Microbiome: Chemical Mechanisms and Biological Consequences (C3)

Scientific Organizers: Dennis W. Wolan, Peter J. Turnbaugh and Emily P. Balskus


March 10—14, 2019

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, Québec, Canada


Supported by the Directors' Fund


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DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 20, 2018 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Nov 20, 2018 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Dec 6, 2018 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 16, 2019 [details]

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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2019-C3 "Microbiome: Chemical Mechanisms and Biological Consequences" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On November 20, 2018 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After November 20, 2018 until December 6, 2018 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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November 20, 2018 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 16, 2019 945.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After January 16, 2019 1145.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 16, 2019 720.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After January 16, 2019 920.00 USD

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Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 20, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is December 6, 2018)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline: November 20, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

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Abstract Deadline: December 6, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is November 20, 2018)

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 16, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 945.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 720.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1145.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 920.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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Things to Do

Walking distance  = Walking distance (within 1/2 mile of conference center)  FREE Shuttle/Bus available  = FREE Shuttle/Bus available
Shuttle/Bus required  = Shuttle/Bus required  Car/Taxi required  = Car/Taxi required  not available  = Not Available

Suggestion: To find other attendees who may want to join you in activities, use the message board located near the Registration Desk. Post your contact information and activity of interest, and be sure to check the message board during the meeting for posts by fellow attendees.

To see what's happening in the city of Montreal during the conference, visit Bonjour Quebec.

Also, make sure you check out The Underground City. It's Montreal's answer to the region's winter!
Other Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Click here for the most complete guide to all the things to do, see and experience in the city of Montreal.

Fitness Center Walking distance Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth's Wellness Center offers state of the art equipment for cardio, strength training, pilates and more. It is open 24 hours and also has virtual classes.
Swimming Walking distance Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth's Wellness Center has an indoor pool, jacuzzi and sauna. Hours are 6:00 to 22:00
Spa Walking distance Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth offers a full service spa and beauty treatments. Moment Spa The Queen Elizabeth
Movie Theaters Walking distance Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Cinéma Banque Scotia Montréal
Other Walking distance The Underground City: Montreal's answer to the region's winter, the Underground City refers to the extensive web of train stations, restaurants, department stores and hotels all connected underground. From the hotel, begin your journey underground by accessing the Place Ville Marie. The Place Ville Marie’s subterranean complex was the birthplace of Montreal’s Underground City. Approximately 60 boutiques are within the Place Ville Marie. Adjacent to the Place Ville Marie, Montreal’s Eaton Centre stands in the centre of the entire underground network. The Montreal Eaton Centre is home to 175 shops, services, 32 restaurants and is also undoubtedly downtown Montreal’s largest shopping centre. Continuing through the vast network of pedestrian tunnels, you will come across the Carrefour Industrielle Alliance, its main anchor tenant being the famous Quebec-only department store – Simons. La Maison Simons offers a vast array of men’s and women’s apparel...not to be missed. Heading west from Simons, you will find Les Cours Mont-Royal – what used to be the Mount-Royal Hotel now transformed into an intricate upscale shopping centre featuring boutiques such as: DKNY, Club Monaco, Harry Rosen, Style Exchange to name a few.

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Galleries Walking distance Car/Taxi required There are many art galleries to peruse in Montreal.
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Museums Walking distance Car/Taxi required Montreal is home to a surplus of museums celebrated throughout the nation.
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Dining Guide to Montreal
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And Click here for the top 10 restaurants in Montreal!

Dining Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required
Olive et Gourmando is a favorite with artists and performers and sits center stage in Old Montreal. Located on Rue St. Paul, this popular cafe and bakery offers dine-in breakfast and lunch options unique to Montreal. It is also a great place to pick up provisions for a picnic on the banks of the St. Lawrence River in the Old Port - think goat cheese panini!
F Bar is small but trendy spot located in Quartier des Spectacles, a cultural complex that includes five theaters, a contemporary arts museum and a new hall for the city's symphony. Enjoy one of a dozen wine choices in the bar's sky-lit room overlooking the sparkling waters of a fountain-filled plaza.
Don't miss a trip to Les 400 Coups on Rue Notre Dame in Old Montreal! Choices include quaint offerings of seafood and vegetables, unique wines and to-die-for desserts... one magnificent option is the lime curd, which blends pistachios with gin, cucumbers, cilantro and vanilla.

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Market/Grocery Car/Taxi required Shuttle/Bus required Olives & Epices is a not-to-be-missed shop located in the Jean-Talon Market. Husband and wife team Philippe and Ethne de Vienne offer guests an eye-popping variety of spices including canned Iranian saffron, vanilla from Madagascar,Trinidadian tonka beans, and a grand selection of olives from the Mediterranean. Step a few doors down to La Depense to pick up a selection of exotic canned goods, sauces, and preserves from all over the world.
Amounts are in Canadian dollars
The above information is provided as a courtesy to our conferees and is subject to change without notice.