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2015 Biennial Meeting

March 29 - April 1, 2015


New Orleans Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel
Canal and Bourbon
New Orleans, LA

Abstracts due: Midnight (PST), Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Abstract submission:

Abstract submission is online via the RegOnline abstract submission and registration website. The online abstract submission site is active and can be reached at the following link, CBRS 2015 Abstract Submission. Please note that in contrast to previous years, each attendee may be the presenter on only one abstract (but may be an author on multiple abstracts). Also, this link is only for submission of an abstract and is not registration for the meeting. That portion of the site will be available later. The submission date of November 25 is a firm deadline as the Program Committee will be meeting shortly thereafter. If you submit an abstract, you will be notified about the decision by mid-December so that you can make your travel and hotel arrangements. However, submission of an abstract is not a requirement to attend the meeting.

As in previous meetings, every attempt will be made to include each abstract in the program with the criterion that it addresses a basic science aspect of chlamydiae, i.e. molecular and cell biology, genetics and genomics, structure, pathogenic mechanisms, pathogenesis of disease, host response, immunology, vaccine research, and animal models. Abstracts will not be published, so you are encourage to present your most current data.

The abstract form can be found at this link.

Meeting format:

The meeting format for CBRS 2015 will be similar to CBRS 2013 with 4 days of oral presentations, poster sessions and informal interactions. The New Orleans Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel will be the host hotel and all sessions will be held there. The Awards Dinner will be in the Riverview Room of the Jackson Brewery. Additional information regarding hotel reservations will be provided later.

Hotel reservations:

The Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel is located on the corner of Canal Street and Bourbon Street, on the farthest western side of the French Quarter. It is in easy walking distance to multiple restaurants, music venues and sites of historical significance. Conference attendees can also walk to the Riverfront and the Central Business District, both of which have great character and restaurants, or they can take a trolley (streetcar) to the beautiful bayous of City Park and the New Orleans Museum of Art or the handsome mansions along St. Charles Avenue. On-site exercise facilities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a state-of-the-art fitness facility. The weather in New Orleans in late March is usually in the comfortable low-mid seventies (~21-24 C). Complimentary internet is provided to all CBRS participants in their hotel rooms, and they will have complimentary use of the self-service business center.

Hotel reservations can be made through this reservation link specific for the CBRS meeting (https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome gi new&groupID=26555698) . Please use this link to obtain the meeting rates. Hotel reservations are separate from the meeting registration. Because the meeeting precedes Easter weekend, you may want to consider making your travel plans early.

Student Awards: One of the major goals of the society is to encourage the development of future researchers in our field, and so we encourage students and post-doctoral fellows to attend the meeting and present their work. As is our tradition, the San-pin Wang Award will be given to the graduate student and post-doctorl fellow with the best oral presentation, while the Jane Raulston Award will be given to the graduate student and post-doctoral fellow with the best poster presentation. A list of previous winners can be found on this website.

French Quarter

Garden District

French Market

Preservation Hall

Cafe du Monde

Audubon Nature Institute

National World War II Museum





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