25-28 September, 2023
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Visit to the Musée de Grenoble with an English-speaking guide
Participants are invited to the Musée de Grenoble (Address: 5 Pl. de Lavalette, 38000 Grenoble) where Max Maurin has arranged for an English-speaking guide who will take groups of ~20 people beginning at 3:30 – 5:30 PM. Following the museum visit, there will be a group cocktail reception at the Fergus Restaurant, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM (Address 6 Quai Yermoloff 38700 LA TRONCHE (other side of the river but close).
Tularemia 2023 Gala
The Society shall sponsor an International tularemia Conference every third year. The Society shall endeavor to have the meeting rotate among a variety of geographical areas. This conference shall be managed by the Symposium Committee.
There shall be a General Business Meeting of the Society at each International Tularemia Conference. The President shall present a report on the affairs of the Society. The Treasurer shall present an audited account of the finances.
The Society may award a prize or prizes at the General Meetings. These may take the form of prizes for (a) excellent work as a student or scholarship applicant, (b) recognition of accomplishment in the field, or for (c) service to TULISOC. Award decisions will be made by the Scientific Committee.
Travel awards will be available for attendees with financial and educational needs, with an emphasis on junior investigators, women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities and investigators from low resource countries. Meeting attendance will thereby support the professional development of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early career investigators.
In the case of specific needs and emergencies, the Executive Committee may appoint appropriate specialists to act as a temporary Advisory Group to provide information, education and/or training to individuals within and outside the Society. Advisory Groups are dissolved upon completion of their charge.
Visit the 9th International Conference on Tularemia, which was held in Montreal, Canada from October 16-19, 2018
Tularemia is a rapidly progressive and potentially fatal zoonosis of humans caused by the intracellular bacterial pathogen, Francisella tularensis. Tularemia is a re-emerging disease and public health concern in some areas of the world, such as Scandinavia, Europe, Russia and Turkey. Further, because of its low infectious dose and lethality when inhaled, Francisella tularensis was developed as a bioweapon by three countries, and remains on of the five potential bio-terrorist agents of most concern. Since the first meeting in 1995 in Sweden, the International Conferences on Tularemia have been a major driver of substantial advances in understanding of tularemia pathogenesis, bacteriology, diagnosis, and treatment. This conference brings together scientists and interested parties from throughout the northern hemisphere including the US, Canada, Scandinavia, Europe and Japan to share developments in Tularemia research. Advanced development of medical countermeasures to the rapidly progressive and potentially fatal zoonosis of humans caused by the intracellular bacterial pathogen, Francisella tularensis is an explicit goal of this meeting. Senior scientist, clinicians and trainees at all levels are invited to participate and attend the 10th International Conference on Tularemia. Attendees with knowledge and interests outside the Francisella community per se also bring perspective and instructive comparisons.
Highlights of accomplishments in the field over the last decade nurtured by interactions in past meetings, include:
- the discoveries of the Francisella pathogenicity island (FPI)
- the Type VI secretion system encoded by the FPI
- development of new animal models
- detailed genomic and proteomic characterization
- identification of immune evasion strategies of the bacterium
- the discover of new species of bacteria in the Francisella genus, e.g. fish pathogens of importance to aquaculture
These discoveries have advanced the development of new drug treatments, new diagnostic options, and new vaccine development.
Continuing with this strong track record of success, the 10th International Conference on Tularemia will be held at the World Trade Center in Grenoble Alps, France, from 25-28 September, 2023. The conference will include a keynote address as well as six plenary sessions, poster previews (flash talks) and three poster sessions, with additional opportunities for networking during shared meals and social activities.
The program will be comprised of common plenary sessions and poster sessions, without any breakout or parallel sessions. Each plenary session will be chaired by and include invited speakers who are recognized leaders in the field. As a means to feature the most up-to-date and exciting unpublished science, over 85% of speakers will be selected based on the merits of submitted abstracts. This structure provides maximum presentation opportunities to trainees and early career investigators, and offers a supportive environment in which trainees and all attendees can build their knowledge, hone presentation skills and establish professional mentor/mentee relationships in the community.