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The ASM is committed to the promotion of diversity and equality in the discipline of Microbiology. The Society works to ensure that Equality and Diversity issues are considered in all its activities, including committee membership and scientific meetings. 

Estimated gender balance of ASM2018 program
  Male Female
OVERALL  49.8% (115)  50.2 (116)
Plenaries 50%    (3) 50%    (3)
Rubbo & Bazeley 100%  (2)   0%     (0) *
Public Speaker 100%   (1) 0%     (0)
Invited symposium 53%  (43) 47%  (38)
Selected symposium 51%  (37) 49%  (35)
Awards- student 17%    (1) 83%    (5)
Awards- other 50%    (2) 50%    (2)
Chairs 44%  (26) 56%  (33)
* 100% female in 2017

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