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International Wildlife Tuberculosis Conference Second Announcement

Date: 2012-02-27

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International Wildlife Tuberculosis Conference
A specialist M. bovis Conference for those interested in wildlife TB


9 to 12 September, 2012


Skukuza, Kruger National Park, South Africa


The Organising Committee of IWTC has the pleasure to bring you updated information on the registration, abstract submissions and keynote speakers.


Registration
Early bird registration is now open via the registration portal on the conference website: http://www.up.ac.za/TBwildlifeconference2012


Due to limited availability of accommodation in the Skukuza restcamp, we are forced to restrict the number of delegates accepted to the conference. We therefore recommend that you secure your participation by registration and full payment of your registration fee as early as possible. Confirmation of registration will be strictly on a first come-first serve basis.


Registration fees
Early bird registration (open until 16 May 2012): R 3500
Standard registration fee (after 16 May 2012); R 4000
Student registration fee
(proof of registration at a university required): R 2000
Accompanying person (max 2 persons): R 1000


Call for abstracts
Abstract submissions are now invited (see guidelines and submission form attached) which must be sent by e-mail attachment to Jackey Deacon at dot@mpu.co.za.
Please ensure that we receive your abstract no later than 16 March 2012 to allow timely feedback to the authors.


Scientific themes



  • Wildlife reservoirs

  • Wildlife/livestock interface

  • TB control and management, including socio-economic impact

  • Diagnostics

  • Epidemiology (classical, molecular, surveillance)

  • Host resistance (pathophysiology, host genetics, immunology, vaccines)

  • Conservation implications

  • Spillover hosts (including humans)


Keynote speakers
The Organising Committee is proud to welcome a number of well-known and internationally recognised experts as keynote speakers, addressing a variety of exciting scientific themes, including Roy Bengis (Conservation implications), Mitch Palmer (Wildlife reservoirs), Dirk Pfeiffer (Epidemiology), Darrell Abernethy (TB control and socio-economic impact) and more to follow.


All information and more is also available from our website: http://www.up.ac.za/TBwildlifeconference2012


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