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Instructions for Preparing Proposals for McLaughlin Symposia

The James W. McLaughlin Fellowship Committee has established an international symposium series entitled "McLaughlin Symposia on Infection and Immunity" that is held in Galveston. Themes for symposia differ from year to year, and are chosen by the McLaughlin Committee from proposals submitted by UTMB faculty. The format of these symposia will consist of invited lecturers recognized as outstanding in their fields plus poster sessions/platform presentations.

All proposals must address the following points:

  1. Name of applicant: academic title, department, telephone, Fax, and e-mail
  2. Proposed title of your McLaughlin Symposium (topic must relate to infectious diseases and/or immunology).
  3. Names of prospective, internationally and nationally known scientists that could be invited and the general areas on which they could speak.
  4. Names and titles of other faculty at UTMB and elsewhere who support the idea for a symposium on this topic, and an indication of those who may serve as co-organizers.
  5. Overview of the theme of your planned Symposium with a focus on its uniqueness and ability to bring diverse faculty together (1 page or less).
  6. Discussion of how your planned Symposium will bring together groups of scientists who do not normally attend the same meetings.
  7. List of recent (or planned) meetings that did (or will) address similar topics.
  8. List of other foundations or professional societies that have either stated an interest in co-sponsorship, have been consulted about co-sponsorship, or who may be considered as co-sponsors for your Symposium.
  9. Status of activities to obtain funds from NIH (or other government agencies) or corporations to defray the cost of your Symposium.
  10. Specific audience for your Symposium and expected number of participants. 
  11. Plans to involve faculty and trainee groups at UTMB.
  12. Business plan for the meeting to include an estimated budget, with a plan for collecting sufficient funds (i.e., registration, other support)  in addition to the McLaughlin request.

Proposal submission

  • Proposals should be rendered into a single pdf file that includes the last name of the applicant in the filename and submitted to:

Previous McLaughlin Symposia

  • Hepatic Inflammation and Immunity 2002 – Joint meeting with the U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Science Program Conference on Hepatitis, March 21-24, 2002, Key organizer: Stanley M Lemon, MD
  • Epstein-Barr Virus and Human Papilloma Virus: Infection, Persistence, and Pathogenesis in Oral Mucosal Epithelium – February 13-16, 2003 Key organizer: Dennis M Walling, MD
  • Infectious Diseases from Nature: Mechanisms of Viral Emergence and Persistence – March 19-21, 2004 Key organizer: CJ Peters, MD
  • Vaccines for the 21st Century – November 12-14, 2004, Key organizer: Larry Stanberry, MD, PhD
  • Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases: The Interface of Animal and Human Health – TX-UK Collaborative Research Initiative Workshop – February 25-27, 2005, Key organizer: Alan Barrett, PhD
  • The Changing Landscape of Vaccine Development: Vaccines for Global Health – November 8-10, 2006, Key organizer: Larry Stanberry, MD, PhD
  • The Microcirculation in Acute Viral and Bacterial Infections– November 15-17, 2007, Key organizer: David H Walker, MD
  • Hepatic Inflammation and Immunity 2008 – January 25-27, 2008, Key Organizer: Stanley M Lemon, MD
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases: Ethics, Law and Professional Obligation – November 6-8, 2008, Key Organizer: Howard A Brody, MD, PhD
  • The Changing Landscape of Vaccine Development — Vaccines for Biothreats and Emerging and Neglected Diseases – November 10-12, 2009, Key Organizer: Alan Barrett, PhD
  • UTMB Symposium on the Structural Biology of Infectious Disease – Cryo-EM — February 11, 2011, Key Organizer: Marc Morais, PhD (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
  • Texas Tuberculosis Research Symposium 2011 – April 11, 2011, Key Organizer: Janice Endsley, PhD
  • 10th International Symposium on Aeromonas and Plesiomonas – May 19-21, 2011, Key Organizer: Ashok Chopra, CSc, PhD
  • The Changing Landscape of Vaccine Development — Vaccines for Chronic Diseases – February 7-9, 2012, Key Organizer: Alan Barrett, PhD
  • Emerging Viruses: Disease Models and Strategies for Vaccine Development - October 23-24, 2012, Key Organizer: Alan Barrett, PhD
  • 6th International Symposium on Filoviruses - March 30-April 2, 2014, Key Organizer: Thomas Geisbert, DVM, PhD

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