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Houston C diff & Microbiome Conference

Houston C diff & Microbiome Conference

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Bioscience Reseach Collaborative, Rice University, 6500 Main St., Houston

Abstract Deadline: April 22 | Registration Deadline: April 22

The Houston C diff. & Microbiome Conference aims to bring together research trainees and researchers from infectious diseases laboratories in the Texas Medical Center, Houston and the surrounding area for a lively forum to discuss the latest findings and cutting-edge developments from their labs as well as foster new and exciting collaborations.

A major focus of the conference is to provide an outlet for trainees and junior scientists to share their work, discuss their data with leading scientists, and inspire the next generation of Clostridiodes difficile/ microbiome researchers.

In addition to two keynote speakers, abstracts are invited and competitively selected for oral presentation. Remaining abstracts will be presented during the course of one or more poster sessions, allowing every participant a chance to highlight their research. Attendees are encouraged to submit abstracts on their most recent or as-yet-unpublished work.

Sponsored by Acurx Pharmaceuticals


Abstracts Due April 22 | Abstract Disposition by April 29

Abstract submission guidelines:

  • 250-word abstract with data
  • Single-spaced, Times New Roman, 12-point font
  • Abstracts must be structured with the section headers of: Introduction, hypothesis, methods, results and conclusions

Tentative Schedule

8:00-9:00 am Check-in
9:00-9:45 am Introductions and Keynote 1
10:00-11:00 am Abstract Presentations 1-4
11:00 am-12:00 pm Abstract Presentations 5-8
12:00-1:15 pm Lunch & Poster Presentations
1:15-2:00 pm Keynote 2
2:00-3:00 pm Abstracts 9-12
3:00-4:00 pm Abstracts 13-16
5:00 pm-close Happy Hour TBD

Organizing Committee

Robert Britton, Ph.D., Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Kevin Garey, Pharm.D., M.S., Professor, University of Houston

Julian Hurdle, Ph.D., Professor, Texas A&M University Institute of Biosciences and Technology

Joseph Sorg, Ph.D., Professor, Texas A&M University


Questions? Please contact Kevin Garey at or 832-842-8386.