This meeting was scheduled to take place in April 2020, but the Council of the Microbiology Society have taken the difficult decision to postpone the meeting due to the continued spread of SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19. Further information will be made available when we are in a position to confirm the rescheduled dates.

The Microbiology Society is delighted to be delivering the next meeting on Candida and Candidiasis in which was formally delivered by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) as part of their highly successful conference series that finished in 2018.

This meeting will take place at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel, Canada and will address all aspects of Candida biology – species that are major causes of infectious disease in AIDS patients, cancer chemotherapy patients, premature infants, and many others and will provide a vital forum for the Candida research community to present the latest advances and ideas about:

  • The diagnosis and treatment of Candida infections
  • Antifungal drug resistance
  • The genomics and epidemiology of the Candida clade
  • The molecular mechanisms that underpin Candida pathobiology
  • The immunological responses of the host to the fungus

This meeting will be driven by the community, with most talks being selected from the submitted abstracts and will help determine the course of future research in this area and empower major ongoing efforts to understand, treat, and prevent Candida infections.

Organising committee:


Geraldine Butler (University College Dublin, Ireland)


Richard Bennett (Brown University, USA)

Chair of  Programme Committee

Mike Lorenz (University of Texas, USA)

Further information will be announced in the build up to the meeting on our social media channels and you can follow us on Twitter @MicrobioSoc using the hashtag: #Candida2020

Image: iStock/Dr Microbe.


Registration fees

Online registration for Candida and Candidiasis meeting is currently suspended. Registration will reopen once the rescheduled dates have been confirmed.

The member rates apply to members of the Microbiology Society. Members get heavily subsidised registration fees for Society events and Annual Conference. Join now to enjoy these discounts and many other opportunities that are designed for microbiologists at all stages of their career.


Early bird

Full rate

Full Microbiology Society member



Full Concessionary member & Postdoc concessionary member*



Student Microbiology Society member



Non member



*For this event only, delegates working in postdoctoral positions that wish to become a member of the Microbiology Society are advised to join as a full concessionary member and register at the concessionary member registration rate. For further information contact [email protected].

What’s included in your registration fee?

  • Admission to all scientific sessions
  • Full access to the trade exhibition
  • Full access to scientific poster sessions
  • Hot buffet lunch and all break-time refreshments
  • Access to the drinks receptions
  • Access to the meeting dinner on Wednesday night
  • A delegate bag and printed programme
  • Certificate of attendance

Registration confirmation

Upon registration you should receive an automated confirmation email. Please contact [email protected] if after 24 hours this has not been received.

Payment Information

All registration fees must be paid in full before arrival at the conference. Any outstanding registration fees must be paid before admittance will be granted to the conference.

Visa applications

If you require a letter of invitation to support a visa application, we will be happy to supply this after we have received full payment. It is the policy of the Microbiology Society not to supply an invitation letter to any delegate that has not registered to attend the meeting and paid the registration fees in full. Requests for invitation letters should be sent to [email protected] after registration has been completed.

Please note that all meeting delegates are responsible for their own travel and visa arrangements. Find out about visa requirements and important information about travelling to Canada

All visitors travelling to Canada are required to apply for Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Find out more and register.

Citizens from many countries will need a US visa if travelling via a US airport. More information.


Refunds are not provided; however, substitutions of attendees can be made at any time by contacting [email protected]


Abstracts submission is now closed.

Destination & Accommodation

Destination Montreal

The Candida and Candidiasis Conference will be taking place in Canada for the first time, in the vibrant city of Montréal.

Montréal is a busy, exhilarating city and is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec. The city is a leading international-calibre destination and the scientific excellence of Montreal institutions is recognised around the world.

Find out more about Montreal from Tourisme Montreal.

Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel

The Candida and Candidiasis meeting takes place at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel.

1201 Boulevard Rene-Levesque West
H3B 2L

+1 514-878-2000


A special group rate has been arranged for delegates attending the Candida and Candidiasis meeting. Further details will be available shortly.


The hotel has accessible guest rooms with 32” wide doorways and fully accessible routes from the public entrance to accessible guest rooms.

All amenities and facilities including the spa, restaurant, business centre and all meeting spaces are fully accessible.

Further information on the venue’s accessibility can be found on their website.


Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel is part of ‘Marriot International’, which provides the following statement about its Serve 360 sustainability initiative:

“Guided by our sustainability and social impact platform, Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction, Marriott International commits to creating positive and sustainable impact wherever we do business.” - Marriot International

You can find out more on the Marriot website on the Marriot website.


By air

Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is the biggest airport serving the Quebec province with regular flights from a range of domestic and international destinations. The airport is well supported by a range of public transport services, including the Autobus/747 Express service and VIA rail train service.

By train

The hotel is just a 5-minute walk from the Gare Lucien-L’Allier train station.

By bus

A regular no. 747 bus service provides easy transport from the Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport to Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel.

Car parking

On-site car parking is available at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel and charged at $25 CAD daily.

Garage height limit: 6 feet


Welcome Drinks reception

All delegates are warmly invited to attend a welcome drinks reception on the first evening of the meeting at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel. The drinks reception will offer a chance to catch up with colleagues, make new friends and get aquatinted with fellow delegates at the beginning of the meeting.

Poster viewing drinks reception

Evening poster viewing sessions will take place throughout the week, giving presenters an opportunity to explain their research to fellow delegates in a relaxed setting. A range of alcoholic and soft drinks will be available for delegates to enjoy while being able to closely interact with presenters and ask direct questions about their work.

Meeting dinner

On the final evening of the meeting all delegates are invited to attend a 3-course meeting dinner in Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel’s Ballroom.


Please contact [email protected] to enquire about sponsorship opportunities.