Annual Bay Area Microbial Pathogenesis Symposium (BAMPS)


Dear BAMPS community,


As all of you are aware, the situation with COVID-19 is rapidly evolving and the full extent of the problem is unclear.  We have received many cancellations for BAMPS, including from our keynote speaker, whose institution is restricting all non-essential work related travel.  As of today, UCSF is also recommending against non-essential travel (both international and domestic) and SF has suggested suspending all large gatherings of people. Given the fluid nature of these events, we had to take the difficult decision to postpone BAMPS to a later date in order to allow for more clarity to emerge about the safety of group events. If you need additional information about the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, please visit this website:


We will be in touch as soon as it is clear when we can reschedule the event.


All the best and stay safe!


Oren, Shaeri, and Peter