Conference Scope

Conference on Innovative Microbial newlocation JC

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 Important Dates

October 20, 2016
Abstract Submission Opens
Online Registration Opens 

December 1, 2016
Early Abstract Deadline (Visa Applicants)

January 17, 2017
Abstract Submission Deadline    

February 9, 2017
Early Bird Registration Deadline    

February 28, 2017
Hotel Reservation Deadline

Conference Location

Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202


The rapid increase in antibiotic resistance (AR) has become one of the biggest challenges to humankind in the 21st century. Remarkably, scientific breakthroughs in the past decade presented a much more comprehensive picture of AR, revealed multiple risk factors contributed to the problem seen today, and enabled innovative targeted controls.

The ASM Conference on Innovative Microbial Ecology for Mitigation of Antibiotic Resistance and Bacterial Diseases will discuss cutting-edge scientific findings on the ecology of antibiotic resistant microorganisms and innovative mitigation strategies in food, agriculture, and medicine. It will also provide the opportunity to hear the hidden causes of antibiotic resistance and bacterial diseases; learn new strategies for prompt disease prevention and treatment with reduced risk of antibiotic resistance; network with peers in the field, scientific and industry leaders, as well as government agents and program officers; and shape the directions of future funding programs.