ASM Microbe 2017 Final Program 

ASM Microbe 2017 Exhibit and Poster Hall Activity Guide 

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

"Attending the Microbe 2016 conference was an absolutely awing and unforgettable experience. Every session I attended gave me valuable, relevant information on emerging topics in clinical microbiology."
Allison Tsan, Clinical Lab Scientist, UCLA Health

What's New

The Science 

Based on feedback, we've created ways for you to navigate ASM Microbe 2017 easily, find and share cutting-edge research, and maximize your time: 

  • More abstract-based oral presentations showcasing outstanding research.
  • Multidisciplinary plenary sessions that bring the tracks together – combining clinical and basic science. 
  • Easy ways to find the science you're looking for with more intuitive tracks and the ability to search/view sessions by sub-track.
  • Enhanced Track Hubs with a centralized location on the Exhibit Hall Floor.
  • Everything you are looking for in one venue.

Check out the top-notch programming here. 

Wellness Activities 

ASM Microbe will offer opportunities to focus on your health and fitness. The ASM Microbe Step Challenge, complimentary sunrise Yoga, and a Running Tour are all offered to attendees during the meeting at no additional cost. Reserve your spot for Yoga and/or the Running Tour here

ASM Microbe Step Challenge

You'll do lots of walking during ASM Microbe, moving from session to session and event to event. Make your steps count! Participate in the ASM Microbe Step Challenge for a chance to win complimentary registration to ASM Microbe 2018. Here's how to get in the game: 

  1. Create an account with ChallengeRunner at
  2. Once an account is created, add a tracking device by clicking “Trackers” and select “Authorize.”
  3. Log your steps by 5:00 p.m. each day from June 1 to 5 at, or in the free ChallengeRunner mobile app (available from Apple App Store or Google Play) to win a variety of prizes.
  4. Be sure to check the leaderboard daily to see who is leading!

Please note: You are also welcome to self-report your steps each day via the ChallengeRunner app or at

Sunrise Yoga

Saturday, June 3, 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m., New Orleans Marriott
Sunday, June 4, 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m., New Orleans Marriott

Reserve your spot today!

Running Tour

Provided by The Sweat Social, this is a calories burning guided tour through the French Quarter. Runners will meet and depart from the New Orleans Marriott lobby. Reserve your spot today!

Saturday, June 3, 7:00 a.m. 

City Tour 

Thursday, June 1, 2017
$48.00 per person
Bus will depart from Morial Convention Center, Lobby D entrance at 1:30 p.m. and will return at 4:30p.m.

Tickets are available for purchase during the online registration process only. Tickets are non-refundable.

Travel through three centuries of history, legends and romance as you encounter “The City That Care Forgot!” Your tour begins at Jackson Square with some French Quarter history and continues along Esplanade. This elegant French Avenue lined with large, Victorian houses leads you from the French Quarter to City Park. Stop at St. Louis #3 Cemetery, where you will learn about the above ground burial system, the misfortunes that took the lives of many in early New Orleans and also the culture of jazz funerals. Marvel at stories of voodoo and piracy on Bayou St. John, the waterway used by Jean Lafitte and his band of pirates, as the tour makes its way to City Park, one of the ten largest urban parks in America. City Park’s many attractions are nestled among the shadows of the largest collection of ancient oak trees. Stone foot bridges cross lagoons in this picture-perfect setting in 1,300 lush acres. At this stop you’ll have the choice to purchase café au lait and beignets at Morning Call Café (cash only) or explore the free five acre sculpture garden. Continue on to New Orleans' second most famous street—St. Charles Avenue, the oak-lined avenue of American elegance. Following the streetcar route, the first public transportation system in the United States, you will access the Uptown area. Here you will see Tulane and Loyola Universities and Audubon Park.

There are two stops on the tour: a 10 minute stop at St. Louis #3 cemetery and a 20 minute stop at City Park where guests have a chance to walk around, purchase refreshments, and walk through a sculpture garden.