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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


Other options for hotels in the area:

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


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


The co-chairs of the conference are Dr. Liz Tullis, Dr. Valerie Waters and Dr. Silvia Cardona.  Mohsin Akhtar is helping coordinate the conference.


A secure link will be sent to your email.  You can pay via PayPal, Credit Card or Debit.

Early Bird Rate” for Guests – $200.00 – available until February 29th, 2020 – after this date, the fee will be $220.00.

Early Bird Rate” for Trainees/Students – $150.00 – available until February 29th, 2020 – after this date, the fee will be $170.00.

Deadline for Registration is Tuesday, March 31st, 2020.

Preliminary Programme

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

19:00: Welcome Reception – Adelaide Room – Marriott Downtown CF Toronto Eaton Centre, 525 Bay St

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

18:00: Dinner – Music Room – Hart House at the University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Cir

Friday, April 24th, 2020

12:00: Afternoon Out

Take a break from the Meeting and enjoy what Toronto has to offer.  Some ideas to spend time exploring the city:

Red Double-Decker Bus Tour – https://citysightseeingtoronto.com/toronto-double-decker-city-tour/

Hockey Hall of Fame – https://www.hhof.com/

CN Tower – https://www.cntower.ca/intro.html

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada – https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/

Casa Loma – https://casaloma.ca/

Art Gallery of Ontario – https://ago.ca/

Royal Ontario Museum – https://www.rom.on.ca/en

Walking Tour with the Tour Guys – http://www.tourguys.ca/free-toronto-tours

More details to follow soon!

Liz, Val and Silvia

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

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

IBCWG 2016 meeting update

IBCWG 2016 meeting updates are posted in our website

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IBCWG 2016 Meeting

Dear friends and colleagues,
We are very excited and proud to invite you to The 20th International Burkholderia Cepacia Working Group Meeting next year in Columbus Ohio.
The meeting will start on Wednesday April the 27th at 6 pm and end on Saturday April 30th, 2016 at noon.
It will take place in the Blackwell Hotel close to the Ohio State Stadium and the campus.

We are excited to see you all in Columbus!
Chair: Amal Amer, MD, PhD,
Vice Chair: Ben Kopp, MD

The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio