The 2024 Symposium on the Immune System of Bacteria conference will be held April 16–18, 2024 at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center located at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center is a world-class facility with an amphitheater stage that seats up to 250 people for the main conference seminar presentations. Additional spaces at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center include a breakout rotunda for poster sessions, facilities for conference coffee and lunch breaks, and numerous meeting areas to foster interactions between investigators, trainees, and early career stage scientists. The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center additionally includes professional technicians to support all audio/visual and media requirements as well as a professional security team to ensure the safety of all attendees throughout the conference. A full description of the conference center and venue information is available online (https://theconfcenter.hms.harvard.edu).
Boston, Massachusetts was selected as the location for the conference due the city’s central location and significant availability of public travel infrastructure and family support options. The Boston South Station train depot and Boston Logan International Airport are major transportation hubs allowing attendees to travel by train or direct flight. From South Station and the Logan International Airport, the conference center is a short ~30 min commute away by the Boston MBTA public subway system. The conference venue and all necessary transportation systems are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Ease in transportation is a major component of the organizing committee’s efforts to limit the environmental impact of the conference. Additional considerations include restricting use of print materials wherever possible and ensuring conference attendees have access to an online abstract book. Attendees have many options for hotel lodging throughout the local Longwood Medical and greater Boston area.
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