The 21st Annual Seattle Parasitology Conference was held on Thursday, May 14, and Friday, May 15, at Seattle Biomedical Research Institute. Seattle BioMed was pleased to welcome Dr. James D. Bangs, Professor of Medical Microbiology & Immunology at the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine and Public Health as our keynote speaker, and Dr. David A. Fidock, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Medicine at Columbia University as the plenary speaker. Over 120 Northwest scientists attended the conference.
Registration information for the 2010 Conference will be available early in 2010. For more information, please contact the local organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hosted by Seattle BioMed, the Seattle Parasitology Conference (formerly Seattle Protozoology Conference) is held each year in the spring. The conference was initiated in 1989 to provide a local forum for presentation and discussion of research progress on the molecular and cellular biology of protozoans, especially parasitic protozoans.
The first one-day meeting drew 30 attendees, all from Seattle. In the intervening years, the conference has doubled in length, tripled in attendance, and expanded its geographic scope, attracting scientists from throughout the northwest U.S. and British Columbia.