3rd Edition of the Centre Pasteur of Cameroon’s Scientific Days

28-30 September 2016, Centre Pasteur of Cameroon, Yaounde, Cameroon

Theme: "Emerging and Re-emerging Infections: New findings, Threats and Control Strategies" In the globalized world, emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases represent major public health threats in coming decades. The 1960s was filled with great optimism: with advances in medicine and the development of adequate preventive measures, we observed a significant decline in infectious diseases. This decline was further apparent by the eradication of some diseases such as smallpox in 1977. However, in the last three decades, we have observed a surge in several emerging and often fatal infections such as HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections (severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome associated to Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)), viral haemorrhagic fevers (Ebola and Lassa viruses), arboviruses (West Nile and Zika viruses), and other zoonotic infection. Conversely, certain infectious diseases including chikungunya and tuberculosis that were already in decline are re-emerging. Multiple factors could favour the emergence of infectious diseases but most cases are related to the evolution of the pathogen, the vectors as well as changes in the host’s environment (climatic, socio-economic and cultural) that affect the ecosystem.

The aim of the 3rd Centre Pasteur of Cameroon’s Scientific Days is to bring together experts from different disciplines (Virology, Bacteriology, Mycology and Parasitology) working on human and animal health, environmentalists, anthropologists, and policy makers with focused discussions on emerging and re-emerging infections. Discussions will be organized under five sub-themes, and each will be approached in a multidisciplinary manner. The purpose is to sensitize stakeholders towards a "One Health" approach in the fight against emerging and re-emerging infections.


1. Diagnostic Tools 2. Epidemiology and surveillance 3. Vectors and reservoirs 4. Control Strategies 5. Socio-Anthropological aspects

The symposium is opened to all scientists.Opportunities will be given to companies to display their products in dedicated booths around the conference center.

Abstracts will be accepted for both oral or poster presentation, and may be submitted in English or French.

The abstract submission deadline is May 30, 2016, by e-mail at: jscpc@pasteur-yaounde.org The deadline for pre-registration is 1 July 2016.

For information and registration: http://www.pasteur-yaounde.org/index.php/en/ or contact: jscpc@pasteur-yaounde.org