ASM NGS Cancellation

Updated: Oct. 2, 2020

After thoughtful consideration, ASM has made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person ASM Conference on Rapid Applied Microbial Next-Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatic Pipelines (NGS), scheduled to take place Oct. 23-26, 2020, in Washington, D.C.

At this time, we are working with the Program Committee to plan a virtual conference scheduled for Dec. 7-11, 2020. Check our website for the most up to date information.

The ongoing spread of COVID-19 is a serious concern for us all, and its implications have substantially affected the logistics of holding the meeting. For the health and safety of our meeting participants, staff and service partners, we believe this is the best decision based on the uncertainty of the situation.   

We have notified attendees, abstract submitters and sponsors of the cancellation individually. Within 30 business days of receiving notification, individuals will receive a full refund of registration fees. Attendees do not have to take action to cancel registration. If you reserved a hotel room at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, please contact the hotel directly at 1-800-233-1234 to cancel your reservation.

For additional information, please refer to our COVID-19 resource page and follow ASM’s social media channels (FacebookTwitter and Instagram) for the most up-to-date information about the virus, the disease it causes and any impact on ASM gatherings.