Abstract Submission is Now Open

Abstract and Travel Award Submission for ASM Microbe 2019 has been extended to January 25, 2019 due to the U.S. Federal Government Shutdown. Please note the corresponding date changes below. 

Why Submit an Abstract? 
  • More opportunities than ever for oral presentations.
  • Obtain feedback on your research.
  • Discover opportunities to collaborate with others in your specialty area.
  • Gain exposure to the top minds and experts in your specialty.
  • Connect with like-minded scientists from around the world.
Due to the partial U.S. government shutdown, ASM is extending the deadline for abstract submissions for ASM Microbe 2019. We want to ensure that all of our scientists have adequate time to finish their research and complete the application process. 

Deadline to submit: January 25, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

Travel Awards are also available!  Learn more

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Important Dates


January 25, 2019, 5:00 p.m.(ET)

Abstract Submission and Travel Awards Close


Late-February, 2019

Late-breaker Abstracts open

Abstract Dispositions sent


Early-March, 2019

Travel Awards Dispositions sent



March 15, 2019

Late-breaker Abstracts close


March 22, 2019

Abstract Withdrawal Deadline



Oral Abstract Presentations, Poster Talks and Rapid Fire Scheduled

Late-breaker Abstracts Dispositions sent

What You Need Before Submitting Your Abstract

  1. Abstract Title: Please use a short and concise title that indicates the content of the abstract. (Note: the title is not included in the total character count of 2200). 
  2. Abstract Body Text: Your abstract may have up to 2200 chareacters, which does not include title, authors, groups, and affiliations. Tables and graphics (maximum of 500 characters) are included in the character count. Spaces are not counted. Do NOT include abstract title, authors or keywords in abstract text. Abstract text may be submitted using either of the following methods: Copy/paste, direct entry keystrokes, or file upload. Your abstract may be written without the use of the following bolded headers (Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion). However, follow the abstract guidelines to ensure all required information about your study is provided in your abstract. 
  3. Author(s) Information: Author(s)'s name(s), institution(s), location(s), title(s). 
  4. CE Disclosures: Relative to this activity, instructors, planners, content reviewers and managers who affect the content of a CME/CE activity are required to disclose relevant financial relationships they have with commercial interests (i.e., any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients). 
  5. Presentation Preference: You will have an opportunity to select a presentation prefernce of either poster only or poster and oral. If you select poster and oral, you will be required to indicate your interest in the oral presentation options you'd like to be considered for. 
For more detailed information, and step-by-step instructions on how to submit your abstract for ASM Microbe 2019, please visit the Abstract Submission Site

Technical Support
If you have any questions regarding use of the abstract submission site please contact technical support:
Email: | Phone: (217) 398-1792 

For travel award information, visit ASM's Travel Award page

General Abstract Guidelines

If you are traveling to the U.S. from another country, please allow ample time to have your visa processed. View the Letter of Invitation.
  • Abstracts must be well written and easy to understand.
  • Approval of all co-authors must be obtained before placing their names on an abstract.
  • Submission of multiple overlapping abstracts is discouraged.
  • The reason for the study or how the study came about (e.g. hypothesis, discovery or central question) should be clearly stated.
  • Methods must be included.
  • Data must be objectively gathered, analyzed and reported.
  • Data must support the stated conclusion(s).
  • It is preferred that ASM Microbe 2019 be the first major presentation of the abstract.
  • A presenter may be a presenter on more than one abstract.
  • Programming decisions are considered final.
  • All presentations dealing with the isolation, purification, structure-activity relationships, mechanisms of action, in vivo/in vitro microbiology, PK/PD in animals and Pre-US IND or non-US early phase I studies must include meaningful data (e.g., producing organism, purification steps, physical-chemical characterization, structures, MICs, ED50s to describe new compounds and their properties, and that chemical structures of lead compounds will be included as part of the poster presentation. Please note: Any posters or talks dealing with a specific small molecule antimicrobial agent must provide a chemical structure, or a literature reference to the structure, in order to be presented at the meeting. Abstracts describing biological data on an antimicrobial agent whose chemical structure has not been defined should be submitted to the HMB track.
  • Scientific presentations at ASM Microbe 2019 will be expected to transparently report a study’s scientific rigor, including, but not limited to the following: 1) experimental design; 2) methodology; 3) data collection; 4) analysis; and 5) interpretation and report of results. Other key components of scientific rigor included, if applicable, are sample size, randomization, blinding, and replication.