Welcome to the NW ASM Branch website serving professionals in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Our annual meetings include both general and clinical microbiology sessions as well as special sessions for educators that are focused on the latest approaches to teaching microbiology. Poster sessions highlight both graduate and undergraduate work in microbiology. Attending branch meetings is a great way for your students to get experience presenting their work and provide the opportunity to meet with professionals in the field. Registration for undergraduate students is always free. If you would like to join the branch and support this important work please visit the ASM Branches website.


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Registration now open for the 2015 NW ASM meeting:

This years NW ASM meeting will be held the 20-21 of November at the University of Washington. This years keynote speaker will be:

Dr. Regina Rabinovich
TH Chan Shool of Public Health at Harvard University.

Meeting registration is now open. Please register early to help us plan. All registration fees increase by $10 the day of the conference.

Poster registration is also open. Amazon gift certificates will be awarded to the top poster and runner up. All student authors on posters will recieve FREE registration.

Thank you for your participation in this event, we look forward to seeing all of you at this years conference.


Previous meetings: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010

Thank you for your support of the NW ASM!

Derek Wood

Steve Libby
Vice President and Treasurer