An International Congress on Leishmania & Leishmaniasis

Why ?  Cutaneous, mucocutaneous and visceral leishmaniases are serious diseases, which are vector-borne and wide-spread in more than 90 countries, putting 350 million population at risk. WHO estimates an annual incidence of 2 million and a total of 12 million current cases. The causative agents are various species of trypanosomatid protozoa in the genus of Leishmania, which are excellent models for aspects of laboratory studied in cell/molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology of host-parasite interactions.

Who ? Anyone interested in Leishmania and leishmaniasis is welcome to participate, including individuals of private and public academic institutions, charitable organizations, advocacy groups, government officials/ representatives, for-profit private sectors and their friends/affiliates.

 When/where ? Every four years preferably in a country endemic to leishmaniasis.

What ? Bring laboratory researchers and field workers from all disciplinary areas together for sharing new discoveries and exchange of new ideas. Provide opportunities of international collaboration, industrial participation, charitable donation and training of the next generation.

Robert KILLICK-KENDRICK (1929-2011)

 Bob’s passing has saddened us until now. We will never forget his invaluable contributions to the scientific programs on sand fly vectors and canine leishmaniasis in all the previous WL meetings. He had been indeed our go-to expert as a member in the WL Scientific Committee for these and other areas about leishmaniasis. His passing is a great loss to all of us and to all the leishmaniacs.



  1. To re-unite leishmaniacs world-wide to share their research thoughts and discoveries
  2. To open the forum to all individuals and organizations in public and private sectors
  3. To promote cross-disciplinary interaction /cooperation from basic research to field work
  4. To provide impetus for solving the global problems of leishmaniasis

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