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14th Annual Great Plains
Infectious Disease Meeting

November 6 and 7th, 2015



The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Logo


A focus on: vaccines to prevent infectious diseases, emerging infectious & select agent threats, and the ugly face of antibiotic resistance



Thank you for a great annual meeting!

We wanted to send a BIG “Thank You” to all those who made the 14th Annual GPID an amazing success!

We had 122 registered - which is a new record!  Friday’s speakers, Wayne Carter, Blake Hawley and Dave Hustead, were very informative, as well as, delightful!  We thank them for sharing their time, expertise and humor with their interesting and entertaining presentations.

We also want to thank our sponsors and vendors for their support (listed below). Their generosity contributed greatly to the success of this meeting and we greatly appreciated their support!

We hope you all enjoyed the dinner before the plenary session and that you liked Subarna’s varied menu!  Another thanks to GE (Kurt Forge) for sponsoring the selection of beverages we were able to enjoy.  If you are in Lawrence, please take a minute to stop by City Wine Market at either 9th & New Hampshire or 6th & Wakarusa.  Steve and Jamie would be happy to supply you with your beverage needs!

We were very proud to be able to use the School of Pharmacy building all day Saturday and thank Dean Audus for allowing us access. All of the speakers gave wonderful and thought provoking presentations.  

We thank the Union for great food on Saturday and also want to give special thanks to Nicole Suchy and Brad Sager for their IT support and to Nicole Suchy, André Faucher and Susan Wakefield for their coordination of logistics and materials for the meeting.    

We are pleased to announce that the 15th Annual GPID (Our Crystal Anniversary!) will take place on November 4-5, 2016.  PLEASE SAVE THE DATE NOW!  KU football will be at West Virginia (ouch). Let me know if you have ideas on additional vendors who can donate!  

We look forward to seeing all of you again next year!


This meeting was free to attend as a result of the generosity of our partners:

  • Industrial: Boehringer-Ingelheim, Fisher Scientific, GE, KanPro, MidSci, Monserate Biotechnology Group, Qiagen.
  • Academic: Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Kansas State University; Kansas State University-Olathe; Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Kansas Medical Center; Departments of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Departments of Molecular Biosciences, School of Pharmacy, Kansas Vaccine Institute and Higuchi Biosciences Center, University of Kansas; Laboratory of Infectious Disease Research and Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, University of Missouri.

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