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June 14-19 2015: Meeting on Infections of the Nervous System GRC in Hong Kong

Date: June 14-19, 2015

Venue: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Among the most devastating diseases of the nervous system that plague today's world with a heavy death toll are those caused by infections, such as cerebral malaria, rabies, toxoplasmosis, bacterial meningitis, arbovirus encephalitis and HIV-associated neurological diseases to name a few. The burden of these diseases is enhanced because survivors may often be left with neurological sequelae that affect motility, sensory organs and cognitive functions. This in turn seriously impairs socio-economic progress, especially in tropical regions where such diseases are particularly prevalent. This meeting will advance knowledge in the field and promote exchanges between medical research centers in resource-rich and -poor regions, and will foster collaborations to accelerate/expand investigations and use new technologies allowing fast development of diagnostic/prognostic tools and pioneering drug discoveries.

The list of session topics and speakers is displayed here.

The deadline for submitting applications is May 17th, 2015


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