Important Dates

Abstract submission opens:
September 11

Travel award requests open*:
September 11

Abstract submission closes:
November 6, 5:00 p.m. (ET)

Pre-meeting Symposium abstract call closes**: 
November 6, 5:00 p.m. (ET) 

Travel award requests closes*: 
November 6, 5:00 p.m. ET)

Registration opens: 
October 2017 

*Travel award requests must be placed through the abstract submission site. 
**Abstract submission is required for Pre-Meeting Symposium consideration. 

Past Meeting Materials

Program Committee Members

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"(This meeting) allows (me) to understand the interaction between various agencies in addressing biological threats, communicate with government representatives and scientists, and learn about up to date research."
Larisa Cervenakova, Senior Scientist, American Red Cross

The 2018 ASM Biothreats meeting will be held February 12–14, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland, with an expanded program to include tracks on high consequence pathogen research, biological threat reduction, product development, and policy. Thought leaders in academia, industry and government will gather to present and discuss the latest developments in this emerging field. 

As the trusted voice of the microbial sciences, the ASM leverages its vast membership base to bring an all-new meeting together on the cutting-edge of biological threats. This year's meeting incorporates a platform for students and early career professionals to share their science and connect with a diverse community of experts. 


  • High Consequence Pathogen Research
  • Product Development
  • Policy
  • Biological Threat Reduction
  • Student/Early Career

Meet the 2018 ASM Biothreats Program Committee