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16th Annual Great Plains
Infectious Disease Meeting

November 10 and 11th, 2017



Sweet Sixteen


     Sweet Sixteen




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Speaker presentation
Poster session
Poster session

The Kansas Vaccine Institute of the University of Kansas is pleased to host the 16th annual Great Plains Infectious Disease Meeting on November 10 and 11th, 2017, at the School of Pharmacy located on KU's West Campus. In the past thirteen years, this regional meeting has attracted researchers from many Great Plains states including North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Illinois. It has been an important platform for faculty across the region for sharing interesting new research and building research collaborations between universities.

On the evening of the first day the reception and dinner will be followed by keynote presentations. The second day will be devoted to oral presentations and a poster session. Deadlines for conference registration and abstract submission are November 7, 2017 at 8:00 am.


This meeting is free to attend as a result of the generosity of our partners:

  • Industrial: Ceva Biomune, Elemental Enzymes, Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute (KCALSI), Fisher Scientific, GE , KanPro, MidSci, Streck, Thermo Fisher Scientific Animal Health, Veterinary & Biomedical Research Center, Inc.
  • Academic: Bioscience and Technology Business Center, Center for Biomedical Research Excellence in Chemical Biology of Infectious Disease, Department of Molecular Biosciences, Departments of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Higuchi Biosciences Center, Kansas Vaccine Institute, KU Innovation and Collaboration, and School of Pharmacy, University of Kansas; Kansas State University-Olathe; Department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Immunology KU Medical Center; Laboratory for Infectious Disease Research, University of Missouri.

If you have questions about the conference, registration, abstract submission, or travel to and from Lawrence, contact Susan Wakefield at 785-864-7339 or

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