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NCASM Fall Meeting: Saturday, October 4, 2014:
NCASM fall 2014 meeting will be held Saturday, October 4 at Santa Clara University. The theme of this meeting will be: Vicious Viruses in the News. Topics will include: Oncogenic viruses, MERS, Chikungunya, Dengue, and, of course, Ebola. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and 7 CEUs (for those who have paid NCASM dues). On-line pre-registration and payment will become available from this site by Sept 3 (possibly by Sept 1). Other details will be posted as they become available.
The MICROBIOME/MICROBIOTA R & D and Business Collaboration Forum will be held in San Diego, October 2/3, 2014. Full meeting details can be found at: http://www.globalengage.co.uk/microbiome.html. You can save 15 % on registration by using discount code "NCASM/15".
International Symposium on Subsurface Microbiology (ISSM) Meeting to be held in Pacific Grove, CA, Oct 5-10, 2014
Students, are you interested in volunteering at the Ninth International Symposium on Subsurface Microbiology (ISSM 2014) <http://www.2014issm.com/index.html> in exchange for reducing your conference costs? The conference organizers are seeking student volunteers to assist at the conference. Volunteer positions may include serving as a room monitor, working at the registration desk, and providing general support throughout the event.
Applicants must currently be enrolled full-time as a graduate or undergraduate student. Volunteers would be requested to commit to at least 4 to 8 hours of volunteer assistance each day of the conference. We will work with your schedule so that you can attend the sessions you are most interested in.
To learn more about the volunteer details, please download the Student Volunteer Application at www.2014issm.com/students.html <http://www.2014issm.com/students.html> and submit the application by May 15, 2014.
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) will be held in San Antonio, TX, Nov 12-15, 2014:
This acclaimed conference provides an opportunity for students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to present their research through poster and oral presentations and expand their scientific and professional development through innovative sessions, as well as networking opportunities. Students also learn about graduate schools, summer research opportunities, and postdoctoral fellowships by participating in the ABRCMS exhibits program.
Abstract and Travel Award Deadlines September 5: Abstract Submission and Student Travel Award Deadline
Announcements (August 2014):
Student Participation - the Future of ASM & NCASM
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
Microbiome/Microbiota R & D and Business Collaboration Forum.
New Job Postings (August 21, 2014)
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