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16th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID): Cape Town

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Specific Call for young (South) African microbiologists!


The International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) is currently organizing the 16th ICID that will be held in Cape Town, South Africa on April 2-5, 2014. For information about the meeting, please visit the meeting website.

To encourage member participation and participation by young investigators, ISID will allocate several sessions during the 16th ICID for ISID member proposed symposia. You are welcome to submit a proposal for consideration by June 30, 2013. Symposium is two hours long and should include four speakers. Each speaker is asked to prepare a 20 minute presentation to be followed by a 5 minute for question and answer period. ISID will reimburse economy airfare and accommodation for invited speakers.

If you wish to submit a proposal, please do so in reply to this email and adhere to the following requirements and format:


  • Four topics and speakers must be listed together with information requested in the Symposium Proposal Format below.
  • No more than two speakers within a symposium may be from the same country.
  • Geographic diversity of speakers within a symposium is required and at least one speaker should be from Africa.
  • Symposia including young investigators (<40) will be given highest priority.

For examples of symposia included in the 15th ICID, please go to: 15th ICID

Young (South) African microbiologists are sought to present a paper on "Emerging and re-emerging zoonotic infections" at the International Congress on Infectious Diseases. If anyone is interested, he/she should contact Dr Paul Brown directly This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible.

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