2018 International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference

Please see the preliminary agenda below.   Note that it is subject to change.


IPNC 2018 Program

All events at Asilomar Conference Center unless noted **


Sunday, Sept. 23

3 PM                Registration

6 PM                Keynote address and Welcome Reception


Monday, Sept. 24

8:30 AM          Meningococcal Vaccines

1:30 PM           Gonococcal Vaccines

7:00 PM           Poster Session I


Tuesday, Sept. 25

8:30 AM          Host-Pathogen Interactions

12:00 PM         *Free Afternoon*

7:00 PM           Staggered Workshops: OMICS Software Tools;  IMD and Complement Inhibitors; Animal and Cellular Models


Wednesday, Sept. 26

8:30 AM          Epidemiology and Population Genomics

12:00 PM         Sponsored Symposium (GSK/Public Health England)

2:00 PM           Genomics and Gene Regulation

6:30 PM           *Banquet at Monterey Bay Aquarium*


Thursday, Sept. 27

9:30 AM          Molecular Physiology and Metabolism

1:30 PM           Surface Structures and Cell Envelope

7:00 PM           Poster Session II


Friday, Sept. 28

9:00 AM          Anti-Microbial Resistance and Therapies

12:00 PM         Closing, Announcement of IPNC 2020, Adjourn


  • Sunday, September 23, 2018
    7:15 PM  -  8:00 PM
    Cell wall and H. pylori pathogenesis: from innate immune activation to cell shape
    Merrill Hall
    Join us for a keynote presentation by Nina Salama
    8:00 PM  -  10:00 PM
    Welcome Reception
    BBQ Meadow Area
    Please join us for drinks, snacks, and networking!
  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM
    Animal and Cellular Models (Moderators: Jenn Edwards (USA) and Greg Moe (USA)
    Merrill Hall
    7:45 PM  -  8:30 PM
    Therapeutic complement inhibitors and meningococcal disease
    8:30 PM  -  9:15 PM
    OMICS Software Tools (Moderators Odile Harrison (UK) and Aleksandra Sikora (USA))
    Merrill Hall
  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018
    12:15 PM  -  1:45 PM
    Sponsored Symposium: Prevention of meningococcal disease through vaccination
    Merrill Hall
    12:15 – 12:20 Introduction Shamez Ladhani (London, UK) 12:20 – 12:35 Impact and effectiveness of 4CMenB (Bexsero®) on MenB disease in infants in the UK Shamez Ladhani (London, UK) 12:35 – 12:55 Evaluating MenB strains causing invasive disease in children eligible for 4CMenB (Bexsero®) Jay Lucidarme (Manchester, UK) 12:55 – 13:15 The role of the Meningococcal Reference Unit in supporting MenB outbreak investigations Stephen Clark (Manchester, UK) 13:15 – 13:30 Impact and effectiveness of the adolescent MenACWY programme to control a national outbreak of MenW disease Shamez Ladhani (London, UK) 13:30 – 13:45 Discussion/Summary Shamez Ladhani (London, UK)
    6:00 PM  -  10:00 PM
    Banquet At Monterey Aquarium
    Come to the Monterey Aquarium and enjoy food, drinks, dancing, and the exhibits!