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Announcing the IBCWG 2022

We are happy to officially announce the 2022 International Burkholderia cepacia Working Group (IBCWG)!

The meeting will be held from August 24 – 27, 2022, at the Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Pl, Toronto, ON M5S 3K7, Canada.

We have hired the services of Rofail Conference & Management Services to be the IBCWG 2022 Meeting Organizer.  Please contact Mrs. Wafaa H. Antonious, email: wantonious@rogers.com if you have any questions or concerns regarding meeting logistics

We are currently working on getting the conference website up and running. We will send you the link to start registering and submit your abstracts as soon as they are available. We will also have virtual registration and virtual presentation available for those who cannot participate in person.  

We are in the process of contacting hotels close by to the Munks School of Global Affairs, trying to get you the best rates possible for your accommodation.  When booking your flights, you can either book flying to Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)or Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ).  

Keep an eye out for future updates regarding the website and accommodation. We look forward to seeing you at IBCWG2022 in Toronto from August 24 – 27, 2022.  


Drs Liz Tullis, Silvia Cardona, and Valerie Waters

Co-chairs of the IBCWG 2022

IBCWG 2022

We are working towards holding a 2022 IBCWG conference August 24th – 27th in Toronto. Stay tuned!

IBCWG Town Hall

The Chairs of the 2022 IBCWG meeting Dr. Valerie Waters, Dr. Liz Tullis and Dr. Silvia Cardona are considering options towards the next IBCWG Meeting (cancelled in 2020 and 2021) due to the COVID pandemics. Chairs and IBCWG members were hoping to have an IBCWG meeting in Toronto in April of 2022. Unfortunately, the Omicron variant made planning very difficult.  Canada is now recovering from the Omicron wave and the country is moving slowly to lift travel and gathering restrictions. However, we are still facing a lot of uncertainty.

Dr. Silvia Cardona is calling for Town Hall Meetings to gather opinions about the situation. The meetings will be held on Zoom. If you want to attend and have not received the information, please email Dr. Cardona to obtain the corresponding link.

Tuesday, February 15, 8:30 AM (Central America)  2:30 PM (London)

Friday, February 18, 8:30 AM (Central America) 2:30 PM (London)

IBCWG 2022 Meeting

Dear all,

The co-chairs of the IBCWG 2020 meeting are working to find the best option for a 2022 meeting. We hope we can hold a hybrid meeting in Toronto during the month of April 2022. Stay tuned for updates!

Silvia Cardona

Co-chair of the IBCWG meeting

IBCWG meeting and COVID-19

As part of the ongoing preparation and management of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and given the evolving situation relating to COVID-19, the meeting organizers have decided to postpone the IBCWG meeting until it can be held safely. Additional information for attendees will be distributed soon.

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