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2024 Vector Encounter

Registration is open

27th Vector Encounter

Join us in Baltimore on Thursday, June 6 - Friday, June 7. Learning and networking abound. Registration link below. Registration closes on May 27.

Thursday, June 6 - Friday, June 7, 2024

Join us for the Vector Encounter, a two-day gathering to discuss the biology of disease vectors hosted by the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

During this engaging get-together, investigators present their lab's latest vector research in Chalk Talk and Short Talk format emphasizing ideas and latest discoveries. Chalk Talk presentations in the main session are limited to one investigator per lab, by the PI or a team member. Non-PIs can also present research in Short Talk format in a breakout session; more than one lab member can present. See details below.

Chalk Talks

  • Limited to 15 minutes per lab
  • Can be presented by the PI, or a designated team member
  • Presentation should provide an overview of the current lab projects
  • Presentations need to be made using the chalkboard only

Short Talks

  • Limited to 15 minutes total, including questions
  • Multiple individuals from the same lab can present individual short talks on their projects
  • These presentations occur in breakout focus groups and are casual and dynamic in format to promote discussion and feedback
  • Short talks can be made using any of the following: a whiteboard (markers provided), 1-3 slides emphasizing data, or all. Creativity in presentation format welcome


Chesapeake blue crab dinner (Thursday, 6/6, 6-8 pm) and casual mixer (Friday, 6/7,  4-6 pm).


Registration OPENS on March 15, 2024. | Registration CLOSES on May 27, 2024.

The cost is $60 for the two-day event and covers food and drinks. The Chesapeake Blue Crab Dinner is an additional $50. All talks will be accommodated. Registration and dinner costs are generously subsidized by JHMRI.


EXTERNAL Registrants, please pay your registration fees on EVENTBRITE by credit card. LINK HERE  

EXTERNAL Registrants: To register for Chalk Talks and Short Talks please use the following survey here. All talks will be accommodated. LINK HERE  

INTERNAL JHU Registrants will be provided with a Qualtrics survey—payment (via JHU charge code). 


Direct questions to Dr. Conor  and/or Deirdre Watson |

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