Your Science, Your Community: Explore Our 9 Scientific Tracks

Microbes are everywhere and so is our science! Customize your experience by choosing from 9 scientific tracks developed to make the vast amount of research at ASM Microbe more accessible to the individual.

What are Tracks?

Introducing your meeting within the meeting! Plug in to your community, easily navigate and select sessions and explore research presentations that align with your specific area of expertise. Each track focuses on a different scientific area and features the latest, most innovative science – hand-picked by your peers and leading experts in the field.

Remember: you’re not limited to 1 track—pick and choose from different tracks and attend cross-track symposia to see cutting-edge science across disciplines.

Why Tracks?

  • Easily find science and peers in your scientific field. ASM Microbe offers a lot of science across multiple disciplines and formats. Use our curated itineraries for a quick guide to the latest science in your field and related fields.
  • Connect and collaborate with peers and experts in your community. Dedicated poster sessions, poster and oral talks are segmented by our 9 tracks and allow you to field immediate questions and comments from colleagues who know your field.
  • Claim CME, MOC, ACPE, PACE and Certification of Participation credits.

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Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance

The Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance (AAR) track features the latest on the discovery and development of new antimicrobial drugs in the pipeline, and their associated resistance mechanisms.

Explore the AAR Track


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Clinical Infections and Vaccines

The Clinical Infections and Vaccines (CIV) track encompasses clinical and epidemiological studies in adult and pediatric infectious diseases, global health issues, including emerging infectious diseases and tropical medicine, and recent developments and clinical studies in vaccines.

Explore the CIV Track

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Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity

The Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity (EEB) track is defined by research that encompasses laboratory, clinical, engineered, and natural settings. 

Explore the EEB Track

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Molecular Biology and Physiology

Molecular Biology and Physiology (MBP) covers a broad spectrum of microbiological phenomena with the goal to understand the basic mechanisms of microbial life at the molecular, cellular and multi-cellular level. Explore the MBP Track

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Climate Change and Microbes

The Climate Change & Microbes (CCM) track address issues in the intersection between climate change and microbiology.

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Applied and Environmental Science

Applied Environmental Science (AES) fosters broad understanding and collaboration between 17 sub-tracks, based on the fundamental shared interests in how microbes work in diverse environments.
Explore the AES Track

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Clinical and Public Health Microbiology

The Clinical and Public Health Microbiology (CPHM) track track delves into multiple infectious disease sub-disciplines, including novel diagnostic technology, susceptibility testing, clinical laboratory biosafety and biosecurity, antimicrobial and diagnostic stewardship, surveillance and epidemiology, and “One health.”
Explore the CPHM Track

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Host-Microbe Biology

The Host Microbe Biology (HMB) track explores research at the host-microbe interface – addressing pathogenic and symbiotic relationships between microbes and the host, as well as the microbiome. 
Explore the HMB Track

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Profession of Microbiology

The Profession of Microbiology (POM) Track covers topics related to education, career choices, diversity and inclusion, professional development and science communication and outreach.
Explore the POM Track


Not Sure Which Track Is Best for You?


Take our 1-minute interactive quiz to find out which of the 8 core scientific tracks at ASM Microbe—plus 1 guest track on Climate Change and Microbes — is right for you. 


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