Microbial Pathogenesis & Host Response
September 11 - 15, 2023
Abstract Deadline: June 23, 2023


Denise Monack, Stanford University
Anita Sil, University of California, San Francisco
Victor Torres, New York University School of Medicine

We are pleased to host the fourteenth Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Microbial Pathogenesis & Host Response, which will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, September 11, and departures on Saturday morning, September 15, 2023. The meeting will focus on interdisciplinary approaches to studying infectious diseases integrating the disciplines of molecular microbiology, eukaryotic cell biology, immunology, and genomics. The meeting will provide an in-depth focus on the approaches that are being used to elucidate the mechanisms of bacterial and fungal pathogenesis, and promote the application of these concepts to understanding the evolution of emerging diseases.

Sessions will integrate studies on bacterial and fungal pathogens. The oral sessions will begin with 3-4 invited talks by established leaders in the field, followed by several shorter talks chosen from submitted abstracts. We strongly encourage the submission of abstracts by junior researchers in the field.

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    Please bring this notice to the attention of any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating in the meeting.

    All abstracts must be submitted by the abstract deadline. Late registrations may be accepted after the abstract deadline if the meeting is not oversubscribed. In the event of over-subscription, every effort will be made to ensure that all groups who wish to participate will be represented. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our website as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

    We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. We have applied for funds from the government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Please apply in writing via email to Samantha Mastronardi and state your financial needs; preference will be given to those who submit abstracts.

    Social Media:

    The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlhost19. Note that you must obtain permission from an individual presenter before live-tweeting or discussing his/her talk, poster, or research results on social media. Click the Policies tab above to see our full Confidentiality & Reporting Policy.

    Partial support provided by: 

    In-Person Fees:
    Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1705
    Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1600
    Academic Shared Room Package: $1455
    Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $1085
    Student Package/Double Occupancy: $1355
    Student Package/No Housing Package: $985
    Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $2180
    Corporate No-Housing Package: $1560

    *Student Housing is default double occupancy. Please inquire about availability and fees to upgrade to a private room.

    NOTE: We cannot guarantee housing will be on campus.
    Room packages close 2 weeks before the meeting start date

    Virtual Participation: Includes access to the oral sessions via Zoom, the digital poster gallery, the Slack discussion workspace, and the Leading Strand video archive.  If you are submitting an abstract for an oral or poster presentation, please plan to attend the meeting in-person.

    Presenters: Individuals submitting abstracts and facing financial barriers should firstly request financial aid (see above). Permission to present your talk or poster virtually will be given only in exceptional circumstances and on a case-by-case basis. If you think you are eligible for an exemption from the requirement to present in person, please provide a justification in writing via email to Samantha Mastronardi.

    Non-presenting participants: We plan to broaden access to the conference by allowing certain categories of non-presenting participants to attend virtually at reduced fees. Categories include: 
    1. Individuals from low & middle income countries; 
    2. Individuals from non-LMIC countries in Asia, Australasia, Africa or South America; 
    3. Individuals from US & Canadian minority serving institutions; 
    4. Individuals with a demonstrable financial barrier; 
    5. Individuals with family obligations or other special circumstances. 
    For categories 4 & 5 above, please provide a justification via email to Samantha Mastronardi

    Virtual Fees
    Academic Virtual Package $325
    Grad Student Virtual Package: $200
    Corporate Virtual Package: $480

    Late Fee (Registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on September 7)
    Late Academic Virtual Package: $425
    Late Student Virtual Package: $300
    Late Corporate Virtual Package: $580