Worldleish

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 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.

FİRST WORLD Congress on LeishmaniOsis

ORGANIZED BY

TURKISH SOCIETY for PARASITOLOGY

in collaboration with
GÜLHANE MILITARY MEDICAL ACADEMY
DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY & CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY
and
EGE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL FACULTY DEPARTMENT OF PARASITOLOGY

CONGRESS VENUE
Military Museum
Harbiye, Istanbul, Turkey
   
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
HONORARY PRESIDENT Prof. Tbp. Tumg. Fahrettin Alpaslan
Commander, Gulhane Military Medical Academy
Dean, Gulhane Military Medical Faculty
PRESIDENT Prof. Dr. M. Ali Özcel
President, World Federation of Parasitologists
President, Turkish Society for Parasitology
VICE-PRESIDENT Prof. Dz. Tbp. Kd. Alb. Huseyin Gün
Head, Department Of Microbiology & Clinical Microbiology,
Gülhane Military Medical Academy
Secretariat: M.Z. Alkan, Y Özbel, S Özensoy, M Korkmaz, A Babaoglu, M Tanyüksel
Treasurer A Üner
Social Events: N Daldal, Y Gürüz, E Polat
Members: N Altintas, M Ak, A Özbilgin, K Altas, S Budak, H A Kuman, N Turgay, S Üstün, A Yolasigmaz, M G Atay, H Dagci, Ç Akisu, Ü Aksoy, S Ertug, S Yazar, N Sakru, C Yurdagül, F Karacasu, T Inceboz, T Yücetin, S Bayram, N Akinci, H Ertabaklar, M Hacialioglu, M Günerelgin, G Sönmez, A M Baysallar, C Basustaoglu, L Doganci, H Ayçiçek, E Aras, C Balcioglu,K Yereli, N Girginkardesler, KH Tappeh

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Chairman: Prof. Charles L. Jaffe

Members: Prof. Pedro Abranchez, Dr. Jorge R. Arias, Dr. Roberto Badaro, Dr. Jenefer Blackwell, Prof. K. P. Chang, Dr. G. H. Coombs, Dr. Phillippe Desjeux, Dr.Emanuela Handman, Prof. René Houin Prof. R. Killick_Kendrick, Prof. F. Y. Liew, Dr. Farrokh Modabber, Dr. Linda Oskam, Prof. Steven L. Reed, Prof. J. A. Rioux, Prof. M. Röllinghoff, Dr. Lionel Schnur