Continuing Education Credits

Program Overview

ASM Microbe showcases some of the best microbial science in the world, providing a one-of-a-kind forum to explore the complete spectrum of microbiology. The meeting will interest basic and applied researchers, clinical microbiologists and infectious diseases practitioners. Attendees of ASM Microbe 2023 will be able to claim up to 28.5 CE credits to earn or maintain their certifications. Search the program planner to find sessions offering CE credit. Sessions will cover current trends in the following topics: 

Target Audience

ASM Microbe 2023 is designed to meet the needs of professionals in the field of microbiology, particularly clinical microbiologists, pathologists, researchers, pharmacists, physicians and other health care professionals, cutting across all disciplines of microbiology.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of sessions with available credit, learners should be able to do the following:

  • Discuss key updates in the areas of cellular, environmental, ecological and evolutionary microbiology, microbial pathogenesis and infectious diseases, applied and clinical microbiology, pharmacology and microbiology education. 
  • Recognize and interpret new information regarding physiology, genetics, ecology, evolution, cell biology and antimicrobial resistance of microbes. 
  • Synthesize new data on the roles of microbes in the environment, industrial and food science, health and disease. 
  • Recognize new therapeutics and prevention strategies for infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. 
  • Use new technologies, practices and developments to improve epidemiology, research studies and clinical practice. 
  • Promote multi-disciplinary dialogue and collaboration among clinicians and investigators. 

Credit Claiming Process

Credit Claiming Process

The Credit Claiming Portal tutorial and instructions for claiming credit are now available. Download below!
(Note: All credit claiming activity must be claimed within 30 days of the presentation, by July 21, 2023).

Download CE Tutorial

Continuing Education Portal Available June 20, 2023

Credit Designation

Instructions for Participation and Requesting Credit

There is a $75 registration fee to claim and receive Continuing Education (CE) credit. Successful completion is achieved by reviewing the CE information, completing the session(s) offering CE credit and completing the post-test and evaluation form. Only those attendees participating in the live sessions (in-person) will be eligible to participate in this process and receive credit. 

Credit Fulfillment

If you request American Medical Association (AMA) credits or a certificate of participation, your certificate will be available for download. 
 Attendees of ASM Microbe 2023 will be able to claim up to 28.5 credits of the following types:  

  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)—AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
  • Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®)—(All ASM P.A.C.E.® accredited meeting activities must be claimed within 30 days of the presentation by July 13, 2022). 
  • California Clinical Laboratory Personnel. 
  • Florida Clinical Laboratory Personnel. 


Accredited Provider 

The France Foundation in blue text with a green logo symbol.
The France Foundation
American Society for Microbiology in black text with a red, boxed microscope logo.


This activity is jointly provided by The France Foundation (TFF) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

Accreditation Statement 

Jointly Accredited Provider Interprofessional Continuing Education.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by The France Foundation and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). The France Foundation is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Credit Designation

ACCME Physician credit designation.

The France Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 28.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

California Clinical Laboratory Personnel  

The American Society for Microbiology is accredited by the California Department of Health to offer continuing education for California Clinical Laboratory Personnel. All sessions designated for CME credits will also qualify for California CE credits toward license renewal.  

Florida Clinical Laboratory Personnel 

The American Society for Microbiology is accredited by the Florida Department of Health to offer continuing education for Florida Clinical Laboratory Personnel. All sessions designated for CME credits will also qualify for Florida CE credits toward license renewal.

All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many credits can I receive by attending ASM Microbe in Houston?  

Attendees of ASM Microbe 2023 will be able to claim up to 28.5 credits.

Are credits available for virtual participants?  

Participants viewing on-demand content may claim credit through December 19, 2023.  Currently, 203 P.A.C.E. CE hours will be available. CME is not available for on-demand content.  

Is there a cost to claim CME/CE for attending ASM Microbe?  

Only CME credits requires an administrative fee of $75.00 at the time of registration. CME is only available for in-person participation. CME is not available for virtual participation.  

How do I purchase CME?  

To add CME to your ASM Microbe registration record, login using your ASM account credentials. On your dashboard, click on "Attendee Profile." On the profile page, click "Yes, I will be claiming CME Credits." Click "Next" to review and check out. Your credit card on file will be used for payment. Click, "Pay Now," to complete. If you need additional assistance, or don’t have a credit card on file, please visit the registration help desk located in Hall E at the Convention Center.   

Will I have an opportunity to purchase CME after attending ASM Microbe?  

No, you must purchase CME with your registration record and/or add onsite while attending ASM Microbe in Houston. You will have until Monday, June 19th 12:00 p.m. CT (local time) to add the CME option to your registration.  

How long do I have to claim credit for the sessions attended at ASM Microbe?  

The CE portal will be available via the ASM website, starting Tuesday, June 20, 2023. You have until Friday, July 21, 2023, to complete the evaluation process and claim your CME/CE credit for the sessions you attended in Houston.  

What credit types are available for credit?  

  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)—AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 
  • Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®)—(All ASM P.A.C.E.®).
  • California Clinical Laboratory Personnel.  
  • Florida Clinical Laboratory Personnel. 

Which sessions are accredited and offer credit at ASM Microbe?  

Currently CME/CE is available for the following sessions:  

  • In-depth Symposia.
  • Meet-the-Expert (in-person only).
  • Cross-Track Symposia.
  • Course-Workshops/Mini-Conference (in-person only).
  • Debate and Panel Discussion (in-person only).
  • Rapid Fires (in-person only).
  • General Sessions (Saturday and Sunday only).
  • President’s Forum (Saturday).
  • Science and Society Lecture (Sunday).

When can I claim?  

Beginning, June 20, 2023, you have until Friday, July 21, 2023 to complete the evaluation process and claim your CME/CE credit for the sessions you attended in Houston.  

How do I claim credits? 

Credits may be claimed via the Continuing Education Portal on the ASM Microbe Website. This portal will be accessible beginning Tuesday, June 20, 2023. For additional information on accessing the CE claiming portal, along with the CE tutorial/instruction guide, please visit: ASM Microbe | ASM Microbe Continuing Education |

Can I claim credits through the mobile app? 

Credit cannot be claimed through the mobile app. The CE Track Credit option in the mobile app will add the session to your itinerary in the Continuing Education Portal. You will need to login to the Continuing Education Portal to claim CE and complete the evaluations.     

I am registered as a digital attendee. What type of credit is available for remote access?  

Only live/in-person attendees can obtain CME credit for attending sessions at ASM Microbe 2023.  CE for P.A.C.E. Calif. and Fla. will be offered virtually for in-depth and cross-track symposia with on-demand viewing. On-demand symposia will be available from June 20 to December 19, 2023. 

Disclosure Policy

Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, The France Foundation (TFF) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) require that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial entity. TFF and ASM resolve all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance and scientific rigor in all their educational programs. Furthermore, TFF and ASM to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported or used in a CME/CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis. TFF and ASM  are committed to providing learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

TFF and ASM require CME faculty (speakers) to disclose when products or procedures being discussed are off label, unlabeled, experimental and/or investigational and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses and/or unsupported opinion. Faculty in this activity may discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. TFF and ASM do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. If you have questions, contact the Medical Affairs Department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information. 


TFF and ASM present this information for educational purposes only. The content is provided solely by faculty who have been selected because of recognized expertise in their field. Participants have the professional responsibility to ensure that products are prescribed and used appropriately on the basis of their own clinical judgment and accepted standards of care. The France Foundation TFF and ASM assume no liability for the information herein.

Contact Information 

If you have questions about this CME/CE activity, please contact The France Foundation at 860-434-1650 or

Education/CE Steering Committee

Thank you to the dedicated CE Steering Committee for their contributions to ASM Microbe 2023. 

Jacinda Abdul-Mutakabir, Pharm.D., University of California San Diego, San Diego, Calif.
Robert Tibbetts, Ph.D., Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Mich. 
Delicia Hurdle, J.D., MBA, ASM Staff, Washington, D.C.

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