PRSM 61st Annual Meeting

Hurricane Season: A Microbe’s Paradise

 June 1 and 2, 2018

Universidad del Este, Carolina Puerto Rico



Preliminary Program



Friday June 1, 2018


8:00     Registration and Breakfast

9:00     Welcoming Remarks-Dr. Greetchen Díaz

9:20     Keynote Speaker, ASM and Waksman Foundation Distinguished Lecturer:

            Dr. Karl Klose - Deadly Diarrhea: Vibrio cholerae in the Time of Cholera

10:20   Coffee Break and Visit to Exhibitors

11:20   Mrs. Candimar Colón – Etiology and Diagnosis of Leptospirosis

12:00   Lunch

1:30     Mr. Andrés Calvo – (Pharmaceutical Industry and the Post-Hurricane Recovery)

2:10     Dr. Benjamín Bolaños - Outdoor and Indoor Mold in Puerto Rico in the aftermath

            of Hurricanes Irma and Maria

2:50     Coffee Break and Visit to Exhibitors

3:40     Dr. Marylyn Yates - Methods for the Detection of Environmentally-Transmitted Human 


4:30     PRSM Members Assembly



Saturday June 2, 2018


8:00     Registration and Breakfast

9:00     Welcoming Remarks - Dr. Greetchen Díaz

9:15     Dr. Karl Klose - Killer Bunnies and Bioweapons: Tularemia and Biodefense

10:15   Coffee Break and Visit to Exhibitors

11:15   Research Presentations: Oral Session

12:15   Lunch

1:15     Research Presentations: Posters Session


2:15     Coffee Break, Visit to Exhibitors & Student Mentoring

3:15     Research Presentations: Awards