• Exhibit Booth sales begin: August 1, 2016
  • Abstract submission opens: November 1, 2016
  • Abstract submission closes: January 9, 2017
  • Registration opens to ASM premium members: December 15, 2016
  • Registration opens to all: January 5, 2017
  • Early bird registration deadline: April 20, 2017


"The Microbe 2016 meeting was of a very high quality. There were many sessions that fundamentally informed the work I do in a diagnostic microbiology laboratory."
ASM Microbe 2016 Attendee

Scientific Program

Important Dates

Notification of proposal acceptance: Late-October 2016

Scientific Session Proposals

Scientific and professional development sessions will be offered in a variety of formats, including more formal symposia and meet-the-experts, and less formal track hubs and professional development zone sessions. 

Please note: Symposia will feature three invited speakers, with time allocated for Q&A, discussion, and oral abstract presentations. 

In order to create an innovative and comprehensive program that reflects the broad scope of microbial sciences, the Program Committee has developed a list of tracks. Please take a moment to review the list of tracks

General inquiries: asmmicrobemtgprogram@asmusa.org