Overview

The Microbiology Society is pleased to present Anaerobe 2021 in association with the Society for Anaerobic Microbiology. Anaerobic bacteria are predominant members of the normal human microbiota and well recognised as lethal pathogens.  Aspects of their virulence, antimicrobial resistance and interactions with the human host will be highlighted during the Anaerobe 2021 Focused Meeting.  Infectious diseases relating to Gram negative anaerobes including the Bacteroidetes, such as Bacteroides, Prevotella and Porphyromonas, will be discussed, as well as their role as drivers of diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s. The meeting will also include important clostridial infection and treatment updates.

Anaerobe 2021 will provide clinical microbiologists, infectious disease researchers and specialists with insights into the current and future impact of anaerobic bacteria in human health and disease.  Researchers studying oral, gastrointestinal tract and female genital system microbiomes will gain key scientific insights into these important members of the microbiota and colonisers of humans.

Offered papers relating to aspects of anaerobic bacteria in human health and disease will be considered for presentation within the symposium.

Key topics

  • Gram negative anaerobic bacterial infection
  • Clostridial infection and treatment
  • The human microbiota in health and as drivers of disease

Organising committee:

  • Trefor Morris (UK Anaerobe Reference Unit, UK)
  • Sheila Patrick (Queen’s University Belfast, UK)
  • Harriet Hughes (UK Anaerobe Reference Unit, UK)
  • Sarah Kuehne (University of Birmingham, UK)
  • Garry Blakely (University of Edinburgh, UK)
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 #Anaerobe2021.

Programme

The programme for Anaerobe 2021 will be announced in due course.

Abstracts & posters

Abstract submission for the Anaerobe 2021 meeting is now open. 

Submissions close on 26 March 2021.

Submit 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 on the week commencing 3 May 2021.

By submitting an abstract to this meeting, you are indicating to the session organisers your commitment to attend the event.

Abstract guidance

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.

Technology

Anaerobe 2021 will be accessible remotely and will use virtual event technology to provide a comprehensively curated scientific programme for the conference.

A link will be updated on this page closer to the event to allow you to access the virtual platform via your web browser. We advise that you use the Google Chrome browser to ensure best optimisation.

When prompted, please enter your email address and set-up a password to access the event platform. Please note, the email address you use here should be the same email address that you used to register your place. Once you have signed in, you will be asked to set up a short profile, allowing other attendees to see some basic details about you.

If you have any issues signing into the platform, please email [email protected].

Exhibition and sponsorship

Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities are available for this meeting.

Our exhibitor and sponsorship application form will be available soon, in the meantime for more information, please contact [email protected].