ASM Microbe 2017 Final Program 

ASM Microbe 2017 Exhibit and Poster Hall Activity Guide 

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MEETING LOCATION

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130
www.mccno.com

"The Microbe 2016 meeting was of a very high quality. There were many sessions that fundamentally informed the work I do in a diagnostic microbiology laboratory."
Susan Benson, Clinical Microbiologist, Pathwest

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. It is separate from the core Meeting and may be complimentary or 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.

Literature Review

The conveners of this session present a general overview of the past year’s most noteworthy publications related to infectious diseases and general microbiology.

Meet-the-Experts

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

New Agents Discovery Summary Session

The conveners of this session review all poster presentations that deal with new drug research and present an overview of the data presented.

Opening Session

This session is the official start to ASM Microbe 2017 to include a lecturer or lecturers whose expertise appeal to a broad audience.

Peer-to-Peer

These informal sessions, scheduled in the POM Track Hub on the Exhibit Hall floor, offer valuable peer-to-peer discussions on topics that matter to attendees. This session allows attendees to discuss with peers to gain their insight and perspective on a particular topic.

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 Talks

Poster Talk presentations, selected by the ASM Microbe 2017 Program Committee, are designed to give poster presenters an opportunity to informally discuss their research with meeting attendees. These brief presentations allow poster presenters to present their research and answer questions from the audience. Poster Talks will take place in the Track Hubs using electronic posters.

Rapid Fire Talks

Short PowerPoint slide presentations (5 mins.), selected by the ASM Microbe 2017 Program Committee, are designed to give poster presenters an opportunity to highlight the most important parts of their research. Rapid Fire Talks will take place in the Track Hubs.

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: 2.5 hours long; 1 or 2 conveners 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 session: 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.

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