Southeastern Microbiology Summit (Southeastern and Florida Branches)


(Florida Branch Meeting and 100th General Meeting of the Southeastern Branch of ASM) 


Overview:  The Southeastern Microbiology Summit (100th General Meeting of the Southeastern Branch of ASM and Florida Branch of ASM meeting) will take place on September 5-7, 2014 in Ponte Vedra Beach Sawgrass Marriott Resort.  Ponte Vedra Beach is a suburb of Jacksonville.   The meeting will open with a Key Note address, followed by poster presentations and a social on Friday afternoon, with a full day of concurrent mini-sessions on Saturday.  Morning mentoring sessions for pre-med and pre-grad students will take place on Saturday and Sunday mornings.


Date: September 5-7, 2014 (Most of the events will take place on Friday and Saturday, with a morning mentoring session on Sunday)


Place:  Ponte Vedra Beach Sawgrass Marriott Resort (Ponte Vedra Beach is a suburb of Jacksonville)  


ASM Distinguished Lecturers: 

Chris Marx (

"The Math of Metabolism: Mutations that Don't Like Each Other (and Species that Do)"


John Anthony Vanchiere (

“Emergence of Human Polyomavirus Disease among Immune Compromised Patients”


Meeting Registration:  To register for the conference, please follow the instructions on   The registration fee includes a social, a working lunch and morning coffee.


Hotel Registration:  To make reservations at the hotel, please go to or call 800-457-4653 (please don’t forget to mention that you are part of the group).


Student Travel Grants – A limited number of travel grants for students are available.  Students will need to check the eligibility box on their application, and the grants will be awarded based on the abstracts



Those who complete the on-line registration will receive detailed instructions on abstract submission.




 For More Information, Contact: 

 Kurt Schesser,

President, ASM Florida Branch


Max Teplitski

President, ASM Southeastern Branch