U.K., has focused on the use of antiviral agents to prevent and treat respiratory viral infections. His interests range from the use of in vitro assays to study viral susceptibility and antiviral mechanisms of action, to clinical trials utilizing experimentally induced and naturally occurring infections. Work from his laboratory includes the demonstration that intranasal administration of interferons can prevent transmission of rhinovirus colds, studies of transmission of drug-resistant influenza A viruses in families, and the antiviral activity and clinical use of influenza neuraminidase inhibitors. His laboratory currently focuses on the application of nucleic acid hybridization to study rhinovirus pathogenesis, elucidating the phenotypic and genotypic basis of antiviral drug resistance in rhinovirus and influenza viruses, and clinical testing candidate antiviral agents for influenza and rhinovirus infections.

I discussed the use of antiviral drugs to treat influenza with Dr. Hayden during ICAAC Boston 2010, as part of TWiV 99. View the video below, or at YouTube.

TWiV 99: ICAAC Boston 2010

Host: Vincent Racaniello

Vincent tours the 50th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in Boston, speaking with exhibitors and visitors, including Professors Derek Smith, Michael Schmidt, Frederick Hayden, and Myra McClure.

Many thanks to Chris Condayan and Ray Ortega of the American Society for Microbiology for recording and editing this episode.

Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #99 (45 MB .mp3, 62 minutes)

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