Registration, abstract and award systems are opened! With 11 hours of professional development programming and over 30 hours of technical science education, the SLB meeting is a unique event with all the networking benefits of a welcoming community plus numerous opportunities to share your science and learn the current trends in the field. Get started by registering!

Host-Microbial Interactions in Health and Disease: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
September 30 – October 3, 2020
Marriott Waterfront, Portland, OR, USA
Chairs: Ilhem Messaoudi, University of California, Irvine and Louis Justement, University of Alabama

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  • March  2020 – Abstract and Award submission systems open
  • July 9, 2020 – Abstract and Award system closes
  • Early August 2020 – All award, selected talk, poster, poster flash talk notifications sent
  • August 10-21, 2020 – Late Breaking abstracts (for posters only) accepted
  • Late August 2020 – Late Breaking notifications sent
  • September 8, 2020 - deadline to book hotel at group discount


SLB School – “Symposium for Career Development and Hands-On Opportunity to Learn” is an 8 hour instructional workshop geared towards trainees with programming in: History of Host-Pathogen Interactions, Panoramic View of the Microbiome and Its History, Bioinformatics, Sequencing Techniques, Flow Cytometry 2.0, How to prepare for a “Chalk Talk”, and networking round table discussions. See the full SCHOOL program and  sign-up during conference registration for this pre-meeting program which will be held on September 30, 2020 ($50 add-on fee applies and includes a light dinner).