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.

 
 


THIRD WORLD CONGRESS ON LEISHMANIOSIS
10-15 April 2005, Sicily, ITALY


ORGANIZED BY

ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELLA SICILIA

in collaboration with

ISTITUTE SUPERIORE DI SANITA, ITALY

TURKISH SOCIETY for PARASITOLOGY

CONGRESS VENUE

Città del Mare Hotel & Resort, Terrasini,
Palermo, Sicily, Italy

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

  • Presidents: A.A. Riela, M. Ali Ozcel
  • IZS Members: Santo Caracappa, Santo Naselli, Salvatore Dara, Paolo Tronca, Fabrizio Vitale
  • ISS Members: Luigi Gradoni, Marina Gramiccia, Michele Maroli
  • TSP Member: M. Ziya Alkan

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

International Scientific Committee

  • Chairmen: Santo Caracappa, Kwang-Poo Chang
  • Members: Joachim Clos (Germany), Graham H. Coombs (UK), Pierre Dedet (France), Philippe Desjeux (Switzerland), Jean-Claude Dujardin (Belgium), Luigi Gradoni (Italy), Emanuela Handman (Australia), Charles L. Jaffe (Israel), Robert Killick-Kendrick (UK), Diane McMahon-Pratt (USA), Michael A. Miles (UK), Heidrun Moll (Germany), Hooman Momen (Switzerland), Henry Murray (USA), Fred R. Opperdoes (Belgium), Yusuf Ozbel (Turkey), Barbara Papadopoulou (Canada), Paul Ready (UK), Steven G. Reed (USA), David Sacks (USA), Ketty Soteriadou (Greece), Ken Stuart (USA), Shyam Sundar (India), Yara M. Traub-Cseko (Brasil), Mary E. Wilson (USA)

Local Scientific Committee

  • Mario Aricò, Antonio Cascio, Stefano Cinotti, Calogero Di Bella, Vincenzo Ferrantelli, Annalisa Guercio, Guido Ruggiero Loria, Serafino Mansueto, Maria Grazia Pennisi, Nino Romano, Rosario Russo, Aristarco Seimenes, Eraldo Seren, Lucina Titone, Alessandra Torina, Gesualdo Vesco