This Event Has Been Postponed

In light of the University’s recommendations in response to the COVID-19 virus, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is only allowing classes/events in the facility that support the curriculum and cannot be taught in the distant learning environment.

Events unrelated to curriculum are considered non-essential at this time and will not occur.

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32nd Annual Buffalo Conference on Microbial Pathogenesis

One of the poster sessions at the 31st Annual Conference Buffalo Conference on Microbial Pathogenesis held on May 15, 2019.

Our conference showcases plenary speakers in the fields of mycology, bacteriology, parasitology and virology. We recognize our outstanding graduate student researchers during this event.

Oral presentations by students and post-docs, in addition to the poster sessions, are open to all attendees.  

Students and post-docs will have an opportunity to meet with our invited speakers during lunch.

Continental breakfast will be served and poster set up will begin at 8:00 a.m. in Spring, 2021.

Our conference will be hosted at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Post-Doc and Student Talks

Two post-docs and three students will have the opportunity to present 12-minute talks during this conference. Speakers will be selected by the scientific review committee based on submitted abstracts.

Keynote Speakers

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Dartmouth

University of Washington

Washington University

Registration Cost and Due Date

General registration is $90. Undergraduate and graduate student registration is $45.

UB participants paying with eReq or IDI will receive a discount.

For those interested in presenting orally, abstracts due by April 20, 2021.

Registrations, payments and poster abstracts due by May 1, 2021.

Lodging Information

Wyndham Garden Buffalo Downtown
125 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

There is a hotel shuttle from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; the symposium location is 0.3 miles from the hotel. 

Submission Instructions

  • Abstracts should be emailed to kvloera@buffalo.edu.
  • Abstracts must have 1 inch margins.
  • Must be sent as a PDF file.
  • Use 12 pt font.
  • Title must be in Bold.
  • List all Authors and their Institutional Affiliations (last name, first name, middle intitial).
  • Underline the name of the presenting author(s).
  • Abstract should not exceed 1 page.
  • Abstract will be printed in black and white. Please do not include color graphs.
  • Your abstract will be published as it is submitted. Please ensure you carefully read and proofread your document prior to submission, paying specific attention to proper formatting of all special characters and symbols.

Abstract Submission Deadline

For those who would like to be considered for an oral presentation: April 20, 2021

Poster abstracts: May 1, 2021

Poster Guidelines

Posters should be 3 feet high by 4 feet wide.

Eugene Gorzynski Travel Award

The Gorzynski Travel Award supports a PhD or MD/PhD student who is traveling to a national or international meeting to present a research paper or poster.

Erwin Neter Award

The Western New York American Society for Microbiology presents the Erwin Neter Award.

Eligibility

Students must be registered for the Buffalo Conference on Microbial Pathogenesis, must have submitted an abstract by the deadline and must be a paid member of the Western New York Chapter of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), which sponsors this award.

Selection of Finalists

The scientific review committee will select four finalists based on evaluation of the submitted abstracts.

Competition

The three finalists will give 12-minute talks at the conference. The scientific review committee will select the winner. The WNY ASM will give the winner a cash prize and the opportunity to present their work at the WNY ASM annual meeting.

Poster Award

Eligibility

All trainees who attend the conference and present a poster are eligible for the Buffalo Conference on Microbial Pathogenesis Poster Award.

Competition

A judging committee will select the three best posters by ballot. Awards will be presented at the conclusion of the conference, for first, second, and third place.

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Date and Location

Spring, 2021

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., followed by a networking event at one of Buffalo's local and historical pubs.

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Education
955 Main St., Buffalo, N.Y., 14203

Program

Program coming soon

Register

Register by April 30, 2021.

  • General: $90
  • Trainees: $45

Please note that this is a secure site. Each attendee will need to pay individually. The first page will ask for a student name, but is for all attendees. On the next page, the option of student or non-student registration is available. Only required fields need to be competed.

Conference Administrators

Kathrine Ohms.

Kathrine Ohms

Witebsky Center Administrator/Grants Manager

955 Main Street, Suite 5102 D, Buffalo, NY 14203-1121

Phone: (716) 829-3831

Email: kvloera@buffalo.edu