Important Dates

Abstract Submission is Open

Travel Awards are Open

Registration Opens:
January 3, 2019

Abstract Submission and Travel Awards Close 
January 15, 2019, 5:00 p.m. (ET)


ASM Microbe 2019 Co-Chairs

David Relman, MD
Co-Chair, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

David Aronoff, MD, FIDSA, FAAM
Co-Chair, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Program Committee


Meeting Location 

Moscone Center
747 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

 

Session Types and Descriptions

Career Talks

Informal, interactive sessions feature microbiologists from a wide variety of careers, sharing information on what they do and what to do to join their field. Attendees are encouraged to bring their questions.

Course/Workshops

A Workshop or a Course is not a scientific session. They are separate from the core meeting and have a separate registration fee. Courses feature a series of instructors that cover a selection of related subjects which are typically presented in a lecture format. Interactions are more centered on small group discussion and question/answer periods. Workshops are meant to be interactive. There are typically five presenters and the attendees fully participate in various ways.y.

Meet-the-Experts

These 1-hour sessions permit attendees to interact directly with two specialists on a topic. After short presentations, the experts open the session for questions and answers.

Opening Session

This session is the official start to ASM Microbe 2019 to include a lecturer or lecturers whose expertise appeal to a broad audience.

Plenary Sessions

Plenary sessions focus on interdisciplinary topics of broad interest and showcase transcendent science. Plenary sessions provide an opportunity to expand scientific knowledge and better understand new trends in the field of microbiology.

Poster Sessions

Accepted abstracts that are placed into poster sessions are displayed in the Exhibit and Poster Hall. Each poster stays on display for an entire day, and each presenter is available at his or her poster for a two hour time period, as published.

Poster Talk Presentation

Poster Talk presentations, selected by the ASM Microbe 2019 Program Committee, are designed to give poster presenters an opportunity to informally discuss their research with meeting attendees. These Poster Talk presentations are in addition to the poster board presentation on the Exhibit and Poster Hall Floor.

These 10 minute Poster Talks will take place in the track-specific Lounge and Learns using electronic posters. They will occur on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the meeting.

If you wish to be considered for this possible oral presentation format, choose Poster AND Oral in the Presentation Preference Drop Down, located in the abstract submission site. For more information, visit the Abstracts Submission page.

Rapid Fire Talks

Abstracts that are accepted for poster presentation can also be considered for a Rapid Fire presentation. These accepted abstracts, on a like topic, will be placed in the track specific Lounge and Learn or Track Hub located in the Exhibit and Poster Hall. They will occur on Friday and Saturday of the meeting.

Each presenter will have up to 5 minutes to present a 3-slide PowerPoint on his or her research and take questions from the audience. The entire session lasts up to 50 minutes, with up to 10 speakers presenting 5 minute presentations.

If you wish to be considered for this possible oral presentation format, choose Poster AND Oral in the Presentation Preference Drop Down, located in the abstract submission site. For more information, visit the Abstracts Submission page.

President’s Forum

This forum highlights two speakers exclusively selected by the ASM President to cover a relevant topic in the microbial sciences.

Symposia

  • 2.5 Hours Symposium: 1 or 2 moderators lead the session, with 3 speakers that present for 30 minutes each. The remaining time will be filled with oral abstract presentations selected at a later date with ample time for discussion.
  • Profession of Microbiology Symposia: Up to 2.5 Hours long; 1 or 2 conveners lead the session, with one or multiple speakers.

Track Hubs

Around 30-45 minutes in length and highly interactive; held in the specially designed structures in the Exhibit and Poster Hall, designed by track.

 

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