March 19, 2016: 19th Annual Bay Area Microbial Pathogenesis Symposium

by / Wednesday, 09 December 2015 / Published in events

The annual Bay Area Microbial Pathogenesis Symposium (BAMPS 2016) will take place on Saturday March 19, 2016 at Genentech Hall on the Mission Bay Campus of UCSF from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Steven Lory from Harvard Medical School.  On-line registration is now open (

As always, the conference is free.  Breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and a wine and hors d’ oeuvres reception will be provided free of charge. In addition to our keynote lecture, this symposium will feature a series of 15 minute talks by students, postdocs, and PI’s and a poster session at lunchtime by Bay Area researchers in microbial pathogenesis.

To register, please go to
Registration closes March 11, 2016.

If you wish to be considered for a short (15 min) talk, submit a one-paragraph abstract (250 words maximum) through the registration site and provide a tentative title in the appropriate box (the title can be changed later if necessary).  The deadline for submitting an abstract is Feb 14, 2016.  If your abstract is not selected for an oral presentation, we will automatically schedule you for a poster presentation.  If your abstract is not chosen for oral presentation, it will automatically be considered for a poster presentation.

If you wish to present a poster only, please enter the tentative title through the registration site.  The deadline for submission of a poster title is Feb 14, 2016.  We will try to accommodate all posters.  If necessary, the title of your poster can be changed prior to the symposium.

We highly encourage students and postdocs to submit abstracts to be considered for a speaker slot. This is a great opportunity to present your work to a knowledgeable but friendly audience. We also highly encourage you to present a poster.

If you have questions or need further information, please contact joanne.engel@ucsfedu

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