Introducing World Microbe Forum

Despite physical distancing resulting from the pandemic, microbial scientists will convene digitally for a unique gathering covering cutting-edge, interdisciplinary microbial sciences research.

Recognizing that microbial sciences, just like microbes, know no borders, the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) and the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) have come together to launch a new initiative -- the World Microbe Forum, taking place online from 20-24 June 2021.

ASM and FEMS will bring together two of the biggest meetings in the microbial sciences, ASM Microbe 2021 and FEMS2021, under one digital platform to further science and help answer some of the most important questions impacting humankind today. Additional scientific societies, including the American Society for Virology (ASV) and the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) will be key partners in this event.

From new infectious pathogens like SARS-CoV-2, to antimicrobial resistance, the role of microbes in climate change, agriculture and food microbiology, to synthetic and applied microbiology - international experts will gather in this one-of-a-kind, special event to examine, discuss and envision solutions that science can offer to solve some of the gravest concerns confronting us today. This conference offers attendees unparalleled access to the latest innovative research across global perspectives. The conference organizers are also excited to offer an advocacy and policy platform to communicate the relevance of microbial sciences to decision makers and the general public.

What does World Microbe Forum mean for you?

  • Access to a rich program and hundreds of activities across time zones with a single registration
  • More high-profile speakers and joint sessions covering new and emerging topics
  • Innovative public outreach and science communications training
  • Access to engaging advocacy and policy sessions

All session video-recordings will be available live and on-demand so they can be viewed at your convenience from any place at any time.

We look forward to uniting the microbial sciences community for this unique event! 

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