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Pathogenesis and Control of Emerging Infections and Drug-Resistant Organisms (S4)


Organizer(s) B. Brett Finlay, Alan Cowman, Stephen Hughes, Sumalee Kamchonwongpaisan, Valerie Mizrahi and Philippe J. Sansonetti
October 22—27, 2008
Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel • Bangkok, Thailand
Abstract Deadline: Jun 23, 2008
Late Abstract Deadline: Jul 28, 2008
Scholarship Deadline: Jun 23, 2008
Early Registration Deadline: Aug 25, 2008

Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Summary of Meeting:
This meeting will review the most recent developments in the molecular and cellular analysis of infectious disease processes, and how discoveries in this field can be translated into innovative tools (i.e. diagnostic assays, new drugs, vaccines and other therapeutics) for better surveillance and control. Emphasis will be on the neglected infectious and parasitic diseases that plague the developing world (with lessons taken from better studied organisms), and on issues such as drug resistance that are common themes, regardless of geographic and economic situations.

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Scholarships/Awards

Scholarship / Award Information


Scholarship Deadline: June 23, 2008 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
NOTE: Please use the button above to Apply for a Scholarship

Scholarships

Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation, lodging costs, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be allocated.


Eligibility


To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:

A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute at the start of the meeting for which you are applying. Note: a graduate student is defined as a student who is studying for a higher degree at an academic institution. A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with a Ph.D., M.D., or DVM degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue their desired career path, and is within 6 years of these degrees.


Review Criteria


Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

Application Process


If you are eligible and wish to be considered for a scholarship, you should complete all of the following by the scholarship deadline for the meeting you wish to attend. It is recommended you begin these steps in advance of the deadline date to ensure completion.

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Underrepresented Trainee Scholarships are also available...
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Global Health Travel Awards are also available

NOTE: The deadline for this Global Health Travel Award is May 19, 2008 (NOT June 23, 2008) due to the necessary arrangements and preparations needed to provide these awards.

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If you have any questions, please contact scholarships@keystonesymposia.org.