Your Science, Your Community: Explore Our 8 Scientific Tracks

Tracks help you build a personalized ASM Microbe experience. With each track focused on a different scientific area, you can easily plug in to your community, navigate and select sessions and explore research presentations that align with your interests.

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.

Through tracks, you can:

  • Easily navigate 200+ scientific sessions and find research related to your work. Use our curated itineraries or browse the program by track 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 and poster and oral talks are segmented by tracks and allow you to instantly connect with colleagues who share your scientific interests. 
  • Browse the exhibit hall by track! The exhibit hall features Track hubs, informal open spaces where you have short, interactive presentations on track-specific topics.


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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, 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

The Molecular Biology and Physiology (MBP) track 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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Applied and Environmental Science

The Applied Environmental Science (AES) track 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