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IBCWG 2020 meeting

Dear friends and colleagues,

We are very excited  to invite you to the 22nd International Burkholderia cepacia Working Group Meeting in Toronto, Canada on April 22-25, 2020

The conference will take place at the SickKids Research Tower (Event Room 1), 686 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5G 0A4

Welcome Reception and preferred hotel:

Marriott Downtown at Eaton Centre, 525 Bay Street, Toronto, ON, M5G 2L2

www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yyzec-marriott-downtown-at-cf-toronto-eaton-centre/

Other options for hotels in the area:

Chelsea Hotel; Toronto Downtown, 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto, ON, M5G 1Z4

http://www.chelseatoronto.com/en/

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Downtown, 108 Chestnut Street, Toronto, ON, M5G 1R3

https://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ontario/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-toronto-downtown-YTOCSDT/index.html

The co-chairs of the conference are Dr. Liz Tullis, Dr. Valerie Waters and Dr. Silvia Cardona

More details to follow soon!

Liz, Val and Silvia

New and worthy articles by IBCWG members

Various Evolutionary Trajectories Lead to Loss of the Tobramycin-Potentiating Activity of the Quorum-Sensing Inhibitor Baicalin Hydrate in Burkholderia cenocepacia Biofilms, by Tom Coenye, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy here

Genome mining identifies cepacin as a plant-protective metabolite of the biopesticidal bacterium Burkholderia ambifaria by Esh Mahenthiralingam, Nature Microbiology here

Periodic Variation of Mutation Rates in Bacterial Genomes Associated with Replication Timing by Vaugh Cooper, mBio here

Biosynthesis of fragin is controlled by a novel quorum sensing signal by Leo Eberl, Nature Communications, here

The involvement of the low-oxygen-activated locus of Burkholderia cenocepacia in adaptation during cystic fibrosis infection, by Siobhan McClean, Scientific Reports here

Macrophages, but not neutrophils, are critical for proliferation of Burkholderia cenocepacia and ensuing host-damaging inflammation by Annete Vergunst, Plos Pathogens here

IBCWG 2020 Survey Results

Thank you to all members that answered the survey. We received 70 responses. These are the highlights:

73% of the responders answered that they would likely or very likely attend to the next IBCWG.

51% of responders chose Toronto as their favorite location, while 19% chose Buenos Aires. 30% did not have a particular preference.

Among the reasons for choosing Toronto, responders mentioned proximity to their cities, cheaper flights, and constraints regarding funding for travel if the location was not within North America.

Among the reasons for choosing Buenos Aires, responders answered the importance of opening this opportunity for our colleagues in South America that may not be able to afford travel abroad.

Importantly, only 29% of responders voiced that they would unlikely or very unlikely attend the IBCWG meeting if the venue was NOT the preferred one.

In summary, we expect the next IBCWG 2020 to be held in Toronto with a minimum estimated number of 50 participants!

The complete results of the survey can be accessed through this link.

IBCWG 2018 Group Photo

IBCWG 2018

The next IBCWG meeting will be held in Dublin, Ireland on May 2-5, 2018. More details here

IBCWG 2016 group photo

IBCWG 2016 conference update

Colleagues, we are excited for the upcoming IBCWG April 27-29th in Columbus, Ohio! Key highlights and about the conference are listed below.

-Keynote lecture by Professor Miguel Valvano entitled “Burkholderia cenocepacia: the juggling act of surviving”.

-Next generation sequencing workshop with Dr. Peter White, recent winner of the 2015 international CLARITY Undiagnosed Challenge using novel Churchill technology

-Group Dinner at Z Cucina

-Group historical tour of Columbus

-Current oral presentations from the labs of Amer, Bosch, Brinkman, Coenye, Cooper, Eberl, Goldberg, Kopp, Mahenthiralingam, Partida-Sanchez, Priebe, Ramirez, Riccardi, Ryan, and Yoder-Himes. Presentations are a blend of trainees and PIs, along with established and new Bc investigators.

IBCWG 2016 Hotel Registration

The 20th Annual International Burkholderia cepacia Working Group (IBCWG) Conference will be held April 27th to April 30th 2016 at The Ohio State University, Columbus.
The meeting will take place in the Blackwell Hotel close to the OSU campus and football stadium. We have obtained a special rate for $138 USD per room per night.
This is the link and the code for booking your hotel room.

Link to hotel registration

code: CHID0416

IBCWG 2016 meeting update

IBCWG 2016 meeting updates are posted in our website

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