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ANNUAL CONFERENCE  ::  Upcoming Conference

2017 CSM Conference

CSM 67th Annual Conference

Dear Colleagues,
As conference co-chairs, we look forward welcoming you to the 67th Canadian Society of Microbiologists Annual Conference, to be held in Waterloo, Ontario. CSM2017 promises to be a showcase of the best microbiological research in the country, and beyond, with many opportunities to initiate and foster lasting research connections. Continuing the CSM’s strong commitment to our early career researchers, each day will feature sessions exclusively presented by graduate students or postdoctoral research fellows, highlighting up-and-coming scientists in the CSM.

We are delighted to announce that one of our keynote speakers will be Ed Yong, a science writer for The Atlantic who is renowned for his clarity in scientific communication and his humour. His most recent book, “I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life”, examines microbiomes across the animal kingdom, from wasps and squid to humans. Our other conference keynote speaker is Dr. Barbara Sherwood-Lollar, University of Toronto professor, 2016 NSERC John C. Polanyi award recipient and 2016 Companion to the Order of Canada. She will be talking about microbes as they relate to deep subsurface geochemistry.

Importantly, our keynote speakers and sessions were chosen specifically to encourage thinking of microbiology less as distinct subject areas, but rather to emphasize the way microbiology is unified across its specific research focus areas. Microbiology is strong because of our diversity and this reflects well how the CSM is strong because of our diversity of researchers that come together to balance representation and expertise.

The University of Waterloo boasts a modern campus with ample green space and a picturesque creek running alongside. We will be meeting in the Science Teaching Complex or the Physical Activities Complex, only a very short distance apart. Social activities during the meeting will include a student mixer featuring a selection from the area’s local microbreweries, and a President’s banquet celebrating the German heritage of the Kitchener Waterloo region at an Oktoberfest hall. The opening reception on Wednesday night will have some entertainment to remember…

Lastly, looking for conference web links? Top left has the “quick links” used most frequently. For all conference website options, click on “Annual Conference” above to pull down a menu, then click on “All Participants”. You should find everything you need there.

We very much look forward to seeing you in Waterloo this June.

Sincerely,,
Josh Neufeld and Laura Hug
CSM2017 conference co-chairs

Conference Date June 20 - 23, 2017   Registration Opens January 17, 2017
Venue University of Waterloo   Early Registration Ends April 18, 2017
Location Waterloo, ON   Registration Closes May 2, 2017
Contact CSM 2017 Conference Organizer: Mrs. Wafaa H. Antonious
Ph: 613 421 7229
  Abstracts Open January 17, 2017
Abstracts Close May 2, 2017
Student Competition Abstracts Close March 24, 2017


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Tel: (613) 421-7229




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