CHIKUNGUNYA 2013 International Conference (28-30 October 2013, Langkawi Island, Malaysia)

The international conference “CHIKUNGUNYA 2013” focusing on Chikungunya and related alphaviruses, will be held on Langkawi Island, Malaysia, from 28-30 October, 2013.

Langkawi Island is famous for its beaches, World Geopark status (UNESCO), and rich cultural heritage.

The preliminary program may be viewed at the conference website: http://umconference.um.edu.my/CHIKV2013


Conference topics include:

  • Epidemiology, clinical and diagnostic virology

  • Molecular virology and evolution

  • Mammalian and mosquito cell responses

  • Pathogenesis

  • Innate and adaptive immunity

  • Vaccines and antivirals

Confirmed speakers to date:

  • Tero Ahola, University of Helsinki, Finland

  • Matthew Albert, Institut Pasteur, France

  • John Fazakerley, Institute of Animal Health, UK

  • Philippe Gasque, University of la Réunion, France

  • Bernard Gaüzère, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de La Réunion, France

  • Steve Higgs, Kansas State University, USA

  • Alexander Karlas (Steinbeis Innovation Centre, Germany)

  • Alain Kohl, University of Glasgow, Scotland

  • Beate Kümmerer, University of Bonn, Germany

  • Marc Lecuit, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

  • Roger Le Grand, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, France

  • Peter Liljeström, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

  • Suresh Mahalingam, Griffith University, Australia

  • Andres Merits, University of Tartu, Estonia

  • Lisa Ng, Singapore Immunology Network, Singapore

  • Gorben Pijlman, Wageningen University, Netherlands

  • Yong Poovorawan, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

  • Ann Powers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA

  • Pierre Roques, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, France

  • Kate Ryman, University of Pittsburgh, USA

  • Jamal Sam, University Malaya, Malaysia

  • Andreas Suhrbier, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Australia

  • Scott Weaver, University of Texas, USA

There will be opportunities for selected participants to present papers at oral and poster sessions, including a number of Young Investigator Awards.

Important dates

  • Closing date for receipt of Young Investigator Award applications: 1 July, 2013

  • Announcement of Young Investigator Awards: 1 August, 2013

  • Closing date for receipt of abstracts: 1 August, 2013

  • Final notification of acceptance of abstracts: 31 August, 2013

  • Closing date for registration for standard fees: 30 September, 2013

Website and contact

Please visit the conference website (http://umconference.um.edu.my/CHIKV2013) for further details. The conference is now open for registration and abstract submission. For enquiries, or to be put on our mailing list, please e-mail the Secretariat at chikv2013@um.edu.my.

The conference is organised jointly by:

Integrated Chikungunya Research (ICRES) consortium (www.icres.eu), funded by the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (http://cordis.europa.eu/home_en.html); and the Tropical Infectious Diseases Research and Education Centre (http://tidrec.um.edu.my) of University Malaya (www.um.edu.my ) in Malaysia.

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