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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 Conference of INCDNCM is being hosted by the BCCDC Public Health Microbiology & Reference Laboratory, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Following the INCDNCM conference, the BCCDC are hosting a one day Symposium on zoonotic diseases the next day, Wednesday, August 13. While there is no charge to attend, you must register using the INCDNCM Registration form that is posted on the website.

Zoonotic diseases are the major focus of the 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.

Abstracts are now being accepted on all aspects related to zoonoses and infectious diseases both in humans and animals, either as a poster or oral presentation. Content can include epidemiologic, diagnostic, environmental, veterinary, medical, public health and basic sciences.

Guidelines on the submission of abstracts, on-line conference registration, the conference program, preferential accommodation rates at the University, social events, and travel and tourism within the city of Vancouver are all posted on the website.

INCDNCM website link: https://sites.google.com/site/incdncm/Home

For further information e-mail either:
Dr. Morshed Muhammad at: Muhammad.Morshed@bccdc.ca OR
Kevin Fonseca at: Kevin.Fonseca@albertahealthservices.ca

14-16 Sept 2014, World Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Viral Hepatitis
17-19 Sept 2014, 9th Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference, Alice Springs, Australia

These two conferences will be held back-to-back at the Alice Springs Convention Centre.

The vision for the World Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Viral Hepatitis is to be a forum to examine the health burden of viral hepatitis in Indigenous peoples, to share common experiences and innovative solutions and to develop new relationships which enable collective responses into the future. This is intended to be the first of a series of such meetings. The program will reflect the breadth of work underway in this area, spanning human rights, development, community engagement, basic science research, clinical service provision, healthcare delivery and public health and prevention. The involvement of Indigenous peoples in all aspects of the project will be key to its success.

The biennial Australasian Viral Hepatitis Conference is the leading multidisciplinary Viral Hepatitis conference in Australasia.

Website: http://www.hepatitis.org.au/ehome/index.php?eventid=82675&#sthash.MpAmPcLW.dpbs

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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22-23 October 2014, British Institute of Radiology Annual Congress 2014, London, UK
This year the BIR Annual Congress will cover a broad range of topics, including infectious diseases, cardiac imaging, imaging of the aorta, pulmonary diseases, MSK, neuroimaging, GI radiology and a special session with presentations from the industry regarding the development of the hardware, software and chemicals that we use in our daily routine.
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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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