Tropical Infectious Diseases Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
Hotel Galvez

Galveston, Texas

     *  Registration Deadline:
       20th February 2011

   With widespread environmental changes and population migrations,
   numerous infectious diseases have emerged and re-emerged in different
   areas of the world. While medically diverse, Tropical Infectious
   Diseases (TIDs) share features that allow them to persist under
   conditions of poverty, resulting in clustering and overlap of
   different diseases. Many of these diseases are zoonotic and
   transmitted to man directly from animals or via vectors, and disease
   distribution reflects the dynamics of human populations, host
   reservoirs and pathogen vectors.

   In this Gordon Research Conference we will focus on the most prevalent
   TIDs, with special emphasis on research areas that made significant
   recent progress. The conference will cover arboviral diseases,
   cholera, filariasis, leishmaniasis, malaria, rickettsiosis and
   trypanosomiasis. For each disease, we will strive to discuss how
   progress made at the bench is being translated to actions in the
   field. Speakers will be asked to provide their vision of the most
   promising approaches for conquering these diseases in the future. The
   conference program is designed to provide a platform to discuss in an
   integrated manner, interventions at the levels of the pathogens as
   well as the invertebrate and vertebrate hosts. Younger investigators
   and students will have an opportunity to interact with leaders in the
   different fields. The intent is to promote discussions from basic to
   applied questions and to generate ‘cross-fertilization’ among
   different specialties and fields of knowledge. It is hoped that new
   insights on fundamental questions will emerge as a multidisciplinary
   community of scientists interested in TIDs is created.

Schedule of Presentations:

Sunday, March 13, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
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