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Featured in our Fortnightly Digest, this is a list of external workshops of interest to infectious diseases researchers. 



Microbiology Society: Annual Conference 2024

  • The Microbiology Society is pleased to announce that abstract submission for Annual Conference 2024 is now open. We welcome everyone from across our community to join us in Edinburgh in 2024. The four days will consist of scientific symposia, workshops, fora, professional development sessions, Prize Lectures, and much more.

  • Date and Location: 8 to 11 April 2024 at Edinburgh International Convention Centre. 
  • Abstract submission deadline: 11 December 2023.
  • More info here.

Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria

  • This meeting provides a common forum for malaria scientists, clinicians, and public health professionals working at the interface of genome science and technology, epidemiology and statistical and population genetics, with an interest in understanding the clinical and biological consequences of genome variation in malaria-exposed populations. The conference will bring researchers from across the globe working on various aspects of human, parasite and mosquito genetics together with policy makers to focus on how new biological insights can be used to control malaria.
  • Date: 18-20 September 2024
  • Location: Wellcome Genome Campus, UK and Virtual
  • Deadline: 4 June 2024 (abstract submission), August 2024 (registration)
  • More info here.

International Pandemic Sciences Conference 2024

  • The conference’s 2024 theme, Collaboration Beyond Boundaries, will explore how researchers can work together –  beyond the boundaries of geography, discipline and sector – to accelerate practical solutions to global pandemic threats. Over the two days, delegates will be encouraged to bring their different perspectives and new approaches to bear on the most important research questions in pandemic sciences of 2024, demonstrating the value of multidisciplinary and multisectoral collaborations.
  • Date: 1-2 July 2024
  • Location: Virtual & Pandemic Sciences Institute at the University of Oxford.
  • Deadline: 26 February 2024 (abstract submission)
  • More info here.

SymbNET International Conference on Host-Microbe Symbiosis

  • The "SymbNET International Conference on Host-Microbe Symbiosis" will bring together researchers working on a diverse range of questions, approaches, and model systems. The meeting will cover different host systems such as plants, animals and humans and different molecular mechanisms, functional understanding and ecological models of the interactions. The purpose is to highlight the most recent advances in the field, common principles between systems, and future directions to explore.  
  • This meeting is organized in the context of the EU twinning grant SymbNET with specific sessions organised by NCCR Microbiomes and CRC Metaorganisms. It will host 200 participants, with all sessions being plenary.  
  • Date: 10-13 June 2024
  • Location: Real Marina - Hotel @ Spa, Olhão, Algarve, south of Portugal.
  • Deadline: 15 March 2024 (registration)
  • More info here.

Vaccines and antimicrobial resistance: from science to policy

  • Vaccines for humans and animals represent an attractive means to counter the growing global pandemic of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) but are only available against a few key bacterial pathogens. The meeting will review the science of how vaccines reduce AMR, identify research gaps in developing AMR vaccines and discuss policy in advancing development and equitable deployment of such vaccines.
  • Date: 29 - 30 April 2024
  • Location: Virtual & The Royal Society, London
  • Only virtual tickets left.
  • More info here.

From Animals to Humans: a One Health Perspective (CSV Satellite Meeting)

  • Join us for our first ever Canadian UK-ICN meeting taking place in sunny Saskatoon! This meeting is themed around surveillance, ecology and vaccines/therapeutics for animal coronaviruses. The morning session of the meeting includes keynote presentations, flash talk presentations and presenter Q&A sessions. The afternoon session will consist of a gap analysis workshop led by WOAH/STAR-IDAZ.
  • Date: 6 June 2024
  • Location: Saskatoon, Canada
  • Deadline: 15 March 2024 (abstract submission), 1 May 2024 (registration)
  • More info here.


Where to look for more? 


You can check the Courses and Conferences offered by Wellcome Connecting Science:

  • There’s a sign-up link for the Connecting Science newsletter on there too!

Or some institutions with regular events and training such as: