Preliminary Program

Get a sneak peek at the 2021 ASM Conference on Biofilms program. Please note that this schedule is subject to change. 

Sunday, November 14
1 - 5 p.m.
Early Career Scientist Symposium

2 - 6 p.m. 
Registration 

6 - 8 p.m. 
Opening Keynote Session: Physiological Interactions in Bacterial Biofilms 
Jean-Marc Ghigo, Intitut Pasteur

8 p.m. 
Welcome Reception  

Monday, November 15
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Session I: Natural Biofilms, Consortia and Simulations
Moderator: Birthe Veno Kjellerup

9:20 - 10:20 a.m. 
3 Selected Abstract Talks 

10:20 - 10:50 a.m. 
Coffee Break 

10:50 - 11 a.m. 
3 Selected Poster Talks 

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

11 - 11:40 a.m. 
2 Selected Abstract Talks

1 - 2 p.m. 
Lunch 

2 - 4 p.m. 
Poster Session 1 

4 - 5:50 p.m. 
Session III: Biofilm Maturation: Pathways, Consequences and Control
Moderator: Susanne Häuβler 

4:50 - 5:50 p.m. 
3 Selected Abstract Talks

6 p.m. 
Free time/Dinner on your own

Tuesday, November 16
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Session IV: Synthesis, Assembly and Function of Extracellular Biofilm Determinants
Moderator: Jen Greenwich

9:20 - 10:20 a.m. 
3 Selected Abstract Talks 

10:20 - 10:50 a.m. 
Coffee Break 

10:50 - 11 a.m. 
3 Selected Poster Talks 

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

11 - 11:40 a.m.
3 Selected Abstract Talks

1 - 2 p.m. 
Lunch 

2 - 4 p.m. 
Poster Session 2 

6 p.m. 
Free time/Dinner on your own

Wednesday, November 17
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Session VI: Susceptibility and Tolerance: Antimicrobials and Biofilms
Moderator: Paul Stoodley

9:20 - 10:20 a.m. 
3 Selected Abstract Talks 

10:20 - 10:50 a.m. 
Coffee Break 

10:50 - 11 a.m. 
3 Selected Poster Talks

10:50 - 11 a.m. 
Trainee Talks

10:50 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. 
Session VII: Social and Asocial Interactions in Biofilms
Moderator: Alain Filloux 

11 a.m. - Noon
3 Selected Abstract Talks

1 - 2 p.m. 
Lunch 

2 - 4 p.m. 
Poster Session 3 

4 - 5:50 p.m. 
Session VIII: Signals and Mechanims Promoting Biofilm Disassembly and Dispersal 
Moderator: Derek Fleming

4:50 - 5:10 p.m. 
3 Selected Abstract Talks 

6 - 7 p.m. 
Free time/Dinner on your own

7 - 8 p.m. 
Panel Forum Discussion: Diversity and Equity in Microbiology

Thursday, November 18
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Session IX: Host-associate biofilms
Moderator: Kendra Rumbaugh

9:20 - 10:20 a.m. 
3 Selected Abstract Talks 

10:20 - 10:50 a.m. 
Coffee Break 

10:50 - 11 a.m. 
3 Selected Poster Talks

10:50 - 11 a.m. 
Trainee Talks

10:50 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. 
Session X: Control, Prevention and Elimination of Biofilms
Moderator: Ehud Banin

11 a.m. - Noon
3 Selected Abstract Talks

1 - 2 p.m. 
Lunch 

2 - 4 p.m. 
Poster Session 4 

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

4:50 - 5:10 p.m. 
2 Selected Abstract Talks 

6 - 7 p.m. 
Closing Keynote
Robin Patel, M.D., Mayo Clinic
 

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.