The Microbiology Society is delighted to be delivering the next meeting on Candida and Candidiasis as part of its Focused Meetings programme in 2023.
Candida and Candidiasis 2023 will bring together scientists studying diverse aspects of Candida biology, as well as interactions between these fungal species and their mammalian hosts. Candida species are commonly found colonizing multiple niches in the human body but are also responsible for a wide variety of important diseases that range from oral and vaginal candidiasis to life-threatening systemic infections. This meeting covers a broad spectrum of subjects that relate to Candida epidemiology, drug resistance, infection, host response, and therapeutics. The impact of Candida species on human health has recently garnered additional attention with the rapid emergence of the multi-drug resistant species Candida auris.
The goals of the meeting are to present the latest advances in the field, to spotlight the achievements of junior scientists, to ensure participation and promotion of diverse scientists, to promote synergistic and interdisciplinary interactions and to provide a forum for community-wide discussions and collaborations. Career development sessions are also included to advise junior scientists on navigating academic and non-academic options.
Further information will be announced in the build up to the meeting on our social media channels. Follow us on Twitter @MicrobioSoc using the hashtag #Candida2023. We will also be sharing stories on Instagram throughout the event.
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The programme of invited keynote speakers for the meeting includes:
Abstract submission for the Candida and Candidiasis 2023 meeting is now open. Abstracts are welcome in all areas of research in Candida and Candidiasis.
Submissions close on 17 February 2023 23:59 GMTSubmit your abstract
Both members and non-members of the Microbiology Society are welcome to submit an abstract for the meeting. All offered oral presentations and posters will be selected from the abstracts submitted. Once submissions are closed, they will be reviewed by the organising committee and submitters will be notified of the outcome by email in March 2023.
By submitting an abstract to this meeting, you are indicating to the session organisers your commitment to attend the event.
Abstracts must be a maximum of 250 words. The Society has produced a guide to give delegates some tips on how to write a great abstract, which can be downloaded below:How to write a great abstract
Please note that the abstract is the only information session organisers use when deciding whether to accept your work for presentation as an offered oral or poster. If accepted, it will also be published in the abstract book for the meeting – so think carefully about what needs to be included.
Registration for Candida and Candidiasis is now open.
Microbiology Society 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.
Early-Bird discounted rates close on 1 April 2023, 23:59 GMT.
|Microbiology Society Full member||$695||$755|
|Microbiology Society Concessionary member||$635||$695|
|Microbiology Society Student member||$535||$595|
Delegate rates are shown in USD.
Upon registration, you should receive an automated confirmation email. Please contact [email protected] if after 24 hours this has not been received.
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.
Refunds are not provided, however substitutions of attendees can be made at any time before the event by contacting [email protected].
Candida and Candidiasis 2023 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 recognized around the world.
The meeting takes place at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel in downtown Montreal. Guests can enjoy a range of amenities, friendly service and a comfortable stay in the recently renovated hotel rooms. The hotel is set in a bustling city center location steps from Bell Centre and St. Catherine's Street and close to Montreal attractions like The Underground City and The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel is offering a limited number of rooms at a discounted rate of CA $229 per night for conference delegates.
Bookings must be made online via the link above.
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.