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.
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.
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
University of Washington
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.
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.
For those who would like to be considered for an oral presentation: April 20, 2021
Poster abstracts: May 1, 2021
Posters should be 3 feet high by 4 feet wide.
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.
The Western New York American Society for Microbiology presents the Erwin Neter Award.
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.
The scientific review committee will select four finalists based on evaluation of the submitted abstracts.
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.
All trainees who attend the conference and present a poster are eligible for the Buffalo Conference on Microbial Pathogenesis Poster Award.
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.
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 coming soon
Register by April 30, 2021.
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.