Over the last 10 years, the LPV FAMERP has developed a strong collaboration with the renowned Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), which is a center of excellence in arboviruses research. From this collaboration, we held three events. The I and II FAMERP-UTMB Meeting, held in 2012 and 2016, brought researchers and students from various institutions from Brazil and abroad to São José Rio Preto, with approximately 200 participants in each event, performing posters, talks, conferences and round-table presentations. The III FAMERP-UTMB Meeting occurred in 2017 together with the São Paulo School of Advanced Science in Arbovirology, a unique theoretical and practical course that provided the students with a critical and comprehensive view on the state of the art of arboviruses. Due to the great feedback we received from the public, in addition to several requests to repeat the event , we resolved to continue our biennial-basis meeting with the “IV FAMERP-UTMB: Emerging infections in the Americas – common interests and collaboration between Brazil and USA”, to be held on December 4 to 7, 2019 in
the city of São José do Rio Preto ,SP, Brazil.
Throughout the IV FAMERP-UTMB, we will have keynote lectures, short talks and round-tables with renowned specialists and researchers that will discuss the bases and state of the art of research about several vector-borne diseases, including arboviruses, rickettsia, and malaria among others. Many aspects of the research about vector-borne diseases will be our discussion topics, as classical virology; serological and molecular methods; phylogeny and evolution; entomology and methods of field study; the current situation of epidemiology / clinical aspects of arboviruses research in Brazil; the interplay between the virus, the host and their immune system; and the virus-vector interaction and its relation with the dynamics and control of these diseases transmission.
We have now updated our line up of speakers. All were confirmed. Since we had problems in the registration process that are now fixed, we decided to extend the registration with the lower values up to the end of this month. Please do your as soon as possible, since our space is limited by the venue. We also would like to point out that the abstract submission is already open.
Since our last contact several NGO, Societies and companies decided to sponsor the meeting. At this point we would like to thank FAPESP, Sociedade Brasileira de Virologia, Rede, Euroimmun, Biomeriuex and all other partners.
Hope to see you soon in SJ Rio Preto in the HOTTEST arbovirus meeting ever.
Mauricio & Nikos