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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. 

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
Ilse Jacobsen (Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Germany)

Key topics:

Main sessions
  • Candida biology and Candida-host interactions
  • Host-Candida interactions: models and clinical studies
  • Drug discovery, activity, and resistance
  • Candida variation, genome dynamics and epidemiology
  • Novel technologies and tools
  • Clinical
Parallel sessions
  • Late breaking topics
  • Microbial interactions (microbiome, biofilms, co-infections)
  • Fungal signaling/gene regulation
  • Cell biology and morphology
  • Metabolism

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

The programme for Candida and Candidiasis 2023 is currently in production and will be announced in due course. 

The programme of invited keynote speakers for the meeting includes:

  • Professor Damian Krysan, University of Iowa Health Care, USA
  • Professor Carol Kumamoto, Tufts University, USA
Abstracts and Posters

Abstract submission has now reopened for poster submissions only.

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 in March 2023.

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.

Microbiology Outstanding Poster Prize

Microbiology is pleased to provide the Best Poster Prize to a scientific poster at the Candida and Candidiasis 2023 meeting, selected by members of the Microbiology Editorial Board, will win a cash prize and be featured on the Microbe Post. All posters displayed at the meeting are automatically entered for the prize.



Registration for Candida and Candidiasis is now open.

Registration fees

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.

Ticket Early-Bird Full Price
Non-member  $975 $1035
Microbiology Society Full member  $695 $755
Microbiology Society Concessionary member  $635 $695
Microbiology Society Student member  $535 $595

Delegate rates are shown in USD.

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. 


Refunds are not provided, however substitutions of attendees can be made at any time before the event by contacting [email protected].

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.


Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel is offering a limited number of rooms at a discounted rate of CA $229 per night for conference delegates.

Book your group rate for Conference on Candida and Candidiasis - Montreal, May 2023

Bookings must be made online via the link above.


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.

Grants and Professional Development

Society Conference Grants and Travel Grants are available to support those wishing to attend this meeting.

The Society also provides support for childcare, caring needs or other similar caring costs for Microbiology Society Members through the Society Conference Grant.

For more information please visit our Grants page or contact [email protected] for any questions.


Sponsorship opportunities are available for this meeting.

Please download our exhibitor and sponsor pack to view our options, which suit varying budgets and help create the opportunities you need to connect with new and existing customers. If you have any questions about the packages please email [email protected].



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