ASCID evening symposium 2nd April 2019

JOIN our seventh ASCID evening symposium on Migration and Infectious Diseases!

The Antwerp Study Centre for Infectious Diseases (ASCID) presents its seventh evening symposium on 2nd April, from 6 to 10 p.m.

ASCID is a unique collaboration between VAXINFECTIO (Vaccine- and Infectious Disease Institute) and EVECO (Evolutionary Ecology Group),
And formally recognized as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ by the University of Antwerp.
The mission of the Centre is basic and multidisciplinary research with a main research focus on infectious diseases.

Programme "Migration and Infectious Diseases"

6-6.30 p.m. Registration with sandwiches, coffee and tea

General Introduction - Prof. Zwi Berneman (VAXINFECTIO, LEH, UAntwerpen)

6.30-7.10 p.m. Have we overexaggerated the migration challenge? Dr. Manuel Carballo (Epidemiologist and Executive Director of the International Centre for Migration, Health and Development (ICMHD))

7.10-7.50 p.m. Tuberculosis : a European disease, not a ‘tropical’ one Wouter Arrazola de Oñate (Vlaamse Vereniging voor Respiratoire Gezondheidszorg en Tuberculosebestrijding (VRGT))

7.50-8.30 p.m. Vaccination of refugees, asylum seekers and other migrating people: tailoring the immunization programme Dr. Geert Top (Agentschap Zorg en Gezondheid)

8.30-10 p.m. Closing networking reception


2 April 2019 from 6-10 p.m.


University of Antwerp, Campus Drie Eiken, Building Q, Promotiezaal
Universiteitsplein 1, 2000 Antwerpen (Parking 2)


The ASCID consortium warmly welcomes all stakeholders  with interests in infectious diseases.


Registration is free but mandatory. Please register here.

Accreditation (ethics & economics) has been requested.

 We hope to meet you there!

The ASCID consortium



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