Payment and Receipts

Four Easy Ways to Pay

Credit Card
Pay by credit card at the time you submit your registration.
 
ACH Direct Deposit or Bank/Wire Transfer (The Preferred Method of Payment if Not Paying by Credit Card)

When making a payment, please include the name and registration ID number of the registrant.
A $30 processing fee should be added to wire amount. No wire transfers accepted after Thursday, May 22, 2024.

ACH/Wire Transfer Details
Beneficiary Bank: American National Bank
Bank Location: 8990 W. Dodge Road, Omaha, Neb., U.S.A.
ABA #: 104000854
Beneficiary Account #: 3305487
Beneficiary Customer: American Society for Microbiology 
Address: 1375 North Highway Drive, Fenton, Mo. 63099, U.S.A.

If Sending Internationally:
Currency Name: US Dollar
Currency Code: USD

Please call with any questions: Wire Center Staff—American National Bank 402-399-5020.

Check Payments

Make your check payable to the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).
Deadline for check payments is May 22, 2024. Check payments are not accepted after this date.
Include the Registration ID number and name of the individuals being paid for.

Please mail your conference payment to:
            Maritz—ATL FSS Department 
            c/o ASM Microbe
            1375 North Highway Drive, 8th Floor
            Fenton, Mo. 63099

Personal checks will not be accepted.



Please Note: Registrations paid by ACH, bank/wire transfer or check will not be complete until payment is received and processed to your registration record. Processing to your record once payment is received can take 1-2 weeks for ACH and bank/wire transfer payments and 2 weeks for check payments.

Policies

Cancellations

ASM Microbe Cancellation Policy:  All cancellation requests (minus a $50 cancellation processing fee) must be received by May 14, 2024, to microbe@maritz.com.  After this date, registration refunds will not be issued. 

Visa Denial Cancellation Policy:  Last day to cancel is May 14, 2024, to receive a full refund. The $50 cancellation processing fee will be waived with proof of your visa denial letter. All cancellations requests must be received by May 14, 2024, to mircobe@maritz.com. After this date, registration refunds will not be issued to inability to secure a visa. 

Beginning May 15, no refunds will be issued. 

ASM strongly recommends all participants purchase travel insurance as ASM is not responsible for cancellation fees related to transportation, hotel or other travel related expenses.   

Guests and Children

Children

Children under the age of 18 may accompany registered attendees by completing an accompanied minor registration form on-site in Atlanta. Children are not permitted in the Exhibit and Poster Hall during move-in or move-out hours. 

Guest Policy

A guest is a spouse or significant other with the same last name and/or address as the registered attendee. Registration is available onsite for $125 which will allow access to the reception and show floor only. We will look at other guest registration circumstances as needed.

Non-Exhibitor Suppliers

Non-Exhibiting Suppliers are companies or organizations that provide services or products to the field of microbiology but do not exhibit at ASM Microbe. Non-Exhibiting Supplies must register at the rate designated for this category of participation. The purpose of this policy is to protect the vendors exhibiting and maintain the integrity of the exhibit hall. Non-Exhibiting Suppliers are prohibited from soliciting attendees to transact business at the meeting or in official hotels. Non-Exhibiting Suppliers who are observed to be soliciting business in the aisles or other public spaces will be removed from the meeting immediately.

Contact Information Release

The generous support provided by exhibitors is significant to the success of ASM Microbe 2023. The exhibiting company's goal in participating in ASM Microbe is to interact with the attendee and to provide the most current information on their products and services. Attendees mailing addresses will be made available to the exhibitors who wish to mail information. This list will only contain name, full address and affiliation (if provided). No phone numbers, fax numbers or email addresses will be included. 

Press Registration

Accredited reporters may register for a press pass to access to the ASM Microbe 2024 press room and the online press room.

To request Press Registration, contact the ASM Communications department by email at communications@asmusa.org. If approved, you will receive registration instructions. Approved Press registrants will be required to show press credentials at the time of press badge pickup.

All ASM Microbe abstracts will be embargoed until May 15. Late breaker abstracts will be embargoed until June 15. Some abstracts will be embargoed to coincide with the times they are presented at the meeting. Embargo times and dates will be clearly marked on all press releases.

Additionally, press releases and other promotional activity by third parties must coincide with the date and time of the presentation.

When asking for outside comment on press releases or news stories before the embargo has lifted, journalists are requested to ensure that the embargo is respected. ASM reserves the right to ban any journalist from the meeting who breaks the embargo or breaches the media policy in any other way.

Please contact the ASM communications office at communications@asmusa.org with any questions regarding press passes and embargoes.  

Health Attestation

Prior to entering the ASM Microbe 2024 meeting venue, participants must attest they have not:

  • Been diagnosed with or tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 5 days.
  • Been directed to self-isolate by a public health authority or healthcare provider due to potential exposure to COVID-19 within the past 5 days.
  • Had any symptoms associated with COVID-19 infection, nor had any symptoms in the past 5 days, including fever of over 100.0; cough (not attributed to a pre-existing condition); shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting and/or diarrhea.
  • Had close contact (within 6 feet) with anyone under known quarantine or diagnosed with COVID-19 or showing systems of COVID-19 in the past 5 days.

Participants understand that photographs or videos may be taken during ASM Microbe 2024 and grant ASM permission to use images and voices, which may be captured through video, photo or other media. 

Participants acknowledge that COVID-19 is an infectious virus that spreads easily through person-to-person contact and may cause serious illness to individuals who are unvaccinated and/or have certain medical risk factors. Federal and state public health authorities and ASM have issued basic health and safety guidelines aimed at mitigating the spread of the virus. Participants understand attending ASM Microbe 2024 may increase the risk of contracting COVID-19. ASM in no way warrants that the protective measures prescribed for ASM Microbe will completely prevent exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Participants agree to follow all public health and safety guidelines to attend ASM Microbe and freely and voluntarily assume the risk of COVID-19 exposure and infection.