If you are interested in ticks, tick transmitted pathogens [human and animal] or rickettsiae [and related microbes], then this joint conference is for you!
It is to be held in CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA, from the 27th August- 1st September 2017 and promises to be an exciting meeting that should not be missed. This conference will continue with the established TTP conference traditions and is well placed to be combined with rickettsiologists from around the world !!!!
If you ever wanted to visit Australia but needed an excuse, this may be your opportunity! Cairns at this time of the year [the Australian tropical winter] is warm and sunny.
The conference will be held at the Pullman Cairns International Hotel and consist of 4 full days of scientific meetings [Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday] with a conference excursion day on the Wednesday to visit the Great Barrier Reef.
In addition, you will have the opportunity to receive the Australian Q Fever vaccine ["QVAX"]. This service will cost US$250. This is the only human Q fever vaccine available in the world and it is only available in Australia. Please make appointments with Dr Stephen Graves directly by the 1st August 2017 [email@example.com].
Ticks and tick-borne pathogens, including rickettsiae, are important causes of ill health in animals and humans in the Asia-Pacific region. This conference is likely to be of interest to veterinarians, medical doctors, public health professionals, epidemiologists, acarologists, diagnostic laboratory personnel, and vaccine producers.
A call for ABSTRACTS [oral presentations and posters] will be made later in 2016. Conference themes are:
Members of affiliated societies are welcome to attend our conference and visit Australia.
The organising Committee hope to see you in Cairns, Australia, in August 2017.
Conference Organising Committee
A/Prof Ala Lew-Tabor (Chairperson, Convenor TTP9)
Prof. Stephen Graves (Convenor APRC1)
A/Prof John Stenos (Convenor APRC1)
Dr Manuel Rodriguez Valle (Convenor TTP9)