ESCMID/FEMS Conference 2012 on New Frontiers in Microbiology and Infection: Hepatitis E, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C: from basic science to clinical practice

7 - 11 October 2012, Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland

Conference Objectives

On behalf of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) and the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), we have the privilege to announce the 8th Conference on New Frontiers in Microbiology and Infection. These annual conferences are intended to become outstanding events in the field of microbiology and to meet the following objectives:

  • to transfer knowledge between basic and clinical microbiologists as well as infectious diseases specialists
  • to focus and determine the state of the art on a particular field or theme by bringing together the best European and non-European scientists
  • to give young scientists the opportunity to interact with senior scientists

To stimulate and optimise the interactions, the conferences will include about 15 outstanding invited speakers together with only 60 participants selected on the basis of their scientific work and their interest in the chosen topic. Grants will be available to help participants with financial difficulties.

The 2012 edition is entitled "Hepatitis E, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C: from basic science to clinical practice" and will be held in Villars-sur-Ollon, a nice and peaceful resort in the Swiss mountains. We encourage you to join this event and to submit an abstract of your work.

The programme as well as deadlines for abstract submission, application and registration you can find on the conference website.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Villars-sur-Ollon.

Murat Akova and Mario Poljak
ESCMID Conference Coordinators

Roland Koerner and Jean-Claude Piffaretti
FEMS Conference Coordinators

Target Audience

All scientists interested in the annual focus subject from virulence to clinical aspects are invited to attend. This conference is particularly geared to young scientists who want to discuss in depth with senior scientists.

Application Procedure

Please apply online at the conference website. Dates and registration fees can be found there. The registration fee includes the scientific sessions, printed conference material, meals and accommodation in shared double rooms, but not travel.

Conference website

Conference Secretariat

Martine Moreillon
Department of Fundamental Microbiology
1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Phone +41 21 692 5600
Fax +41 21 692 5605