Final Program

Conference Co-Chairs

Jean-Marc Ghigo
Institut Pasteur
Paris, France

Karen L. Visick
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL

Meeting Location 

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St., NW
Washington, DC

Past Meeting Materials

Program Committee Members

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Hotel & Travel

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

A Washington, DC institution, Omni Shoreham Hotel has hosted every president's inaugural ball from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Barack Obama. 

The hotel is

  • 8 miles from Reagan National Airport
  • 28 miles from Dulles International Airport
  • 4 miles to Union Station (Amtrak)
  • 1 block from the Woodley Park-Zoo metro station on the red line 


Reservations must be canceled 48 hours before scheduled arrival date to avoid a cancellation penalty.

Check-in / Check-out 

  • Check-in: 3:00 pm
  • Check-out: 12:00 pm


Parking holds a Daily Maximum of $49.  Valet parking including in/out privileges is $49 per car daily.

International Travel 

The American Society for Microbiology invites and welcomes scientists from every part of the world to attend and participate in the ASM Conference on Next-Generation Sequencing. Attendees are not required to present a poster to attend the meeting. 

Letter of Invitation

The United States welcomes international visitors. All international visitors (foreign nationals) entering the U.S. are generally required to present a passport and valid visa issued by a U.S. Consular Official. Please allow ample time for visa processing, as the application process can take several months in some countries. For more information on applying and obtaining a visa, please click here.