On behalf of the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine of the University of Cape Town and the Poliomyelitis Research Foundation, we are pleased to invite you to “Virology Africa 2011” at the Cape Town Waterfront
VENUE AND DATES: This conference will take place at the UCT Graduate School of Business and the Breakwater Lodge, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, from the evening of 29 November – 2 December 2011. This is a sophisticated venue inside a world-class tourist attraction, with spectacular views: see www.breakwaterlodge.co.za for more details! The venue has a limited capacity (n=220), so early registration is advised.
ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO THE 15 August 2011
“Early Bird” registration deadline: 01st September 2011.
The ACADEMIC PROGRAMME will include plenary-type presentations from internationally recognised speakers. It is intended that the programme should cover the widest possible spectrum of virology in Africa. Topics will include (but will not be limited to) HIV/AIDS, vaccinology, emerging and special pathogens, veterinary virology, viral immunology, viral epidemiology, viruses and cancer, plant and insect and fungal viruses, and molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis. A specialist workshop on human papillomavirus is being planned. The venue will allow for parallel workshops of oral presentations and poster sessions. The preliminary programme will be posted on the webpage well in advance of the conference.
Senior students are encouraged to present their research. A limited number of bursaries will be available for students presenting at the conference. Application forms will be available on the webpage.
If you are prepared to fund an internationally recognised scientist to speak at the conference or if you wish to organise a specialist workshop as part of the conference, please contact:
SPONSORSHIP/ TRADE EXHIBITION: We do hope you will be able to participate and have attached a booking form listing possible sponsorship opportunities. Please complete and return this form as soon as possible.
- Posters should be constructed from light-weight material – heavy posters will not affix to the boards.
- Posters should not measure more than 90 cm wide x 1.5m high
- Posters should include:
- The title (not less than 3cm in size)
- The text (readable from 1m away)
- The authors names, name of institution and country of origin
- Please bring a double sided tape to attach your poster to a poster board