About Madison

You will find the best of all worlds in Wisconsin's vibrant capital city and picturesque surrounding towns: natural beauty and outdoor recreation, stimulating cultural offerings, distinctive restaurants and shops, and an irreverent spirit of fun.

Built on an isthmus between lakes Monona and Mendota, Madison is renowned for its beautiful scenery. A total of five area lakes and over 200 parks provide an abundance of year-round activities, from hiking, biking, swimming, and sailing along with cross-country skiing, snow sailing and ice fishing.

Madison offers a variety of things to do before and after the conference sessions. One of the most popular warm weather traditions in Madison and the largest producer-only market in the US is the weekly Farmer's Market located on the capital square.

Within blocks of many of the conference hotels is the iconic State Street. After checking out State Street shops and restaurants, take time to stop by and tour the beautiful Wisconsin State Capital Building.

To search for other activities while in Madison, view the Calendar of Events.

Madison is in Central Standard Time (CST).


Wisconsin weather in July is usually sunny and warm with temperatures averaging between 79 and 85 degrees. For current weather information, visit The Weather Channel site for Madison:  http://www.weather.com/weather/right-now/53717:4:US

Getting Around Madison

Madison offers several ways to get around and explore the city while you’re here. If you’re not quite up to walking down State Street or up Bascom Hill, there are other modes of transportation to get you where you need. Madison Metro Bus System travels throughout downtown Madison including routes to and from the UW campus area to the Capitol. Biking is also a very popular mode of transportation and Madison offers bicycle rental stations, several shops that rent bicycles, and extensive bike trails within the city and into surrounding areas.

City Culture

Farmers' markets. Frank Lloyd Wright. Spirits you simply must taste. There’s so much to be excited about as you plan your trip to Madison.


Want to peruse America's largest producer-only farmers' market? Sample fresh farm-to-table fare? Madison is perfect for you. Supper clubs. Food carts. Nationally renowned chefs. There’s plenty to keep you fueled. Want to spark your appetite? Check out what’s on the menu.


Microbrews and mead made modern. Wineries, distilleries and spirited cocktails. Ready for memorable sips and more memorable nights? Join us in Madison. Where local libations reign. And craft is a way of life.


Sometimes we all need a breath of fresh air. There's no better place for this than Madison, Wisconsin. Natural splendor? The city features acres of lakes and more parks per 1,000 residents than anywhere else in America. Ease of mobility? Miles of biking and walkable streets makes Madison simple to navigate.


A stark blend of design and nature. Classic, innovative and instantly lovable. We’re describing Madison. And one of its most famous sons. America’s most famous architect, in fact. Frank Lloyd Wright designs can be found all around the Madison area. Famed prairie style homes and inspired meeting spaces. Want to discover Mr. Wright? Join us in Madison.

Read more rankings about Madison, Wisconsin.


Katherine R. Spindler
University of Michigan Medical School
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
1150 West Medical Center Drive, 5635 Med Sci II
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5620
Telephone: 734-764-9686
Email: [email protected]

Andréa Garcia
Administrator to the Secretary-Treasurer; Email: [email protected]

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Kevin J. Sokoloski
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Louisville, School of Medicine
Tel: 734-764-9686
[email protected]


ASV 2024

June 24 - 28, 2024

43rd Annual Meeting
The Ohio State University
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, Ohio

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