Congress Program
Congress Program &
Abstract Book

Target Audience

Congress Objectives

Pre-Congress Workshop

The Setting
Chicago Events

Social Activities
Architectural River Tour
Congress Reception
Congress Banquet

Lab Scientists

Patrons & Exhibitors

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The Anaerobe Society of the Americas (ASA) and the Society for Microbial Ecology and Diseases jointly hosted ANAEROBE 2014--June 28-July 1, 2014--at the Westin River North Hotel in Chicago, IL USA.

ANAEROBE 2014 addressed both the clinical and microbiological aspects of anaerobes, as related to human diseases, animal disease, and environmental conditions. Mixing theory and practical applications, the Congress consisted of invited speakers, oral presentations, and poster presentations, representing work by nearly 600 researchers from 38 countries.

Congress Program

The ANAEROBE 2014 program consisted of a Pre- Congress Workshop (see below), 16 general sessions of oral presentations, and 3 poster presentation sessions. There was also a Young Investigator's Competition, in which finalists will be judged on oral presentations in front of their posters.

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Target Audience

Researchers, clinicians, and technicians from around the world are invited to attend and participate in this Congress to engage in presentations, exchanges, and dialogue on issues related to the study of anaerobes. We particularly hope to attract bench hospital technologists, by offering a Pre-Congress Workshop on Anaerobic Identification and Susceptibility Testing Methods.

Congress Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

_       Demonstrate knowledge of the latest developments in the field of anaerobe research.

_       Apply new recommendations in the diagnosis, screening, treatment, and prevention of clostridial, obstetric and gynecological, periodontal, intestinal, and other anaerobic infections.

_       Incorporate better utilization of the microbiology laboratory into the delivery of patient care.


Pre- Congress Hands-On Workshop - June 28, 2014
The Pre-Congress Anaerobic Identification and Susceptibility Testing Workshop is a 1-day virtual wet workshop, covering both classical and advanced methods for identification and susceptibility testing of anaerobic bacteriology. Details are forthcoming.


The Setting
As Frank Sinatra sings, Chicago is "one town that won't let you down." And how can it, with world-renown museums, cultural activities, zoos, shopping for all budgets, architectural landmarks, and some of the finest restaurants in the world.

At the time of our Congress, special events include such exhibits as Magritte and When the Greeks Ruled Egypt at the Art Institute, Frida Kahlo at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Vivian Maier Photography at the Chicago History Museum, Jellies at the Shedd Aquarium, The Universe at Adler Planetarium, Earth Explorers at Museum of Science & Industry, and The Machine Inside: Biomechanics & Wonders of the 1893 World's Fair at the Field Museum.

Cultural events include music festivals (classical, country, indie rock, and gospel) and theater performances of the Blue Man Group, Second City, Motown the Musical, Brigadoon at the Goodman Theatre, and Sting's The Last Ship at the Schubert.

For baseball fans, the Chicago Cubs play the Washington Nationals (June 26-29) and the Chicago White Sox play the Los Angeles Angels (June 30-June 2). And if you want to stay thru the 4th of July, there is the fabulous fireworks display over the lake.

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Social Activities
Sunday, June 29 -- Architectural River Tour. The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady is a "must" for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF certified volunteer tour guides interpret more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River, revealing how the city grew from a small back-country outpost into one of the world's most important crossroads in less than 100 years. The 90-minute tour will depart from the boat dock at Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. (a 15 minute walk from the hotel) at 5:30 pm. Cost for the tour is $40. Advance reservations must be made by June 1, 2014.

Saturday, June 28 -- Congress Reception. The opening day of sessions concludes with a Wine & Cheese Reception for delegates to socialize and network.

Monday, June 30 -- Congress Banquet & Award Ceremony will be held at the restaurant
Fulton's on the River, along the Chicago River across the street from the hotel. Prices include Reception, Dinner (entree options are Jumbo Chicken Chop, Parmesan Crusted Tilapia (fish), and Vegetable Wellington), and Wine. Order your banquet tickets on the Registration Form.


ANAEROBE 2014 has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

Physician Accreditation: No Physician Continuing Medical Education units will be issued for this Congress. Attendees may request Certificates of Attendance, free of charge, for pick up at the conclusion of the Congress.

Laboratory Scientist/Technologists: Microbiology Educational Services will provide continuing education contact hours upon completion of the program.

Patrons & Exhibitors
ANAEROBE 2014 is supported by educational grants from:

  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund
  • European Society of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
  • Gut Check Foundation

Support from commercial interests include:

Platinum Patrons:

Sanofi Pasteur

Gold Patrons:


Silver Patrons:

Anaerobe Systems
BioK+ International

Bronze Patrons:

Actelion, Alere, Anaerobe Journal,
BDC Foods, TechLab


Advanced Instruments, Bruker Daltonic, Cephied, Coy Laboratory Products, Hardy Diagnostics, Key Scientific Products, List Biological Laboratories, Microbiology International, Shel Lab

For information, contact the ASA office.

More details will be posted soon.

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