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Anthony Griffiths, PhD
Wyndham Lathem, PhD

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"It's a wonderful forum for networking, and I enjoy seeing my colleagues there every year."
Julie Lucas, Principal Scientist, MRIGlobal

Attendee Registration

The 2017 ASM Biothreats meeting registration fee includes all conference materials, welcome reception, refreshment breaks, and access to all sessions and the Exhibit and Poster Hall.

Registration is now open! 

How to Register


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Toll Free U.S. and Canada: 800-974-3621
International: +1 (240) 439-2921


Fax completed registration form (PDF) to:

International: +1 (301) 694-5124
Domestic: 888-772-1888


Mail completed registration form (PDF) to:

2017 ASM Biothreats Meeting
c/o Experient, Inc.
5202 Presidents Court, Suite G100
Frederick, MD 21703

Letter of Invitation 

Registration Rates

Early Bird Registration
November 3 – January 12

Regular Registration
January 13 – February 8

ASM Premium Member



ASM Contributing Member



ASM Supporting Member






ASM Student/Postdoc Member



Student/Postdoc Non-Member*



ASM Emeritus Member



ASM Honorary Member



ASM Global Outreach Member






*Student or Postdoc non-member registration requires verification (see additional registration information for details). 
**Guest registations must be purchased in conjunction with a scientific registration, and do not permit entrance to scientific sessions. 

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) related service requirement

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you require services or aids to participate fully in the 2017 ASM Biothreats meeting, during the registration process, please select the type(s) of service and indicate any specific needs. An ASM representative will be in contact with you to schedule services. Please note a detailed itinerary is required to facilitate the scheduling of services. Requests for services should be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to the meeting in order for ASM to arrange for services and/or aids.

Dietary restrictions

During the registration process, attendees may indicate if they require a kosher or halal meal. Special meal requests must be submitted at least 7 business days prior to the meeting. Note: All buffets will have food labels indicating dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian and gluten free, accordingly. If you have any concerns, please email ASM at

Additional Registration Information 

Discount versus Regular Registration 

Discount conference rate is ONLY applied to registration forms completed and paid in full by Thursday, January 12, 2017. Payments received after Thursday, January 12, 2017, or registration forms with a "balance due" will be assessed the on-site regular registration rate. 


Substitution of registrations is permitted prior to the conference and on site. Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution as well as updating any contact information. 

Substitution request form 


Accepted forms of payment include:

  • Credit Card
  • Check*
  • Money Order*

2017 ASM Biothreats: Research, Response, and Policy
c/o Experient
5202 Presidents Court
Suite G100
Frederick, MD 21703

*Checks/Money Orders must be made payable to ASM (American Society for Microbiology). When paying with a check or money order, attendees must first complete the online registration indicating that they are paying with a check/money order. Once complete, attendees must print the online registration invoice, attach payment and mail by January 19, 2017. Checks received without registration documents will be returned for correct processing. Wire transfers are not accepted. 

Registration Confirmation/Receipt 

Within five business days after receipt of payment, attendees will receive an official Biothreats confirmation via email. This will also serve as your receipt. Consider printing the email receipt/message for your file. You are not considered a Biothreats registrant until full payment is processed and you have received the official Biothreats confirmation via email.

Please be aware that automatically generated emails and/or email confirmations sent in bulk may be identified as unsolicited mail by email providers and placed into bulk or junk mail folders. If you do not receive the automatically generated email or the official Biothreats confirmation within five business days after submitting payment, check for a blocked message or the message in a bulk or junk mail folders.

After five business days, please email customer service or call 1-800-974-3621 or + 1 (240) 439-2921 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST to request a copy of your confirmation.

Registration Materials

All registered attendees will receive registration materials on site. No materials will be mailed prior to the conference.

Permission to Use Photo Policy

By registering for Biothreats, attendees hereby agree to allow ASM/Biothreats to use any photos taken of them during the conference in news media, website, publications, articles, marketing pieces, etc.

Policies Regarding Children at Biothreats

Infants and Children under the age of 18 are not allowed into the Exhibit or Poster Hall during setup and teardown to ensure the safety of registrants’ children. During scheduled show hours, parents or guardians must complete and sign a Minor Release Form to allow children access to the halls.  Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian at all times. Minor Release Forms will be available at the On-Site Registration counter. Your support and compliance are greatly appreciated.

Contact Information Release

The generous support provided by exhibitors is significant to the success of 2017 ASM Biothreats. The exhibiting company’s goal in participating at 2017 ASM Biothreats is to interact with the attendee and to provide the most current information on their products and services. Attendees mailing address will now be made available to the exhibitors who wish to send information. This list will only contain name, full address, and affiliation (if provided). No phone numbers, fax numbers or email addresses will be included.