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Overview

The Candida and Candidiasis meeting will take place online as a digital event, following the postponement of the in-person meeting that was scheduled to take place in Montreal, Canada in April 2020.

Given the complex and changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision to deliver the event digitally has been taken to ensure the safety and accessibility for all event participants.

The event will provide a vital online forum for the Candida research community to strengthen relationships, form collaborations and 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

An overview of the Scientific Programme is now available. All times are in UK local time (GMT).

The digital event will include all scientific sessions that were planned for the in-person meeting, providing all those that were previously selected to present, an opportunity to share their work with the research community.

In addition, new abstracts can be submitted for online poster presentations and a very limited number of oral presentations that will be made available.

We are committed to finding the most suitable digital event platform for the research community to share knowledge, strengthen relationships and determine the course of future research and empower major ongoing efforts to understand, treat, and prevent Candida infections. Details on the digital event platform will be announced shortly.

Organising committee:

Chair
Geraldine Butler (University College Dublin, Ireland)

Co-chair
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: #Candida2021

Programme

Session

Session View

Monday 22 March, Afternoon

Fungal and Host Signaling I

Chaired by Al Brown (University of Exeter, UK) and Malcolm Whiteway (Concordia University, Canada). Please note all times are in UK local time (GMT).

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Immune Biology

Chaired by: Sarah Gaffen (University of Pittsburg, USA) and Jay Vyas (Massachusetts General Hospital, USA). Please note all times are in UK local time (GMT).

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Career Development

Chaired by Reeta Rao (Worchester Polytechnic Institute, USA). Please note all times are in UK local time (GMT).

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Tuesday 23 March, Afternoon

Cell Biology

Chaired by Deborah Hogan (Dartmouth Medical School, USA) and Rob Arkowitz (Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, France). Please note all times are in UK local time (GMT).

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Fungal and Host Signaling II

Chaired by Janet Quinn (Newcastle University, UK) and Sandy Johnson (University of California-San Francisco, USA). Please note all times are in UK local time (GMT).

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Clinical Case Studies

Chaired by Melaine Wellington (University of Iowa, USA). Please note all times are in UK local time (GMT).

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Wednesday 24 March, Afternoon

Clinical Session

Chaired by Minh-Hong Nguyen (University of Pittsburgh, USA) and Oliver Kurzai (University of Würzburg, Germany). Please note all times are in UK local time (GMT).

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Cool Tools

Chaired by Anna Selmecki (Creighton University, USA) and Joachim Morschhauser (University of Würzburg, Germany). Please note all times are in UK local time (GMT).

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Molecular Pathogenesis

Chaired by Slavena Vylkova (ZIK Septomics, Germany) and Bernard Turcotte (McGill University, Canada). Please note all times are in UK local time (GMT).

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Poster Session

Please note all times are in UK local time (GMT).

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Candida auris

Chaired by Christian Perez (University of Würzburg, Germany) and Suzanne Noble (University of California-San Francisco, USA). Please note all times are in UK local time (GMT).

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Thursday 25 March, Afternoon

Drugs and Diagnostics

Chaired by Damian Krysan (University of Iowa, USA) and Donald Sheppard (McGill University, Canada). Please note all times are in UK local time (GMT).

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Infection Models

Chaired by Anna Dongari-Bagtzoglou (University of Connecticut, USA) and Rob Wheeler (University of Maine, USA). Please note all times are in UK local time (GMT).

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Metabolism

Chaired by Todd Reynolds (University of Tennessee, USA) and Ana Traven (Monash University, Australia). Please note all times are in UK local time (GMT).

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Poster Session

Please note all times are in UK local time (GMT).

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Database Presentation

Chaired by David Roos (University of Pennsylvania, USA). Please note all times are in UK local time (GMT).

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Friday 26 March, Afternoon

Drug Discovery and Resistance

Chaired by David Andes (University of Wisconsin, USA) and Jose Lopez-Ribot (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA). Please note all times are in UK local time (GMT).

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Life in the Host

Chaired by Mairi Noverr (Tulane University, USA) and Salomé LeibundGut-Landman (University of Zurich, Switzerland). Please note all times are in UK local time (GMT).

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Networking

Please note all times are in UK local time (GMT).

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Saturday 27 March, Afternoon

Genome dynamics, variation and evolution

Chaired by Meleah Hickman (Emory University, USA) and Christophe d'Enfert (Pasteur Institute, France). Please note all times are in UK local time (GMT).

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The Microbiome

Chaired by Megan Lenardon (University of New South Wales, Australia) and Ilse Jacobsen (Hans Knoll Institute, Germany). Please note all times are in UK local time (GMT).

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Lecture View
Abstracts & posters

Abstract submissions have now closed

Notifications of acceptance

The Organising Committee would like to thank all those that submitted abstracts for Candida and Candidiasis 2021.

Notifications of acceptance for presentation at the online meeting will be sent by email on the week commencing Mon 25 January.

Guidance for presenters

Guidance and instructions for poster and oral presenters will be available shortly.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding abstract submissions or your participation in the online meeting please contact us.

Registration

Registration is now open.

Registration fees

Members get heavily subsidised registration fees for Annual Conference, Focused Meetings and other Society events – both online and in-person. Join now to enjoy these discounts and many other opportunities that are designed for microbiologists at all stages of their career.

Non-member

$150

Full member

$40

Concessionary member

$30

Student member

$20

The registration deadline is Friday 12 March.

To ensure the meeting remains of value for the scientific community, small charges apply to reflect some of the incurred costs associated with delivering the online meeting.

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 the start of the event. Any outstanding registration fees must be paid before any joining instructions containing information on how to access the event are sent out.

Cancellations

Please inform the conferences team if you can no longer attend the event after registering by contacting [email protected]. Refunds are not provided; however, substitutions of attendees can be made at any time.