Theme:  GLYCOSCIENCE COMMUNITIES
Chair: Christine M. Szymanski, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center and University of Georgia

SATELLITE SESSIONS:
Satellite 1: Glycoprotein technologies 
Satellite 2: Glyco-Bioinformatics

MAIN CONFERENCE SESSION TOPICS & CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:
Using model systems to understand the biological roles of glycans 
Consortium of Functional Glycomics (CFG)

Glycan foraging by vertebrates and microbes
Harry Gilbert, Nicole Koropatkin 

Host-pathogen interactions
Mario Feldman, Jorge Galan, Thierry Hennet, Michela Tonetti 

Comparative glycobiology: prokaryotes and eukaryotes 
Markus Aebi, Laura Kiessling, Kaspar Locher, Rita Gerardy-Schahn 

Glycans in development and genetic disorders
Karen Colley, Richard Steet, Kelly Ten Hagen, Yu Yamaguchi 

Relevance of carbohydrates in disease, diagnosis, prevention and treatment
Charles Dimitroff, Joseph Lau, Celso Reis 

New tools and their applications
Jeff Gildersleeve, Lara Mahal, Michael Pierce, Hans Wandall 

Glycans and glycan binding proteins in immunity
Fikri Avci, Arturo Casadevall, Brian Cobb


DRAFT SCHEDULE:

Saturday, November 19, 2016 (DAY 1)
   Satellite Sessions
   Conference Opening Remarks
   Using model systems to understand the biological roles of glycans (hosted by the Consortium of Functional Glycomics)
   Opening Reception

Sunday, November 20, 2016 (DAY 2)
   General Sessions
   Poster Session I and Exhibits

Monday, November 21, 2016 (DAY 3)
   General Sessions
   Business Meeting
   Poster Session II and Exhibits
   Banquet

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 (DAY 4)
   General Sessions
   Closing Remarks

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