Latest news on the Annual Scientific Conference 2017

There is a little bit more than a month left for the big event of the MediPIET training, the Annual Scientific Conference that will be held in Brussels from November 28th to 30th and the side events on 27th of November 2017 and 1st of December 2017.

The theme of the ASC 2017 is “Regional contributions and synergies for Global Health Security”.

The conference is mainly focused on infectious diseases across the Mediterranean, Balkans and Black Sea regions and worldwide in regard of getting evidence for diseases prevention and control, and public health policy making.

In this occasion, we have received more than 180 abstracts out of them MediPIET scientific committee has selected 130 to be presented at the ASC. We are very happy because in the first edition of the Conference we could select 64 abstracts, last we reached a number of 96 and this year we have 130.

For the first time, we are very happy to announce that we also have received abstracts from countries not members of the MediPIET network, a proof that MediPIET goes further every year.

We will have 68 posters and, like in the Annual Scientific Conference 2015, the poster session will be moderated. Remember to send the posters before the 1st of November to:  abstract2017@medipiet.eu

As speaker we will have Dr Peter Salama, medical epidemiologist from Australia, who has served as Executive Director of the Health Emergencies Programme since 2016. Before joining WHO, Dr Salama was UNICEF’s Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa.

The conference will be held in the Hotel Métropole, built in 1895, is the only nineteenth-century hotel in Brussels still in operation today. The Hotel Métropole is famous for having hosted the first Solvay Conference in 1911, considered a turning point in the world of physics. The subject was Radiation and the Quanta. This conference looked at the problems of having two approaches, namely the classical physics and quantum theory. Some members of the Solvay Congress included such luminaries as Albert Einstein, Marie Curie and Henri Poincaré.