The Philadelphia I&I forum is organized by the Student Chapter of the Eastern PA Branch of the American Society for Microbiology. This one-day event brings microbiologists, parasitologists, immunologists and virologists from the greater Philadelphia area to share their research, network among colleagues, and hear outstanding scientists present their cutting-edge research in many areas relevant to the discipline of microbiology. The event also hosts vendors from a number of biotechnology companies who provide sponsorship to the forum.  This year, Drexel University College of Medicine is hosting the event at the Queen Lane Campus.  

Online forum meeting registration for faculty is $40 and students are free(registration required).  We invite your students to present posters at the forum, and the deadlines are shown below.  

Event: 27th Annual Philadelphia Infection and Immunity Forum
Date: Friday December 7th, 2018


Drexel University College of Medicine
Queen Lane Campus
2900 Queen Lane 
Philadelphia, PA 19129

Time:Breakfast and Poster set up 7:30-8:30am
Event– 8:30am to 4:30pm (poster presentations are during lunch 11:00am to 1:30pm)


Oral Presentation Abstract Deadline: November 2nd, 2018
Poster Presentation Abstract Deadline: November 30th, 2018
On time Meeting Registration Deadline: November 30th, 2018

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Thomas E. Wellems, MD, PhD
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
“Genetic Studies of Plasmodium Malaria Parasites”

Dr. Stacy M. Horner, PhD
Duke University Medical Center
“New Regulators of the Host Response to RNA Virus Infection”

Dr. Michael C. Abt, PhD
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
“Immune-Microbiota Interactions Regulate Host Defense Against C. difficile”

Registration is now open,  click on the following link to see additional program details and register REGISTER HERE