2018 (29th) Annual Molecular Parasitology Meeting
Registration Now Open!
2018 Abstract Book - Will be released one week before the meeting.
Meeting Date: Sunday, September 9 - Thursday, September 13, 2018
Registration/ Payment - With Talk Abstract – MIDNIGHT EST Friday, June 15
Registration / Payment - With Poster Abstract – MIDNIGHT EST Friday, June 15
Registration / Payment - For Housing and Participant Listing- August 9
Registration / Payment - For No Housing Registration. – August 9
(Abstract submissions received after the deadlines will not be considered for Talks and may not be approved for poster presentation)
Assignment for a talk or poster will be confirmed: June 22, 2018
This meeting covers all aspects of parasite molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics and genomics, focusing on protozoan parasites. Presentations (talks and posters) by graduate students and post-docs are strongly encouraged.
The meeting will start Sunday Sept 9 with dinner followed by an evening session at 7PM. The meeting will end on Thursday Sept 13 with a morning session followed by lunch.
Keynote Address: Will be delivered by Dr. Stephen Hajduk. Steve is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Georgia, USA. He has had a long and distinguished career making significant contributions to our understanding of the underlying mechanisms and function of gene expression, RNA editing, human innate immunity to trypanosome infection and the role of membrane nanotubes and extracellular vesicles (EVs) in communication between trypanosomes and with host cells.
PLEASE READ THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE REGISTERING AND FOLLOW THE STEPS TO AVOID PROBLEMS IN REGISTRATION AND HOUSING
YOU MUST REGISTER AND MAKE PAYMENTS BEFORE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION. All applications will be accepted at the time of registration. The meeting will be capped at a maximum of 350 and participants will be accepted in the order of registration.
SO PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY!!
SUPPORT THE TRAVEL AWARD:
We raised money for travel awards for 3-4 participants from resource-limited countries last year. In our post-meeting survey, many of you said you would be willing to contribute $10 so that this could continue. So please tick the box on the registration form!
For a select number of participants to receive travel awards for the meeting registration/housing/food fees.
The criteria for selection are:
a) travel from a developing country
b) quality of science
c) being first author on abstract
All TRAVEL AWARD ABSTRACTS:
Please send all abstracts (using MPM formatting style) to Marcus Meissner - Markus.Meissner@glasgow.ac.uk by MIDNIGHT EST June 1. We will let the recipients of the travel awards know by June 8.
If you require an official "Certificate of Acceptance" in order to get local funding from your institution please contact MBL Conferences at email@example.com . Registrants with Visa requirement -Cancel by Aug. 20 for refund of fees paid.
All registration, payment and abstract submissions must be conducted on-line. The registration process has been designed to help the meeting organizers keep track of registrations, abstracts and payments, to facilitate production of the printed abstract book, and to allow users continued access to their registration information and abstract submissions up until the registration deadline. If you registered online before, then you may use your same email address and password to logon and submit your registration for 2018. Use the "forgot password" option with your email address.
The abstract book will be generated AUTOMATICALLY from the information you enter into the website forms so please follow the formatting instructions precisely. Author generated errors may not be corrected.
NOTE TO PIs: Please be certain your students, postdocs and others all enter your name with the same name spelling to allow proper indexing of your abstracts.
As has been traditional for MPM, registration and costs for students and postdocs are lower than PIs and staff to encourage attendance by junior scientists.
Registration, Housing and meals:
- PIs, staff: $900.00
- Students, Postdocs: $800.00
- Registration and Meals, No MBL Housing PIs, staff: $700.00
- Registration and Meals, No MBL Housing Students, Postdocs: $600.00
- Registration, No meals and no MBL Housing: $500.00
There is limited housing at the MBL, processing of room assignments will be in the order the paid registration is received. All housing is in shared rooms, twin beds. See MBLConference site for more information
Each person attending the conference must register separately. Please do NOT give your password to anyone else, and do not use anyone else's password, as this could result in the accidental alteration or deletion of your abstract and registration information!
After this portion of the registration process is finished you are free to log back in as needed. You do not need to submit an abstract when you first register, as you will be able to log back in to the site to access all of your information and make changes as needed, including submitting and/or updating the abstract. However, all abstracts must be submitted (and any final changes made) before the abstract submission deadlines, June 15, 2018 noted above.
After your payment has been received by the MPM, there will be a $50 cancellation fee for cancellations received before August 20, 2018. DEADLINE - If you have not paid by August 20, 2018 your registration will be cancelled.
FURTHER INFORMATIONconferences@mbl.edu. Availability of these rooms is very limited and an additional fee will be charged prior to arrival. This fee does not include meals.
All accepted abstracts will be presented either orally or in poster format, with speakers to be chosen on the basis of submitted abstracts. It is expected that the individual submitting an abstract will personally present the poster or talk. For reasons of time and space, we can consider only one abstract per person. Maximum length for abstract submission - 270 words.
In accordance with tradition, those individuals scheduled to speak on the first day will be informed in advance, but no other detailed scheduling information will be released prior to the meeting. A list of abstract titles and authors will be available at this web site approximately one week prior to the start of meeting (by submitting an abstract, you are agreeing to the publication of the abstract title and author list on the MPM web site).
If you require accommodations for either Saturday (early arrival) or Thursday night (late departure) in the MBL housing, you must reserve and pay in advance by contacting the MBL Conferences at 508-289-7668 or
Questions about Woods Hole should be directed to the MBL Conferences,(firstname.lastname@example.org / +1-508-289-7668 (tel) , 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole MA , 02543-1015, USA).
Additional questions about meeting registration should be directed to MPM lead organizer Markus Meissner - Markus.Meissner@glasgow.ac.uk
ABOUT THE MEETING SITE
The Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole is an ideal setting for a scientific meeting, offering excellent meeting facilities and inexpensive dining and sleeping accommodations. For those not wishing to stay at the MBL, you may prefer to choose from alternate housing options .
Public bus service connects the MBL with Logan Airport (Boston), downtown Boston and Green Airport (Providence). For information about buses check the Peter Pan bus web site.
We look forward to seeing you in September!!
Markus Meissner (Lead in 2018) Jayne Raper. Kirk Deitsch