Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D., has been elected President of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology (PASCV). Dr. Binnicker will serve a two-year term beginning in 2020.
About Dr. Matthew Binnicker
Dr. Binnicker joined the staff of Mayo Clinic in 2006 as a Consultant in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP), and he holds the academic rank of Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.
Dr. Binnicker serves as the Vice Chair of Practice, Vice Chair of Supply Chain Management, and Director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory for Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Binnicker is also the Program Director of the Ph.D. Fellowship Program within Mayo's Division of Clinical Microbiology.
PASCV was first named the Pan American Group for Rapid Viral Diagnostics upon inception in 1976. Since that time, PASCV has fostered the scientific development and medical practice of viral diagnostic testing and works to increase the understanding of all aspects of human viral diseases, including human viral biology, disease manifestations, pathogenesis, immunity, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. PASCV hosts educational events on viral diagnostics and works with other professional societies and government agencies to respond to and develop policies related to how viral diagnostics can best be used to diagnose and manage patients with viral infections.
Currently, PASCV has members in 27 different countries. Membership is open to laboratory directors, practicing physicians, research virologists, postdoctoral fellows, and laboratory technologists around the world.