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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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16-17 April 2015, Natural disasters and "One Health" - Are we prepared???? Brussels, Belgium
Natural disasters, such as floods, earthquakes or extreme climate conditions, severely challenge the health and welfare of people, animals and the ecosystem; individually and collectively. Federation of Veterinarians of Europe, in Association with the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and with the participation of the European Commission have organised a conference to discuss this important subject.
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16-18 April 2015, 2015 HIV Americas Congress, Mexico City, Mexico
This meeting promises a scientific programme with regional relevance, via plenary sessions, Case Study panels and formal and informal discussion. Networking issues for the Region will be a very important part. Faculty will be drawn both from within the region and from international experts. Topics include: Progress in HIV Cure Research, Treatment of Acute HIV infection, HIV/HCV Co-infection, HIV and Tuberculosis, Treatment Strategies - When to Start, etc., Pre-exposure Prophylaxis, Treatment as Prevention, Mother-to-child Transmission and HIV in Women, Adolescents, Vulnerable Populations and Timely Diagnosis, HIV and Co-morbidities, Major HIV Healthcare Issues within the Region, Important Advances in the Last Year, Including Highlights from Key Congresses, Future Trends in Antiretroviral Treatment, Why Do Guidelines Differ?
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5-8 May 2015, 9th International Workshop on HIV Treatment, Pathogenesis and Prevention Research in Resource-Limited setting (9th INTEREST Workshop), Harare, Zimbabwe
The INTEREST workshop focuses on issues of particular relevance for the African continent and offers young researchers the opportunity to present their data. The workshop size and atmosphere facilitate discussion and interaction between participants. Eight successful meetings have been convened since INTEREST's inception; in Uganda, Senegal (twice), Zambia (twice), Mozambique, Tanzania and Kenya. The format of the workshop is a 3.5 day program consisting of plenary sessions on HIV prevention and treatment presented by renowned invited speakers, oral abstract presentations, roundtable discussions and poster sessions. Ample time is allocated to Q&A and discussion in order to foster an intimate and interactive workshop.
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May 21-22 2015, 3rd International Digital Disease Detection Conference (DDD3), Florence, Italy.
The intention of the Third International Digital Disease Detection Conference is to connect innovators in health and technology to 1) continue to define this emerging field; 2) explore novel data streams and new technologies; 3) host workshops to identify and discuss strengths and weaknesses in surveillance methods, and to promote critique and development of already existing surveillance and diagnostic tools.

Space is very limited. Please register as soon as possible.
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10-11 June 2015, 2nd Asia-Pacific Influenza Summit, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Registration is FREE so register early as places are limited. To register for the Summit please send an email to summit@apaci.asia. APACI continues to develop new initiatives to promote influenza awareness in the region, and will again be presenting a unique opportunity to meet with key influenza experts and stakeholders from within the region, and from around the world.

Topics will include:

  • Surveillance and influenza control in Viet Nam: progress and future activities
  • Seasonal influenza vaccine policy and implementation
  • Outbreaks of avian influenza viruses in Asia affecting humans and animals: risks and potential for new pandemics
  • Mortality and morbidity estimates for influenza infection in Asia-Pacific countries
  • Socioeconomic impact of influenza in low and mid-income countries
  • Success and challenges in vaccinating pregnant women and children for influenza in the region
  • Meeting the targets of vaccinating the elderly, patients with chronic diseases and healthcare professionals in Asia
  • Do quadrivalent seasonal influenza vaccines provide added benefits for at-risk groups in Asia?

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24-27 June 2015, XVI Latin American Congress of Pediatric Infectious Diseases San Juan, Puerto Rico
Get up-to-date with the most recent advances about prevention, care, and treatment of pediatric infectious diseases at the XVI Latin American Congress of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. This important medical event will be held in the sunny city of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Enjoy the great Caribbean weather while you increase your knowledge through actual information from over 82 experts on topics such as pediatric infectious diseases, nutrition, immunology, epidemiology and vaccine among others.
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10-21th August 2015, 14th International Dengue Course, Havana, Cuba
The PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for the Study of Dengue and its Vector, Institute of Tropical Medicine/MINSAP, the Cuban Society of Microbiology and Parasitology, the Cuban Ministry of Health and PAHO-WHO announces the 14th edition of the Dengue International Course, from 10th-21th August 2015.

During the course, dengue epidemiological situation will be updated as well as the main scientific advances in vaccine and antiviral development, new vector control tools, genetic of the individual, the vector and the agent, clinical management, emergency control, as well as the new international initiatives for dengue control and prevention among other interesting and important topics.
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24- 26 August 2015 International Conference on Influenza- 2015, Birmingham, UK
The gathering in Birmingham will provide an opportunity for the researchers to discuss about the various challenges posed by influenza strains. From its seasonal occurrence to global challenges the threat of influenza spread has jeopardized most of our normal life. Researches are along the way for an effective and potent vaccination which is yet to realize its fullest goal. The researchers from Virology, Microbiology, Public health, Immunologists , Physicians, NHS and healthcare will be available to exchange their thoughts and clinical outcomes on treating flu and related variants.

The conference tracks are set to cover various perception of researches involved with flu and control measures. This would help to accommodate every possible researchers working on flu to help build a vivid picture about this common infectious disease. We will have speakers, poster sessions and workshops designed to represent the talks from experts and students.
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2-5 March 2016, 17th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (17th ICID), Hyderabad, India
The 17th ICID will encompass all of the fields of infectious diseases with particular attention being paid to the major challenges of the region including AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, pneumonia and enteric infections including typhoid fever and diarrhea. In addition, major areas of neglected tropical diseases will be discussed and there will be a particular focus on disease prevention and vaccination.

One of the things that distinguishes ISID meetings is the unique blend of state-of-the-art scientific presentations that encompass both basic science and clinical practice, delivered by a truly international faculty who uniquely have the handson experience and knowledge of the conditions that they discuss. The ISID meetings are also notable for their representation from an extraordinarily wide range of countries, and the opportunity for close exchange and communication between the most senior and more junior colleagues.
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18th-22nd September 2016, XIX International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria (ICTMM 2016), Brisbane Australia
ICTMM is the premier tropical medicine congress held internationally, with meetings held regularly since 1913. The Congress is an exciting opportunity for delegates to network and share knowledge in the areas of tropical medicine, malaria, parasitology, bacterial infections such as typhoid and tuberculosis, and viral infections such as HIV and dengue fever, infectious diseases, zoonoses, veterinary health, travel medicine and more. In 2016 the program will include international keynote speakers, oral presentations, posters, exhibition and social events. In addition social, cultural and economic aspects of health relevant to the tropics will be covered.
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Ongoing Web Course: Travel Health 101 Introduction to Providing Pre-Travel Healthcare
This 6-hour course is always available online. Updated yearly and on an as-needed basis as vaccine information changes. Attendees can sign up online and will have 2 months to watch the course videos, plus they can contact the presenter with questions. CME / CNE approved.
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