Navigation Links
American Society for Microbiology to host 111th General Meeting in New Orleans

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) will hold its 111th General Meeting May 21-24, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The meeting will feature approximately 3,000 individual scientific presentations spanning the breadth of microbiology and has an expected attendance of 10,000.

Microbiologists study living organisms and infectious agents, and their work is critical to human and animal health, agriculture, the environment and biotechnology. Many accomplishments in the microbiological sciences have significantly affected our lives, such as the development of treatments for infectious diseases, the prevention of food spoilage, the use of microorganisms to clean up pollutants and basic knowledge of the nature of all living things.

Among the topics to be presented are:

  • Using social networks to successfully track disease outbreaks
  • How microbes can feed the world
  • Update on the Gulf oil spill
  • Microbes controlling climate
  • Impact of globalization on the food supply
  • Re-engineering gut bacteria based on traditional Chinese medicine

Of special note: This year's meeting will feature a new medical microbiology track, focusing on diagnostic microbiology and epidemiology. For more information on this track can be found at

More detailed information, including program and abstracts, can be found online at

Media events will be livestreamed and archived on the internet via the ASM Newsroom on Ustream at

Additional press materials can be found at this site as they become available. PLEASE NOTE: The housing deadline is April 3, 2011. While media will be allowed to register for the meeting after that date, they will be responsible for arranging hotel accommodations on their own.

Comprehensive media facilities will be available and meeting registration is complimentary for the media.

The ASM General Meeting Press Center will be located in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and will be open starting at 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 21. Programs, abstracts, news releases and information about daily press media events will be available.


Contact: Jim Sliwa
American Society for Microbiology

Related medicine news :

1. A North American first at the Montreal Heart Institute could help treat thousands of Canadians
2. Latest American Chemical Society podcast: Dont blame the pill for estrogen in drinking water
3. American Cancer Society honored for work in palliative care
4. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2011 Annual Meeting tip sheet
5. 3.1 Million Hispanic Americans Struggle With Arthritis
6. Appalachia, the South Home to Least-Active Americans: CDC
7. New clinical trial to determine ovarian cancer risks in African-American women
8. Race gap narrows for some cancers in African-Americans; continues to increase for others
9. American Chemical Society unveils International Year of Chemistry virtual journal
10. Study: African-American men say doctor visits are often a bad experience
11. The American Association for Cancer Research hosts its 102nd Annual Meeting
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... for all, Water For Empowerment ™ attracts volunteers together who want to ... by empowering women as key stakeholders in the process. The non-profit launched its ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Medical Solutions, one of ... its stellar workplace culture with the company’s Cincinnati office being named a finalist ... office was named a finalist in Cincinnati Business Courier’s 13th annual Greater Cincinnati ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... (AUC), European Union (EU), ANDI Pan African Centres of Excellence, and public R&D ... Nairobi (UNON) for the opening of the 5th African Network for Drugs and ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... advanced da Vinci surgical robot is being more and more widely heralded as a ... robotic assisted da Vinci method has over traditional laparoscopic surgery is that it can ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 2015 , ... On November 25, 2015, officials of Narconon Arrowhead , ... release of a new cutting edge recovery program that has been 50 years in ... and alcohol-addicted individuals with the purpose to free addicts from the symptoms and negative ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/25/2015)... -- On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, the jury ... Medical Technology, Inc. for product liability and misrepresentation ... device, awarded $11 million in favor of Plaintiff ... three days of deliberations, the jury found that ... and unreasonably dangerous, and that Wright Medical made ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... SAN DIEGO , Nov. 25, 2015  Trovagene, ... molecular diagnostics, today announced that Chief Executive Officer Antonius ... at the 27 th Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare ... Conference at the New York Palace Hotel in ... 2015 at 1:30 p.m. EST. Mr. Schuh will be ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... 25, 2015 --> ... glucose devices was valued at $11,171.1 million in 2014, ... of 5.7% during 2015 - 2022. The global market ... prevalence of diabetes. In addition, the increase in obese ... contributing to the growth of the market. Furthermore, technological ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: