Target Audience

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The Setting

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Transportation Discounts


Health & Safety

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The Anaerobe Society of the Americas (ASA) hosts ANAEROBE 2022, July 28-31, 2022 at the new Hyatt Regency in Seattle, WA USA.


ANAEROBE 2022 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 30 countries.

The Congress will consist of:

  • 2 Pre-Congress Workshops -- July 28
  • 18 Oral Sessions with over 60 presentations -- July 29-31
  • Two Poster Presentation Sessions
  • Young Investigator's Presentation Competition
  • Industry Exhibitions
  • Congress Banquet & Social Networking Events

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Speaker Presentation Guidelines

ANAEROBE 2022 registration is open!! Advanced registration closes on July 20, 2022. Full registration includes banquet. Banquet tickets must be bought by July 20. Discounts available for 2022 ASA Members and Students. Pre-Congress Workshops are extra.

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Target Audience
Researchers, clinicians, laboratory technologists, and students 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.

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

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


Pre-Congress Workshops -- July 28, 2022
We are offering two full day Pre-Congress Workshops (7.0 CEUs) on Thursday, July 28. Each workshop is accreditated for Laboratory Scientist/Technologists (7.0 CEUs) contact hours upon completion of the program by Microbiology Educational Services Early registration for each is $150.

    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 research.

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Hotel Accommodations
The ANAEROBE 2022 Congress (July 28-31) takes place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Seattle, WA. This newly-opened 4.5 star hotel provides an excellent venue for our academic and networking activities, while centrally-located to access Seattle-area must-see attractions.

Discounted hotel accomodations will be available at the rate of $239+tax per night. This rate includes complimentary wireless internet in guest rooms and public spaces and fitness center access. Discount reservation deadline is July 7.

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The Setting
Seattle is called the Emerald City for its unrivaled natural beauty-surrounded by greenery all year round and overlooking the waters of Puget Sound. You can view the entire region from atop the Space Needle and visit the various attractions from Pike Place Market to the Chihuly Garden and Glass, the Museum of Flight, and the Seattle Art Museum. There also is a variety of culinary options for the foodies, as well as a lively music scene for the hipsters. For those who are willing to venture farther, day trips can be taken to Bainbridge Island, Mount Rainier National Park, or even Vancouver, Canada. And shopping. . .there are plenty of options to shop, within steps of the hotel.

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Social & Networking Activities
A major benefit of ANAEROBE 2022 is the opportunity to network with anaerobic researchers from around the world. The Anaerobe Congresses have an outstanding track record in facilitating collaborative research projects that have produced results presented at later Anaerobe Congresses and other scientific conferences and publications. Opportunities include:

Thursday, July 28 -- Pre-Congress Welcoming No-Host Mixer.
To kickoff the Congress, network with Congress attendees on Thursday evening, 6-7pm, for a No-Host mixer in Regency lobby on 7th Floor.

Friday, July 29 -- Congress Reception. The opening day of sessions concludes with a Wine & Cheese Reception for delegates to socialize and network.

Saturday, July 30 -- Congress Banquet. This year's Congress Banquet will take place at the Olympic Sculpture Park Pavilion, where we can watch the sun set over the waters of Puget Sound. This evening will include a reception and a plated 3-course dinner. Order entrees on the registration form. Over dessert, Congress awards will be presented, including The Finegold Award for Best Abstract, the Young Investigator's Awards, and the Lifetime Achievement Award. We will also celebrate the careers of members who have passed since we last met, including our Founding President, Dr. Sydney Finegold, and Dr. John Barlett.

Banquet tickets must be purchased in advanced;
Tickets will not be sold on-site!!

Transportation Discounts
Air Travel: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is served by 31 airlines with direct service from 91 domestic and 28 international destinations, including Asia, Canada, Europe, and Mexico. Air fare discounts are available from Alaska Airlines and American Airlines:

Alaska Airlines is offering 5% off published fares. Use Promotional Code: ECMD968 at or call the Group Desk at: (800) 445-4435. (There is a $15 ticketing fee for using the Group Desk).

American Airlines and One World affiliated airlines are offering a 4% discount off published fares (excluding basic economy and non-discountable fares). Use Promotional Code: 1572EN at or call Meeting Services at: (800) 433-1790.

Airport Transit:Options for transportation from the airport to the Hyatt Regency will be provided in the Pre-Congress Information Packet, to be enailed to registered attendees before the Congress.

ANAEROBE 2022 is being planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). No continuing education units will be issued for the Congress.

Health & Safety
Currently, proof of vaccination and masks are required for in-person gatherings in Seattle. We are actively monitoring the local health conditions and safety guidelines. Requirements for attendance will be announced in the Pre-Congress Information Packet and the Congress website.

Patrons & Exhibitors
ANAEROBE 2022 offers sponsorship and exhibit opportunities to industry. For information, contact ASA:

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