Candida and Candidiasis 2023 – a view from Twitter

Posted on May 26, 2023   by Priya Gurung

Candida and Candidiasis 2023 took place on 13–17 May 2023 at the Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel, Canada. In this blog, we take a look at the highlights from Twitter.

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#Candida2023 was our biggest Focused Meeting so far, with 338 delegates from 29 countries, including countries from North and South America, Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe! The programme was filled with scientific talks and poster presentations from experts across the world in the field of Candida.

We were excited to welcome new faces and welcome back familiar faces in the Candida community together in person after five years! 


Scientific sessions

The scientific sessions at #Candida2023 were designed to give delegates a forum to discuss the latest advances in the field of Candida and spotlight the achievements of early career scientists. 


Poster sessions

The poster sessions showcased the diversity of research within the Candida community. Our delegates were able to share their work, and discuss and exchange ideas with one another, giving plenty of opportunities for early career researchers to present their work too!


Many congratulations to our poster prize winners Delavy Margot, Viola Halder and Daniel Gutzmann (not pictured)! They were awarded an Outstanding Science Prize for a scientific poster, sponsored by our flagship journal, Microbiology.


Canada Showcase and social programme

The Microbiology Society hosted our first Canada Showcase at the McGill Faculty Club. Delegates from #Candida2023 and local scientists were welcomed to network over some drinks and canapes, and to find out more about the Society from the Chief Executive, Peter Cotgrave, Society staff members, Editors and more. 


During the conference dinner, the Candida community paid tribute to Frank C. Odds. He was a mycologist and studied Candida albicans, establishing how modern researchers study fungal pathogens and the diseases they cause.


Thank you

Thank you once again to all the organisers, speakers, poster presenters and delegates who joined us at the #Candida2023 and helped make it a success! We hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did, and we look forward to welcoming you back at our future events.