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Meetings & Conferences

6th Annual Microbiome Connect

Date: November 17-18, 2021 Boston, MA

Microbiome Connect: Gut Therapeutics will bring you essential solutions to the array of challenges operating in the microbiome field. The event will facilitate your discussions, uniting academics, biotechs and other industry stakeholders to share their exclusive research and innovation. Hear from big pharma to understand what they look for in a partner.

ASCO 2022 Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancers Symposium

Date: Jan 20-22, 2022 • Moscone West • San Francisco, CA, Online

  • Highly interactive sessions with multidisciplinary perspectives based on the latest international research advances.
  • Presentation of the newest innovations and implications for optimal patient care.
  • Enhanced opportunities for face-to-face networking and collaboration, and on-demand access to meeting materials.
  • Solution-focused strategies for the GI cancer care community.

3rd annual CMI International Microbiome Meeting (CIMM)

Date: March 7-9, 2022 San Diego, CA 

The conference will feature high-impact presentations on the latest discoveries in microbiome sciences, with sessions on topics ranging from the microbiome in human disease and wellness and the metabolome, to primate microbiomes, to environmental and ocean microbiomes.

Microbial Infections and Human Cancer

Date: April 6 – 9, 2022 Heidelberg, Germany

This symposium will build on the success of the first, focused conference on microbial carcinogenesis, an EMBO Workshop held in October 2019, which successfully began to connect the various research views regarding bacterial infections and human cancer. It will bring together key players and leading researchers from complementary fields, thereby comprehensively highlighting and discussing the various aspects of pathogen-induced carcinogenesis (ecology, immunology, metabolism, genomics and epigenetics, barrier function and defence etc.) from an interdisciplinary perspective. This conference will also provide a larger audience of young researchers and students with a stimulating platform to present their research, to network and to develop this emerging field further.