Friday, 16 December 2016 16:46

Submit Microbe Abstracts Now: One in Five Accepted Will Be Oral Presentation

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The call for abstracts is now open for Microbe 2017, the premier microbiology conference hosted by the American Society for Microbiology. This is your opportunity to submit your important research in the microbial sciences to the largest scientific audience, with a 50% higher chance of presenting your research in an oral presentation.

Submit your Microbe 2017 abstracts here

Last year, the ASM General Meeting and Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) were brought together as the first Microbe meeting. The new, combined format brings together basic through clinical microbiologists, and the next ASM Microbe will be June 1-5, 2017, in New Orleans, La.

Microbe 2017 has twice as many speaker slots as the 2016 conference, increasing the likelihood of selection for an oral presentation. This is a great opportunity for both early-career and established scientists. For younger scientists, a talk is a chance to hone important presentation skills and introduce oneself to the scientific community. For senior scientists, presenting one’s research increases its exposure and can help form cross-discipline collaborations.

There are only a few weeks left in 2016, so turn in your abstract before the end of the year to avoid overlooking the deadline. Abstract submission closes January 9th, 2017, so don’t delay! Late-breaker abstracts will be accepted through February, but January 9th is also the deadline for Travel Awards, available only to those who have abstracts submitted – submit early to be eligible.

Helpful links

Tracks and subtracks at Microbe 2017

Step-by-step how to submit an abstract

Guidelines for abstract submissions

Last modified on Friday, 16 December 2016 17:21
Julie Wolf

Julie Wolf is the ASM Science Communications Specialist. She contributes to the ASM social media and blog network and hosts the Meet the Microbiologist podcast. She also runs workshops at ASM conferences to help scientists improve their own communication skills. Follow Julie on Twitter for more ASM and microbiology highlights at @JulieMarieWolf.

Julie earned her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, focusing on medical mycology and infectious disease. Outside of her work at ASM, she maintains a strong commitment to scientific education and teaches molecular biology at the community biolab, Genspace. She lives in beautiful New York City.