July 27, 2018 | The Westin Jackson, Jackson, Miss

Big IDEAs for Improving the Lives of Mississippians, 2018 Mississippi IDeA Conference was held on July 27, 2018 at The Westin Jackson in Jackson, Mississippi. The conference was designed to showcase research in Mississippi in the fields of obesity & cardiometabolic diseases, cancer, neuroscience, infectious diseases & immunology, community health & health care disparities, and integrating omics technologies & general biomedical sciences.

The keynote speaker for this year’s conference was Dr. Joey P. Granger, Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor, Professor of Physiology and Medicine, Director of Cardiovascular-Renal Research Centre, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies in Health Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. (Pictured right)

Check out the event photo gallery.

Congratulations to our 2018 Award Winners! 

Student Oral Presentations
Moses Ayoola, Mississippi State University
Erika Guise, University of Mississippi Medical Center
Daniel Kennedy, Mississippi State University
Elliott Varney, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Graduate Poster Presentations
First Place: Corinne Sweeney, University of Mississippi
Second Place: Morgan Malone, The University of Southern Mississippi
Third Place: Kai Wei Wu, University of Mississippi

Undergraduate Poster Presentations
First Place: Zoe Beckworth, Tougaloo College
Second Place: Ashley Davis, The University of Southern Mississippi
Third Place: Ashley Bonner, Delta State University

Please see the abstract book below:

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Mohamed Elasri, Ph.D., Mississippi INBRE Director, The University of Southern Mississippi

John Hall, Ph.D., COBRE Director, Cardiorenal & Metabolic Disease Research Center, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Soumyajit Majumdar, Ph.D., COBRE Director, Natural Products Neuroscience, University of Mississippi

Stephen Pruett, Ph.D., COBRE Director, Pathogen-Host Interactions, Mississippi State University

Jane Reckelhoff, Ph.D., COBRE Director, Mississippi Center of Excellence in Perinatal Research, University of Mississippi Medical Center

James Wilson, M.D., CTR Director, Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Mohamed Elasri, Ph.D., Director, Mississippi INBRE, The University of Southern Mississippi

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Jamie Lott, Events and Public Relations Coordinator, Mississippi INBRE

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Mary Ann McRaney, Network Coordinator, Mississippi INBRE

Questions? Email ideaconference@msinbre.org

Where is the meeting?

Big IDEAs for Improving the Lives of Mississippians, 2018 Mississippi IDeA Conference will be held at The Westin Jackson, Jackson, Miss. The physical address is 407 South Congress Street, Jackson, Miss.

When is the meeting?

Big IDEAs for Improving the Lives of Mississippians, 2018 Mississippi IDeA Conference will be held on July 27, 2018.

How do I find information about the hotel?

You can find the information about the hotel/conference center at The Westin Jackson’s website. Click here to visit their website. 

Is there a group code for the hotel guest room?

Yes, to get the conference rate, please call 601.968.8200 and let them know that you are attending the Big IDEAs for Improving the Lives of Mississippians, 2018 Mississippi IDeA Conference.

When is the deadline for the abstract submission?

The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to June 30, 2018.

What is the maximum poster size?

Maximum poster size is 60” wide x 40” tall.

How much are the registration fees?

There is no registration fee for this conference.

How do I register for the meeting?

The registration form can be found at the “Registration & Abstracts” tab above.

Can someone else register another person?

Yes, as long as they can provide all of the necessary information.

How do I confirm that I'm successfully registered?

Once your registration is finalized, you will receive a confirmation email indicating that you are officially registered.

Will I receive my meeting badge and materials prior to traveling to the meeting?

No. You will receive your meeting badge and materials for the meeting during registration on Friday morning. Please see the full agenda for details.

For other questions, please email ideaconference@msinbre.org.