Important Dates 

Abstract submission site opens:
May 3, 2018

Abstract submission site close:
June 27, 2018 at 5:00 pm ET

Registration opens: 
May 10, 2018

Early bird registration deadline: 
August 16, 2018

Program Committee Chair

Jennifer Gardy, BC Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Meeting Location

Sheraton Tysons Hotel 
8661 Leesburg Pike
Tysons, VA 22182

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Learn the technology dramatically revolutionizing the clinical microbiology laboratory.

The ASM Conference on Rapid Applied Microbial Next-Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatic Pipelines will be held September 23–26, 2018 in Tysons Corner, VA. 

Next generation sequencing (NGS) of pathogens whole genomes is revolutionizing the science behind clinical diagnostics, epidemiology, and the entire field of microbiology. Now you, the scientist, have access and are able to analyze and compare thousands of complete genomic sequences of bacteria, parasites and viruses.

This vast amount of genomic data grants a better understanding of virulence traits, adaptability to food manufacturing environments, geographical traceability and transmission to humans, along with a host of other valuable information.

Get comprehensive guidance with up-to-date examples in the use of NGS technology for applied results in the traceability and clustering of microbial pathogens associated with food safety, clinical infection, environmental contamination, and other potential sources of disease outbreaks. At this conference, get the available resources and direction you need relating to laboratory, bioinformatics, and epidemiology.

Registration will open May 10, 2018!