Scientific Program & Itinerary Planner

Search for sessions by day, specialty track, curated itinerary, or CE credit, and start creating your ASM Microbe 2019 schedule! Once items are in your schedule, you can email it to yourself or download the mobile app so you can access it at the meeting! 

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Schedule at a Glance

View the ASM Microbe 2019 Schedule at a Glance for a preliminary peek at what is in store for you. Then, use the Itinerary Planner to create your personalized schedule. 


Access ASM Microbe 2019 Sessions Year-round

Access the full-length presentations, slides and recordings from ASM Microbe 2019 via the web. With year-round access to ASM Microbe Online, you can watch the sessions you missed or revisit the ones you attended. ASM Microbe Online allows you to select the tracks that are of most interest to you or purchase the full package to access all eight tracks at a discounted rate. Make your purchase during registration, during the meeting, or afterwards. 
Purchase by June 24 and Save! 
Discounted attendee rates are available through the ASM Microbe registration site through June 24, 2019!

For assistance adding packages to your existing registration, email

Please Note: Participation of all speakers is subject to their approval. Session recordings do not include Courses & Workshops or Lounge & Learns. Sessions will be available beginning July 8, 2019.

After June 24, content will be available on ASM Events Online at the following rates:

  • Individual Track: $249
  • Full Package: $340
  • Individual Track: $449
  • Full Package: $540 

Package Rates

Package:  Regular 
Track Package #1 Title: Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance $139
Track Package #2 Title: Applied and Environmental Science $139 
Track Package #3 Title: Clinical Infections and Vaccines $139
Track Package #4 Title: Clinical and Public Health Microbiology $139 
Track Package #5 Title: Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity $139
Track Package #6 Title: Host-Microbe Biology $139 
Track Package #7 Title: Molecular and Biology and Physiology $139 
Track Package #8 Title: Profession of Microbiology $139
FULL Package (Includes all (8) tracks) $349 

Clinical Microbiology 101 Workshop

Session Type: Industry Training
Workshop Date:  Thursday, June 20, 2019
Workshop Time:  8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Registration Opens: Friday, March 22, 2019

Susan Sharp, Co-Chair
Yvette McCarter, Co-Chair 

Moscone Center
747 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Held in conjunction with ASM Microbe 2019, the ASM Clinical Microbiology 101 Workshop is a half-day training course designed for the non-microbiologist— ie. industry sales, marketing, and policy staff. Whether staff are new to the world of microbiology or just need an update on the latest developments, this course will provide the fundamentals they need.

Topics Covered Include: 
  • The Basics of the Clinical Microbiology Lab
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility
  • Defining Laboratory Testing
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Healthcare Reimbursement


Program Description
Top clinical lab directors will facilitate the training and include their unique perspectives on how to build successful relationships when working with clinical lab personnel.

Registration Information
The registration fee for the ASM Clinical Microbiology 101 Workshop includes all course materials:
  • Registration Rate: $375.00
  • Attending ASM Microbe? Select “Clinical Microbiology 101 Workshop” during the Courses/Workshops step of the ASM Microbe registration process.
  • Attending ASM Microbe as an Exhibitor? Ask the primary contact for your booth to “Add Event” to your registration in the ASM Microbe Exhibitor portal
  • Not attending ASM Microbe? Select “Workshop Only” during the Registration Type step of the ASM Microbe registration process.
  • Registration Questions? Contact 800-974-3621 (U.S. and Canada); 240-439-2921 (International); or


The Microbe Academy for Professional Development (MAPD)

Wednesday, June 19 ǀ 1:30 - 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 20 
ǀ 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

View the 2019 MAPD Program.

The Microbe Academy for Professional Development (MAPD) is designed to equip undergraduate, post baccalaureate and graduate students presenting their work at ASM Microbe 2019 with skills needed to: 
  • Transition successfully to professional society meetings,
  • Make a successful presentation,
  • Build networks with peers and mentors who share similar interest in microbiology,
Faculty facilitators will provide students with personalized feedback and coaching in one on one and group setting and discuss mentoring and professional development training to ensure success in microbial sciences careers. *Postdoctoral scientists are ineligible to participate in this workshop.*

New this year! The first 35 students who register for this workshop and ASM Microbe 2019 will qualify for up to $180 workshop reimbursement after the meeting.  


Continuing Education

If you will be claiming Continuing Medical Education (AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™) for ASM Microbe, an administrative fee of $50.00 is required at the time of registration. This fee is applicable ONLY to CME credits and no other forms of continuing education credits offered by ASM (e.g., P.A.C.E.®).

Attendees of ASM Microbe 2019 will be able to claim the following types of credit:

  • Continuing Medical Education – AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACPE Pharmacy credits to be claimed within 60 days of the presentation – by August 6, 2019
  • P.A.C.E.®(Effective 2016, all ASM P.A.C.E.® accredited meeting activities must be claimed within 30 days of the presentation—by July 24, 2019)
    • ASM Microbe 2019 P.A.C.E® credit will be offered at the session level 
  • California Clinical Laboratory Personnel 
  • Florida Clinical Laboratory Personnel
  • Certificate of Participation

Most sessions listed in the Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance (AAR), Clinical Infections and Vaccine (CIV), Clinical and Public Health Microbiology (CPHM), and Profession of Microbiology (POM) tracks will offer CE credits, as well as some general sessions. However, sessions in the aforementioned tracks that take place in the Exhibit and Poster Hall will not offer CE credit.

When reviewing sessions in the various meeting resources, please look for the CE Credit Available to confirm if CE credits are being offered via the Itinerary Planner. Those sessions without this marking will not offer CE Credit.

*To provide the best science to ASM Microbe 2019 attendees, if a conflict of interest is discovered during content validation, CE credit is not offered for that specific session. For more information regarding ACCME compliance issues, please visit their website.

More About Continuing Education

Accredited Provider

This activity is jointly provided by The France Foundation and the American Society for Microbiology.

Accreditation Statement

(Physicians) This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The France Foundation and the American Society for Microbiology. The France Foundation is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

(Pharmacy) The France Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

(Laboratory Science) ASM is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. 

Credit Designation


The France Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 31.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Medical Association (AMA) has determined that physicians not licensed in the U.S. who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


The France Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education and will award an amount of 31.5 contact hours (or 3.15 CEUs) to pharmacists who complete the activity and evaluation forms. These are knowledge-based educational activities. The sessions offering ACPE credit will be designated in the registration materials with a Universal Activity Number (UAN) and hours of credit. Your CE credits will be submitted electronically to the CPE Monitor; paper certificates are no longer provided. CE providers must upload participant information within 60 days from the date the participant completed the live activity. To ensure your credit fulfillment, you must submit your credit request NO LATER THAN 45 days from the date of this live activity. Credit requests made more than 60 days after the activity WILL BE REJECTED by CPE Monitor, and are beyond our control. For more information about CPE Monitor, please click here


Diplomates of the American Board of Medical Microbiology and the American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology, and Registrants of the National Registry of Certified Microbiologists who are MDs and DOs may earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ toward recertification. All other Diplomates and Registrants may claim P.A.C.E.® or FL credits toward recertification. Each professional should claim credit commensurate with their level of participation in the activity. The California Department of Health Services accepts P.A.C.E.® credits for license renewal. 

Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) is an administrative system established to stimulate and serve as the quality assurance mechanism for continuing education programs offered to clinical laboratory professionals by ASCLS constituent societies, laboratory industry, government agencies, hospitals and educational organizations. 

California Clinical Laboratory Personnel 

The American Society for Microbiology is accredited by the California Department of Health to offer continuing education for California Clinical Laboratory Personnel. All sessions designated for CME or P.A.C.E.® credits will also qualify for California CE credits toward license renewal. 

Florida Clinical Laboratory Personnel

The American Society for Microbiology is accredited by the Florida Department of Health to offer continuing education for Florida Clinical Laboratory Personnel. All sessions designated for CME or P.A.C.E.® credits will also qualify for Florida CE credits toward license renewal. 

Other CE Licenses

You may obtain a Participation Statement of Credit by completing the activity evaluation. This is a detailed statement that documents your participation in the activity.

Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, TFF and ASM require that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TFF and ASM resolve all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all their educational programs. Furthermore, TFF and ASM seek to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME/CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. TFF and ASM are committed to providing learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

TFF and ASM require CME faculty (speakers) to disclose when products or procedures being discussed are off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational, and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary, or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Faculty in this activity may discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that are outside of US Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. TFF and ASM do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. If you have questions, contact the Medical Affairs Department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.

ASM Microbe Learning Objectives

ASM Microbe 2019 showcases some of the best microbial science in the world, providing a one-of-a-kind forum to explore the complete spectrum of microbiology from basic science to translational, applied, and clinical research. The meeting will be of interest to basic and applied researchers, clinical microbiologists, and infectious diseases practitioners.

Upon completion of ASM Microbe 2019, attendees should be able to:

  • Discuss key updates in the areas of cellular, environmental, ecological, and evolutionary microbiology, microbial pathogenesis, and infectious diseases, applied and clinical microbiology, pharmacology, and microbiology education.
  • Recognize and interpret new information regarding physiology, genetics, ecology, evolution, cell biology, and antimicrobial resistance of microbes.
  • Synthesize new data on the roles of microbes in the environment, industrial and food science, health, and disease.
  • Recognize new therapeutics and prevention strategies for infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance.
  • Use new technologies, practices, and developments to improve epidemiology, research studies, and clinical practice.
  • Promote multi-disciplinary dialogue and collaboration among clinicians and investigators.
ASM Microbe 2019 Intended Audience

ASM Microbe 2019 is designed to meet the needs of professionals in the field of microbiology, particularly clinical microbiologists, pathologists, researchers, pharmacists, physicians, and other health care professionals; cutting across all disciplines of microbiology. Current trends will be covered regarding:

  • Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance
  • Applied and Environmental Science
  • Clinical Infections and Vaccines
  • Clinical and Public Health Microbiology
  • Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity
  • Host-Microbe Biology
  • Molecular Biology and Physiology
  • Profession of Microbiology

ASM Microbe 2019 Disclaimer 
The primary purpose of the sessions at ASM Microbe 2019 is education. Information presented, as well as publications, technologies, products, and/or services discussed, are intended to inform you about the knowledge, techniques, and experiences of professionals who are willing to share such information with colleagues. A diversity of professional opinions exists and the views of the faculty are offered solely for educational purposes. Faculty's views neither represent those of ASM or TFF nor constitute endorsement by either association. ASM and TFF disclaim any and all liabilities for damages to any individual attending ASM Microbe 2019 and for all claims which may result from the use of this information, publications, technologies, products, and/or services at ASM Microbe 2019.

How to Claim CE Credit

Claim Credits using

  1. Keep your badge! You will need your registration confirmation number or badge ID to claim your credits.
  2. Login to the ASM CE Portal with your ASM Sign Onuser name and password. If you do not have a user name and password, select the “Need Help Logging In?” link.
  3. Once logged in, you will be directed to your “My Activities” page.
  4. Click on the “Claim Credits for Live Meetings” button on the right side of the screen.
  5. Select “ASM Microbe 2019” from the Available Activities table.
  6. On the Activities Overview Page, scroll to the bottom of the page to enter your badge ID. The badge ID may be obtained from your printed badge or from your emailed confirmation letter.
  7. Select which session you attended and are claiming credits for. Choose what type of credit you would like to claim. ASM Microbe 2019 offers four types of continuing education credit. Please choose the certificate that is applicable to your needs:
    • Continuing Medical Education for physicians AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
    • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
    • Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®)
    • Florida Clinical Laboratory Personnel
    • Participation
  8. Answer evaluation questions and submit.

Program Committee Disclosures

The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, or other members at The France Foundation who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CM committee, or other members at the American Society for Microbiology who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Program Committee


David Hooper, MDMeetings Board Chair, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

David Relman, MD, Co-Chair, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

David Aronoff, MD, FIDSA, FAAM, Co-Chair, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Karen Bush, PhD, AAR Track Leader, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, Indiana

Victor DiRita, PhD, HMB Track Leader, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Edward Dudley, PhD, AES Track Leader, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

Jennifer Gardy, PhD, POM Co-Track Leader, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington 

Ben Howden, MD, CIV Track Leader, The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

Romney Humphries, PhD, CPHM Track Leader, Accelerate Diagnostics, Tucson, Arizona

Jay T. Lennon, PhD, EEB Track Leader, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Kumaran Ramamurthi, PhD, MBP Track Leader, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland


Michele Swanson, PhDASM President, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan  

Robin Patel, MD(CM), FRCP(C), D(ABMM), FIDSA, FACP, F(AAM), ASM President-Elect, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota



Kevin Alby, PhD, D(ABMM), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina  

David Andes, MD, Wisconsin University, Madison, Wisconsin 

Dawn Arnold, PhDUniversity of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom

Alison Buchan, PhD, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

Alita Burmeister, PhD, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut*

David Burgess, PharmD, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Alessandra Carattoli, PhD, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Carmen Charlton, PhD, D(ABMM), FCCM, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Canada

Karissa Culbreath, PhD, D(ABMM)The University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Craig Ellermeier, PhD, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Katie Flanagan, MD, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia

Erin Goley, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Russell Hill, PhD, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, Baltimore, Maryland

Birthe Veno Kjellerup, PhD, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, Maryland

Jasna Kovac, PhDThe Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania *

Colleen Kraft, MD, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia

Christopher N. LaRock, PhD, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia*

Miriam K. LauferMD, MPH, The University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland

Lixia Liu, PhD, MP(ASCP), D(ABMM), New Mexico Department of Health, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Preeti Malani, MD, Michigan Medicine Infectious Disease, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Jeffrey Maloy, PhDUniversity of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA*

Julia MarescaPhD, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

Michael McCarthy, PhD, Medimmune, Inc., Poolesville, Maryland

Alita Miller, PhD,  Entasis Therapeutics, Waltham, Massachusetts

Nonia Pariente Penamaria, PhDNature, London, United Kingdom

Ariane L. Peralta, PhD, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

Margaret Powers-Fletcher, PhDD(ABBM), UC Health, Cincinnati, Ohio*

Steven J. Projan, MD, FAAM“Beat the Reaper”, Bethesda, Maryland

A. Krishna Rao, MD, MS, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan*

Daniel D. Rhoades, MD, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Lucia Rothman-Denes, PhDUniversity of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Karla J. F. Satchell, PhDNorthwestern School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Kimberly D. Seed, PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California

Vanessa Sperandio, PhDUT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

Ann Stevens, PhD, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

Michi Taga, PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California*

Robert Tibbetts, PhD, D(ABMM), F(CCM)Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit, Michigan

Estee Torok, MA, PhD, FRCP, FRCPathUniversity of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Victor J. Torres, PhD, NYU Langone Health, New York, New York

Christine White-Ziegler, PhDSmith College, Northhampton, Massachusetts

*Members of the ASM Microbe Junior Advisory Group (JAG):
The Junior Advisory Group’s role is to support and encourage the meeting participation of early career investigators (those about to complete, or within 3 years of completing their training), as well as the formation of early career-related sessions at the meeting.