The 3rd Annual IBA Meeting (registration closed)

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Date(s) - 04/11/2019 - 05/11/2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Location: Scandic Ørnen, Lars Hillesgate 18, 5008 Bergen, Norway

IBA Annual Meeting of the National Graduate School in Infection Biology and Antimicrobials – Bergen – 2019

Participants from annual meeting last year

The IBA Annual meeting will be held November 4th-5th in Bergen, at the Scandic Ørnen hotel which is conveniently located next to the train station, Flybuss and the Bergen light  rail.

NB! The meeting fee, accommodation and travel expenses will be covered for all members and associates.

Attendees can stay at the Scandic Ørnen Hotel from the 4th-5th. Meals are included.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

  • Rabies research and treatment with Prof. Mary Warrell, University of Oxford
  • Review of the Norwegian Rabies case with Dr. Kristine Mørch, University of Bergen
  • The Campylobacter outbreak in Askøy with Prof. Guri Rørtveit, University of Bergen
  • Universal Influenza vaccine development with Prof. Anke Huckriede, University of Groningen

You are expected to present your research project and progress. There will be two oral sessions and a poster session, and there will be PRIZES for the best poster and oral presentation.


Preliminary program:

Monday November  4th                                                               Chair: Rebecca Cox
11.00 Registration
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
13:10 Plenary lecture 1
14:10 Research presentations
15:50 Coffee break and something to bite
16:10 Plenary Lecture 2
17:10 Poster session
19:30 Dinner
21:00 Social event
Tuesday November 5th Chair: Nina Langeland
9:00 Plenary lecture 3
10:00 Research presentations
11:00 Break with coffee and fruit
11:20 Plenary lecture 4
12:20 Group work
12:50 Closing remarks
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Board meeting for board members


Organizing committee

Professor Rebecca Cox, leader of the Influenza Centre in Bergen

Professor and senior consultant Nina Langeland, leader of the Infection and Microbiology research group

Associate Professor and senior consultant Kristine Mørch, research field tropical infectious diseases and use of antibiotic

Professor and senior consultant Stig Harthug, research field: hospital infections and control of antibiotic resistant in hospital environment.

Professor, assistant departmental director at the Medical Department Haukeland University Hospital and senior consultant Steinar Skrede, research field: sepsis and survey of serious sepsis at Haukeland University hospital.

Medical research student at the Influenza Centre Anders Madsen.

Chief engineer at the Infection and Microbiology research group Sonja Ljostveit

All committee members belong to Infection and Microbiology research group at the University of Bergen, which covers specialists in medical and oral microbiology and immunology, transfusion medicine and clinical specialists in infectious diseases and hospital infection control.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Bergen!! Welcome.

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