The Anaerobe Society of the Americas (ASA) and the Society for Microbial Ecology and
Diseases jointly hosted ANAEROBE
2014--June 28-July 1, 2014--at the Westin River North Hotel in Chicago,
2014 addressed both the clinical and microbiological aspects of
anaerobes, as related to human diseases, animal disease, and environmental
conditions. Mixing theory and practical applications, the Congress
consisted of invited speakers, oral presentations, and poster presentations,
representing work by nearly 600 researchers from 38 countries.
The ANAEROBE 2014 program consisted of a Pre-
Workshop (see below), 16 general sessions of oral presentations, and 3
poster presentation sessions. There was also a Young Investigator's Competition, in
which finalists will be judged on oral presentations in front of their
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Researchers, clinicians, and technicians from around the world
are invited to attend and participate in this Congress to engage in
presentations, exchanges, and dialogue on issues related to the study of
anaerobes. We particularly hope to attract bench hospital technologists, by
offering a Pre-Congress Workshop on Anaerobic Identification and Susceptibility
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be
Demonstrate knowledge of the latest developments in the
field of anaerobe research.
Apply new recommendations in the diagnosis, screening,
treatment, and prevention of clostridial, obstetric and gynecological,
periodontal, intestinal, and other anaerobic
Incorporate better utilization of the microbiology
laboratory into the delivery of patient care.
Hands-On Workshop - June 28, 2014
The Pre-Congress Anaerobic Identification and Susceptibility Testing
Workshop is a 1-day virtual wet workshop, covering both classical and
advanced methods for identification and susceptibility testing of anaerobic
bacteriology. Details are forthcoming.
As Frank Sinatra
sings, Chicago is "one town that
won't let you down." And how can it, with world-renown museums,
cultural activities, zoos, shopping for all budgets, architectural
landmarks, and some of the finest restaurants in the world.
At the time of our Congress, special events include such exhibits as Magritte and When the Greeks Ruled Egypt at the Art Institute, Frida Kahlo at the Museum of
Contemporary Art, Vivian Maier
Photography at the Chicago History Museum, Jellies at the Shedd Aquarium, The Universe at Adler Planetarium, Earth Explorers at Museum of Science & Industry, and The Machine Inside: Biomechanics
& Wonders of the 1893 World's
Fair at the Field Museum.
Cultural events include music festivals (classical, country, indie rock,
and gospel) and theater performances of the Blue Man Group, Second City,
Motown the Musical, Brigadoon at
the Goodman Theatre, and Sting's The
Last Ship at the Schubert.
For baseball fans, the Chicago Cubs play the Washington Nationals (June
26-29) and the Chicago White Sox play the Los Angeles Angels (June 30-June
2). And if you want to stay thru the 4th of July, there is the fabulous
fireworks display over the lake.
For more information
about Chicago, visit the web site:
Sunday, June 29 -- Architectural
River Tour. The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF)
River Cruise aboard Chicago's First
Lady is a "must" for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF
certified volunteer tour guides interpret more than 50 buildings along the
Chicago River, revealing how the city grew from a small back-country
outpost into one of the world's most important crossroads in less than 100
years. The 90-minute tour will depart from the boat dock at Michigan Ave.
and Wacker Dr. (a 15 minute walk from the hotel) at 5:30 pm. Cost for the
tour is $40. Advance reservations must be made by June 1, 2014.
Saturday, June 28 -- Congress
Reception. The opening day of sessions concludes with a Wine &
Cheese Reception for delegates to socialize and network.
Monday, June 30 -- Congress Banquet & Award Ceremony will be held at the
restaurant Fulton's on the
River, along the Chicago River across the street from the hotel.
Prices include Reception, Dinner (entree options are Jumbo Chicken Chop,
Parmesan Crusted Tilapia (fish), and Vegetable Wellington), and Wine. Order
your banquet tickets on the Registration Form.
ANAEROBE 2014 has been planned
and implemented in accordance with the Essentials Areas and
Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
Accreditation: No Physician Continuing Medical Education units will be
issued for this Congress. Attendees may request Certificates of Attendance,
free of charge, for pick up at the conclusion of the Congress.
Scientist/Technologists: Microbiology Educational Services will provide
continuing education contact hours upon completion of the program.
ANAEROBE 2014 is supported by
educational grants from:
- Burroughs Wellcome Fund
- European Society of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious
- Gut Check Foundation
Support from commercial interests
Actelion, Alere, Anaerobe Journal,
BDC Foods, TechLab
Advanced Instruments, Bruker Daltonic, Cephied, Coy Laboratory
Products, Hardy Diagnostics, Key Scientific Products, List Biological
Laboratories, Microbiology International, Shel Lab
For information, contact the ASA
More details will be
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