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 the last three years the meetings have included 100-130 scientists from seven states; Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Iowa, and Missouri.

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


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Registration Deadline: Tuesday August 12th @ noon, 2014

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


For: Speakers
For: Poster Presentations


Meeting Locations:

Friday and Saturday August 15th & 16th
(Jordan Hall of Science) - see map


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 night of Friday August 15th 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 Block) to guarantee your reservation.

Maps, Directions and parking information:

The meeting will be held at the University of Notre Dame
Friday and Saturday August 15th & 16th Jordan Hall of Science

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

For parking location please refer to the "Parking Map". The C-1 parking lots are available to all visitors.

(Parking will be in the C1 Lots- near the Notre Dame Stadium)


MNID Steering Committee:

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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