Join us at the first annual Microbes in Wastewater Symposium in Southern California!​

Scientific Organizers: Sunny Jiang, Ryan Reinke, and Janina Krumbeck

Stay at the forefront of wastewater research and be a part of this transformative symposium led by innovative thought leaders of the field. Dive into the latest research on cutting-edge wastewater technologies and data analysis techniques that are revolutionizing wastewater research. Learn from renowned researchers and industry pioneers as they showcase and address real-life case studies and practical applications in:

          - Pathogen and AMR Surveillance
          - Advanced Molecular Tools
          - Data analysis and Bioinformatics

This symposium is a unique opportunity to engage in dynamic panel discussions with water sector experts, influencing the future of wastewater analysis, while contributing your ideas, perspectives, and experiences to shape the future of applied research for sustainable wastewater management. Additionally, we aim to advance the understanding of AMR dynamics to safeguard public and environmental health. Together, we chart a path towards innovative solutions, ensuring the protection of public and environmental health in the face of global challenges. Join us and be part of the solution for a future of water safety.

Important Dates
Nov. 21 | Early Bird Discounted Registration Deadline
Nov. 21 | Travel Award Consideration Deadline
Dec. 12 | Abstract Submissions Close

The Ranch at Laguna Beach
31106 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, California
January 18-19, 2024 

HostED BY:
Dr. Rita Colwell
Distinguished University Professor & Founder of CosmosID, Inc.  
University of Maryland &
National Science Foundation
Dr. Amy Pruden
Distinguished University Professor
Virgina Tech
Daniel Gerrity
Principle Research Microbiologist
South Nevada Water Authority
Alexandria Boehm
Stanford University &
Principal Investigator
Prahbu Gounder
Medical Epidemiologist
Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health
Raul Gonzalez
Environmental Scientist
Hampton Roads Sanitation District
Ishi Keenum
Michigan Tech University
Kyle McClary
Director of Data
Aladdin Bioinformatics Foundation
Helena Solo-Gabriele
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University of Miami
Tao Yan
University of Hawaii
Kyle Bibby
University of Notre Dame
John Griffiths
Department Head of Microbiology
Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
Yiping Cao
Environmental Supervisor
Orange County Sanitation District
Angela Rabe
Wastewater Epidemiologist, California Dept. of Public Health
Katrine Whiteson
University of California Irvine
Sunny Jiang
University of California Irvine
Ryan Reinke
Research Scientist
Los Angeles County Sanitation District
Doris Di
Wastewater Microbiologist
Hawaii State Dept. of Health
Tentative Schedule
General Registration
Abstract Submission
Abstract submission has now closed.

Email inquiries to [email protected]

Preparing Your Poster
Your poster should be 36 x 48 inches (landscape or portrait permitted) and should include the following elements:

  • Title 
  • Author(s) with affiliation 
  • Introduction: introduce the research – what is the problem/knowledge gap your research is aiming to address? 
  • Methods: what did you do and how did you do it? 
  • Results: outline the key findings. 
  • Conclusions and/or discussion: what are the outcomes, implications and future possibilities? 
  • Acknowledgements 
  • We recommend using at least 14-point type in the body of your poster. 

Venue & Accommodations
​​​​Venue Information
The Ranch at Laguna Beach
31106 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California 92651

For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at The Ranch at Laguna Beach. Online reservations can using the link below. When calling to make your reservation, please mention the event's name in order to receive a discounted rate.

Reserve Your Room Here!
Travel Information
Distance from Airports
          (SNA) John Wayne Airport Orange County to Hotel: 30.8 km (19.1 miles)
          (LGB) Long Beach Airport to Hotel: 68.9 km (41.5 miles)
          (ONT) Ontario International Airport to Hotel: 95.0 km (59.0 miles)
          (LAX) Los Angeles International Airport to Hotel: 98.2 km (61.0 miles)
Additional Lodging Accommodations
          Laguna Beach Lodge (0.6 miles from The Ranch At Laguna Beach)

          Casa Laguna Hotel & Spa (1.2 miles from The Ranch At Laguna Beach)

          Seaside Laguna Inn & Suites (1.8 miles from The Ranch At Laguna Beach)

Valet at The Ranch at Laguna Beach is free.
Sponsorship & Exhibitor Packages: Learn more!
 Join us on January 18-19, 2024 
We look forward to hosting you!

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