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The Many Hosts of Mycobacteria V
Advancing Translational Science

A Comparative Mycobacteriology Symposium
July 16–17, 2012

10401 Fernwood Drive, Bethesda, Maryland

Scientific Organizing Committee:
Christine Sizemore, Tina Parker, Karen Lacourciere, and André McBride, NIAID, Bethesda; Don Ennis, University of Louisiana, Lafayette; Michelle Larsen, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York; Igor Kramnik, Boston University, Massachusetts.

On behalf of the organizing committee, we invite you to attend the Many Hosts of Mycobacteria V: Advancing Translational Science (MHM5), scheduled for July 16–17, 2012, in Bethesda, Maryland. The purpose of this symposium is to bring together a working group of researchers to discuss the current state of translational science for mycobacterial research.

We continue to encourage junior investigators to attend on behalf of their laboratory, so please forward this notice to appropriate scientists in your organization.

This year's meeting will be held in Bethesda, Maryland. It is a continuation of prior Many Hosts of Mycobacteria meetings held in Ames, Iowa; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Carville, Louisiana; and Tampa, Florida. One outcome of the meeting will be to receive input from the mycobacterial research community on the need for mycobacterial research resources that NIAID may be able to provide to contribute to the advancement of translational science in various mycobacterial diseases.  

Presenters and Panels will offer a wide-range of experience in mycobacterial research, including: M. tuberculosis, M. leprae, M. bovis, M. marinum, M. ulcerans, M. avium spp. paratuberculosis, Rhodoccus equi, M. avium, and non-tuberculous mycobacteria and their relevant natural and experimental hosts: Humans, Mice, Guinea pigs, Rabbits, Non-human primates, Fish, Armadillos, Cattle, Deer, Cats/Lions, Elephants, Badgers, Possums, Horses, Cape Buffalo, Mongoose, and more.

Limited funds are available to subsidize travel expenses on a case-by-case basis. If you need a subsidy, please contact

Register by May 1, 2012:
Please download the registration form and follow payment instructions to Don Ennis, Lafayette University, Louisiana. A fee of $150 is required to cover an evening dinner, as well as working lunches and refreshments. 

Reserve your Hotel room by June 8, 2012:
We have arranged a discount rate for a block of suites at the Bethesda Marriott Suites which is within walking distance of the meeting venue.

Please reserve your room no later than June 8, 2012, for $169/night at:

Bethesda Marriott Suites
6711 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817
Phone: 800-228-9290 or 301-897-5600
Please reference meeting code: Many Hosts of Mycobacteria

The preferred government rate has been extended to include three nights prior to and following the meeting dates if you would like to extend your stay in the Washington, DC, area. We have provided several links below that may be of interest to you (Area Transportation, Entertainment, and Dining). 

We hope you will join us to participate in discussions, provide your insight, exchange ideas with your peers, and help advance translational science of mycobacterial diseases and host species.

Last Updated April 24, 2012

Last Reviewed April 24, 2012