The Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology Mini-Symposium/Workshop will be held September 9-15, 2011 at the Clarion Hotel, located at 530 Richards Drive in Manhattan, Kansas, and at Call Hall and Trotter Hall on the Kansas State University campus.
The Clarion will be the location of the two-day mini-symposium on September 9-10, as well as workshop lectures and banquets. Workshop labs will be in Call Hall. The Molecular Detection Day on September 14 will be in Trotter Hall, which is part of the Veterinary Medicine Complex on campus.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Clarion for our participants. Please refer to the Rapid Methods Workshop when making reservations directly with the hotel at 785-539-5311, FAX: 785-539-8368. The rate for single or double occupancy is $76 per night. Please make reservations before August 13, 2011 to receive the reduced rate.
Because university classes will be in session during the 2011 workshop, residence hall facilities are not available.
Manhattan is a charming city that is approximately 130 miles west of Kansas City on Interstate Highway 70, a scenic drive of about two and one-half hours. KCI RoadRunner is an airport van shuttle service that runs between the Kansas City International Airport and Manhattan. Schedule information and shuttle reservations are available online or by calling toll free (in the United States) 1-800-747-2524. Outside the United States call 785-539-2284, or contact your travel agent. Reservations are recommended.
Manhattan has a regional airport offering daily roundtrip flights to Kansas City, Dallas, and Denver. For specific flight or rental car information, or to make reservations, visit the Manhattan Regional Airport website.
The Rapid Methods International Microbiology Family
- Previous participants, numbering about 4,000 scientists since the first workshop in 1981, have come from 46 states and 60 countries.
- Since 1990, 35 internationally known scientists have been designated as Distinguished Fellows. Since 1987, more than 50 outstanding graduate students and scholars have been named Fellows.
- At the 25th anniversary celebration in 2005, silver medallions were presented to participants, presenters, exhibitors, and industry representatives.