Global Partners

Please take a moment to visit each partner's website. Each ASM partner provides a valuable service to the mission of the LabCap program and overall international community.

African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
AFNET helps prevent and control epidemics and other priority public health problems in Africa, by building capacity and improving public health systems through training and networking.

African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM)
ASLM works to advance the laboratory profession and networks within Africa.

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
ASCP provides excellence in education, certification, and advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists, and laboratory professionals.

Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)
APHL works to strengthen laboratories serving the public's health in the United States and globally.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC is dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability.

Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI)
CLSI promotes the development and use of voluntary consensus standards and guidelines within the health care community.

Fondation Mérieux
Fondation Mérieux works to serve the interests of public health by helping developing countries combat infectious diseases.

Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND)
FIND is devoted to developing and implementing diagnostic tools for poverty-related diseases.

Global Laboratory Initiative (GLI)
The World Health Organization's GLI provides a focus for tuberculosis (TB) within the framework of a multi-faceted yet integrated approach to laboratory capacity strengthening through a network of partners.

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
Regional Office of the World Health Organization
PAHO works to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas. It is internationally recognized as part of the United Nations system.

Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH)
PATH provides appropriate health technologies and sustainable, culturally relevant strategies, to communities worldwide.

Research Triangle Institute (RTI)
RTI is dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice through cutting-edge study and analysis in laboratory and chemistry services.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
UNESCO encouraged international peace and universal respect for human rights by promoting collaboration among nations.

University Cheikh Anta Diop Chu (CADU)

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH)
Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru, is a prominent center of higher learning and scientific research in Latin America.

World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.



Sister societies are Societies and Associations that have similar goals to ASM. ASM collaborates with our sister societies and participates in exchanges as well as conferences together.

Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI)
AMI contributs significantly towards the development of microbiology in India with an emphasis in areas of research, education, and commerce.

Austrian Society for Microbiology (ASM)
ASM works to advance the science of microbiology in Australia. Together with the American Society for Microbiology, ASM allows for the exchange of one member from each society to present an abstract at the annual General Meeting of the other society and to spend a week at a nearby research laboratory.

Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS)
FEMS has 48 Member Societies from 36 European countries, linking more than 30,000 microbiologists. FEMS also provides funding for young scientists and organizers of microbiology-related events. 

European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ESCMID)

International Society of Microbial Ecology (ISME)
ISME fosters the exchange of scientific information by organizing international symposia as well as specific workshops, sponsoring publications, and promoting education/research.

Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)
The IUSSTF, established under an agreement between the Governments of India and the U.S. in March 2000, is an autonomous, not for profit society that promotes and catalyzes Indo-US bilateral collaborations in science, technology, engineering and bio-medical research through substantive interaction between government,academia and industry.

Pakistan Society for Microbiology (PSM)
Pakistan society for Microbiology is a non profit Organization dedicated to spreading awarness and discussing the latest information regarding Microbiology.

Society for General Microbiology (SGM)
SGM and ASM collaborate to offer a joint grant to support the reciprocal exchange of one member to present their research at the other society's main conference and to visit a research laboratory in that country.

Young Ambassadors of Science

ASM Young Ambassadors of Science are dynamic young leaders, who represent ASM in their home country, facilitating networking, professional development, and collaboration to strengthen science globally. ASM Young Ambassadors mobilize the next generation of scientists to develop innovative approaches to meet the Grand Challenges in Science.

Student Chapters


International student chapters promote the mission of ASM and offer educational and professional development resources and opportunities to students interested in microbiology and related sciences. The vision of this program is to foster a new generation of development leaders committed to science-based discoveries as well as to create a global environment that thrives on novel science exchanve by crossing traditional political borders in pursuit of shared scientific development. Email with questions regarding International Student Chapters.


Country Ambassadors

Country Ambassadors are senior scientists that represent ASM in their home country, facilitating partnership and exchange with other scientists worldwide. There are currently 49 ASM Country Ambassadors.




Virtual Learning Resources

ASM has put together a variety of Virtual Learning Resources to reach a more global audience. These include:


Finding ASM Resouces Online

Here are some tips on finding and using ASM Resources on the website.



Culture of Responsibility

The Culture of Responsibility Virtual Workshop raises awareness for biological safety, biosecurity, and the responsible conduct of research. The Biological Safety module poses the question “Is it safe to work in a microbiology lab?” and focuses on breaking the chain of infection. The Biosecurity module goes through each layer of security for all laboratory levels. The final module, the Responsible Conduct of Research, uses cases studies to delve into the dual use dilemma and ask “What is a culture of responsibility?” This workshop was developed by leaders in these fields and includes built-in group discussion and activities for more active learning. Participants walk away with tools to identify, assess, and mitigate hazards for the benefit of science and their community. 

If you are interested in presenting the Culture of Responsiblity Workshop please contact International Affairs.


Art of Science Communication

This series of four 30-40 minute videos provides foundational training for working scientists in effective scientific communication, in both professional and public contexts.The series introduces viewers to the fundamentals of good communication, before exploring these topics more deeply within specific communication media. The series concludes with an exploration of communication in the public sphere, and discusses how to address issues related to science and technology that may be complex or controversial.

If you are interested in presenting the Art of Science Communication Workshop please contact International Affairs.


Science Writing and Publishing

This virtual workshop aims to assist in the development of the skills needed to write and submit scientific manuscripts with the ultimate goal of improving the dissemination of research and enhanced knowledge sharing.  The seminar will provide participants with insight and training into processes required to successfully publish a scientific article.

If you are interested in presenting the Science Writing and Publishing Workshop please contact International Affairs.

Other Resources

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Winston J. Brill & Associates