Schedule at a Glance

Get a sneak peek at the 2022 ASM Conference on Biofilms program. 

Sunday, November 13
1 - 5 p.m.
Early Career Scientist Symposium
 
6 - 7:15 p.m.  Opening Session
Opening Remarks
  • TBD
Keynote Speaker Introduction
  • TBD
Keynote Speaker
  • TBD
7:15 p.m. 
Welcome Reception  

Monday, November 14
8:30 - 11 a.m. 
Session I: Natural Biofilms, Consortia and Simulations
 
8:30 - 8:55 a.m.
Session TBD
 
8:55 - ​ 9:20 a.m. 
Abundance and Composition of Bacterial Communities in Water Main Biofilms from Full-scale Drinking Water Distribution Systems in the USA and Norway
 
9:20 - 10:20 a.m. 
Abstract Talks/Presentations 

10:20 - 10:50 a.m. 
Coffee Break 

10:50 - 11 a.m. 
(3) Lightning Talks 

11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. 
Session II: Initiating Contact: Signals and Mechanisms Promoting Attachment

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Abstract Talks/Presentations
 
12 - 12:25 p.m. 
The Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm Matrix Adhesin CdrA
 
12:25 - 12:50 p.m. 
From Commensal to Pathogen: Understanding the Physiology of the Invasive Enterococcal Communities
 
1 - 2 p.m. 
Lunch 

2 - 4 p.m. 
Poster Session 1/Networking 

4 - 5:50 p.m. 
Session III: Biofilm Maturation: Pathways, Consequences and Control
 
4 - 4:25 p.m. 
Balancing Biopolymers: Decoding E. coli Biofilm Matrix Composition and Function
 
4:25 - 4:50 p.m. 
Moving through the Matrix
 
4:50 - 5:50 p.m. 
Abstract Talks/Presentations

6 p.m. 
Free time/Dinner 

Tuesday, November 15
8:30 - 11 a.m. 
Session IV: Synthesis, Assembly and Function of Extracellular Biofilm Determinants
 
8:30 - 8:55 a.m.
Session TBD
 
8:55 - 9:20 a.m.
Mechanisms of protein-dependent Staphylococcal biofilm formation

9:20 - 10:20 a.m. 
Abstract Talks/Presentations 

10:20 - 10:50 a.m. 
Coffee Break 

10:50 - 11 a.m. 
(3) Lightning Talks 

11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. 
Session V: Metabolism, Physiology and Structure of Biofilms

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Abstract Talks/Presentations
 
12 - 12:25 p.m.
Aggregation of nontuberculous mycobacteria in vitro and in situ
 
12:25 - 12:50 p.m.
Metabolic adaptations in biofilms lead to tolerance

1 - 2 p.m. 
Lunch 

2 - 4 p.m. 
Poster Session 2/Networking

4 - 6:30 p.m.
Session TBD

6 p.m. 
Free time/Dinner 

Wednesday, November 16
8:30 - 11 a.m. 
Session VI: Susceptibility and Tolerance: Antimicrobials and Biofilms
 
8:30 - 8:55 a.m. 
Session TBD
 
8:55 - 9:20 a.m.
Factors that affect susceptibility and tolerance of biofilms to phage attack 
 
9:20 - 10:20 a.m. 
Abstract Talks/Presentations 

10:20 - 10:50 a.m. 
Coffee Break 

10:50 - 11 a.m. 
(3) Lightning Talks
 
11 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.  
Session VII: Social and Asocial Interactions in Biofilms

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Abstract Talks/Presentations
 
Time TBD
Impact of interspecies interactions on properties and evolution in mixed biofilms
 
12:25 - 12:50 p.m.
Interkingdom Interactions between Enterococcus faecalis and Candida albicans

1 - 2 p.m. 
Lunch 

2 - 4 p.m. 
Poster Session 3/Networking 

4 - 5:50 p.m. 
Session VIII: Signals and Mechanims Promoting Biofilm Disassembly and Dispersal 
 
4 - 4:25 p.m.
War and Peace: Polymicrobial interactions during cystic fibrosis airway infection
 
4:25 - 4:50 p.m.
Deconstructing the biofilm bunker - Regulation of dispersion and matrix degradation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms

4:50 - 5510 p.m. 
Abstract Talks/Presentations 

6 - 7 p.m. 
Free time/Dinner 

7:15 -  9 p.m.
Event TBD

Thursday, November 17
8:30 - 11 a.m. 
Session IX: Host-Associate Biofilms
 
8:30 - 8:55 a.m.
Session TBD
 
8:55 - 9:20 a.m.
Knowledge and presumptions - The role of biofilms in chronic infections 
 
9:20 - 10:20 a.m
Abstract Talks/Presentations 

10:20 - 10:50 a.m. 
Coffee Break 

10:50 - 11 a.m. 
(3) Lightning Talks
 
11 a.m. - ​ 12:50 p.m.  
Session X: Control, Prevention, and Elimination of Biofilms
 
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Abstract Talks/Presentations 
 
12 - 12:25 p.m.
Biofilm control by engineering antifouling surface topographies
 
12:25 – 12:50 p.m.
Catalytic Nanomaterials for Targeted Antibiofilm Therapy

1 - 2 p.m. 
Lunch 

2 - 4 p.m. 
Poster Session 4/Networking 

4 - 5:50 p.m. 
Session XI: Innovative Approaches and New Technologies in Biofilm Research 

4 - 4:25 p.m.
Session TBD
 
4:25 - 4:50 p.m.
Session TBD

4:50 - 5:10 p.m. 
Abstract Talks/Presentations 

6 - 7 p.m. Closing Session
 
Keynote Speaker Introduction
  • TBD
Closing Keynote Speaker
  • TBD
Closing Remarks
  • TBD
7:15 p.m.
Closing Reception TBD

 

Program Committee

Karen L. Visick – Chair

Loyola University Chicago
Maywood, Ill.

Clay Fuqua – Co-Chair

Indiana University at Bloomington
Bloomington, Ind.

Ehud (Udi) Banin

Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan, Israel

Alain Filloux

Imperial College London
London, England

Maria Hadjifrangiskou

Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tenn.

Susanne Häußler

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
Braunschweig, Germany

Birthe Kjellerup

University of Maryland
College Park, Md.

Dean Rowe-Magnus

Indiana University at Bloomington 
Bloomington, Ind.

Kendra Rumbaugh

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, Texas

Mark Schembri

University of Queensland
Queensland, Australia

Paul Stoodley

Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Early Career Organizing Committee

Sheyda Azimi

Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Ga.

Courtney Dial

Loyola University Chicago
Maywood, Ill.

Derek Fleming

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minn.

Shahrzadi Ghandehari

University of Maryland
College Park, Md.

Jen Greenwich

Indiana University at Bloomington
Bloomington, Ind.

Fabrice Jean-Pierre

Dartmouth College
Hanover, N.H.

Michal Natan

Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Ramat Gan, Israel

Ben Wucher

Dartmouth College
Hanover, N.H.