Next-generation sequencing (NGS) of pathogens' whole genomes is revolutionizing clinical diagnostics, epidemiology and the entire field of microbiology. Never before have you had access to and been able to analyze and compare thousands of complete genomic sequences of bacteria, parasites and viruses.

Join us at the 2020 ASM Conference on Next-Generation Sequencing, Oct. 23 – 26 in Washington, D.C. and get comprehensive guidance with up-to-date examples of the use of NGS technology for applied results in the traceability and clustering of microbial pathogens associated with food safety, clinical infection, environmental contamination and other potential sources of disease outbreaks. You’ll walk away with access to the available resources and direction you need relating to bioinformatics and epidemiology.

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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by Daniel Drapeau

ASM NGS COVID-19 Statement

July 21, 2020

As the ASM Conference on Rapid Applied Microbial Next-Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatic Pipelines (NGS) approaches, we are closely monitoring guidance regarding COVID-19 for both our meeting and travel. As of today, our plan is to hold the meeting as scheduled on Oct. 23–26, 2020, in Washington, D.C. This is a fluid situation, and we will continue to update you as additional information is available.

Read the 2020 ASM NGS COVID-19 statement.

Pre-Conference Workshop

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2-6 p.m. & Friday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

NCBI Pathogens Pre-Conference Workshop: This workshop will introduce participants to the tools and components of NCBI’s Pathogen Detection Browser. Users will learn how the SKESA assembler, PGAPx annotation pipeline and AMRFinderPlus are integrated into the backend pipeline, how these tools are used and tips to navigate the web-based interface of the browser.

*Please Note: There is a separate $99 registration fee and there are limited slots for this workshop. You must bring your own lap top to participate.

Important Dates

Early Abstract Submission Closes
June 1, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. ET

Early Abstract Disposition Sent
June 5, 2020

General Abstract Submission Opens
June 3, 2020

Early Bird Registration Opens
June 9, 2020

Early Bird Registration Closes
July 7, 2020

Discount Registration Opens
July 8, 2020

General Abstract Submission Closes
July 23, 2020

Travel Award Request Closes
July 23, 2020

General Abstract Disposition Sent
Aug. 10, 2020

Discount Registration Closes
Sept. 29, 2020