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2015 Biennial Meeting

March 29 - April 1, 2015


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

Registration due:

March 10, 2015


The online meeting registration site fo rthe Seventh Biennial Meeting of the Chlamydia Basic Research Society (CBRS 2015) is now open at this link, CBRS 2015 Meeting Registration.

The registration fee will be $225 for trainees and $625 for faculty and staff. These are "early bird" registration fees that will be available unitl February 23, 2015. After that deadline, the fees will change to the regular meeting rate which is $100 more for each category. There will be no registration after March 10, 2015. submission is online via the RegOnline abstract submission and registration website. If you have submitted an abstract, you should have received an e-mail regarding its disposition. If you have not heard, please check the spam folder in your e-mail program or contact Dr. Kaltenboeck. Please note that abstract submission is separate from the meeting registration and that your meeting registration will not be complete until you have paid the meeting fee by credit card on the above registration website.


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 scientific sessions will begin on Sunday, March 29 at 8:00. Sessions each day will be from 8:00 to 5:00 with the exception of Monday afternoon, March 30 which will be free. In order to attend the entire meeting, it is recommended that you arrive March 28 and plan to leave April 2. 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.

For those individals assigned to a poster session, the posterboard size is 4' (122 cm) high and 8' (244 cm) wide.

Tentative meeting schedule

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, Astor Crowne Plaza Reservation. Please use this link to obtain the meeting rates. Alternatively, you can call the hotel at 1-888-233-9527. Hotel reservations are separate from the meeting registration. Because the meeeting precedes Easter weekend, you may want to consider making your travel plans early.

If you need to forward packages to the hotel, please used the information at this link. Pre-shipping

Transporation from Airport: You have several options to travel to downtown from the airport. See the following link for optins and prices. Transport options
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.
Special tour: A special optional tour of New Orleans and surrounding swamp land has been organized for members of the CBRS for the open afternoon. If you are interested, please make your reservation(s) through the following link. Click Here to Reserve the Tour.

French Quarter

Garden District

French Market

Preservation Hall

Cafe du Monde

Audubon Nature Institute

National World War II Museum





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