Current Branch Meeting

61st Annual Branch Meeting

held jointly with Arizona Wellbeing
Commons VIMID Meeting

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Hosted by Arizona State Univeristy
101 Armstrong Hall & Biodesign B Building
Tempe, AZ 85287
Free parking at Rural Rd. Parking Garage

Meeting Objectives

  • Convene microbiologists from the Arizona and Southern Nevada region and present the most recent research on microbiology and related fields
  • Provide networking opportunities to help foster professional camaraderie and prepare the local scientific laboratory community in meeting the future challenges in microbiology
  • Provide opportunity for students and other early career professionals to present their work in a friendly supportive environment and receive helpful feedback and mentoring

Registration & Abstract Submission

  • Please register in advance
  • April 1 abstract deadline to be considered for a talk
  • April 8 abstract deadline to be considered for a poster

Registration Costs

MeetingMembershipTotal Cost
(with Fees)
Faculty, postdocs, staff
without Branch membership
Faculty, postdocs, staff
with Branch membership
Please note: attending the meeting requires membership


Time (PDT)Activity
8a – 9aCheck-in with light breakfast snacks
9a – 10:30aSelected Abstract Talks Session 1
10:45a – 11:45aSelected Abstract Talks Session 2
11:45a – 12:45aASM Distinguished Lecture
Dr. Kim Orth, UT-Southwestern Medical Center
12:45a – 2pLunch
2p – 3:15pPoster Session 
3:30p – 5:30pSelected Abstract Talks Session 3
5:45pReception and Awards Ceremony
Held at Devil’s Advocate Sports Grill

COVID-19 Precautions

  • Face masks are required indoors
  • Please bring vaccine card or negative COVID test results (cellphone photos are acceptable)
  • Please do not attend the meeting if you have any fever or respiratory symptoms

Other Important Information

  • Need-based travel grants available to student presenters (see registration form for details)
  • Cash awards for best student talks and posters
  • Free parking is available at the Rural Rd. parking garage
    • 0.2 mi./4 min. walk between meeting locations
    • 0.5 mi./10 min. walk to Reception & Awards Ceremony
  • To reduce waste, please BYO reusable water bottle
  • Filtered water dispensers will be available.

Questions: contact Dr. Ian Hogue

Previous Branch Meetings

60th Annual Meeting
April 9, 16, and 23, 2021 held virtually
Hosted by Touro University

58th Annual Meeting
April 13, 2019 in Flagstaff, AZ
Hosted by Northern Arizona University

57th Annual Meeting
April 21, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV
Hosted by the University of Nevada Las Vegas

56th Annual Meeting
April 1, 2017 in Tucson, AZ
Hosted by University of Arizona

55th Annual Meeting
April 16, 2016 in Tempe, AZ
Hosted by Arizona State University