For the 114th ASM General Meeting, 45 abstracts from Pakistani microbiologists were accepted for poster presentation. This 3-fold increase in accepted abstracts over 2013 truly represents the quality research being done throughout Pakistan. Those whose abstracts were accepted competitively applied for ASM travel grants and 18 were awarded grants. Grantees made the over 7,000 mile journey from Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi to Boston, Massachusetts. While at GM, the grantees presented their research to the international scientific community, learned about cutting edge research, and networked with peer scientists from around the world.