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Present Your Science at ASM NGS

Abstract Submissions and Travel Award Requests Closed on June 5, 2024.

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Join us Oct. 13-16, 2024, in Washington, D.C. to showcase your groundbreaking work at the upcoming 2024 ASM Conference on Rapid Applied Microbial Next-Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatic Pipelines (2024 ASM NGS) and be at the forefront of scientific discovery. Abstract submissions offer you a unique opportunity to present your research to a global audience of experts and enthusiasts. Whether you're exploring the role of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) in clinical diagnostics, unraveling the mysteries of microbial ecology in health and disease or investigating the impact of microbes on agricultural and food systems, your research deserves to be heard. By submitting your abstract, you'll not only contribute to advancing the field, but also gain invaluable exposure, feedback and networking opportunities. Prepare to share your latest breakthroughs and make your mark on the future of science!

Submission Deadlines

  • Early Abstracts: April 17, 2 p.m. ET.
  • General Abstracts and Travel Awards Close: June 5, 2 p.m. ET.

Abstract Submission Requirements

  1. Abstract Title: Please use a short and concise title that indicates the content of the abstract. (Note: the title is not included in the total character count of 2,550).
  2. Presenting Author: The abstract submitter must be the presenting author. The presenting author may submit up to 3 abstracts. You cannot submit an abstract on another author’s behalf.
  3. Required Author(s) Information: Include the author(s') name(s), institution(s) and location(s).
  4. Identify Topic: For purposes of review and programming, abstracts are divided by topic. Selection of the most appropriate Track is important, as it determines who will review your abstract. The ASM NGS Program Committee reserves the right to reassign your abstract to a more appropriate topic.

Abstract Body Text

Your abstract may have up to 2,550 characters, which does not include title, authors, groups and affiliations. Do not include abstract titles, authors or keywords in abstract text. Abstract text may be submitted by pasting the abstract content into the provided text box in the submission form.

For detailed information and step-by-step instructions on how to submit your abstract, please visit the abstract submission site.

Additional Submission Information


Abstract disposition notices will be issued via email notification to presenting authors on the following dates:

  • Early Abstract Submissions: April 30.
  • General Abstract Submissions and Travel Awards: June 25.

The presenting author is responsible for informing all co-authors of disposition status and accepted abstract scheduling information.

Presentation Dates

There will be 2 poster sessions at 2024 ASM NGS on Monday, Oct. 14 and Tuesday, Oct. 15. Presenting authors are required to be available at their assigned poster board between 2:45–5:15 p.m. ET.

Withdrawals and Penalties

Individuals who submit abstracts should consider their submission as an official communication to the symposia. If an abstract must be withdrawn, the author must send a letter of explanation to the ASM Programming Team. If an accepted abstract is published prior to 2024 ASM NGS, the authors must agree to withdraw the abstract. Withdrawals of abstracts made after July 8, 2024, may be subject to a penalty, prohibiting the author from presenting papers at ASM meetings and conferences for up to 3 years. A letter will be emailed to individuals subject to this penalty. Those who wish to dispute the penalty must notify the ASM NGS Program Committee in writing and send it to the attention of the ASM Programming Team. A response letter will be emailed to the presenting author once the committee has considered and acted on your exception request.

Travel Awards

Get Funding to Present Your Research

Students and post-docs who submit abstracts for the 2024 ASM Conference on Rapid Applied Microbial Next-Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatic Pipelines (2024 ASM NGS) may be eligible to receive a travel award following review by the ASM NGS Program Committee. Travel awardees are selected based on the scientific quality of the submitted abstracts. Funding from these awards is meant only to defray costs for the meeting, meaning abstract submitters may need to obtain additional funding from other sources outside of ASM. Please also note that travel award funds will not be dispersed to awardees until after the meeting pending confirmation of awardee attendance. 

ASM NGS offers $500 travel award opportunities for a select number of outstanding abstract submitters that meet the eligibility requirements.


To qualify for consideration the applicant must:
  • Be a student or post-doc who submitted an abstract for the 2024 ASM Conference on Rapid Applied Microbial Next-Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatic Pipelines (ASM NGS).
  • Be a current ASM member at the time of abstract submission through 2024 ASM NGS.
  • Not be a previous recipient of a 2024 ASM NGS Travel Award within the last 3 years.

Submission Requirements To Be Considered For A Travel Award

  • Abstract must be accepted.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) including research, teaching, outreach and funding information provided.
  • Letter of nomination written by a professor, advisor, mentor, employer or director of the department provided.

How To Apply

You can apply during the 2024 ASM NGS abstract submission process.

While completing the steps to submit your abstract, select ‘Yes’ for the question ‘Would you like to be considered for a travel grant?’, and ensure you have uploaded all supporting documentation and meet the eligibility requirements outlined above.

Abstract submissions and travel award requests open April 1 and will close June 5.

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