Important Dates 

Abstract submission now open!

Registration now open!

Hotel reservations now open!

Abstract submission site close:
Extended deadline: July 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm ET

Early bird registration deadline: 
August 16, 2018

Hotel reservation closes:
September 3, 2018


Program Committee Co-Chairs

Jennifer Gardy, BC Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duncan MacCannell, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Program Committee

Meeting Location

Sheraton Tysons Hotel 
8661 Leesburg Pike
Tysons, VA 22182

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Pre-Conference Workshop

Applied Microbial Whole Genome Sequence Data Analysis Workshop

This hands-on workshop will feature free and commercial tools with graphical user interface (either desktop or WWW) for applied microbial whole genome sequence (WGS) data analysis. Tools for genomic surveillance, comparative genomics, and bacterial genome characterization (e.g., antimicrobial resistance) will be covered. Two weeks before the event registered participants will receive an email from the organizers with detailed instructions on how to download and install tools and/or demonstration data. Participants are required to bring with them to the workshop their WiFi enabled laptop computers (minimum 4 GB RAM) with the installed software/data.

The workshop capacity is limited to a maximum of 50 participants. Places are assigned according to the ‘first come first serve’ principle.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
Sunday, September 23, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.