NorTick is a Norwegian conference for biologists, veterinarians, clinicians and others performing research on ticks and tick-borne diseases. The conference is also open to other interested parties. The conference is held at Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo, Tuesday 7th – Wednesday 8th of February 2017.
The aim of NorTick is to build and spread scientific knowledge and promote national and international research on ticks and tick-borne diseases. As with previous NorTick conferences, the two days will be a mix of up-to-date lectures, scientific presentations and networking. The social perspective is allocated by time for good food and conversation along the way. There will also be time for socializing at the intervals in the programme.
Joppe Hovius works at Academic Medical Center (AMC) at the University of Amsterdam, where he is research director for ticks and tick-borne diseases.
Joppe is member of ESGBOR (Study Group for Lyme Borreliosis) in ESCMID (European society of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases), and founder of Amsterdam Multidisciplinary Lyme borreliosis Center. He is also the scientific coordinator of ANTIDotE, an EU funded project which aims to create a vaccine against the tick.
Muriel Vayssier-Taussat leads team VECTOTIC («Ecology of pathogens transmitted by ticks»), the National Institute for Agricultural Research in France – INRA. Her research focus includes new DNA sequencing methods for identifying pathogens that can be transmitted through tick bites and co-infections.
The registration fee is 2500 NOK.
The price includes day package for two days (including lunch and coffee breaks). Do You want to attend Nortick 2017? Please register here. In the registration form you can also book accommodation and gala dinner on Tuesday the 7th of February.
NorTick 2017 is arranged by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, and The Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Tick-borne diseases. There are no commercial sponsors for NorTick 2017.
We hope to see you in Oslo the 7th & 8th of February 2017!