The Anaerobe Society of the Americas (ASA)
hosts ANAEROBE 2018--July 9-12, 2018
at the New Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, NV USA.
2018 will address both the clinical and microbiological aspects of anaerobes,
as related to human diseases, animal diseases, 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 20 countries.
2018 Congress Program
The ANAEROBE 2018 program
consists of Pre-Congress Workshops (see below), 18 general sessions with over 60
oral presentations, and 2 poster presentation sessions. There will also be
a Young Investigator's Competition (sponsored by the Anaerobe journal),
in which finalists will be judged on oral presentations in front of their
Click for 2018 Program
Click for 2018 Brochure
Click for Pre-Congress Information Packet
ANAEROBE 2018 Advanced Registration Closes June 29th
Registration is available for Members and Non-Members for Full Congress Packages (including banquet), Meeting Only, Students, and Daily Rates. Advanced registration rates are available until June 29, 2018.
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Click for Printed Registration Form
Below is the link for Oral Session and Poster Presentation Guidelines.
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Poster Printing: Scientific Poster Printing/Las Vegas is offering poster printing services, with a discount (about 15%) and delivery to hotel. Go to Scientific Poster Printing/Las Vegas and select material, size, turnaround time, drag and drop pdf file, and click on Add to Cart. Then go to View Cart to Checkout, using promo code ANAEROBE. If you have questions, there is a Live Chat form or call: (702) 996-0901. Submit your posters by July 1 to ensure no problems. Posters will be delivered to the Congress Office for pick up. Let us know when you submit, so we can track posters.
Researchers, clinicians, and laboratory technologists 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 9, 2018
We are offering two full day Pre-Congress Workshops (7.0 CEUs) on Monday, July 9. Early registration for each is $140.
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.
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 2018
Congress (July 9-12) takes place at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. With a tropical theme, this newly remodeled hotel offers an intimate conference and recreational experience, acclaimed restaurants, gaming, various live shows, landscaped grounds and waterfalls, spa, fitness center, and swimming pools. Located on the famous Las Vegas Strip, several mega-hotels are across the street for additional gaming, eating, and entertainment opportunities. For hotel information, visit the website: www.troplv.com
A limited number of hotel reservations at the
Tropicana are still available at rate of $90+tax per
night (resort fee included). This rate includes high-speed wireless internet access in guest rooms, 2 bottles of water, fitness center access, and show and drink discounts. Click to email the Anaerobe Society office with desired dates (July 8-13), number of beds, and credit card & expiration date.
or call hotel: 800-634-4000, group code SAN18, to check their availability.
Las Vegas is the most exciting and entertaining city in the world. Besides its reputatioon as a gambling mecca, this city offers a variety of dining experiences, from the finest restaurants to unique fast-food joints; top-notch live entertainment, from magicians to concerts; and recreational options from soaking in the swimming pools to tours of Red Rock Canyon, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and the Grand Canyon.
Where else can you ride up the Effel Tower, walk the canels of Venice, and the enter the Luxor pyramid, as well as view a pirate ship battle, an exploding volcano, and dancing fountains -- all in the same day.
See below for show discount pricing. The Tropicana Hotel Concierges are happy to suggest and arrange other alternative activities. They can be reached at: (702) 739-3626.
For more information about Las Vegas, visit the web site:
Monday, July 9 -- Pre-Congress Social Activity. To kickoff the Congress, network with Congress attendees Monday evening at Brews, Wine & Wings in the bar at the Tropicana Hotel's Robert Irvine Public House. You can purchase a $22 ticket on the Registration Form for 1 drink (beer & wine) and a mini-order of Chicken Wings) or just show up and buy your own drink.
Tuesday, July 10 -- Congress Reception. The opening day of sessions
concludes with a Wine & Cheese Reception for delegates to socialize and
Wednesday, July 11 --
Congress Banquet. Held in the Havana Room at the Tropicana Hotel, this 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. This year's recipient is Dr. Ellen Jo Baron of Stanford University and Cepheid, Tickets MUST be purchased in advanced (see registration form). On-site tickets will not be sold.
Imaginarium Show discounts: At the Tropicana Hotel, award-winning illusionist David Goldrake presents a 75-minute extravaganza that takes the audience on a journey through a surreal place that lies somewhere between the world we call our own and a breathtaking world full of dreams and fantasies. The Tropicana is offering Preferred Section seating for $35 (including fees) -- a savings of $70. An excellent Post Congress event for Thursday night. Click for Information and Tickets For our discount, click on Buy Tickets, select the Performance Date, and enter the Offer Code "CONV" at the top of the page.
Cirque Du Soleil discounts: Cirque Du Soleil are the most popular shows in Las Vegas. Though tickets are pricey, they are an experience of music, dance, and gymnastics. We have arranged discount pricing for "Michael Jackson One," "Ka," "Beatles Love," "Mystere," "O," "Chris Angel Mindfreak," and "Zumanity." Click for show previews and ticket availability/pricing. Discounts also are available for Blue Man Group.
Las Vegas McCarren International Airport (LAS) is the eighth-busiest airport in North America, with over 30 airlines providing nonstop service from over 100 cities. Direct international service is provided from Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Mexico, Norway, Panama, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.
Airport Transit: Bell Trans offers shuttle service
from the airport to the Tropicana Hotel, beginning at $8 each way (prices do not include gratuity).
For info: www.airportshuttlelasvegas.com/.
service from the airport to Tropicana is approximately $15
ANAEROBE 2018 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 2018 offers sponsorship and exhibit opportunities to industry. Space is still available. For information, Click for Exhibitor Registration or
contact the ASA office.
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