• 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


"ASM Microbe 2016 was the most enjoyable ASM meeting I have attended in a long time. The new structure provided more opportunities for networking and chance interactions to meet new colleagues and share ideas."
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