Letter from the President, May 2016
It is now only one year until the Seventh Congress of the International BioIron Society meeting. The IBIS Board has been busily working to prepare our 2017 program. We have outlined what we hope you will agree is an outstanding set of topics on some of the most exciting and timely areas of our field. Our Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Nels Elde who will discuss the fascinating relationship we eukaryotes have had with our prokaryotic "frenemies" in competition for this precious metal. It is clear from looking over the titles of each of the sessions how very far our field has grown, and how our ongoing discoveries have direct applicability to human health.
The meetings will be hosted by Drs. Ella Nemeth and Tomas Ganz at Luskin Conference Center on the Campus of the University of California, Los Angeles. For an understanding of just how new this facility is view this short video.
We believe this facility is ideal for our group and will ensure plenty of opportunity for interactions and discussions in a unified setting. We've been taking steps to make the meeting as affordable as possible, including reduced registration fees for trainee and emeritus status. Needless to say, Southern California has much to offer in terms of entertainment and recreation as well.
We hope you are able to attend, and will suggest the same to friends and collaborators who are new to the field and may not have attended in the past. Meeting registration will open June 20, 2016 and abstract submission will open on July 1, 2016. Keep an eye out for meeting-related emails with links to registration and abstract submission! Also, be sure to register early to receive the discounted meeting rate.
Don't hesitate to contact me or any of the other board members with feedback and suggestions as we move ahead. Please stay tuned for additional details, including the full complement of plenary speakers as they emerge.
I look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles!
Robert E. Fleming, MD
Professor, Saint Louis University
posted: May 1, 2016