2020 ASM NGS Conference Session Topics

Take a look at the full program and plan ahead to tune in for upcoming sessions.

All sessions will be available for 6 months after the conclusion of the conference.  

Epidemiological Cues: Sequencing in Clinical and Public Health Microbiology

  • Discusses how sequencing is being used in clinical and public health microbiology, and the challenges and successes in implementing these technologies in routine and standard practice.

Pipelines to Pixels: Bioinformatic Tools, Workflows, Data Integration and Visualization

  • Explores approaches in using tools for integrating and visualizing data for use in decision making.

Farm to Table: Sequencing in Veterinary, Food and Environmental Microbiology

  • Highlights genomic research in veterinary, food and environmental microbiology.

Drugs and Thugs: Sequencing to Combat AMR

  • Explores new approaches for antimicrobial genotyping and the characterization of antimicrobial resistant microbial populations, and the development of new tools to improve their impact.

Pipe Dreams: Analytical Methods, Bioinformatic Tools and Pipelines​

  • Focuses on new analytical methods and bioinformatics tools designed to surf the growing wave of genomic data.

Schedule at a Glance

All scheduled session times are in EST.

Monday, Dec. 7
3:30 – 3:50 p.m. Welcome

3:50 – 5 p.m. Opening Panel Discussion

5:15 – 6:15 p.m. Opening Session Live Q/A
 

Tuesday, Dec. 8
8 – 9 a.m.  Featured Poster Season

10 – 11:45 a.m. Session 1: Epidemiological Cues: Sequencing in Clinical and Public Health Microbiology

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Poster Session 1: Epidemiological Cues
 
5:30 – 7 p.m. Session 2: Pipelines to Pixels: Bioinformatic Tools, Workflows, Data Integration and Visualization
                       
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Poster Session 2: Pipelines to Pixels

Wednesday, Dec. 9
10 – 11:30 a.m. Session 3: Farm to Table: Sequencing in Veterinary, Food and Environmental Microbiology

12 – 1 p.m. Poster Session 3: Farm to Table

3:30 – 5 p.m. Session 4: Drugs and Thugs: NGS to Combat AMR

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Next-generation Sequencing (NGS) Applications for SARS-CoV-2 Detection and Surveillance Sponsored by Illumina
 
7 – 8 p.m.  Poster Session 4: Drugs and Thugs

Thursday, Dec. 10
8:30 – 10:15 a.m. Session 5: Pipe Dreams: Analytical Methods, Bioinformatic Tools and Pipelines

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Poster Session 5: Pipe Dreams

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Featured Poster Session B

5:15 – 6:15 p.m. Networking

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Networking Speaker and Sponsor Chats

Friday, Dec. 11
8 – 9 a.m. Poster Session 6: New Tools
 
10 – 11:30 a.m. Closing Panel Discussion
 
11:30 – 11:45 a.m. Conference Wrap Up

Program Committee

Duncan MacCannell - Chair
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta

Ruth Timme - Co-Chair
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
College Park, Md.

Marc Allard
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
College Park, Md.

Jennifer Gardy
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Seattle

Elodie Ghedin
New York University
New York

George Gthinji
KEMRI/Wellcome Trust
Nairobi, Kenya

Dag Harmsen
University of Muenster
Muenster, Germany

Paul Keim
Northern Arizona University and TGen North
Flagstaff, Ariz.

Adam Phillippy
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Md.

Torsten Seemann
University of Melbourne            
Melbourne, Australia

Sofonias Tessema
Africa CDC
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia