Submit Your Proposals for ASM Microbe 2018!

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Session proposal submissions for ASM Microbe 2018 is now open! 

Your opportunity to play a role in designing the program for ASM Microbe 2018, from June 7–11, 2018, in Atlanta, GA is here! 

ASM Microbe brings together exceptional education into one creative learning environment, and there are three opportunities for you to participate in the planning of next year’s program.

Deadline for submissions: July 21, 2017, 5:00 p.m. (ET) 
Session Dispositions: Early-Fall 2017

Please be aware that proposed speakers in session proposals cannot have spoken at ASM Microbe 2017 (this does not apply to trainees and early career scientists in their first five years of employment, moderators, nor to workshops as a whole). To check if a speaker has spoken in this year’s meeting, please visit the Online Program Planner. It is also advisable to balance diversity (gender, race, etc.), career stage and US versus non-US speakers in all submissions.

In order to create an innovative and comprehensive program that reflects the broad scope of the microbial sciences, the Program Committee has developed a list of tracks. Please take a moment to review the list of tracks before submitting your proposals. You will be required to select a primary track to submit your proposal for consideration.

Housing Registration, and Travel Subsidy or Travel Reimbursement

ASM will provide invited speakers with a travel subsidy or travel reimbursement, along with a registration discount, to assist with expenses. Moderator-only participants will receive a registration discount for the meeting.

Participants from North America will receive a $1,000 travel subsidy or reimbursement up to $1000 (Canada and Mexico). Speakers from outside of North America will receive reimbursement up to $2000. All speakers will receive a special registration discount.


Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance
Applied and Environmental Science
Clinical and Public Health Microbiology
Clinical Infections and Vaccines
Ecological and Evolutionary Science
Host-Microbe Biology
Molecular Biology and Physiology
Profession of Microbiology

Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance

AAR 01 Surveillance of antibacterial resistance: Molecular typing, clinical and molecular epidemiology
AAR 02 Antibacterial agents: Mechanisms of action and mechanisms of resistance
AAR 03 Antifungal agents and resistance
AAR 04 Antimicrobial pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and general pharmacology
AAR 05 Antimicrobial stewardship, including quality of care
AAR 06 Antiviral agents (including HIV drugs) and resistance
AAR 07 Experimental therapeutics
AAR 08 New antimicrobial agents (pre-US IND or prior to the start of clinical therapeutic studies/pre-Phase 2) and new research technologies
AAR 09 Pharmacological studies of antimicrobial agents pre-NDA (Phase 2/3)

Applied and Environmental Science

AES01 Aeromicrobiology
AES02 Microbiology of agricultural systems
AES03 Antimicrobial resistance in the environment
AES04 Biofilms in applied & environmental science
AES05 Biofuels & bioproducts
AES06 Bioremediation, biodegradation, biofouling, and biocorrosion
AES07 Microbial response to petroleum & fuel exposure 
AES08 Electromicrobiology
AES09 Fermentation & biotransformation
AES10 Freshwater and marine microbiology 
AES11 Genetic & metabolic functions in environmentally relevant microbes
AES12 Microbiology of food, including spoilage and fermentation
AES13 Microbiology of the built environment
AES14 New microbial processes for resource recovery, carbon capture, and resource efficiency
AES15 Methods for studying environmental microbes, including detection, characterization, source-tracking
AES16 Synthetic biology
AES17 Detecting & characterizing microbes in the environment
AES18 Wastewater and drinking water microbiology
AES19 Geomicrobiology

Clinical and Public Health Microbiology 

CPHM01 Administering the Clinical/Public Health Microbiology Laboratory
CPHM02 Antimicrobial susceptibility testing
CPHM03 Diagnostic bacteriology
CPHM04 Diagnostic immunology
CPHM05 Diagnostic mycobacteriology
CPHM06 Diagnostic mycology
CPHM07 Diagnostic parasitology
CPHM08 Diagnostic public health microbiology
CPHM09 Diagnostic veterinary microbiology
CPHM10 Diagnostic virology
CPHM11 Laboratory safety, security and biodefense

Clinical Infections and Vaccines

CIV01 Clinical studies of adult infectious diseases, including clinical trials and diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, prions or parasites
CIV02 Infection prevention and control: Healthcare-associated and surgical infections and clinical epidemiology
CIV03 Global health
CIV04 Transplant infectious diseases
CIV05 Pediatric infectious diseases
CIV06 Vaccines and immunization science

Ecological and Evolutionary Science

EES01 Biofilms in ecological & evolutionary science
EES02 Biogeochemical processes and systems biology
EES03 Climate change and microbes
EES04 Comparative & evolutionary genomics
EES05 Ecology and evolution of viruses & phage
EES06 Ecological & evolutionary modeling and theory
EES07 ‘omics to study ecosystem function 
EES08 Patterns, mechanisms & experimental approaches in molecular evolution
EES09 Polymicrobial interactions of ecological or evolutionary significance 
EES10 Systems biology
EES11 Unusual microbes & extreme environments

Host-Microbe Biology

HMB01 Animal infections 
HMB02  Genetic & physiological adaptation to the host
HMB03  Host response to microbes
HMB04  Cellular/Molecular Host-Microbe interactions 
HMB05  Invasion & survival in host cells
HMB06  Manipulations of host functions by microbes
HMB07  Microbe-Plant interactions
HMB08  Microbial symbioses with invertebrate hosts
HMB09  Microbiome-Host interactions
HMB10  Phage-Host interactions 
HMB11  Polymicrobial infections
HMB12  Sepsis & inflammation
HMB13  Surface structures of pathogenic microbes
HMB14  Toxins & secreted factors
HMB15  Virulence regulatory mechanisms
HMB16  Virus-Host interactions

Molecular Biology and Physiology

MBP01 Assembly & structure of complexes
MBP02 Computational genomics, databases & modeling
MBP03 Enzyme mechanisms
MBP04 Eucaryotic Cell Biology
MBP05 Gene regulatory mechanisms
MBP06 Genome dynamics and horizontal gene transfer
MBP07 Growth & development of microbial cells
MBP08 Metabolic networks and microbial physiology
MBP09 Molecular biology & physiology of biofilms
MBP10 Motility mechanisms
MBP11 New genetic & genomic tools
MBP12 Phage biology & genomics
MBP13 Protein secretion & surface localization
MBP14 Replication/repair/recombination
MBP15 Stress & stimulus response mechanisms
MBP16 Structural biology
MBP17 Virus assembly mechanisms

Profession of Microbiology

POM01 Microbiology education, communication and outreach
POM02 Career and Professional Development
POM03 Microbiology Research and Policy Environments