The COVID-19 pandemic renews the important role of microbial science. As microbiologists are leading the fight against this pandemic, we learn about the challenges that hinder our effectiveness and the opportunities that can take us further.

Organized by the American Academy of Microbiology and ASM’s Council on Microbial Sciences (COMS), this half-day virtual symposium brings together influential researchers and leaders from academia, government and the private sector to discuss lessons learned from the pandemic, explore new partnerships and suggest actionable steps to prepare the microbial science research community for the next pandemic.

The event is free and exclusive for COMS members and Academy Fellows.