ASM Microbe Continuing Education

If you will be claiming Continuing Medical Education (AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™) for ASM Microbe, an administrative fee of $50 is required at the time of registration. This fee is applicable ONLY to CME credits and no other forms of continuing education credits offered by ASM (e.g., P.A.C.E.®).

Attendees of ASM Microbe 2020 will be able to claim the following types of credit:
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) – AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) – Pharmacy credits to be claimed within 60 days of the presentation–by August 18, 2020.
  • P.A.C.E.® (Effective 2016, all ASM P.A.C.E.® accredited meeting activities must be claimed within 30 days of the presentation–by July 18, 2020)
  • California Clinical Laboratory Personnel
  • Florida Clinical Laboratory Personnel
  • Certificate of Participation See CE Eligible Sessions
Most sessions listed in the Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance (AAR), Clinical Infections and Vaccine (CIV), Clinical and Public Health Microbiology (CPHM), and Profession of Microbiology (POM) tracks will offer CE credits, as well as some general sessions. However, sessions in the aforementioned tracks that take place in the Exhibit and Poster Hall will not offer CE credit.

When reviewing sessions in the various meeting resources, please look for the "CE Credit Available" to confirm if CE credits are being offered via the Itinerary Planner. Those sessions without this marking will not offer CE Credit.

*To provide the best science to ASM Microbe 2020 attendees, if a conflict of interest is discovered during content validation, CE credit is not offered for that specific session. For more information regarding ACCME compliance issues, please visit their website.

Target Audience

ASM Microbe 2020 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. Current trends will be covered regarding:
  • Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance
  • Applied and Environmental Science
  • Clinical Infections and Vaccines
  • Clinical and Public Health Microbiology
  • Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity
  • Host-Microbe Biology
  • Molecular Biology and Physiology
  • Profession of Microbiology
Accredited Provider

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

ASM Microbe Learning Objectives
ASM Microbe 2020 showcases some of the best microbial science in the world, providing a one-of-a-kind forum to explore the complete spectrum of microbiology from basic science to translational, applied, and clinical research. The meeting will be of interest to basic and applied researchers, clinical microbiologists, and infectious diseases practitioners.

Upon completion of ASM Microbe 2020, attendees should be able to:
  • 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.
Accreditation Statement
(Physicians): This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The France Foundation and the American Society for Microbiology. The France Foundation is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

(Laboratory Science): ASM is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.

Credit Designation

The France Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 28.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Medical Association (AMA) has determined that physicians not licensed in the U.S. who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


The France Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education and will award an amount of 28.75 contact hours (or 2.875 CEUs) to pharmacists who complete the activity and evaluation forms. These are knowledge-based educational activities. The sessions offering ACPE credit will be designated in the registration materials with a Universal Activity Number (UAN) and hours of credit.

Diplomates of the American Board of Medical Microbiology and the American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology, and Registrants of the National Registry of Certified Microbiologists who are MDs and DOs may earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ toward recertification. All other Diplomates and Registrants may claim P.A.C.E.®, CA or FL credits toward recertification. Each professional should claim credit commensurate with their level of participation in the activity.

Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) is an administrative system established to stimulate and serve as the quality assurance mechanism for continuing education programs offered to clinical laboratory professionals by ASCLS constituent societies, laboratory industry, government agencies, hospitals and educational organizations.

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 or P.A.C.E.® 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 or P.A.C.E.® credits will also qualify for Florida CE credits toward license renewal.

Other CE Licenses
You may obtain a Participation Statement of Credit by completing the activity evaluation. This is a detailed statement that documents your participation in the activity.

Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, 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 interest. 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 seek 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.

Activity Staff Disclosures
The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, or other members at The France Foundation and the American Society of Microbiology who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Faculty (speaker) disclosures are available on the ASM Microbe 2020 mobile app.

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 are outside of US 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.

ASM Microbe 2020 Disclaimer
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. TFF and ASM assume no liability for the information herein.

ASM Microbe 2020 Program Committee Disclosures