Advance with ASM

ASM membership is your gateway to the latest research and the experts behind the science. Whether you are looking to connect with peers, publish your research, attend an ASM event, advocate for evidence-based policies or improve your leadership skills, ASM is here to support you.


ASM Helps You Advance

ASM Helps You Advance

Your Network: Connect with 30,000 of your peers through ASM meetings and conferences, ASM listservs and the ASM membership directory.

Your Science: Save up to 50% off publishing fees in ASM scientific journals and receive discounted registration rates for ASM meetings and conferences.

Your Career: Access ASM's career center, free educational and professional development courses and webinars. Apply for funding in the form of travel awards, grants, fellowships and professorships.

Your Community: Tap into opportunities to volunteer in leadership roles, advocate for science, serve on committees and more.

Membership Levels


Shape the future of microbiology by supporting ASM’s programs and mission. Receive a free subscription to an ASM review journal, premium savings on ASM meetings, webinars, education courses, books and other resources.

Clinical Lab Scientist (CLS, MT, MLT, MLS)

Connect with clinical laboratory professionals on ASM’s listservs, receive up to 12 hours of CE accredited webinars at $5 each, gain access to case studies, practice guidelines and more.


Experience the benefit of full membership including discounts on all ASM products, meetings, publishing fees and other resources.


Continue your professional development and receive discounts on ASM online education courses and meetings registration fees. Access ASM travel awards and grants.


Start your professional development while earning your degree. Gain access to ASM career center, member directory, educational webinars, discounts on ASM products and meetings.


Introductory membership that provides access to ASM's extensive online resources.


Membership at no cost for those who are fully retired and have 20 years of consecutive membership. Contact to apply.

Global Outreach

Provides scientists from resource-constrained countries with membership and online ASM journals at no cost. *

* View a list of current Global Outreach countries

ASM membership is calendar year-based and expires on Dec. 31, 2021. 

Are you experiencing financial hardship?

If you have become unemployed, furloughed or had your income reduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your ASM community is here to continue to support you and your science. ASM offers a one-time membership fee waiver for members experiencing financial hardship. Please contact us at or (202) 942-9319 for information.