The Anaerobe Society of the Americas (ASA)
jointly hosts ANAEROBE 2016--July 11-14,
at the Sheraton Downtown Nashville Hotel in Nashville, TN USA.
2016 will address 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 will consist of
invited speakers, oral presentations, and poster presentations,
representing work by researchers from over 30 countries.
Program & Presentation Guidelines
The ANAEROBE 2016 program
consists of a Pre-Congress Workshop (see below), 16 general sessions with 60
oral presentations, and 3 poster presentation sessions. There will also be
a Young Investigator's Competition,
in which finalists will be judged on oral presentations in front of their
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(up to 84" wide x 36" high -- $65)
Registration Is Open
Registration is available for Members and Non-Members for Full Congress Packages (including banquet), Meeting Only, Students, and Daily Rates.
Early Registration Deadline is June 13, 2016.
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Click for Printed Registration Form
Printed registration forms, with credit card information, can be
faxed to: +310-216-9274 or mailed to: Anaerobe Society of the Americas,
P.O. Box 452058, Los Angeles, CA 90045 USA by June 30, 2016.
Cancellation Policy: Congress registration and banquet fees will be refunded (minus a
$20 service fee) if written notification is received by June 30, 2016.
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
Pre-Congress Workshops on:
Identification and Susceptibility Testing Methods
- Examining Anaerobes in the Microbiome: Metagenomic and Culture Approaches
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be
- Demonstrate knowledge of the latest
developments in the field of anaerobic research.
- Apply new recommendations in the diagnosis,
screening, treatment, and prevention of clostridial,
obstetric and gynecological, periodontal, intestinal, and other anaerobic
- Incorporate better utilization of the
microbiology laboratory into the delivery of patient care.
Hands-On Workshops -- July 11, 2016
This year, we will be offering two full day Pre-Congress Workshops (7.0 CEUs):
Workshop 1: Anaerobic Identification and Susceptibility Testing Workshop.
Instructors: Diane M. Citron; Mike Cox
Techniques for identifying anaerobes based on phenotypic characteristics
will be presented. These methods will include appearance
on gram-stain, growth on selective media, susceptibility
to special potency antibiotic disks, preformed enzyme reactions,
and classical biochemical reactions. Use of MALDI-TOF
for identification of anaerobes will be discussed. The Anaerobe
Educator software program will be used to present test reactions
and to allow for active audience participation in the identification
of organisms. Susceptibility testing methods, including
agar dilution, broth microdilution, and Etest will be discussed.
Participants will identify 15 unknown organisms using techniques
presented in the workshop. Each student will receive a
copy of the CLSI M5-A document, Principles and Procedures
for Detection of Anaerobes in Clinical Specimens; Approved
Guideline ($180 value, courtesy of Anaerobe Systems).
Workshop 2: Examining Anaerobes in the Microbiome: Metagenomic and Culture Approaches. Instructors: Laura M. Cox, Ph,D.; Casey Theriot, Ph.D.; Anna Seekatz, Ph.D.
The microbiota, composed of trillions of bacteria, fungi, and
viruses, colonize all living animals and can influence health and
disease. Advances in multi-omics technology have increased
our ability to interrogate these important interactions. This
course will provide didactical instruction and foundational
knowledge on microbiome study design, manipulation via
microbiota transplants and antibiotic therapy, sequencing and
analysis, and metabolomics. It will also cover approaches for
cultivating, isolating, and identifying diverse bacteria within
the microbiome. The course will include clinically relevant
examples, and aims to increase a student's fluency with microbiome
terminology and their familiarity with publicly available
resources. This course is appropriate for students, postdocs,
faculty, and clinical researchers interested in microbiome
The ANAEROBE 2016
Congress (July 11-14) takes place at the Sheraton Downtown Nashville Hotel in Nashville, TN. This newly remodeled hotel is located within the heart of Music City, home of America's
country music. Within walking distance are Nashville's restaurants, attractions, and honky
tonk music scene. So bring your cowboy boots and get ready to dance. Hotel reservations at the
Sheraton are available at rate of $199+tax per
night. Hotel reservation deadline is June 13, 2016.
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From its very beginnings, Nashville grew from a foundation built on music. Music has been the common thread connecting the life and soul of the city and its people. And visitors come here to experience the music that weaves such a fundamental pattern in its cultural, business, and social fabric.
Since the 1800s, Nashville has been the national center for music publishing, and its Ryman Auditorium has hosted so many high profile musical events, that it was dubbed the "Carnegie Hall of the South," from the opera of Enrico Caruso and the classical music of the Vienna Orchestra to the rousing John Phillip Sousa and the original home of the Grand Ole Opry.
Though the Grand Ole Opry has moved to
the outskirts, Downtown Nashville still remains
a vital music scene filled with honky
tonks, where emerging artists develop their
talents. In addition, the Ryman Auditorium
will be hosting its Bluegrass Nights on July
14, and events take place at the Country
Music Hall of Fame Museum.
This is Music City, so bring your cowboy
boots and get ready to dance.
For more information about Nashville, visit the web site:
Monday, July 11 -- Pre-Congress Social Activity. To kickoff the Congress, we will begin
with Blues, Brews & BBQ at B.B. King's
Blues Club, named after the legendary
musician who passed away last year.
A $20 ticket includes one drink ticket
(beer/wine), appetizers, and entertainment.
Additional drinks and food are
extra. Festivities begin at 6pm; arrive
before 7pm to avoid an additional cover
charge. Purchase tickets on the Registration
Tuesday, June 12 -- Congress Reception. The opening day of sessions
concludes with a Wine & Cheese Reception for delegates to socialize and
Wednesday, July 13 --
Congress Banquet. Held at the Nashville City Club, this
premier membership club offers a 360-degree panoramic view of downtown
Nashville and award-winning cuisine. The evening will include a reception and a plated dinner (see registration form for entree options). Over dessert, Congress
awards will be presented, including The Finegold Award for Best
Abstract, the Young Investigator's Awards, and the Lifetime Achievement
Award. Purchase tickets on the Registration Form.
Thursday, July 14 --
Post-Congress Wind Down. How about
some Country Western dancing at the World-Famous Wildhorse
Saloon to celebrate another successful meeting. Details will be
forthcoming, and tickets will be sold at the Congress.
Nashville International Airport (BNA) is the fourth fastest growing airport, among the top 50 airports in North America. BNA, currently, has 390 flights daily, from more than 50 nonstop markets. Major
airlines include Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier,
United, Southwest, and JetBlue, coming in May.
Airport Transit: Jarmon Transportation offers shuttle service
from the airport to the Sheraton Hotel for a discounted price of
$12 one-way or $18 round-trip (prices do not include gratuity).
Reservations instruction forthcoming. Taxi
service from the airport to Downtown Nashville is a flat rate $25
each way, with $1 for each additional passenger.
ANAEROBE 2016 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.
Microbiology Educational Services will provide continuing education contact
hours upon completion of the program.
ANAEROBE 2016 offers sponsorship and exhibit opportunities to industry. For
information, contact the ASA office.
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