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6-10 May 2014, 32nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID 2014), Dublin, Ireland
Benefit from an unparalleled educational forum, where you will learn about the newest developments, innovative techniques, and advanced practices in Paediatric Infectious Diseases. ESPID 2014 will include interactive case sessions, platform presentations, educational workshops, networking sessions, meet the professor sessions and more, which will be presented by international experts. This is your opportunity to gain new knowledge in the field of Paediatric Infectious Diseases and exchange new ideas with experts and colleagues from around the world.
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7-10 May 2014, HIV in the Americas Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This meeting will bring together a scientific programme to explore through plenary sessions, discussion and networking issues of particular relevance to the region. Faculty will be drawn both from within the region and from international experts.
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27-29 May 2014, Endemic and Emerging Viral Diseases of Priority in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
A Scientific Workshop to Promote Research Collaboration, Doha, Qatar Objectives:

  • To present current scientific findings and research underway
  • To discuss research challenges and opportunities in the region
  • To share best practices information related to viral research bio-safety and bio-security
  • To facilitate current and future research collaborations between investigators and institutions in MENA and the United States. To help achieve this objective, a competitive seed-grant program will be launched, through which eligible scientists may apply for collaborative research awards.
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7-25 July 2014, Clinical Global Infectious Diseases course, Aarhus, Denmark
The 3-week summer course in Clinical Global Infectious Diseases will give an introduction to major infectious diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, HIV, yellow fever and others with emphasis on geographical distribution, difference in morbidity and mortality between different parts of the world, clinical signs and symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and control. Advice to travelers will be discussed and appropriate investigations in immigrants will be reviewed. Emphasis will be on the difference in incidence, prevalence, morbidity and mortality between countries and continents. Appropriate control programmes will be discussed, both at national and international level.
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20-25 July 2014, AIDS 2014 - the 20th International AIDS Conference, Melbourne, Australia
The International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. It is a chance to assess where we are, evaluate recent scientific developments and lessons learnt, and collectively chart a course forward.

The AIDS 2014 programme will present new scientific knowledge and offer many opportunities for structured dialogue on the major issues facing the global response to HIV. A variety of session types - from abstract-driven presentations to symposia, bridging and plenary sessions - will meet the needs of various participants. Other related activities, including the Global Village, satellite meetings, exhibitions and affiliated independent events, will contribute to an exceptional opportunity for professional development and networking.
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25-26 July 2014, Zoonoses 2014, Brisbane, Australia
The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases is holding a 2 day meeting on the topic of Zoonoses.

Zoonoses 2014 follows on from the highly successful inaugural Meeting that was held in Sydney in July of 2012. This event hosted 232 delegates over 2 days and featured 29 oral and 42 poster presentations from prominent medical and veterinary infectious disease professionals from Australia and overseas.

The theme for the 2014 conference is: "Zoonoses in a Changing World: Two Professions, One Health" and is anticipated to attract a mix of infectious disease physicians and trainees, veterinary officers and veterinarians, microbiologists, laboratory scientists, public health physicians, researchers, policy officers, travel and tropical medicine specialists, epidemiologists, nurses, program managers and other health care professionals.
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27 July-1 August 2014, International Union of Microbiological Societies 2014 Congresses, Montreal, Canada

  • XIVth International Congress of Mycology
  • XIVth International Congress of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology
  • XVIth International Congress of Virology
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10-12 August 2014, 69th International Conference on Diseases in Nature Communicable to Man (INCDNCM), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The 69th Annual Meeting of INCDNCM is being hosted by the BCCDC Public Health Microbiology & Reference Laboratory, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Zoonotic diseases are the major focus of this two day meeting, which serves as a forum for physicians, scientists, veterinarians, specialists and public health professionals to present their research and findings for discussion and debate. Symposia will focus on emerging diseases such as Lyme disease, arboviral, rickettsial, bacterial and parasitic infections in humans and animals.

Both oral presentations and posters are strongly encouraged from conference registrants, with a strong emphasis on student participation. On-line conference registration will be available shortly together with the conference program at the INCDNCM webpage.

Information on conference registration, preferential accommodation rates at the University, social events, travel and tourism within the city of Vancouver will also be posted on this website.
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19-20 Sept 2014, International Conference on Infections and their Prevention, Beijing, People's Republic of China
Topics to be discussed will include:

  • National policies to promote the rational use of antibiotics
  • Care bundles in infection control
  • The need for rapid diagnosis
  • The molecular biological revolution in infectious diseases
  • Epidemiology of MDR organisms in febrile neutropenia
  • Epidemiology and control of MDR enterobacteria
  • Therapy of ESBL-producing enterobacteria beyond carbapenems
  • A carbapenemase overview
  • Antibiotic use in ICU
  • Detection and monitoring of emerging respiratory infections
  • TB screening programmes and active case finding in the era of MDR infection
  • Update on influenza vaccination
  • Pneumococcal vaccination
  • Vaccines for respiratory infections

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22-24 Sept 2014, Infectious Diseases in the Mediterranean and the Middle East: Current Challenges, an ESCMID postgraduate workshop, Izmir, Turkey
The course will provide an update on current infectious diseases in the Mediterranean and the Middle East with emphasis on viral, bacterial and parasitic infections with changing epidemiology, diagnosis and management. Viral infections will include the spread of the novel Coronavirus and the avian influenza H5N1 and CCHF. The problems of multiresistant bacteria will be covered both from management and hospital infection control perspectives, and molecular surveillance will be reviewed.
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1-3 Oct 2014, III International Conference on Antimicrobial Research - ICAR2014, Madrid, Spain
It is in the spirit of this conference to attract researchers from a broad range of academic disciplines that are contributing in the fighting against harmful microorganisms, not only those more traditionally involved in this research area (microbiologists, biochemists, genetists, clinicians...), but also experimental and theoretical/computational chemists (rational design of antimicrobial compounds, chemical synthesis, analogs, surface modification of materials...), physicists (radiation, nano-emulsions (surface tension), ultrasounds, antimicrobial materials, properties of nano-materials...) or engineers (technologies).

ICAR2014 consolidates a series of conferences, whose last edition, held in Lisbon (Portugal) in 2012, received nearly 700 abstracts submitted for presentation and attracted around 425 researchers from nearly 60 countries. We expect this year's edition to be as successful as the previous one in terms of quality, relevance and attendance.
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31 October - 3 November 2014, International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance (IMED 2014), Vienna, Austria
The threats posed by pandemic influenza, bioterrorism and the realization that new infectious diseases may be recognized at any time, in any place have dramatically raised our awareness and our need to understand emerging pathogens. What are the most important emerging disease threats? What biological, ecological, social and other factors lead to their emergence? How can we quickly detect their occurrences in order to respond in timely and appropriate ways? This meeting will fully embody the "one health" model of emerging diseases, recognizing the commonality of human and animal health.
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2-6 November 2014, HIV Glasgow Drug Therapy Meeting, Glasgow, UK
The meeting will provide a relevant, meaningful and topical Scientific Programme reflecting recent progress in the research and treatment affecting the management of HIV infection. This Congress will provide practical advice and guidance to clinicians in the day-to-day treatment of their patients. The programme is being developed to offer a mix of presentation-types and styles from keynote lectures to practical case-based presentations, within a single-session plenary format. Abstract submission is encouraged and abstracts will be considered for oral presentation in the plenary programme or oral poster discussion sessions, as well as printed posters. Time is set aside within the programme to encourage discussion and audience interaction.
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16-18 January 2015, International Conference on Infectious & Tropical Diseases (ICTID), Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The ICTID will focus on infectious and tropical problems in Asia and Africa, and on other global problems such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, dengue/other viral fevers, melioidosis, schistosomiasis, hemorrhagic fevers, ricketsioses, diarrheal diseases, sepsis, meningitis, respiratory tract infections, avian influenza, neglected infectious diseases, hepatitis and others.

The target public of ICTID are doctors, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory staff, and last year medical students. The number of the participants is limited to 400. Abstracts from scientists all over the world are welcome, and will be published in a separate international medical journal, together with the lectures.

For more information please contact Professor Dr. Georg Gossius or visit http://ictid.webs.com.

26-29 March 2015, 7th International Congress of the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC 2015), Taipei, Taiwan
The Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC) was established in 1998 and is a multi-national and voluntary organization dedicated to the advancement of infection control practice to reduce hospital associated infections, monitor and control emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and improved patient outcomes. After the first international Congress launched under its name in 2001 in Hong Kong, the Congress is now held every two years.
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