Scientific Topics and Tracks

The World Microbe Forum program is organized by topics and tracks that allow you to explore the full scope of microbiology. Explore the ASM Tracks and FEMS topics that will delve into the latest cutting-edge science. 

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Scientific Program

ASM Tracks

Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance

The Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance (AAR) track features the latest on the discovery and development of new antimicrobial drugs in the pipeline, and their associated resistance mechanisms. The AAR track focuses on a broad range of topics, including surveillance and global epidemiology, mechanisms of resistance, antimicrobial discovery from pre-clinical investigations to post-marketing data, stewardship, novel approaches to infection diagnosis and treatment, and pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic principles to optimize antimicrobial design and use. 


  • AAR01: Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance: Molecular Typing, Clinical & Molecular Epidemiology
  • AAR02: Antibiotic Agents: Mechanisms of Action and Resistance
  • AAR03: Antifungal Agents: Mechanisms of Action and Resistance
  • AAR04: Antiviral Agents (including HIV Drugs): Mechanisms of Action and Resistance
  • AAR05: Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • AAR06: Novel Approaches: Diagnostics/Discovery and Non-Traditional Therapies to Combat Drug-Resistant Infections
  • AAR07: Antimicrobial Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
  • AAR08: New Antimicrobial Agents (In Vitro and In Vivo Studies Prior to the Start of Clinical Therapeutic Studies/Pre-Phase 2)
  • AAR09: Pharmacological Studies of Antimicrobial Agents Pre-NDA (Phase 2/3)

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FEMS Topics

Infection Biology and Pathogens

This topic includes, but is not restricted to, research on medical, veterinary, plant and insect pathogens.

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