• Registration: NOW OPEN
  • Exhibit booth sales: NOW OPEN
  • Late-breaker Abstract submission site: CLOSED
  • Early bird registration deadline: April 20, 2017
  • Hotel reservation deadline: May 17, 2017


Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130

"Attending ASM Microbe 2016 was an incredible opportunity that truly opened my eyes to a vast network of people, opportunities, and resources that I had not previously known."
Leeann Korprapun, Clinical Lab Scientist, UC Irvine Medical Center

Courses and Workshops

ASM Microbe Course/Workshop registration is available online and on site, and is separate from your ASM Microbe registration. 

Full-day course/workshop registrants will be provided with redeemable lunch vouchers; half-day course/workshop registrants are responsible for their own lunch.

Handouts will not be available prior to your Course/Workshop.  

Microbe Academy for Professional Development (MAPD) 

Location: Embassy Suites New Orleans Convention Center Hotel
Address: 315 Julia St., New Orleans, LA 70130

2017 MAPD Preliminary Program
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 ǀ 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
Thursday, June 1, 2017 ǀ 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

The Microbe Academy for Professional Development (MAPD) will be held prior to ASM Microbe on Wednesday, May 31 – Thursday, June 1, 2017. The academy is designed to equip microbial sciences undergraduate, post baccalaureate and graduate students with skills needed to:

  • transition successfully to professional society meetings,
  • make a successful presentation,
  • meet and network with peers who share similar interest in microbiology,
  • build on networking opportunities with faculty mentors who are also members of ASM, and
  • strengthen mentoring relationships with research and academic advisors.

Faculty facilitators will provide students with personalized feedback and coaching in one on one and group setting and discuss mentoring and career tips to ensure success in microbial sciences careers.

Registration Rates  Early Bird Registration Rate
(On or before April 20, 2017) 
Regular Registration Rate
(After April 20, 2017)  
Student Full Day (Member)   $120  $170
Student Full Day (Non-Member)  $195  $245

 Note: Postdoctoral scientists are ineligible to participate in this workshop. 

ASM Microbe 2017 Courses/Workshops 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Full Day | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
001 - WS Analyzing your data in PATRIC: Assembly, Annotation, SNPs, RNA-Seq with a Suite of Comparative Genomic and Transcriptomic Tools – POM
002 - CS Clinical Microbiology Board Review Course
003 - WS Effective and High Impact Scientific Writing – POM
004 - WS Introduction to Microbiome and Metabolome Data Analysis (using QIIME and GNPS) AND Advanced Microbiome and Metabolome Data Analysis (using QIIME and GNPS)
005 - WS The Microbes are Winning: A Workshop on Antibiotic Resistance, Detection, Distribution (PK/PD), and Molecular Epidemiology in Significant Bacteria Pathogens
010 - CS Course in Medical Mycology

Half Day AM | 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
007 - CS Institutional Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs: Beyond the Basics (Organized in Cooperation with the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists [SIDP])
014 – WS Introduction to Microbiome and Metabolome Data Analysis (using QIIME and GNPS)

Half Day PM | 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
006 - WS Advanced Microbiome and Metabolome Data Analysis (using QIIME and GNPS)
008 - WS Beginning Bioinformatics: An Introduction to the Command Line – POM
009 - CS Clinical Application of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics (Organized in cooperation with the International Society of Anti-Infective Pharmacology [ISAP])
011 - WS The Era of Laboratory Consolidation: Guidance for the Microbiology Laboratory Director
012 - WS Functional Metagenomic Selections for Antibiotic Resistance Gene Profiling
013 - WS How to Test, Treat, and Teach About Water in Developing Countries to Eliminate Waterborne Diseases
015 - CS Introduction to Pharmacokinetics-Pharmacodynamics: A Basic Primer (Organized in cooperation with the International Society of Anti-Infective Pharmacology [ISAP])
016 - WS Microbiology Career Choices: What’s Available and How to Succeed – POM Career/Mentoring
017 - WS Mycobacteriology 2017: Supporting the Care of Patients with Mycobacterial Infections in an Increasingly Molecular Laboratory Environment
018 - WS Pediatric Microbiology for Clinicians and Laboratorians: Evidence-Based Diagnostics for the Little Ones
019 - WS Science Outreach for the Microbiologist: Tips and Tools for Incorporating Outreach into your Career – POM
020 - WS Teaching in the 21st Century: Outcomes, Evidence-Based Practices, and a Classroom for all Students – POM
021 - WS Turning Lemons into Lemonade through Quality Management and LEAN