Events

 

2023 ASI Mucosal Immunology and Microbiome Symposium

Date

17 to 19 May 2023

Venue

Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas, Noosa, QLD

Speakers

International Keynote Speakers
Dr Chrysothemis Brown, MSKCC, NY, NY, USA
Dr Nick Collins, Weill-Cornell, NY, NY, USA

National Speakers
Professor Gabrielle Belz, UQ Diamantina Institute
Dr Gerard Kaiko, Hunter Medical Research Institute
Professor Sarah Robertson, University of Adelaide
Dr Archita Mishra, University of Western Australia
Professor Gene Tyson, Queensland University of Technology
Dr Julie Tellier, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Professor Ben Marsland, Monash University
Dr Connie Wong, Monash University
Dr Cyril Seillet, WEHI
Dr Ajith Vasanthakumar, ONJCRI
Dr Lucie Rankin, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical
Research
Dr Laura Cook, Doherty Institute
Dr Kerry Hilligan, Malaghan Institute of Medical Research

SPONSORS

Platinum


Mucosal Immunology journal

Gold


QIMR

Bronze
Anatara
Sarstedt
ThermoFisher
Miltenyi
Specialty Feeds
Bio-Rad

Price

Member Price $500.00
Member Student $300.00
Member Early Bird $400.00
Non-Member Price $600.00
Non-Member Student $300.00
Non-Member Early Bird $500.00


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Description

The Mucosal Immunology and Microbiome Symposium is organised and hosted by the ASI Mucosal Immunology Special Interest Group.

This 3-day symposium will highlight cutting-edge and emerging concepts in mucosal immunology. Leading international and national experts will discuss recent data in a friendly and interactive environment.

There will be a strong focus on early- and mid-career researchers, with ample opportunities for presentations, interactions and networking. This will be an outstanding meeting not to be missed by those working in the field of Mucosal Immunology!

The Mucosal Immunology and Microbiome Symposium is organised and hosted by the Mucosal Immunology Special Interest Group. This 3-day symposium will highlight cutting-edge and emerging concepts in mucosal immunology. Leading international and national experts will discuss recent data in a friendly and interactive environment. There will be a strong focus on early- and mid-career researchers, with ample opportunities for presentations, interactions and networking. This will be an outstanding meeting!

Abstract Submissions
Abstracts can be submitted starting Monday the 28th of November 2022. Abstracts will be considered for workshop talks, lightning talks and poster presentations at the meeting. Prizes will be awarded for best presentations. Authors will be notified of abstract outcomes (selection for oral in main or lightning talk,
poster session) in early Feb 2023.

Registrations
Early-bird deadline is Friday 17th February 2023. Registrations for this event will close Friday 31st March 2023.

Provisional Program
Click HERE to download a copy of the Provisional Program.

Accommodation
The symposium is held at the 5-Star Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas, which is in a central location in Noosa, close to restaurants, cafes and a short walk to the beach. One- and two bedroom apartments, with twin beds, are available at a reduced cost for registrants. State-of-the-art conference facilities are on site and all conference activities are hosted at the resort.

IMPORTANT: Your registration does not include accommodation but we have an allocation of rooms available at the resort. The rooms all have twin (single) beds so you will be able to share with your colleagues. Please confirm who you will be sharing with and only one person per apartment will be required to book and pay for the accommodation as part of the registration process. 

If you do not have a roommate, that is no problem at all as we can place you with one. See below for further information including accommodation rates.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS EXTENDED UNTIL THURSDAY 9th FEBRUARY 5pm (AEDT)

We invite abstract submissions and registrations before February 9th 17:00 (AEDT).

  1. Please download the abstract template using the green button below.
  2. Rename the file with 'LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_MI_Noosa_2023'
  3. Submit as a .doc / docx file before February 9th at 17:00 AEDT.

Download the abstract template

Register before February 17th 2023 for Early Bird discount

ℹ️  If you are a current ASI member, please click the green button below and log in to the ASI website when prompted.  This will ensure that you receive your member-discounted rate.

Participant type Early Bird (AUD) -
Before Feb 17
Standard Fee (AUD)
ASI Member - Mid to senior career researcher 400 500
ASI Member - Student/ECR 200 300
Non-member* 500* 600*
Non-member - Student/ECR* 300* 300*

*Non-members please note - you may wish to consider joining as an ASI member. 
ECRs (<8 years PhD) are permitted to register at the student rate

Accommodation Options

Accommodation is not included in your registration but we have an allocation of rooms that are available to book for the 2 nights. The rooms all have two (single) beds with the 1 Bedroom Apartment accommodating up to 2 adults and the 2 Bedroom Apartment up to 4 adults. 

Accommodation rates (total per Apartment):
1 Bedroom Twin Apartment (2 nights) $530.00
2 Bedroom Twin Apartment (2 nights) $720.00
Shared accommodation (roommates to be allocated) $265.00 (total per person)

BOOKING INSTRUCTIONS:
🚩 Please select "OPTION 1" if you know who you will be sharing your accommodation with and you are the designated booker. Only ONE PERSON per room should book and pay for the accommodation where shared accommodation has been pre arranged and you know who you will be sharing with. 
🚩 Please indicate your roommate/s in the field called 'Additional Requirements'.
🚩 If you do not have a roommate, please select and pay for "OPTION 2". If you do not have a roommate, that is no problem at all as we can place you with one. Please indicate your gender in the 'Additional Requirements' field.

Notes for booking accommodation:

  • If you are the nominated person booking and paying for the apartment, please note in the additional requirements field who will be staying in the apartment with you.
  • If someone is booking your accommodation on your behalf, do not make a selection for OPTION 1 or OPTION 2 and please note in the a additional requirements field the name of the person who has or will be making the booking.

Booking additional nights at Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas
If you would like to extend your stay at Peppers, please contact the resort direct on 07 5455 2200 or you can email [email protected].

Dinner with the Expert

Instead of the typical conference dinner, we are organising ‘dinner with the expert’ on the Thursday evening. We anticipate that there will be up to 8 separate groups going out for dinner in Noosa or nearby Noosa Fair.

Each group will likely have two Conference Speakers, and you will be invited to join them at a designated restaurant. Tables will be a mix of senior, ECMR and student attendees, and it will be an informal event, with the emphasis on meeting new people, discussing science (perhaps), and having fun.

After the dinner, people will gather back at the Peppers bar for a nightcap. We will include you in one of the groups and advise you of the details nearer the time. If you wish to opt out, no problem, but please let Valerie know ([email protected]). If we secure sufficient funding (and we are optimistic), we hope to be able to subsidise the costs for all ECMRs and students.   

Transport to Peppers Noosa Resort

If you would like to take advantage of a FREE bus to Noosa from Herston OR the airport on May 17th, please add this to your registration. Pick up from Herston will be at 10:00am and from the Airport at 10:30am. The return bus will depart at 14:00pm on May 19th, and will arrive at Brisbane airport at approximately 16:15pm, and Herston at 16:45pm.   

Driving
Click here for instructions.

Bus
GX400 Hervey Bay service from Roma Street, Brisbane to Noosa. The bus trip takes 2 hours 25 minutes and is run by Greyhound. There is an additional walk or uber (1.7km) to Peppers Noosa Resort

Train with local bus
Train from Brisbane Central station to Nambour Station (1 hour 49 minutes). Take the 631 bus service from Noosa Junction station to Noosa Dr at Hibiscus Avenue (1 hour 11mins). Both the train and bus are run by Translink. There is an additional walk or uber (1.2km) to Peppers Noosa Resort.

COVID SAFE POLICY 

ℹ️ Your health and safety are our priority. This is a COVID-safe event with the following rules to adhere to:

  • All delegates and exhibitors must present a NEGATIVE Rapid Antigen Test before travelling to the conference.
  • All attendees must comply with the Safety Plan advised by public health orders to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19 on the premises. 
  • ASI will not cover expenses associated with extra accommodation or alternative transport costs due to isolation requirements should attendees test positive at the event. All attendees should be aware that the events are ‘Attend at your own risk'.  

Disclaimer of Liability 

The Organising Committee will not accept liability for damages of any nature sustained by participants or their accompanying persons or loss of or damage to their personal property as a result of the meeting or related events. 

Should the event be cancelled due to COVID-related restrictions, the Organising Committee shall endeavour to reschedule.  All participants who have paid a registration fee will receive a full refund on the registration fee, but all participants hereby indemnify and hold the Organising Committee unaccountable for all out-of-pocket travel and quarantine -related costs, damages and expenses. 

ℹ️ By registering for and attending the ASI event, you are also indicating your acceptance of the ASI Event Policy.

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This will automatically apply your member-discounted rate. If you do not log in, your member discount will not be applied.

Please proceed through the registration page without delay, otherwise, you will be timed out and will need to log in again to receive your member-discounted rate.


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