Fourth Vector-Borne Diseases in the UK Biennial Meeting

The fourth meeting on VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES IN THE UK will be held on the 3rd and 4th December, 2018 at the John Innes Centre (JIC), Norwich Research Park, and an informal dinner for delegates on the night of 3rd December. This meeting is generously supported through the Vector Biology and Climate Modelling Theme of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections at the University of Liverpool, the Plant Health Institute Strategic Programme at JIC, Defra, Oxford Biosystems, GARNet, BBSRC and SESVanderHave.

As before, the purpose of the meeting is to bring together members of the major UK research groups who have an interest in vectors or vector-borne diseases which could be a threat to the UK, groups with wider but related areas of interest, members of key UK Government Departments and their Agencies, and representatives of European organisations with an interest in this topic. It is intended that the meeting will not only provide a valuable forum for researchers to meet and exchange information and ideas, but also assist UK Government Departments and their Agencies to assess accurately the risks posed by both new and emerging disease agents, set policies which mitigate these risks and avoid activities and policies which increase them.

As with the previous meetings, we have invited a number of leading researchers to speak, and there will also be an opportunity for delegates to present their work.  All delegates will be invited to submit a short abstract of their work and from these the meeting organisers will select a limited number of oral presentations.  There will be facilities provided for all delegates to present a poster outlining their area of interest.

You will be expected to make your own arrangements for travel and accommodation and meet these costs.  A number of rooms at Broadview Lodge (University of East Anglia campus) and The Maids Head hotel in Norwich city centre have been reserved at a reduced rate, but as these are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment (see ‘More Info’ tab on below registration link for further details).

To register for this event and book to attend the dinner, please follow this link: https://payments.liv.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/events-at-liverpool/institute-of-infection-and-global-health/vectorborne-diseases-in-the-uk-vbd2018. Registering to attend the meeting will close on the 11thNovember, with Abstract submissions closing on the 13th August.

Further details on all topics associated with this meeting can be obtained from the meeting organisers at livvec@liverpool.ac.uk, or you can visithttp://www.hpruezi.nihr.ac.uk/about-us/news-and-events/vbd-uk-2018/