With over 30,000 members, including researchers, educators and health professionals, ASM is one of the largest life science societies in the world.
Advancing Microbiology How We Do It
ASM's meetings, journals and books explore the complete spectrum of microbiology, and collaborations with our partners strengthen relationships with academic, regulatory and industrial communities.
Diversity in Science Promoting Equity & Inclusion
ASM promotes Inclusive Diversity with Equity, Access and Accountability (IDEAA) in the microbial sciences. ASM works to create a diverse community and a culture of inclusion where all staff, volunteers, members and the community are respected, treated fairly, provided opportunities to develop professionally and excel in their chosen career pathway.
ASM Member Demographics
ASM is working to better understand and meet the needs of our members and stakeholders by collecting and tracking demographic information related to gender, race and ethnicity. We will utilize these data to not only better understand our members, but to also track our progress in diversifying the ASM community. We invite you to update your profile demographics below.
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Where We Are
ASM has members, Ambassadors, Branches, Global Health programs and Student Chapters all around the world. Click on the links below the map to get information on each of these programs.
Global Public Health Programs
ASM strengthens levels of health care around the world through lab capacity building, training of local staff and providing solutions for outbreaks when they arise.Learn More
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ASM held its first ever meeting in December 1899. One of the sessions was called "On the Use of Steam for Sterilization."
Who We Are
ASM members and staff work together to do great things.
Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors upholds ASM's mission to advance the microbial sciences.
Council on Microbial Sciences
The Council prioritizes the scientific focus of the Society and identifies opportunities that benefit the members and the scientific community at large.
ASM's Senior Leadership Team translate our mission into action.