asm2014's full website is currently under development 
and will open in early November.

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The General Meeting Program Committee is working to create a diverse program for asm2014, that will provide you with opportunities to stay abreast in your areas of expertise, but also challenge you to explore interdisciplinary world-class research.


Through presentations by leading national and international investigators, esteemed award lecturers, and junior scientists on the cutting edge, asm2014 will present exciting breakthroughs in basic, clinical, and environmental microbiology; pathogenesis; infectious diseases; and many other areas. In addition to scientific sessions, you will also have opportunity to view the latest in laboratory technologies and services from the participating exhibitors.


You won't want to miss asm2014!  Be sure to add the General Meeting to your 2014 calendar now.


Important dates:
Registration Open to Premium Members | October 31, 2013
Registration Open to All | November 7, 2013
Abstract Submission Open | November 7, 2013
Abstract Submission Deadline | January 14, 2014
Discounted Pre-Registration Deadline | April 7, 2014





Watch ASM Lecturer Frances H. Arnold's asm2013 Opening Session presentation!

"Engineering by Evolution"


And don't miss Christine Jacobs-Wagner's asm2013 Opening Session presentation "Bacterial Cell Cycle Regulation: Location, Location, Location"


2014 ASM Biodefense Meeting


January 27-29, 2014 | Washington, DC
Washington Marriott Wardman Park

The Meeting's website is currently under
 and will open in early November.

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Watch Late-Breaking Session from the 2013 Meeting!


Emergence of a New Pathogenic Coronavirus:
Are We Witnessing the Beginning of Another SARS like Pandemic, or Not!

As technology changes and research evolves, biodefense professionals
are being challenged to move faster to respond to the growing threat
of bioterrorism and infectious diseases.

Join fellow scientists, physicians, public health researchers, and
policymakers from around the world to shape the future of biodefense.

State-of-the-art presentations will cover topics such as:

•    Biothreat Agents
•    Vaccines
•    Detection and Diagnostic Procedures
•    Animal and Plant Pathogens
•    Global Surveillance

For complete program details and updates, please stay tuned
to this page. 

Important dates:
Abstract Submission Deadline | November 4, 2013
Registration Open to Premium Members | November 14, 2013
Registration Open to All | November 21, 2013
Discounted Pre-Registration Deadline | January 8, 2014
Hotel Reservation Deadline | January 13, 2014

Meetings Calendar

The dates and locations of all ASM Meetings & Conferences will be announced on this page as soon as they are confirmed. Please check back periodically for the most up-to-date listing of events. 





ASM: General Meeting

113th General Meeting
May 18 - 21, 2013
Denver, Colorado

114th General Meeting
May 17 - 20, 2014
Boston, Massachusetts

115th General Meeting
May 30 - June 2, 2015
New Orleans, LA

Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC)

ICAAC 2013: 53rd ICAAC
September 10 - 13, 2013
Denver, Colorado 

ICAAC 2014: 54th ICAAC
September 5 - 9, 2014
Washington, DC


ICAAC 2015: 55th ICAAC
September 18 - 21, 2015
San Diego, CA

Biodefense and Emerging
Diseases Research Meeting

11th Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting
February 25 - 27, 2013
Washington, DC 

12th Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting
January 27 - 29, 2014
Washington, DC



13th Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting
February 9 - 11, 2015
Washington, DC



Clinical Virology Symposium


30th Clinical Virology Symposium
April 27 - 30, 2014
Daytona Beach, Florida

31st Clinical Virology Symposium
April 26 - 29, 2015
Daytona Beach, Florida

ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators

20th Annual Meeting
May 16 - 19, 2013
Englewood, Colorado 

21st Annual Meeting
May 15 - 18, 2014
Danvers, Massachusetts

22nd Annual Meeting

ASM Conferences

3rd ASMET - The ASM Emerging Technologies Conference
June 25 – 28, 2013
Izmir, Turkey


4th ASM Conference on Enterococci
In conjunction with the 8th International Symposium on Antimicrobial Resistance
March 5 - 7, 2014
Cartagena, Colombia 

Mechanisms of Interbacterial Cooperation and Competition
March 13 - 16, 2015
Washington, DC


4th ASM Conference on Salmonella: The Bacterium, the Host and the Environment
October 5 - 9, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts


12th ASM Conference on Candida
and Candidiasis
March 26 – 30, 2014
New Orleans, Louisiana



Antimicrobial Resistance in Zoonotic Bacteria and Foodborne Pathogens
May 8 - 11, 2015
Washington, DC



3rd ASM-ESCMID Conference on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococci
in Animals: Veterinary and Public
Health Implications
November 4 - 7, 2013
Copenhagen, Denmark


1st ASM Conference on Experimental Microbial Evolution
June 19 - 22, 2014
Washington, DC

Prokaryotic Cell Biology and Development
June 12 - 16, 2015
Washington, DC



5th ASM Conference on Beneficial Microbes
September 27 - 30, 2014
Washington, DC



Pseudomonas 2015
September 8 - 12, 2015
Washington, DC



5th ASM Conference on Cell-Cell Communication in Bacteria
October 18 - 21, 2014
San Antonio, TX


Rapid Next-Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatic Pipelines for Enhanced Molecular Epidemiologic Investigation of Pathogens
September 24 - 27, 2015
Washington, DC



3rd ASM Conference on Viral Manipulation of Nuclear Processes
October 30 - November 2, 2014
Washington, DC


October 24 - 29, 2015
Chicago, IL




1st ASM Conference on Polymicrobial Infections
November 13 - 16, 2014
Washington, DC


Methicillin-resistant Staphylococci in Animals: Veterinary and Public Health Implications
November 2 - 5, 2015
Chicago, IL


May 30 – June 2, 2015 – New Orleans

Meetings Board

Chair, Meetings Board
Dr. Lucia Rothman-Denes
University of Chicago
Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology
920 E. 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-702-1083
Fax: 773-702-3172

General Meeting Program Committee

  • Chair
    Dr. Margaret J. McFall-Ngai
    UW - Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
    Dept. Med. Micro/Immunology
    1550 Linden Drive
    Madison, WI 53706-1502
    Phone:  608-262-2393
    Fax:  608-262-8418

  • Vice-Chair
    Dr. Arturo Casadevall
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    1300 Morris Park Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10461
    Phone: 718-430-3665
    Fax:  718-430-8711

Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) Program Committee

  • Chair
    Dr. M. Lindsay Grayson
    Austin Hospital, Austin Health
    Studley Road
    Heidelberg, 3084
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phone: 011-61-39496-6676
    Fax: 011- 613-9496-6677

  • Vice-Chair
    Dr. Craig E. Rubens
    Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute
    1900 - 9th Avenue, C9S
    Seattle, WA 98101
    Phone: 206-884-3573
    Fax: 206-884-7311

Professional Development Committe (PDC)

  • Chair
    Ms. Melodie A. Beard
    Laboratory Corporation of America
    1447 York Court
    Burlington, NC 27215
    Phone: 336-436-3410
    Fax: 336-436-0645

  • Vice Chair
    Mr. Donald Singer
    1250 South Collegeville Road
    Collegeville, PA 19426
    Phone: 610-917-5751
    Fax: 610-917-4183

Conferences Committee

  • Chair
    Dr. Lance R. Peterson
    NorthShore University HealthsSystem
    Clinical Microbiology Lab. Med.
    Department of Pathology
    2650 Ridge Avenue
    Evanston, IL 60201
    Phone:  847-570-1637
    Fax:  847-733-5093

  • Vice-Chair
    Dr. William E. Goldman
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Campus Box #7290
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599
    Phone: 9197-966-9580

Biodefense Research Meeting Program Committee


  • Co-Chair
    Dr. Paul Keim
    Northern Arizona University
    NAU Box 5640
    Flagstaff, AZ 86011
    Phone:  928-523-1078

  • Co-Chair
    Dr. Marshall Bloom
    Rocky Mountain Laboratory
    903 S. 4th Street
    Hamiton, MT 86011
    Phone: 406-363-9275