The VALIDATE Network - Vaccine development for complex intracellular neglected pathogens
9th World Melioidosis Congress, 2019
Dates: 15 - 18 Oct 2019
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
The congress is co-organized by the Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vietnam National University, Hanoi and the Institute of Hygiene, Microbiology and Environmental Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria. The organization of the congress is also strongly supported by many healthcare professionals from Vietnamese medical universities and hospitals administered directly by the Vietnamese Ministry of Health.
Under the theme “Local Action through Global Knowledge” this congress is a great chance not only to share up-to-date knowledge on all important aspects of melioidosis, but also to strongly encourage local management and prevention of the disease in Vietnam. Although melioidosis was recognized in Vietnam almost a century ago, the disease was largely forgotten over the last decades. However, recent research activities revealed a significant number of melioidosis cases in parts of the country. To further strengthen this progress our program will include sessions with translation into Vietnamese to encourage many Vietnamese health care professionals to attend the WMC. In those sessions special attention will be given on melioidosis mimicking diseases and major risk factors.
The 9th WMC will also include a pre-congress workshop held on October 14th & 15th, 2019. The workshop will also be useful to clinical laboratory staff to get hands on experience in basic and advanced laboratory techniques applied in the diagnosis of melioidosis.
Early registration ends 15 Sept 2019. Attendance at the workshop is free of charge and at the congress is $300 for students and $400 for non-students.