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. 

Organising committee:

Richard Bennett (Brown University, USA)
Deborah Hogan (Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, USA)
Chair of Programme Committee
Mike Lorenz (University of Texas, USA)
Co-Chair of Programme Committee
Isle Jacobsen (Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Germany)

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.

Photo credit: iStock/Dr_Microbe

Destination & Venue

Destination Montreal

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.

Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel

1201 Boulevard Rene-Levesque West
H3B 2L

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.


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 Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel 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.