Endemic and Emerging Infectious Diseases of Priority in the Middle East and North Africa - June 18 - 21, 2012 - Koç University, School of MedicineAuthor: KUSOM
Research Opportunities and Biosafety in a Changing Environment
June 18 - 21, 2012
In partnership with the U.S. Department of State, Biosecurity Engagement Program (DOS/BEP),
UK Global Partnership Programme, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), Porton Down/UK, and Koç University, Istanbul.
This interdisciplinary research conference is supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIAID), Office of Disease Prevention, Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH/ODP), United States Department of Health and Human Services; the United States Department of State, Biosecurity Engagement Program (DOS/BEP); and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), Porton Down/UK on behalf of the UK Global Partnership Programme. The Conference in-country host institution is Koç University in Istanbul. Scientists from the United States, Europe and the Middle East and North Africa will discuss research opportunities related to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases of priority to the region, including zoonotic diseases and the environmental factors that influence the spread of relevant vectors. Disease focus areas for this conference include West Nile fever, Rift Valley fever, sandfly fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), Alkhumra (Alkhurma) hemorrhagic fever, H5N1 avian influenza, and Q fever (caused by Coxiella burnetii).