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


Tracks and Sub-tracks

AAR Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance (AAR)
AESicon  Applied and Environmental Science (AES)
CIVicon  Clinical Infections and Vaccines (CIV)
CPHMicon  Clinical and Public Health Microbiology (CPHM)
HMBicon  Host-Microbe Biology (HMB)
MEEicon  Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity  (EEB – formerly Microbial Ecology and Evolution) 
MBPicon  Molecular Biology and Physiology (MBP)
POMicon  Profession of Microbiology (POM)


Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance

AAR01 Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance: Molecular Typing, Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology
AAR02 Antimicrobial Agents: Mechanisms of Action and Mechanisms of Resistance
AAR03 Antifungal Agents and Resistance
AAR04 Antiviral Agents (including HIV Drugs) and Resistance
AAR05 Antimicrobial Stewardship, including Quality of Care
AAR06 Novel Approaches: Therapies, Diagnostics and Drug Discovery
AAR07 Antimicrobial Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and General Pharmacology
AAR08 New Antimicrobial Agents (Pre-US IND or Prior to the Start of Clinical Therapeutic Studies/pre-Phase 2) and New Research Technologies
AAR09 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 and Environmental Science
AES05 Biofuels and Bioproducts
AES06 Bioremediation, Biodegradation, Biofouling and Biocorrosion
AES07 Electromicrobiology
AES08 Fermentation and Biotransformation
AES09 Freshwater, Wastewater, Drinking Water and Marine Microbiology 
AES10 Genetic and Metabolic Functions in Environmentally Relevant Microbes
AES11 Microbiology of Food, including Spoilage, Fermentation and Probiotics
AES12 Microbiology of the Built Environment
AES13 New Microbial Processes for Resource Recovery, Carbon Capture and Resource Efficiency
AES14 Detecting, Characterization, and Source-tracking of Environmental Microbes
AES15 Synthetic Biology
AES16 Geomicrobiology
AES17 Foodborne Pathogens

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

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 
CPHM12 Molecular Diagnostic Microbiology
CPHM13 Laboratory Informatics
CPHM14 Practical Tools for Bench Technologists
CPHM15 Global Health Practices and Impact

Host-Microbe Biology

HMB01 Animal Infections
HMB02 Genetic and Physiological Adaptation to the Host
HMB03 Cell and Tissue Responses to Microbes 
HMB04 Cellular/Molecular Host-Microbe Interactions
HMB05 Invasion and 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 Pathogenicity and Symbiosis
HMB12 Inflammation and Immunity
HMB13 Surface Structures of Pathogenic Microbes
HMB14 Toxins and Secreted Factors
HMB15 Virulence Regulatory Mechanisms
HMB16 Virus-Host Interactions
HMB17 Microbial Metabolism and Host Association
HMB18 Anti-pathogen Strategies
HMB19 Vaccine Development
HMB20 Eukaryotic Microbe-Host Interactions

Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity (formerly Microbial Ecology and Evolution)

EEB01     Microbial Ecology
EEB02 Microbial Evolution and Comparative Genomics
EEB03 Microbial Biodiversity and Systematics

Molecular Biology and Physiology

MBP01 Structural Biology and Assembly of Complexes
MBP02 Computational Genomics, Databases and Modeling
MBP03 Biology of Eukaryotic Microbes
MBP04 Gene Regulation and Microbial Stress Responses
MBP05 Genome Dynamics, including Replication, Repair and Recombination
MBP06 Development and Growth of Microbial Cells
MBP07 Metabolism, Enzyme Mechanics and Physiology
MBP08 Biofilms
MBP09 Motility
MBP10 Tools for Genetics and Genomics
MBP11 Phage and Viruses
MBP12 Protein Secretion and Microbial Cell Surfaces

Profession of Microbiology

POM01 Microbiology Education
POM02 Microbiology Communication and Outreach
POM03 Career and Professional Development
POM04 Microbiology Research and Policy Environments
POM05 History of Microbiology