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
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.
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 email@example.com.
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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