Program

The goal of this meeting is to provide a forum for developing relationships and collaborations among mycobacteria researchers in the Southeastern United States. Individuals interested in basic biology, epidemiology or clinical aspects of mycobacteria and mycobacterial diseases are welcome.

Meeting Agenda and Speakers.

All speakers for oral and poster presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts.

Day 1

Friday March 27th2020, SOM Room 110 and Plaza Level

04:30pm-08:30pm:     Distinguished Speaker Dr. Connie Benson, UCSD followed by Reception 

                                  (Emory TB Center Event)

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 Day 2

Saturday March 28th 2020, CNR Auditorium

08:00am-08:45am:       Registration/Light Breakfast. Electronic presentations should be uploaded at

                                    this time.  Posters should be set up at this time

08.45am-09:00am:       Opening remarks

09:00am-10:00am:       Session I: Oral Presentations selected from abstracts (15 min talks)

                                   (Moderator: TBD)          

10:00am-11:30am:       Poster Session I (even numbers) with light refreshments*

11:30am-12:30pm:       Session II: Oral Presentations selected from abstracts (15 min talks)

                                     (Moderator: TBD)

12:30pm-01:15pm:       Lunch (CNR Plaza level)

01:15pm-02:15pm:       Session III Panel Discussion (Advances in TB treatment regimens)

                                   *CDC and Emory participants on panel

02:15pm-02:45pm:       Session IV: Oral Presentations selected from abstracts (15 min talks)

                                    (Moderator: TBD) 

02:45pm-04:15pm:       Poster Session II (odd numbers) with light refreshments*           

04:30pm-05:30pm:       Keynote Speaker Dr. Deepak Kaushal, Texas-Biomed                           

05.30pm:                      SEMM 2020 Group photo session!

06:30pm-09:30pm:       Dinner and Entertainment, SOM Plaza Level

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Day 3

Sunday, March 29th 2020: CNR Auditorium

08:00am-09:00am:       Breakfast.  Electronic presentations should be uploaded at this time. 

09:00am-10:00am:       Session V: Oral Presentations selected from abstracts (15 min talks)

                                    (Moderator: TBD)          

10:00am-11.00am:       Panel discussion: The TB Vaccine Landscape

11:00am-11.30am:       Award presentations, Closing remarks

11.30am:                     Boxed Lunch (CNR Plaza or To-Go)