National ASM has sent out a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) survey. The purpose is to improve those aspects in the microbial sciences as ASM is committed to foster a more inclusive environment. As a member of ASM-national or the Eastern Pennsylvania Branch of ASM, an email should have been sent to you from the Kaleidoscope Group LLC on June 22nd. While participation is totally voluntary, we encourage you to complete the survey (by July 3rd) so that more ideas and voices are incorporated. The survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete. The survey is anonymous and results will be shared widely after final recommendations are presented at the fall Board of Director meeting. If you would like more information, you can contact Shaundra Holmes at or Amy Chang at

Now Available:
777th Meeting Video – Paul Fey, Clinical Microbiology in the times of COVID19
778th Meeting Video – Matthias Schnell, COVID19 Vaccine Development
and Student Presentations by Colby Stotesbury, PhD candidate, Thomas Jefferson University, Haley Majer, PhD candidate, Drexel University College of Medicine, Amanda Miller, PhD candidate, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
779th Meeting Video – Sandra Urdaneta Hartmann, E-learning Approaches to Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Education


Due to the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the meeting to be held in Chicago from June 18-22, 2020 is cancelled. Look to for updated information about refunds for registration, housing and other related activites