IQLS international laboratory specialist Dr. Shruti Malik has been selected to participate as a speaker and convener in this year’s American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Microbe forum taking place from 9 to 13 June 2022, Washington, D.C. ASM Microbe showcases the best microbial sciences in the world and provides a one-of-a-kind forum to explore the complete spectrum of microbiology from basic science to translation and application.

Dr. Malik is presenting the topic “Epidemiological and Clinical Features of Lassa Fever Outbreak in Liberia, January 2019 – December 2020″ at the In-depth Symposium “Tropical Micro Grand Rounds’. Her talk focuses on the epidemiologic and clinical features of the largest recorded Lassa Fever outbreak in Liberia with a high case fatality rate. It identifies the risk factors associated with fatal outcomes and discusses the emerging geographical emergence to non-endemic zones.
She is also convening an in-depth symposium titled ” Public Health implications of fungal diseases: It’s time for action”. The symposium focuses on the global burden of fungal diseases, the changing epidemiology of human fungal infections, discusses recent updates to antifungal susceptibility testing and identifies the challenges and opportunities for actions focusing on resource-limited settings to combat the threat of fungal diseases. 

This years’ forum is held in person and is also made available through the Digital Experience virtual sessions.