Abstract Submission is Open

ASM Microbe is back–and we can't wait to see you and your science. Choose from 9 scientific tracks, including the new guest track, Public Policy and Science, and get ready to reconnect with colleagues and share your latest research with leaders in your specialty.

How to Submit an Abstract

  1. Review the Abstract Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions
  2. Login to the abstract submission site with your ASM user account. Don't have one? Create your FREE account
  3. Get started on your submission. 
Early abstract submission deadline: Dec. 1, 2021, 12 p.m. EST
General abstract submission deadline: Jan. 19, 2022, 12 p.m. EST 

Questions? Contact the ASM Microbe Programming Team

Important Dates 

Early and General Abstract Submission and Travel Awards Open
Nov. 15, 2021

Early Abstract Submission and Travel Awards Close
Dec. 1, 2021, 12 p.m. EST

General Abstract Submission and Travel Awards Close
Jan. 19, 2022, 12 p.m. EST
 

Travel Awards

Get financial assistance to attend

More than 50 opportunities are available for you to get support to attend ASM Microbe 2022. While submitting your abstract, select the awards you would like to apply for and upload any supporting documents. ASM offers the following travel awards:  

Outstanding Student Presentation Award
  • Awards Available: 8 (one for each ASM Microbe track)
  • Amount: $1,000 per awardee
See all award details and confirm your eligibility

ASM Infectious Disease (ID) Travel Award
  • Awards Available: 3
  • Amount: $1,000 per awardee
See all award details and confirm your eligibility

ASM Microbe Minority Travel Award
  • Awards Available: 10 
  • Amount: $1,000 per awardee
See all award details and confirm your eligibility

ASM Student and Postdoctoral Travel Award
  • Awards Available: 16
  • Amount: $1,000 per awardee
See all award details and confirm your eligibility

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Travel Award for Scientists from Low and Low-Middle Income Countries
  • Awards Available: 15
  • Amount: Varies
See all award details and confirm your eligibility

Carlyn Halde Latin American Student Travel Award
  • Awards Available: 1 
  • Amount: $1,200
See all award details and confirm eligibility

The Richard and Mary Finkelstein Student Travel Award
  • Awards Available: 6 
  • Amount: $500 per awardee
See all award details and confirm your eligibility

What You Need to Know Before Submitting Your Abstract

  • Abstract Title: Please use a short and concise title that indicates the content of the abstract. (Please note: The title is not included in the total character count of 2200). 
  • Abstract Body Text: Your abstract may have up to 2200 characters, 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 the following methods: Either copy/paste, direct entry keystrokes, or file upload.
    • Your abstract may be written without the use of the following bolded headers (e.g., background, methods, results, conclusion).
    • Follow the abstract guidelines to ensure all required information about your study is provided in your abstract. 
  • Author(s) Information: Author(s)'s name(s), institution(s), location(s), title(s). 
  • 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).
For more detailed information and step-by-step instructions on how to submit your abstract for ASM Microbe 2022, please visit the abstract submission site.

Technical Support
If you have any questions regarding use of the abstract submission site, please contact technical support at asm@support.ctimeetingtech.com.  


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FAQs

General Abstract Guidelines

All Submitted Abstracts

  • It is preferred that ASM Microbe 2022 be the first major presentation of the abstract.
  • A presenter may be a presenter on more than one abstract.
  • Programming decisions are considered final.
  • 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.


Clinical Tracks (AAR, CPHM, CIV, POM) 

  • 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).
  • 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 2022 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.


Basic Science Tracks (AES, EEB, HMB, MBP)

  • The reason for the study or how the study came about, (e.g. hypothesis, discovery or central question) should be clearly stated.
  • Data must be objectively gathered, analyzed and reported.
  • Data must support the stated conclusion(s).
  • Conclusion(s) should be made but, the study does not need to be fully complete (the standard to present at Microbe is not the same as to publish in a journal).
  • 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 2022 will be expected to transparently report a study’s scientific rigor, including, but not limited to the following: 1) experimental design and 2) interpretation and report of results.