20th Biennial Evergreen International Phage Meeting
An international planning committee is currently making detailed plans for the 20th Evergreen Phage Meeting, which will be held Aug. 4-9, 2013. As usual, the meeting will formally beginning with a BBQ gathering starting about 2 PM on the 4th, with keynote talks followed by a gathering in the poster room that evening. The final formal session will end about 6:30 PM on the 8th. Friday Aug. 9, the usual day trip to Mt. Rainier is planned. The registration fee will cover dorm rooms and most meals from Aug. 4 until Aug. 9. Some rooms in the dorm will be available starting Aug. 2 and going until Aug. 11, by prior arrangement.
Online registration is now available and the rates for students, academics and corporate participants can be found here. There will be some funds to support registration fees, primarily for students and for participants from underdeveloped countries; applications for such assistance should be turned in at least by May 15, as should requests for support letters for visa applications and draft abstracts if you want to be considered for giving an oral presentation. The amount of such support available will depend on the success of our various fundraising efforts. Registration is still available for people who don’t want to give a speech and don’t need special assistance with visas.
The schedule for the 2013 is not available but should follow a similar pattern to previous meetings like the 2011 Meeting
Register for the 20th Evergreen Phage Conference now! Early registration has ended.
Abstracts that will be entered into our abstract book must be submitted before July 1st, however poster abstracts may be submitted up to the start of the meeting if you miss this deadline.
Even if you are unable to attend the meeting you can still submit an abstract for a poster and it can still be displayed at the poster sessions.
Attendees, please be sure to review our deadlines because abstracts are due on May 15th but abstracts for poster presentations can still be submitted after that date
Recent Phage News:
Pherecydes Pharma secures DGA funding for evaluating the use of bacteriophages against infected, antibiotic resistant burns. The French Government Defence procurement agency invests €900,000 towards Pherecydes Pharma managed €1.2-million project, involving several university laboratories. Continue reading here
Our keynote speaker from last year was nominated by the Department of Defense.
Old phage site: http://acdrupal.evergreen.edu/phage/ (last update 2009)
Dr. Jason Gill, who for the last several years has been the Program Director at the Center for Phage Technology at Texas A&M, is now taking a faculty position affiliated with the Center in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M.
AmpliPhi has just signed a Collaborative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the US Army Medical Research and Development Command and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research for developing and commercializing phage-based therapies to treat drug-resistant bacterial infections.
Wall Street Journal