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Trypanosomiasis internet conference

Alberto M. R. Davila - DBBM davila at gene.dbbm.fiocruz.br
Mon Jan 24 11:51:04 EST 2000

The third internet conference on salivarian trypanosomes and
trypanosomatids (TICSTT) is currently being organized. The meeting will
take place from the 2nd to the 13th of October 2000. The scope of this
conference has been extended this year to include all pathogenic
kinetoplastids. Compared with meetings such as the Wood's Molecular
parasitology  Caxambu or the Gordon conferences, TICSTT is the new kid on
the block, however, this flexibility of the internet format gives it
potential to be the biggest and most informative trypanosome conference of
the year; since it allows every trypanosome researcher with access to the
internet to participate - regardless of their current time commitments or
budget. In five sessions, TICSST will cover all aspects of trypanosome
research including biology and ultrastructure, biochemistry and drug
development, immunology and pathology, molecular biology and epidemiology,
vectors and control. Conference speakers George Cross and John Seed will
overview the field, some thirty further speakers will present talks and
finally a poster session will present work from any researchers that wish
to contribute.

The instructions for authors and deadline for poster submissions (HTML
format) will be available on the Web soon. Apart from universal access,
the internet format also has the advantage of being able to link directly
to remote sites and to play movies and run programs. Discussion boards
will allow interaction between presenters and attendees and allows work
presented to come under the critical scrutiny of the entire research
community. The work presented will initially be held online at Fiocruz but
will be published in due course. Trypanosome researchers that would like
to contribute to the conference as well as any, suggestions, criticisms or
offers of support, are encouraged to contact davila at gene.dbbm.fiocruz.br
or k-tyler at nwu.edu.

Alberto M. R. Davila   			Kevin Tyler
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz               	Northwestern University,
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.  		Chicago.


Opening conferences (Millenium overviews)

a) John R. Seed (confirmed)
b) George Cross (confirmed)

1) Biology and Ultrastructure

Keith Gull (confirmed)
Michel Dollet (confirmed)

2) Biochemistry and Drug development

3) Molecular Biology

Update on the trypanosomatid genome projects by Wim Degrave et al.

4) Immunology and Pathology

Edith Authie (confirmed)

5) Epidemiology, Vectors and Control

Michel Tibayrenc (confirmed)

Conclusions and Recommendations:
Alberto Davila and Kevin Tyler


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