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US – Brazil Vector Symposium

US – Brazil Vector Symposium

Rocky Mountain Laboratories
Hamilton, Montana

August 9-10, 2012

Register for this conference
(Registration closes Saturday, June 30, 2012)

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Meeting Format:

The format will include scientific talks, breakout sessions, and a poster session. View agenda. Deadline for abstract submission for the poster session is June 30, 2012. The poster session will be followed by a dinner for the speakers and poster presenters.

Scientific Content and Purpose:

Vector-borne diseases, particularly those endemic to and newly emerging in tropical and sub-tropical regions, continue to impose major health and economic burdens on millions of people at risk of acquiring these infections. This symposium will bring together a multidisciplinary group of top researchers from the US and Brazil to exchange the latest information on the biology of disease vectors, including mosquitoes, sand flies, tsetse flies, ticks, and fleas. Topics will include vector genetics, physiology, innate immunity, and vector-pathogen interactions.

Keynote speakers:

Luciano Moreira, Laboratório de Malária, Instituto René Rachou, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Belo Horizonte-MG, Brazil

  • Associate Researcher
  • Luciano Moreira has extensive experience in pathogen/mosquito interactions and vector immunity

Carolina Barillas-Mury, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, NIAID, NIH, Bethesda, MD

  • Chief, Mosquito Immunity and Vector Competence Section
  • Investigates the interactions between the mosquito immune system and Plasmodium parasites to understand how they affect disease transmission

For assistance with this registration process, please contact:

Toby Bowland
Office of Scientific Management
Rocky Mountain Laboratories
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health
903 South 4th Street
Hamilton, MT 59840
Phone: 406-375-7479

It is the policy of the NIAID that all NIAID-sponsored public meetings and events are accessible to people with disabilities. If you need assistance in participating in this meeting or event due to a disability as defined under the American Disabilities Act (ADA), please call the meeting coordinator, Toby Bowland at 406-375-7479 or e-mail at least three (3) business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event to request an accommodation.

This conference is funded by the Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

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Last Updated March 13, 2012

Last Reviewed March 09, 2012