The Cardona Lab is proud to have a Vanier awardee, Andrew Hogan as part of our team

Andrew Hogan, a PhD student in our lab is one of the six 2019 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholars of the University of Manitoba.

The Vanier Award (the most prestigious award for Canadian PhD students) recognizes leadership skills and research accomplishments, encouraging PhD students to become tomorrow’s leaders.”

IBCWG 2020 meeting

Dear friends and colleagues,

We are very excited  to invite you to the 22nd International Burkholderia cepacia Working Group Meeting in Toronto, Canada on April 22-25, 2020

The conference will take place at the SickKids Research Tower (Event Room 1), 686 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M5G 0A4

Welcome Reception and preferred hotel:

Marriott Downtown at Eaton Centre, 525 Bay Street, Toronto, ON, M5G 2L2

Other options for hotels in the area:

Chelsea Hotel; Toronto Downtown, 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto, ON, M5G 1Z4

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Downtown, 108 Chestnut Street, Toronto, ON, M5G 1R3

The co-chairs of the conference are Dr. Liz Tullis, Dr. Valerie Waters and Dr. Silvia Cardona.  Mohsin Akhtar is helping coordinate the conference.


A secure link will be sent to your email.  You can pay via PayPal, Credit Card or Debit.

Early Bird Rate” for Guests – $200.00 – available until February 29th, 2020 – after this date, the fee will be $220.00.

Early Bird Rate” for Trainees/Students – $150.00 – available until February 29th, 2020 – after this date, the fee will be $170.00.

Deadline for Registration is Tuesday, March 31st, 2020.

Deadline for Abstract submissions is Friday, March 20th, 2020.

Preliminary Programme

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

19:00: Welcome Reception – Adelaide Room – Marriott Downtown CF Toronto Eaton Centre, 525 Bay St

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

18:00: Dinner – Music Room – Hart House at the University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Cir

Friday, April 24th, 2020

12:00: Afternoon Out

Take a break from the Meeting and enjoy what Toronto has to offer.  Some ideas to spend time exploring the city:

Red Double-Decker Bus Tour –

Hockey Hall of Fame –

CN Tower –

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada –

Casa Loma –

Art Gallery of Ontario –

Royal Ontario Museum –

Walking Tour with the Tour Guys –

More details to follow soon!

Liz, Val and Silvia