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The 9th Annual IIDR Trainee Day! October 4th, 2019

The IIDR is pleased to announce that online registration for the 9th Annual IIDR Trainee Day has officially opened! Please register through the IIDR Trainee Day Website before Tuesday, October 1st, 2019.

This year’s event will take place on Friday, October 4th and will begin at 8:30 a.m. in CIBC Hall, Rm. 319 (McMaster University Student Centre). An Awards Ceremony will follow at the Farncombe Atrium. The purpose of this popular one-day event is to highlight the exceptional work being done at the IIDR and to give our undergraduate students, graduate students, Postdoctoral Fellows, technicians, and clinicians the opportunity to present their research and network with researchers and peers.

We are excited to be hosting Dr. Stephen Trent, UGA Foundation Distinguished Professor and Professor in the Department of Infectious Disease at the University of Georgia as this year’s Keynote speaker.

Further, a number of exciting awards will be presented during the day of the event, including four annual Michael Kamin Hart Memorial Scholarships, The Gerard Wright Postdoctoral Award in Infection Research, and The Mildred Gulliver Postdoctoral Scholarship in Infectious Disease Research. Awards for best oral and poster presentations will be presented during the evening’s Award Ceremony.

Find out more about our various awards, Keynote speaker, talk and poster abstract deadlines, and new poster and oral presentation guidelines on the IIDR Trainee Day Website. Please also note that submitted abstracts for poster presentations will receive a judging mark this year, and that only a limited number of posters will be accepted due to space.

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Christy Groves