Visit PLOS at IUMS 2014 in Montréal

Palais des Congrès. Image Credit: Gavin Schaefer, Flickr

We are pleased to announce that PLOS Pathogens will be exhibiting at the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS), July 27th – August 1st in Montréal.

IUMS unites 3 international congresses of bacteriology and applied microbiology, mycology and eukaryotic microbiology, and virology. The conference will also host a number of bridging sessions on cross-discipline topics such as emerging infectious diseases and zoonoses, vaccines and anti-microbials, and host-pathogen and host-cell interactions. As PLOS Pathogens reflects the full breadth of research in pathogenesis, facilitating discussion between researchers studying bacteria, fungi, parasites, prions, and viruses, this conference is an excellent fit.

Please stop by booth #212 in the exhibition hall, next to the central coffee kiosk, Monday-Thursday 9:00-17:00. There you can meet Laura Ray and Max Vidrine, Publications Manager and Senior Publication Assistant of PLOS Pathogens, and Erica Kritsberg, Marketing Manager of PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Medicine, and PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. We’d be more than happy to discuss Open Access and the PLOS corpus, and we’ll be giving away PLOS memorabilia (while supplies last). You can also follow us on Twitter, we’ll be tweeting from @plospathogens using the #IUMS2014 hashtag.

Grant McFadden, PLOS Pathogens Editor-in-Chief, will be participating in a workshop on oncolytic viruses on Tuesday, July 29 at 14:30 – 17:00. Specifically, he’ll be speaking on ex-vivo  virotherapy  with  oncolytic  myxoma virus. We’ll be in the audience and we encourage others to attend – it should be an interesting discussion. Many members of the PLOS Pathogens Editorial Board will be speaking at IUMS, here is a summary for your reference:

Elodie Ghedin (NTDs) Monday 13:00-14:30 Bridging Session
Biao Ding Monday 14:30 -­‐ 17:00 Workshop: Plant  Viruses 1
Carolyn Coyne Monday 14:31 – 15:30 Workshop: Virology
Scott Filler Monday 14:31 – 17:00 Workshop: Mycology and Eukaryote Microbiology
Aaron Mitchell Monday 14:31 – 17:00 Workshop: Mycology and Eukaryote Microbiology
Sean Whelan Monday 14:31 – 17:00 Workshop: Virology
Yoshihiro Kawaoka Monday 14:31 – 17:00 Workshop: Virology
Connie Schmaljohn Monday 14:31 – 17:00 Workshop: Virology
Joseph Heitman Tuesday 08:30 – 09:30 Keynote: Mycology and Eukaryote Microbiology
Yoshihiro Kawaoka Tuesday 08:30 – 11:00 Keynote: Virology
Charles Rice Tuesday 13:00 – 14:30 Bridging Session
Erle Robertson Tuesday 14:31 – 17:00 Workshop: Virology
Roger Everett Tuesday 14:31 – 17:00 Workshop: Virology
Ralph Baric Tuesday 14:31 – 17:00 Workshop: Virology
Grant McFadden Tuesday 14:31 – 17:00 Workshop: Virology
Karen Mossman Tuesday 14:31 – 17:00 Workshop: Virology
Michelle Barry Tuesday 14:31 – 17:00 Workshop: Virology
Jens Kuhn Tuesday 14:31 – 17:00 Workshop: Virology
Don Sheppard (Guest Editor) Tuesday 14:31 – 17:01 Workshop: Molecular Medical Microbiology / Biofilms
Jorge Galán Wednesday 10:00 – 11:00 Keynote: Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology
Leah Cowen Wednesday 14:31 – 17:00 Workshop: Mycology and Eukaryote Microbiology
Michael Imperiale Wednesday 14:31 – 17:00 Workshop: Virology
Michaela Gack Wednesday 14:31 – 17:00 Workshop: Virology
Elodie Ghedin (NTDs) Thursday 14:31 – 17:00 Workshop: Virology
Félix Rey Thursday 14:31 – 17:00 Workshop: Virology
Carolyn Coyne Friday 08:30 – 11:00 Keynote: Virology
John Wherry Friday 08:30 – 11:00 Keynote: Virology

Have an excellent conference, à bientôt!

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