The Vira I. Heinz Chair and Affiliates Symposium

This invitation-only symposium will bring together scientists and business enthusiasts of diverse interests with a shared enthusiasm for microbiology. The event will disseminate research and career information, as well as showcase the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh platforms of research innovation!

We look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh, PA to from Friday, August 5, 2022 to Saturday, August 6, 2022.

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General Information

A general overview and explanation of what to expect.

Program Highlights

A more detailed look at who you will hear from.


A quick overview of where to stay, anticipated expenses and meals, and Pittsburgh highlights.


Information about when and where to go and how to get around for the symposium.


Registration has been extended for invited guests! Click on this link to register now, before the July 30th deadline. This quick 3-minute form will collect your basic contact information, when you will be attending, your meal preference, and abstract details for those interested in a talk or poster platform. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to your most frequently asked questions.