New for ASM Microbe 2020 | Emerging Science Abstracts!

Make an impact at ASM Microbe 2020 by presenting your novel, unanticipated, high impact or disruptive research during an Emerging Science Slide Session in the Lounge and Learn.  These sessions are a great opportunity to share your new findings that have a clear public impact, are related to a new outbreak (such as the novel coronavirus), or describes a newly uncovered biological mechanism. 

Accepted abstracts will give an oral presentation in a Lounge and Learn slide session, but will not present a poster in the Exhibit and Poster Hall. Instead, each presenter will have up to 5 minutes to share a three-slide presentation on his or her research and take questions from the audience. 

The limited emerging science abstract submission window opens on April 1, 2020 and closes on April 15, 2020 5pm EST. Dispositions will be sent on or around May 4, 2020.  


Please note: This is not an opportunity to submit an abstract that only describes a rigorous study that could have been submitted during the general submission period.

Lounge and Learn

Lounge and Learns are dedicated open space for each scientific track where you can relax and connect with peers during the meeting.  Watch live broadcasts of General or Cross track sessions, and participate in shorter, more interactive sessions with speakers. 

Register for Microbe 2020!

ASM Microbe 2020 will host thousands of poster and oral presentations where scientists will obtain valuable feedback on their research and gain new perspectives from leading experts.

Thank you to everyone who has submitted an abstract. Dispositions will be sent by the end of February.
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Questions? Please contact asmmicrobemtgprogram@asmusa.org

Important Dates

End of February 2020
Microbe Dispositions Sent 

Mid-March 2020
Travel Award Dispositions Sent 

March 20, 2020
Abstract Withdrawal Deadline 

Early-April 2020 
Poster Presentations and Oral Presentation Assignments Sent 

Oral Abstract Presentation Formats at ASM Microbe 2020

Abstracts that were submitted in the early and regular abstract submission time periods (by January, 2020) will be considered for one of the following oral talks, in addition to one’s poster presentation in the Exhibit and Poster Hall. 
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