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Selected Invited Presentations


2011

Book Chapters

  • Thomas JG, Posey SP. Biofilms. In: APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology - 3rd Edition. Washington, DC: APIC; 2009;94,94-1.
  • The Role of Biofilms in Device-Related Infections. Shirtliff M and Leid J. Edited by J. William Costerton and John G. Thomas. "Biofilm Ventilation" Life Sciences. Springer Series on Biofilms. Jan 3, 2009.

Peer Reviewed Publications

2010

Textbooks

  • Percival S, Thomas JG, and Williams DW.  Biofilms in Bacterial Imbalances in Chronic Wounds: Anti-Koch. Int Wound J. 2010 Jun;7(3):169-75.
  • Thomas JG, Motlagh H, and Percival S. The Role of Microorganisms and Biofilms in Dysfunctional Wound Healing: Wound Care. Woodhead Publishing. London England. David Farrar, Editor.
  • Thomas JG, Hayes Ml, and Petros K. Clinical Application of Non-Antibacterial Tetracyclines in Clinical Applications of Non-Antibacterial Tetracyclines Special Issue Pharmacologic Research on Non-Antimicrobial Tetracyclines. Editors:  Golub L, and Greenwald B.
  • Thomas JG. The Oral Biofilm: The Perfect Relationship between Reservoir of Disease and Transmitter of Biofilms Disease. Disease Transmission in Preventing Dentistry and Public Health. Editor:  Burgheri JP.
  • Thomas JG. The Oral Flora: The Most Diverse and Unique Biofilm Community in Homo sapiens. Oral Microbial Ecology. Ed:  Jakubovus N. New Castle University. New Castle, England.
  • Thomas JG. Linking Ventilator Associated Pneumonia In Vitro to Ventilator Associated Pneumonia In Vivo. Editor: Wise MP and Saayman AG. In Current Respiratory Medical Reviews, Pulmonary Infection and Critical Care. Cardiff University, Wales, UK.
  • Thomas JG, and Williams D. Biofilms and Wounds: A Unique Alliance in Chronic Wounds. Editor: S Percival.

Manuscripts

  • Thomas JG, Sloan W, Linton S, Okle T, Corum L, and Percival S.  The Efficacy of Silver Alginate:  Corrected Zone of Inhibition (Large ZOI) of Over One-Hundred Clinical Isolates: Influence of pH Phenotype in Hospital Location. Wound Regeneration
  • Thomas JG, Linton S, Corum L, Sloan W, Brundage K, and Percival S. Use of Flow Cytometry (FC) to Compare the Efficacy of Silver Containing Wound Dressings Against Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Wound Regeneration
  • Williams DW, Thomas JG, Hooper SJ, et al. Profiling Microbial Diversity in Endotracheal Tube Biofilms by a Culture Independent Technique. British Journal of Microbiology.
  • Olson J, Cauf C, Lukomski S, Thomas JG, Marazita M, et al. Use of Sixteen S-Lipozomal RNA Gene Analysis to Characterize the Bacterial Signature Associated with Poor Oral Health in West Virginia. British Dental Journal.
  • Percival S, Thomas JG, and Williams DW.  Biofilms in Bacterial Imbalances in Chronic Wounds: Anti-Koch. International Wound Journal, Blackwell Publishing. 

Monographs and Short Articles

  • Thomas JG, Motlagh H. Chronic Wounds and Biofilms: A Unique Alliance (Part I, Part II, and Part III). Advanced Magazine for Administrators of the Laboratory. In Press
  • Thomas JG.  Microbiology Overview 2010: Open The Door for the 21st Century.  Advanced Magazine for Administrators of the Laboratory. In Press
  • Thomas JG, Posey SB, Orr B. Global Issues: Impact on Local Laboratories. Advanced Magazine for Administrators of the Laboratory. Apr 2010;22(7):10-12. 
  • Thomas JG, Ryan J, Posey S. Pneumonia in the ICU: Managing Oral Pathogens for Prevention and Treatment. Health Point Press.
  • Thomas JG. Sinusitis and Oral Infections. A Unique Link via Biofilm Organization.  Health Point Press.

Abstracts/Posters

WVU/Regional

  • West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, Health Science Center. Research Day, October 1st 2010.
    1. Posey SB, Motlagh H, Waters C, Bragg S, Thomas JG. Biofilm (Prokaryote) Communities Predicting Tumor (Eukaryote) Therapy.
    2. Thomas JG, Bragg S, Waters C, and Posey SB. A Model and Strategy to Compare Antibiotics-Tumor and Anti-Biofilm Efficacy via Unique Biotyping Classification System. 
    3. Posey SB, Waters C, Bragg S, and Thomas JG. Effects of Anti-Cancer Drugs on Biofilms: Benign Procaryotic Tumors.
  • WV INBRE Poster Day, July 31, 2010.  Thomas R, Motlagh H, Thomas JG. Efficacy of Probiotic Strains Lactobacillus Casei and L. Plantarum in Altering an Infected Wound Biofilm Versus Planktonic Phenotypes. 

National

  • The Society of Acute Wound Care, Spring Meeting. Orlando, Florida. April 17-20, 2010.
    1. Thomas J, Motlagh H, Percival S. Are Wound Specimens Colonized With the Most Resistant Isolates and Associated With Antibiotic Pressures? 
    2. Thomas J, Motlagh H, Percival S. Tracking MIC Distribution by Different Wound Specimens:  Is There An Optimal Source to Measure Changes in Resistant Patterns? 
    3. Thomas JG, Motlagh H, Percival S. Reducing Wound Colonization by "Replacement Therapy" (Probiotics) Using Lactobacillus reuteri in a TriPhasic Wound Model. 
    4. Thomas JG, Motlagh H, and Percival S. Establishing "The Critical Ratio" as a Microbial Biomarker for Chronic Wound Classification and Status. 
  • AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY ANNUAL MEETING Los Angeles California. May 23-28, 2010.
    1. Thomas JG, Motlagh H, Percival S. Classifying MRSA Wound Isolates By MIC Distribution Integrating Geographic Site and Institution Type. 
    2. Thomas JG, Motlagh H, Percival S. Creating and Instituting a Global MRSA Tracking Network. 
  • SOCIETY OF ACUTE WOUND CARE (SAWC).  Fall Meeting 2010,    San Diego California. September 23-25, 2010.
    1. Thomas JG, Motlagh H. Biofilms in Chronic Wounds Anti-Koch.
    2. Motlagh H. Percival S, Thomas JG. Confirming the Climax Ratio (CR) as a Microbial Biomarker for Wound Organism Classification and Therapy Selection. 
    3. Motlagh H. Percival S, Thomas JG. Evaluation of a Probiotic Dressing Matrix to Inhibit Wound Pathogens, A Feasibility Study. 
    4. Thomas JG, Corum L, Litton S, Okle T, and Sloan W. The Efficacy of Silver Alginate:  Corrected Zone of Inhibition (C-ZOI) For One Hundred Clinical Isolates. 
    5. Litton S, Corum L, Sloan W, Thomas JG, Brundage K. Use of Flow Cytometry (FC) in Vital Stains to Compare Antimicrobial Efficacy of Silver Containing Dressings Against Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
    6. Authors:  Thomas J, Linton S, Corum L, Brundage K, Percival S. Use of Flow Cytometry (FC) in Vital Stains to Compare Antimicrobial Efficacy of MAXORB™ Extra AG and AquaCel™ AG Dressings Against Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

 

  • EASTERN ASSOCIATION FOR THE SURGERY OF TRAUMA (EAST) ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC ASSEMBLY, January 25-29, 2011. Naples, Florida.
    1. Thomas J, Wilson A, Gray D. Advanced Endotracheal Tube Biofilm Stage, Not Duration, Of Intubation as Related to Pneumonia. 


International:

  • EUROPEAN WOUND MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (EWMA), ANNUAL MEETING. Borne, Switzerland. May 2010.
    1. Thomas JG, Motlagh H, Percival S. Are Wound Specimens Colonized With More Resistant Isolates and Associated With Antibiotic Pressure?
    2. Thomas JG, Motlagh H, Percival S. Tracking MIC Distributions By Different Wound Specimens: Is There an Optimal Source to Measure Changes in Resistant Patterns?  
       
  • UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, ORAL MEETING
    1. Usha S, Wen A, Zhang L, et al. Does Oral Bacterial Diversity Pre _____ Progression to Caries in Children? Results of a Pilot Study. 
  • BIOFILMS 4 – INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, September 1 thru 3, 2010, Winchester, England.  University of South Hampton.
    1. Thomas JG, Posey SB, Motlagh H, Waters C. Biofilms (Prokaryote) Communities Predicting Tumor (Eukaryote) Therapy. 
       
  • AMERICAN DENTAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (ADEA) 4TH ADEA INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE,  September 5 thru 8, 2010.  Salvador Brazil.
    1. Motlagh H, Thomas JG, Crout R. A Unique Oral Microbial Signature for Women in Appalachia. 
  • INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR DENTAL RESEARCH (IADR), IADR/AADR/CADR 89TH GENERAL SESSION AND EXHIBITION. March 16-19, 2011. San Diego, California.
    1. Motlagh H, Thomas JG, Crout R. The Effect of Oral Microbes on Biofilm Formation by Respiratory Pathogens. 
    2. Motlagh H, Thomas JG, Crout R. A Unique Oral Microbial Signature for Women in Appalachia: An Update. 

Invited Presentations/Workshops/Symposiums/Speaking Engagements

  • WVU/Regional:
    1. Ohio – Biofilms from A to Z and What the Laboratory Does Not Know Can Be Catastrophic. 2010 Collaborative Laboratory Conference (CLC). Strongsville, Ohio. April 28-30. 
    2. WV – Biofilms and Disease Transmission: Perfect Partners. CAMC Health Education and Research Institute. APIC (Association for Practitioners of Infection Control). Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, West Virginia. October 1. 
    3. Department of Pathology, WVU – Health Science Center.  Biofilms for Pathologist II, Unmasking the Link to Infectious Disease and Transmission.  October 13, 2010.  Pathology Grand-Rounds.
    4. SAGE Strategy Meeting, Oral Care Assessment Using Non-Culture Techniques, Washington, DC. Satellite Symposium in Concert with National Nursing Meeting. Key note presentation.  Oral Biofilms in the ICU:  Linking Oral Care to Systemic Disease. May 23, 2010.
    5. Symposium and Workshop, Center For Biofilm Engineering (CBE), Boseman, Montana. Key note presentation: Unmasking the Benefits of Probiotics Lactobacillus reuteri In a TriPhasic Biofilm Wound Model Simulator. July 3-4, 2010. 
    6. CA – APIC (Association for Practitioners of Infection Control), Coastline Chapter 95 Orange County, joint venture presentation. ­­­­ Key note presentation: Biofilms and Infections: Perfect Partners. Costa Mesa, California. August 10, 2010.
    7. Keynote Speaker, Focused Diagnostics Laboratory, Orange California, August 11, 2010.  Key note presentation:  Bridging the Gap Between Biofilm Detection and Clinical Disease:  What Should the Laboratory Do?  Guest of:  Ken Van Horn, PhD.
    8. Oklahoma University School of Dentistry. Alumni Education Day. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. September 17, 1010.  Three Hour CME approved educational presentation. "Biofilms and the Impact on Dentistry:  Head to Toe."
    9. 17th Annual EG Scott Microbiology Symposium. Cristiana Health Care. Cristiana, PA. Key note presentation: Biofilms in 3D and Linking Oral Health to Systemic Disease: What Can a Microbiologist Do?
    10. The 40th Annual Symposium. Diagnostic and Clinical Challenges of the 21st Century Microbes. The Eastern Pennsylvania Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). November 17, 2010. Thomas Jefferson University.
    11. Penn State University School of Medicine, Hershey PA. January 11, 2011.  Key note presentation: Biofilm and Update with Clinical Emphasis.
       
  • International:
    1. Biofilms, Diseases, and Transmission: Anti-Koch. Czech Republic – BRNO Masaryk University, Department of Microbiology (Robert Kadlec). Microbiology Symposium 19th Conference of Young Microbiologists: TAMASEK Days 2010, Institute for Microbiology. June 3-4, 2010. 
    2. The New Frontiers of Biofilm Management:  Restorative Microbiology in Tailored Comprehensive Oral Care (TOC). 18th International Symposium on Dental Hygiene Oral Health "New Concepts for the New Millennium, New Technology in Preventing and Treating Oral Diseases Including Alternative Treatments."  Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center. Glasgow, Scotland. July 1-3, 2010. 
    3. Biofilm Update:  Linking Biofilms in Tumors and Therapy. Cardiff University School of Dental Medicine. Wound Engineering Group. Cardiff, Wales, UK. 
    4.  Biofilms and Disease Transmission: The Perfect Partners. International Association for Dental Research (IADR), Satellite Symposium. "The Link to Systemic Disorders and Solutions to Clinical Practice, New Scientific Trends on Oral Biofilms and Bacteremia Research." Barcelona, Spain.

Invited Presentations (National and International)

January
8

Morgantown, WV

Rotary International "We Live in a Microbial World"

23 

Roanoke, VA 

Regional Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association Full Day Seminar "Biofilms and Oral Diseases; Management and New Options"

29

Seattle, WA 

Introduction of Sunstar G.U.M. PerioBalance, "A Unique Oral Probiotic: What is a Probiotic?"

February
3

Morgantown, WV

15th Annual Dental Research Day "A Call to Arms: Establishing the Oral Flora as the Key Element in VAP"

10-12

Norwich University, JT's Alma Mater: Three lectures:

  1. "Consequences of a Microbial Ecologic Imbalance: A Global Infectious Disease Tsunami?"
  2. "Therapeutic Microbiology: Good Bugs vs. Bad Antibiotics"
  3. "Global Infectious Diseases: We live in a microbial world."
16

Dartmouth College, NH

Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine "Biofilm and Respiratory Diseases: The Connection."

March
3

Pittsburgh, PA 

Alleghany-Singer Research Institute, Center for Genomic Sciences "Biofilm Scandal in the Mechanically Ventilated Patient"

10

Bethesda, MD

3rd FDA Presentation "Silver Coated Endotracheal Tube:510k Application for Covidien"

May
18

Philadelphia, PA 

  • American Society of Microbiology (ASM)
  • "Ask the Expert" Presentation – BioMeriux Sponsored
  • ASM Focus Groups: "New Alternative Methods for Molecular Testing"
July
16

Chicago, Illinois

Sage Products, Inc. 2 Presentations: "Biofilms 101" and "Chronic Wounds and Biofilms"

September
20-22

Wuhan, China (International)

  • IADR/PAPF/APR
  • 2nd Meeting of IADR PAPF/1st Meeting of APR
  • Key Note Speaker "Oral Biofilms: Linking the Systemic Diseases"

Wuhan, China

  • Plan 1st Annual Asia-Pacific Global Biofilm Symposium (2010)
25-28

Manila, Philippines

Philippine Association of Dental Colleges
"Changing Paradigms in Oral Microbiology: It's Growing Significance in Systemic Diseases"

22-27 

Pasay City, Philippines 

101st Annual Convention of the Philippine Dental Association
"Changing Paradigms in Oral Microbiology: It's Growing Significance in Systemic Diseases"

24-25

Wheeling, WV

20th Annual John G. Thomas WV Microbiology Symposium

October
20-21

Philadelphia (Mendenhall), PA

16th Annual E.G. Scott Symposium
"Biofilms in 3-D and Linking Oral Health to Systemic Diseases: What Can a Microbiologist Do?"

29- Nov 2

Palm Springs, CA

American Institute of Oral Microbiology. Update of Biofilms Using 3-D Imaging:

  • "The Oral Microbial World in 3-D"
  • "Probiotics and Replacement Therapy: Y/N?"

2009

  • Rotary International "We Live in a Microbial World" Morgantown, WV. Jan 9, 2009       
  • Regional Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, Full Day Seminar "Biofilms and Oral Diseases; Management and New Options" Roanoke, VA. Jan 23, 2009                      
  • Introduction of Sunstar G.U.M. PerioBalance, "A Unique Oral Probiotic: What is a Probiotic?" Seattle, WA. Jan 29, 2009   
  • 15th Annual Dental Research Day, "A Call to Arms: Establishing the Oral Flora as the Key Element in VAP" Morgantown, WV. Feb 3, 2009.
  • Norwich University, JT's Alma Mater. Feb 10-12, 2009. Three lectures:
    • "Consequences of a Microbial Ecologic Imbalance: A Global Infectious Disease Tsunami?"
    • "Therapeutic Microbiology: Good Bugs vs. Bad Antibiotics"
    • "Global Infectious Diseases: We live in a microbial world."
  • Dartmouth College, Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine. "Biofilm and Respiratory Diseases: The Connection." Hanover, NH. Feb 16, 2009
  • Alleghany-Singer Research Institute, Center for Genomic Sciences. "Biofilm Scandal in the Mechanically Ventilated Patient" Pittsburgh, PA.  March 3, 2009
  • 3rd FDA Presentation: "Silver Coated Endotracheal Tube: 510k Application for Covidien" Bethesda, MD. March 10, 2009
  • American Society of Microbiology (ASM): "Ask the Expert" Presentation – BioMeriux Sponsored - ASM Focus Group: "New Alternative Methods for Molecular Testing" Philadelphia, PA. May 18, 2009.
  • Sage Products, Inc. Two Presentations: "Biofilms 101" and "Chronic Wounds and Biofilms" Chicago, Illinois. July 16, 2009
  • Asia Pacific Tour: IV. September 2009
    • IADR/PAPF/APR, 2nd Meeting of IADR PAPF/1st Meeting of APR, Key Note Speaker "Oral Biofilms: Linking the Systemic Diseases", Plan 1st Annual Asia-Pacific Global Biofilm Symposium (2010) Wuhan, China. Sept 20-22, 2009
    • Philippine Association of Dental Colleges. "Changing Paradigms in Oral Microbiology: It's Growing Significance in Systemic Diseases" Manila, Philippines. Sept 27-28, 2009              
    • 101st Annual Convention of the Philippine Dental Association

"Changing Paradigms in Oral Microbiology: It's Growing Significance in Systemic Diseases" Pasay City, Philippines. Sept 22-27, 2009

  • 20th Annual John G. Thomas WV Microbiology Symposium. Wheeling, WV. Sept 24-25, 2009
  • 16th Annual E.G. Scott Symposium. "Biofilms in 3-D and Linking Oral Health to Systemic Diseases: What Can a Microbiologist Do?" Philadelphia (Mendenhall), PA. October 20-21, 2009
  • American Institute of Oral Microbiology. Update of Biofilms Using 3-D Imaging: "The Oral Microbial World in 3-D" and "Probiotics and Replacement Therapy: Y/N?" Palm Springs, CA. Sept 29- Nov 2, 2009 

2008

  • Barcelona Presentation - Probiotics
  • WV Annual Respiratory Therapy Meeting. "Biofilms in 3-D." Wheeling, WV. Sept. 4, 2008.
  • US Food and Drug Administration. Biofilms and Resistance. Bethesda, Md. June 19, 2008.
  • Clinical Summary Booklet. Introduction and Review. Listerine. British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BJDHT). June 13, 2008.
  • 2008 Microbiology Faculty Meeting. (Medi Media Educational Group) Anti-Infective Franchise. Ortho-McNeil Division. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. May 15-16, 2008.
  • "Biofilms and Antibiotic Resistance: A Link?" Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Staff College. FDA. Rockville, MD. June 19, 2008.
  • "Wound Microbiology: A Fresh Look" in Satellite Presentation 'Advancing Your Practice: Understanding Wound Infections and the Role of Biofilms' Assoc. for Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) Annual Meeting.  Supported by ConvaTec and Bristol-Myers Squibb. San Diego, CA. April 24, 2008.
  • "Biofilms and Endodontic Infections: Unrecognized Synergy" Dentsply. Tulsa Dental. Tulsa, OK. June 12-13, 2008.
  • "Communication and networking is what a biofilm does: An interview with microbiologist Professor John G. Thomas, USA, about the latest revelations on oral microbes" The Dental Tribune International: Asia Pacific Edition (Printed in 5 Languages). 2008; 4(6):18-19.
  • "Changing Paradigms in Oral Microbiology: Probiotics and Useful Biofilms" Official Launch of PerioBalance. Satellite Symposium. Advanced Oral Care with Probiotics. British Dental Assoc. Supported by G.U.M (Sun Star) Manchester, England. April 30, 2008.
  • "Changing Paradigms in Oral Microbiology: Growing significance of Biofilms" British Dental Assoc. Annual Meeting. Supported by Philips. Manchester, England. April 2, 2008.
  • Asia-Pacific Tour III: April 2008
    • "Changing Paradigms in Oral Microbiology: It's Growing Significance in Systemic Disease" in Satellite Symposium.  'Managing Biofilms for Optimal Oral Health' Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Sponsored by J&J. April 5, 2008.
    • "Changing Paradigms: Linking Oral Biofilms, VAP and Candida albicans with innovative Therapeutics/Diagnostics (Theragnostics)" National University of Singapore Hospital. Grand Rounds. Singapore, April 4, 2008
    • "Oral Biofilms and Systemic Health: Is there a connection?" National University of Singapore School of Dental-Medicine. Singapore. April 3, 2008.
    • "Biofilms and Oral Health Management" University of Indonesia, School of Dentistry. April 1, 2008
    • "Biofilms and Oral Health: A link to Systemic Diseases" Airlangga University. Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. April 2, 2008 (Oldest Dental School Est. 1928)
    • "Control of Plague: A Biofilm Perspective" Royal Indian University, Mumbai, India. April 9, 2008
  • Microbial Diversity in Biofilms. Cairns S., Williams D., Thomas J.,  Hooper S., Wise M., Frost P., Malic S., Lewis M., Harding K., Leaper D. World Union of Wound Healing Societies – Toronto, June 6, 2008

2007

  • American Association of Endodontics. Keynote Speaker. "Unmasking Biofilms: Translating Microbiology into Advanced Endodontic Management." Philadelphia, PA. April 25, 2007.
  • Dentsply Endodontics Seminar. Keynote Speaker. "Connecting the Dots: Linking Disparate Facts."  Steamboat, CO. February 1, 2007.
  • Asia Pacific Educational Tour, II.
    • Listerine Symposium and Panel Meeting.  Biofilms: Scandals in the Oral Cavity. Jakarta ADPC. April 28, 2007.
    • School of Dentistry. Biofilms: Scandals in the Oral Cavity. April 30, 2007.
    • School of Dentistry. Translational Research: Oral to Systemic. Taipei. May 4, 2007.
    • School of Dentistry. Translational Research: Oral to Systemic. Hong Kong. May 2, 2007.
  • Eastman Dental Institute. Keynote Speaker. "Scandals in the Oral Cavity." London, England. April 20, 2007.

2006

  • Dentsply Endodontics Seminar. Keynote Speaker. Oral Biofilms Links to Disease: Head to Toe. Steamboat, CO. February 4, 2006.
  • Bio-Meriux-ASM. Measuring Microbiology's Value in a Pay-4-Performance Environment.  Orlando, FL. May 2006.
  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Annual Meeting. Biofilms: Architects of Chronic Diseases.  Chicago, IL. July 2006.
  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. Clinical Rounding—How we make it work in Microbiology.  Chicago, IL. July 2006.
  • Allegheny General Hospital.  Biofilm Scandals in the Ventilated Patient: Links to Pulmonary Infections via Up-Regulation. Pittsburgh, PA. August 2006.
  • Virginia Dental Society.  Oral Biofilms Links to Diseases-Head to Toe.  Roanoke, VA.  September 2006.
  • American Institute of Oral Biology.  Biofilm Scandals in the Oral Cavity. Palm Springs, CA.  October 2006.
  • American Institute of Oral Biology (AIOB).  Links to Systemic Infections: Head to Toe.  Palm Springs, CA.  October 2006.
  • Asia Pacific Educational Tour.  Biofilms: Oral and Systemic Diseases
    • Thai Periodontal Society. Plaque Biofilm and Oral Health. Bangkok, Thailand. April 5, 2006.
    • Thai Society for Public Health Dentistry. Relationship of Oral Health to General Health—Myth or Truth AND Prevention of Periodontal Diseases in ANC Clinic. Bangkok, Thailand. April 5, 2006.
    • International Dental Exhibition and Meeting (IDEM) Symposium on Minimal Intervention. Oral Biofilms: Architects of Disease, Head to Toe. Singapore. April 7. 2006.
    • Global Expert Panel Meeting. Mouthrinses: Impact on Oral Health. Singapore. April 8, 2006.
    • National University of Singapore Faculty of Dentistry Lecture. Changing Paradigms in Oral Microbiology: Its Growing Significance in Systemic Diseases. Singapore. April 10, 2006.
    • University of Hong Kong. Biofilm Management and Control AND Strategies for Combating the Bacterial Plaque Biofilm. Hong Kong. April 11, 2006.
    • Malaysia Dental Association Lecture. Oral Biofilms: Architects of Disease, Head to Toe AND Mouthrinses: Impact on Oral Health. Kula Lumpur, Malaysia. Thursday, April 13, 2006.
    • FDI World Dental Federation Lectures. Biofilm and Oral Diseases AND Strategies for Combating the Bacterial Plaque Biofilm AND Biofilms and Implants. Taichung, Taiwan. April 15, 2006.
    • Peking University School of Dentistry lecture.  Strategies for Combating the Bacterial Plaque Biofilm. Beijing, China. April 17, 2006.
  • Pfizer Round Table. Biofilm Scandals in the Oral Cavity: Architects of Disease.  London, England July 2006.

2005

  • Clinical Microbiology Society of Japan, National Meeting. The Significance of Blood Cultures: Today and Tomorrow. Kyoto, Japan. February 2005.
  • Critical Care Medicine Sponsored Symposium. "Ventilator Associated Pneumonia."  Cancun, Mexico. March 2005.
  • American Society of Microbiology. BioMeriux. "Biofilms: Architecture of Disease." Atlanta, Georgia. June 2005.
  • Mexican Society o Infectious Disease. "Biofilms: Hall-mark of Chronic Infections." Cancun, Mexico. July  2005.
  • CDC Sponsored Regional Meeting: IDEAS Conference. "Significance of Biofilms to I.C.U." Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. October 2005.
  • University Symposium in Clinical Laboratory Science.  New Jersey School of Medicine and Dentistry. Microbiology Gone Wild. 2005.  "Biofilms—What Every Clinical Microbiologist Needs to Know."  "Assessment/Outcomes: Proving Your Worth."  Pitscataway, New Jersey. October 2005
  • Keynote Speaker of Regional ASM Meeting Allegheny Branch.  Waksman Foundation for Microbiology Lectures.  Lock Haven University. "Biofilms and Microbiology."  Clearfield Campus, Clearfield, Pennsylvania.  November 2005.
  • University of North Carolina. "Antibiotics and Custodial Use." Chapel Hill, NC.  December 2005.

2004

  • American Society for Micobiology.  Keynote Presentation for Vitek BioMerieux, "First to Know, Integrating Outcomes and Diagnostic Microbiology: Is there a Future?" New Orleans, LA.  2004.
  • Annual Meeting of West Virginia Respiratory Therapists Biofilms and Ventilator Associated Pneumonia: What is the Connection? Charleston, WV.  2004.
  • South Central Association of Clinical Microbiology (SCACM), Biofilms and the Practicing Clinical Microbiologists, What are the Consequences? Columbus, OH, 2004.

2003

  • The 3 Rivers Association of Practitioners of Infection Control, Pittsburgh Branch Medical.  "Consequences in Impact on Decision Making for Infection Control: Biofilms."  Pittsburgh, PA.  2003.
  • Allegheny General Hospital, Department of Pathology .Clinical Microbiology and Impact on Decision Making in the 2000's.  Pittsburgh, PA. 2003.
  • American Society for Microbiology Workshop, Biofilms III, Washington, D.C. 2003.
  • Symposium CLMA. Outcomes as a Management Tool for Survival in the 2000's. Salt Lake City, UT. 2003.
  • Stanford University, Department of Infectious Diseases and Critical Care Biofilms and Emerging Resistance: An Oxymoron.  2003.
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. , Division of Pulmonary Care, Infectious Diseases and Respiratory Therapy, The Significance of Biofilms in Respiratory Therapy, (sponsored by Chiron). 2003.

2002

  • Sigma Uldridge Diagnostics.  Regional 16 Eastern States Teleconference. Utilization of an Outcomes Model to Assess the Impact of Diagnostic Protocols for Pulmonary Embolism.  2002.
  • One-Day Workshop.  Sigma Diagnostics.  Be a Believer: the Use of an Outcomes Model to Assess Impact of Diagnostic Protocols for Venous Thrombosis.  Supported by Sigma Uldridge. Durham, NC. 2002.
  • The West Virginia Osteopathic Society Semi-Annual Meeting Update on Mechanisms of Infections and Antibiotic Resistance: Where Have You Been?  Charleston, WV.  2002.
  • University of Calgary.  Guest of Howard Ceri, Professor, Department of Microbiology, Section of Biofilms. Calgary, Canada. 2002.
  • University of Calgary Medical Center Hospital.  Unmasking the Clinical Significance of Biofilms in Lumenal Analysis of Catheters and Endotrachs.  Calgary, Canada.  Sponsored by the University of Calgary Biofilm Group, Howard Ceri, Ph.D. 2002.
  • International Meeting of Biofilm Symposium.  "Utilization of an Endotrach Model to Describe the Biofilm Lumenal Architecture Influence of Stress Forces." Lake Louise, Canada.  Sponsored by the University of Calgary. 2002.
  • International Biofilm Symposium, Keynote Speaker.  "Biofilms in ventilator associated pneumonia and endotrach colonization."  Lake Louise, Canada.  2002.
  • American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City. "Medical Biofilms and Rapid Detection - Part   I". 2002.
  • Keynote symposium.  Biofilms and diagnostic microbiology: an Oxymoron.  Convener and primary speaker.  2002.
  • American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting.  Workshop Convener and Presenter.  "Biofilms in Medical Microbiology." Salt Lake City, UT.
  • ASCP Workshop, Minneapolis, MN.  Two-day.  Antibiotic Resistance, Laboratory Detection and Reporting. 2002.
  • Southcentral Association of Clinical Microbiology (SCACM) Regional Meetings.  "The Future of Microbiology and Consequences of Biofilms for Laboratory Detection." Chicago, IL. October 2002.
  • 93rd Annual West Virginia School of Dentistry, West Virginia Meeting,  2 hour symposium, Oral/Dental Microbiology, the Growing Importance of Periodontal Pathogens.  Greenbrier, WV.  2002.