ASCID Evening Symposium November 2017

Join our next ASCID Evening Symposium on Tick-borne Diseases

14 November 2017 - 18u30-22u00

The Antwerp Study Centre for Infectious Diseases (ASCID) presents its fourth evening symposium on 14 November, from 18u30-22u00.

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.
Presentations will be given by leading experts in the field of Tick-borne Diseases (TBD).

Programme "Tick-Borne Diseases"

18u00-18u30       Registration with sandwiches, coffee and tea 

18u30-18u40       Welcome - Prof Zwi Berneman, University of Antwerp, Laboratory of Experimental Hematology

18u40-19u05      'Ecology of ticks and tick-borne pathogens'- Prof Erik Matthysen, University of Antwerp, EVECO 

19u05-19u30      'Clinical Aspects of Tick-borne Diseases’ - Dr Ula Maniewski, the Institute for Tropical Medicine (ITG-ITM)      

19u30-19u55      'Human surveillance of Tick-borne Diseases in Belgium'- Tinne Lernout,  Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP) 

19u55-20u20      'Rare and Emerging Tick-borne Diseases of Public Health Importance in the European Union and European Economic Area'-  Dr Wim Van Bortel, the Institute for Tropical Medicine (ITG-ITM)

20u20-20u45       ‘Lyme Disease’ – Prof Dirk Vogelaers, University Hospital Gent 

Closing networking reception



14 November 2017  from 18u30-22u00


University of Antwerp, Campus Drie Eiken, Building O, Auditorium O.1
Universiteitsplein 1, 2000 Antwerpen (Parking 2)


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


Free of charge, but registration is mandatory.

Accreditation (ethics & economics) has been requested.


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