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Overview

Anaerobic clinical microbiology remains a challenge due to the specialist culture requirements, coupled with the increase in and spread of antimicrobial resistance. The normal human microbiota, is primarily composed of anaerobic bacteria, and is now recognised as a source of life-threatening anaerobic infection. More recent metataxonomic and metagenomic sequencing has extended interest in the potential role of the microbiota in a plethora of other aspects of human health, from obesity to mental health. In addition, the successful use of faecal microbiota transplants for the treatment of clostridial infection raises potential unchartered long-term consequences and possibilities.

This meeting will provide scientific insights into the future impact of anaerobic bacteria in human health and disease, addressing the implications of recent microbiota studies as well as the continued threat of emerging and re-emerging anaerobic infection.

This Focused Meeting will take place on 13-14 June 2019 at Jurys Inn Cardiff.

Organising committee:
  • Sheila Patrick (Queen’s University Belfast, UK)
  • Trefor Morris (Public Health Wales, UK)
  • David Clarke (University College Cork, Ireland)
Key topics:
  • Gram-negative anaerobic infection: lethal and chronic opportunists
  • The microbiota: what is normal?
  • Clostridium difficile: why is it still difficult?

*Please note that abstract titles in the programme are provisional. 

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Programme

Type

Session

Lecture View

Thursday 13 June

Friday 14 June

Abstracts and Posters


Abstract submission is now open.

The poster session and short presentations will be selected from the abstracts.

The submission deadline is 8 April 2019.

Abstracts should be submitted through the Oxford Abstracts system. Both members and non-members of the Microbiology Society are welcome to submit an abstract. Once submissions are closed, these will be reviewed by session chairs and scientific committee members and you will be informed of the outcome directly. By submitting an abstract to this conference, you are indicating to the session organisers your commitment to attend the event.

Abstract guidance

Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words. The Society has produced a guide to give delegates some tips from the session organisers 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 conference – so think carefully about what needs to be included.

Oral presentations

In order to ensure your presentation runs smoothly, you are asked to comply with the following:

  • PC versions of PowerPoint presentations are brought to the conference on a USB memory stick.
  • Mac versions of PowerPoint presentations can only be accepted if you bring your own laptop and connecting cables.
  • Please allow for three minutes Q&A following your talk in your allocated times.

Posters

Those who are presenting a poster must ensure the work is presented as below. We cannot accommodate incorrectly formatted posters during the conference.

  • Poster Size: A0 size 841mm(w) x 1189mm(h) – your poster must not exceed these measurements.
  • Poster layout MUST BE portrait orientation.
  • Posters will be displayed on poster boards measuring 1m(w) x 2m(h), one to a side.
  • Posters can ONLY be fixed by Velcro (provided at conference).
  • Your poster number will be sent prior to the conference.
Registration

Registration is now open.

What's included in your registration fee?
  • Admission to all scientific sessions
  • Tea and coffee breaks
  • Dinner on each evening
  • Lunch
  • Delegate bag
  • Programme book
  • Certificate of participation (upon request)
Rates
Type

Delegate Fee

Early bird rate
(Available until Sunday 26 May)

Delegate Fee

Full price rate
(Available until Friday 7 June)

Full Member Rate £230 £240
Postgraduate and Undergraduate Student Member Rate £180 £190
Non-member Rate £330 £340
Registration confirmation

Upon registration you should receive an automated confirmation email. Please contact conferences@microbiologysociety.org if after 24 hours this has not been received.

Visa applications

If you need a letter of invitation for a visa application, we will be happy to supply this after we have received full payment.

Please note that all conference delegates are responsible for their own travel and visa arrangements, the Microbiology Society will not take any responsibility for travel or visa problems.

Payment information

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

Cancellations

Refunds will not be provided. Substitutions of attendees can be made at any time by contacting conferences@microbiologysociety.org.

Exhibition & Sponsorship

Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities are available for this meeting. For more information, please contact exhibitions@microbiologysociety.org or download and return the booking form to ensure your presence at the event.

Anaerobe 2019 Exhibitor and Sponsorship Application Form


Exhibitors 

Sponsors