ECS Symposium – announcement of keynote speakers

25 Jan 2019

ECS Symposium – announcement of keynote speakers as oral abstract breaks new record

The SfAM Early Career Scientist Research Symposium has announced four keynote speakers, including Professor Pam Sonnenberg, co-director of the Centre for Population Research in Sexual Health and HIV in the Institute for Global Health, University College London.

Another highly anticipated speaker is Michelle Cole from Public Health England (PHE), the research scientist heading the team at PHE investigating antibiotic resistance in sexually transmitted bacteria.

Public Health Consultant Andrew Lee from the University of Sheffield and Harriet Wallace a consultant in Genito-Urinary Medicine from Leeds Teaching Hospital, complete the line-up of keynote speakers.

Posters still welcome

A record number of oral abstracts has been submitted for the symposium. The poster abstract submission deadline has been extended until 4 February 2019.

The submission of abstracts will be available online for poster presentations until 4 February 2019 (23:59, GMT). Abstracts sent by mail, e-mail or fax will not accepted.

Calendar highlight

The ECS Research Symposium brings together scientists from across the country and supports microbiologists to progress in the sector. The annual event promotes access to practical advice, development opportunities and networking.

Now in its ninth year, the event brings together professionals, students, academics and early-mid career microbiologists, and colleagues from supporting industries.

The ECS Research Symposium will be held at the Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester, UK on 13th March 2019. Further information on the programme for the event and the confirmed speakers to date can be found online. It includes six talks from early career scientists, four keynote speakers and a panel session for delegates to interact and ask questions.