Valley Fever Institute

About this event

The Valley Fever Institute at Kern Medical will be hosting the 66th annual Coccidioidomycosis Study Group meeting (CSG) on April 8-9, 2022. This meeting will include presentations on ecology, epidemiology, basic science, veterinary, clinical and case presentations.

This year, our host has expanded the multi-day Valley Fever conference by adding a series of educational events leading up to the CSG meeting, calling it COCCI -CON.

COCCI-CON will provide an even larger platform and opportunity for researchers, physicians, legislators, and health partners to come together with the common goal to bring additional resources, identify funding needs and achieve consensus on Valley Fever research priorities.

COCCI CON Itinerary

  • 4/7 - Task Force Meeting (closed session)
  • 4/7 – Symposium (open to health care providers)
  • 4/8 - Vaccine Workshop (closed session)
  • 4/8 – CSG (open to healthcare providers and researchers)
  • 4/9 – CSG (open to healthcare providers and researchers)
  • 4/9 – CSG Dinner *optional* (open to meeting attendees and guests)

For additional details about each event, visit 


The meeting will be held in Bakersfield, CA at the world-famous Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace. The Crystal Palace is a legendary live event venue that has the space to meet social distancing and other COVID-19 recommendations.


4/8 and 4/9 - CSG is $75 per person (includes both Friday and Saturday meetings)

NOTE: Registration fee is waived for clinical and research personnel in training (includes medical students, residents, fellows, graduate and postdoctoral trainees ).

4/9 - Optional dinner will be held at The Padre, the host hotel, after the CSG meeting on Saturday, April 9th, 2022. Cost for optional dinner is $25 per person.

Where to stay

Host Hotel

(4-diamond boutique hotel)
(661) 427-4900
1702 18th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301

0.8 Miles to Crystal Palace

Group Rate Under Valley Fever Institute


If you would like to be considered to present an abstract during the CSG meeting, you must submit the presentation application forms electronically through Oxford Abstracts. All abstracts accepted for presentation or as posters will be notified by the Program Committee. Posters will be on display at the event, and available to view and discuss during breaks, meals, and exhibit hours.

Abstract Submission DEADLINE: February 15, 2022


Will proof of COVID-19 vaccination be required to attend the in-person event?

Yes, attendees must be fully vaccinated to attend in person.

Will there be additional COVID-19 precautions?

Yes, the venue is large enough to allow Social Distancing and all CDC and California guidelines and mandates in place at the time of the meeting will be enforced.


Questions about the meeting, agenda or abstracts:

Email [email protected]

Questions about the venues, accommodations or transportation:

Email [email protected]

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