CSM Annual Conference

Bringing together Canadian microbiologists since 1952

73rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists

We are very pleased to invite you to the 73rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM 2024) that will be held in person at Western University in London, Ontario between June 23-26, 2024. The City of London and Western University are located on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak and Attawandaron peoples. Tribute to and inclusion of our native population is facilitated in part through the new 10,000 square foot Wampum Learning Lodge, which functions as a home-place for Indigenous learning initiatives at Western, and a touchstone for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples to gather and learn together.

Below, you will find quick links to conference details, available awards, registration and abstract submission deadlines, as well as details on poster presentations and student / postdoc symposiums. Browse the options below to learn more about the upcoming conference.

Please note that CSM-SCM members get discounted registration fees – be sure to join or renew your membership today to benefit from these discounts!

About the CSM Annual Conference

Organizing Committee & Theme

Learn about the local organizing committee and this year’s theme for the conference.


Register for our upcoming conference! Please remember to purchase or renew your membership before registering for the conference to enjoy discounted rates and benefits!

Program & Schedule

Take a look at what events and talks we have scheduled at our annual conference.

Poster Presentation & Competition

Awards are available for students with the best posters in our upcoming conference.

Student Symposium Competition

Intended to offer microbiology trainees at various stages the opportunity to highlight their research achievements with their peers at the annual CSM conference.

Postdoctoral Research Symposium

Recognizing excellence in scientific research and communication from CSM postdoctoral research fellows. Only 1 award available from Knowles Alumni Fund.

Sponsor & Exhibitor Registration

Support our dynamic conference by becoming a sponsor or showcasing your company, product, and service to a broad audience of scientists who have similar interests in microbiology!

Available Awards

We have numerous awards available at our conference, from keynote speakers to trainee awards. Check out the large list of awards we have for our society.

Past Conferences

The first CSM-SCM conference was held in 1952 and has grown since then in size and reach. View our history of conferences and highlights from each event.