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    2019 Meeting Information

    The American Society for Microbiology South Central Branch Annual Meeting will be held on November 1-2, 2019.  This year’s meeting will be held at the University of Mississippi located in Oxford, Miss and hosted by the University of Mississippi’s Biology Department.

    The annual ASM-SCB meeting attracts 180- 200 faculty, postdocs, and students from Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. The meeting provides an opportunity for regional networking and collaboration.  A full program of events is planned including scientific sessions, keynote speaker presentation, student awards competition, poster session, education session, Friday evening reception, and business meeting.

    Dr. Joel Kostka, Georgia Tech University, a microbial ecologist, will serve as the keynote speaker.

    Registration and Abstract Submission– Early SCB registration is $40 for students and $80 for non-students.  The deadline for early registration and abstract submission is September 20, 2019.  After this date, registration will be $55 for students and $100 for non-students. Late registration continues including during the meeting.

    Payment should be submitted before completing registration information. Please make your payment here. We accept MasterCard or Visa.

    Registration and abstract submission is through the form below. The tentative meeting agenda can be found below Registration.

    Host Hotels

    1. Inn at Ole Miss, 120 Alumni Drive. 1-888-486-7666. ($109 /night + tax).  Host campus hotel for the meeting. Complimentary breakfast. Free parking.  Last day to book for reserved room rate: 10/30/19.
    2. Courtyard by Marriott, 305 Jackson Ave.  662-638-6014. ($119 /night + tax). Short walk to meeting site. Shuttle service to meeting available.

    For questions about the 2019 meeting, please contact us here.

    2019 Meeting Registration

    If not, please see the payment link above.

    If you are submitting an abstract, it MUST follow the Sample Abstract format. Click here for the Sample Abstract
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