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Continuing Education

Please note: If you will be claiming Continuing Medical Education (AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™) for the 2017 ASM/ESCMID Conference, an administrative fee of $50.00 will be required at the time of registration.


This activity is intended for physicians, leaders in academia, industry, and regulatory agencies.


This conference is designed to provide a comprehensive strategy to address the challenges that accompany the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance and to design and implementation reforms that facilitate research and development of new antimicrobial agents.


Upon completion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate new regulations and clinical trial designs for accelerated drug development of new antimicrobial agents
  • Assess the current issues and challenges of antimicrobial resistance
  • Discuss the impact of clinical microbiology and pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic issues for a development program of antimicrobial agents
  • Evaluate the potential modes to overcome membrane barriers of Gram-negative bacteria


In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The France Foundation (TFF) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) require that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TFF and ASM resolve all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all their educational programs. Furthermore, TFF and ASM seek to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. TFF and ASM are committed to providing learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.


This activity is jointly provided by The France Foundation and the American Society for Microbiology.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The France Foundation and the American Society for Microbiology. The France Foundation is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.



The France Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Medical Association (AMA) has determined that physicians not licensed in the U.S. who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Diplomates of the American Board of Medical Microbiology, Diplomates of the American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology, and Registrants of the National Registry of Certified Microbiologists who are MDs and DOs may earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ toward recertification. All other Diplomates and Registrants may claim Participation or FL credits toward recertification. Each professional should claim credit commensurate with their level of participation in the activity.

Commercial Support Acknowledgment
There is no commercial support for the educational sessions at ASM/ESCMID that are certified for continuing medical education (CME) credits.


The primary purpose of the sessions at ASM/ESCMID is education. Information presented, as well as publications, technologies, products, and/or services discussed, are intended to inform you about the challenges, opportunities and current requirements for antimicrobial drug development for AMR. Faculty's views neither represent those of ASM or TFF nor constitute endorsement by the association. The ASM and TFF disclaim any and all liabilities for damages to any individual attending ASM/ESCMID and for all claims which may result from the use of this information, publications, technologies, products, and/or services at ASM/ESCMID.


  • Keep your badge! You will need your registration confirmation number or badge ID to claim your credits.
  • Login to the ASM CE Portal
  • Once logged in, you will be directed to your “My Activities” page.
  • Click on the “Claim Credits for Live Meetings” button on the right side of the screen.
  • Select “2017 ASM/ESCMID Conference” from the Available Activities table.
  • On the Activities Overview Page, scroll to the bottom of the page to enter your badge ID. The badge ID may be obtained from your printed badge or from your emailed confirmation letter.
  • Select which session you attended and are claiming credits for. The ASM/ESCMID Conference offers AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Please choose the certificate that is applicable to your needs:

Continuing Medical Education for physicians AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™


  • Answer evaluation questions and submit.


Program Committee Disclosures 
A list of all faculty and planning committee disclosures will be available at the registration desk onsite at the meeting. 
The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, or other members of The France Foundation who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, or other members at ASM who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


For questions or comments, please email asm-escmid@asmusa.org