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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The 8th ASM Biofilms Conference has reached capacity. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email and you will be contacted if space becomes available.

There will be no On-Site registration available.

Registration Rates

Registration includes conference materials, access to all sessions and poster sessions, welcome reception, four lunches, and coffee breaks. There is a separate fee for the pre-meeting workshops.


Pre-Meeting Workshop Registration Rates 
*Separate fee required – registration is open!
Imaging and Quantifying Biofilms  $175 SOLD OUT
Standardized Biofilm Methods  $175 (Only 40 spaces available)


Standard Registration Rates
Beginning August 312018

ASM MemberType          
Nonmember Rates
(Including Global Outreach and Honorary members)
Member Rates
You save!
Premium  $1,095 $870 $225
Contributing  $1,095 $895 $200
Student*  $645 $595 $50
Postdoc*  $845 $745 $100
Emeritus  $1,095 $595 $500


Registration Contact 

Experient Inc.

By Phone

US and Canada: + 1(800) 974-3621 
International : +1(240) 439-2921

By Email

Registration Inquiry Email:

By Mail 

ASM Conference on Biofilms
Experient Inc.
5202 Presidents Court Ste 310
Frederick, MD 21703 

Criteria for Special Rates 

Student & Postdoc Rates
Non-member students or postdoctoral candidates must provide either an eligible photocopy of a current University ID or a letter on University letterhead from the department chair indicating their status and anticipated graduation date. Only pre-doctoral students are eligible for the student rate. Verification must be e-mailed to

Member Rates
Your ASM membership number must be included in section one for registrants to be eligible for member rates. Membership is verified through the online registration process. ASM reserves the right to charge the higher non-member rate without notification if a member number is not included or can not be verified. For membership information, please contact the Membership Department at +1 (202) 942-9319, or visit here.

Press Registration

Individuals wishing to register for the meeting as press representatives should contact the ASM Communications Department at +1 (202) 942-9297 or

Cancellations & Substitutions Policy

All conference cancellations must be in writing and sent via email to

ASM Conference on Biofilms
Experient Inc.
5202 Presidents Court, Ste G100
Frederick, MD 21703

A refund of the conference fee, minus a $50 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by the deadline. No refunds will be granted for requests submitted after the deadline.

Substitution of registration is permitted prior to the conference and onsite. 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. Registration name badges are not transferable between participants on-site.


All conference attendees are required to wear conference badges on-site at all times. Badges give you access to sessions, poster sessions, two lunches, welcome reception and coffee breaks.