Clostpath 10 Meeting
The International Conferences on the Molecular Biology and Pathogenesis of the Clostridia (Clostpath) have been a leading venue to bring together clinicians and scientists for forefront research on the molecular biology of clostridia and their role in health and disease. In keeping with this tradition, Clostpath 10 will cover all aspects of clostridia-dependent pathogenesis, regulation of virulence factors, host-pathogen interactions, structure and mode of actions of clostridial toxins, development of new genetic tools as well as epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of clostridia-caused diseases.
The scientific program of Clostpath 10 will include keynote lectures by internationally recognized leaders in clostridial research and clinical practice. In addition to state-of-the-art invited talks about the most recent and exciting discoveries in the field, short oral contributions will be selected from submitted abstracts. Lively poster presentations will give the opportunity for attendees to discuss their ongoing work with a broad audience in line with the goal to bring together basic science with clinical and translational research issues.
Clostpath 10 will feature sessions devoted to One Health this year. One Health (see https://www.onehealthcommission.org as an example) represents the collaborative efforts of scientists and multiple health science professions to strive for optimal health for people, domestic and wild animals and the environment. Given the global importance of the Clostridia in these areas, we felt that it is important to bring this important concept to Clostpath 10. This recognition of the global interconnectedness of the microbial world is also reflected in efforts such as the National Microbiome Initiative (see http://bit.ly/2jUrN2G for information). We encourage abstract submitters to consider having their work highlighted in the One Health sessions.