Meeting overview:

The MNID meeting is the only regional meeting in the Midwest that features forefront research focused on the pathogenesis of fungal and parasitic diseases. This meeting fills an important void, as the parasitic and fungal diseases, while crucially important; do not receive sufficient “press” at many major biology meetings.  Over these two years the meetings have included 100-130 scientists from seven states; Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Iowa, and Missouri.

This year, the meeting will feature an additional session dedicated to translational research in neglected infectious diseases.


Take a look at this year's program to get a feel for the scope of the conference.



For: Speakers
For: Poster Presentations


Meeting Locations:

Friday August 23rd (Jordan Hall of Science) - see map
Saturday August 24th (Geddes Hall) - see map



Registration Deadline: Friday August 16th

Registration includes all meeting materials, refreshments and all meals throughout the conference


Maps, Directions and parking information:

The meeting will be held at the University of Notre Dame
Friday August 23rd at Jordan Hall of Science
Saturday August 24th at Geddes Hall


For directions click here for the campus map and directions to Notre Dame.


For parking please refer to the "interactive map". The C-1 parking lots are available to all visitors.



Discount rates are available to conference attendees at Waterford Estates Lodge.

Individual reservations must be received by July 15th

Rooms are being held at Waterford Estate Lodge for the nights of August 23 and 24 with a room rate of $109.00 for 2 doubles or 1 queen. To reserve please call 1-877-783-8496 and indicate you are with the (MNID) Midwest Neglected Infectious Diseases Meeting.


MNID Steering Committe:

Vern Carruthers, University of Michigan- Ann Arbor

David Engman, Northwestern University

Kasturi Haldar, University of Notre Dame

Christina Hull, University of Wisconsin- Madison

Laura Knoll, University of Wisconsin- Madison

Michal Olszewski, University of Michigan

Chad Rappleye, The Ohio State University

Bill Sullivan, Indiana University School of Medicine

Shahir Rizk, University of Notre Dame

David Williams, Rush University Medical Center


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