OLD LYME, CT — OCTOBER 30, 2013 — For the second year, The France Foundation has worked  closely with the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) to jointly sponsor the 53rd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) for physician, pharmacist, and laboratory clinician continuing education credits. This year’s successful ICAAC meeting, the premier meeting on antimicrobial agents and infectious diseases, was held from September 10-13 in Denver, Colorado, and included 255 sessions representing faculty researchers from around the world.

Earlier this year in May, The France Foundation and the American Society for Microbiology also jointly sponsored ASM’s 113th General Meeting (asm2013) held in Denver for physician and laboratory clinician continuing education credits. This year’s successful asm2013, a cutting edge scientific meeting for microbiology clinicians, showcased nearly 50 sessions with presentations from leading national and international investigators discussing exciting breakthroughs in basic, clinical, and environmental microbiology; pathogenesis; infectious diseases; and other pertinent areas. Going forward, the two organizations will be working together to jointly sponsor other certified educational initiatives.

For more information about The France Foundation and The American Society for Microbiology, please visit these links:
http://www.francefoundation.com/ 
http://www.asm.org/

About The France Foundation
Since its inception in 1999, The France Foundation has been at the forefront of planning, developing, and implementing multidisciplinary accredited medical education. The France Foundation specializes in curriculum-based education and in educational collaborations that improve providers’ knowledge, competence, and practical performance to ultimately improve the care practices provide. The France Foundation is accredited with commendation by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) and by the ACPE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education) to provide CME credit for physicians and pharmacists respectively.

About the American Society for Microbiology
The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. Members represent 26 disciplines of microbiological specialization plus a division for microbiology educators. The society’s mission is to advance the microbiological sciences as a vehicle for understanding life processes and to apply and communicate this knowledge for the improvement of health and environmental and economic well being worldwide.

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