An international conference on vector-borne diseases is to be staged by the Nordic organisation NorVect on 30-31 May 2015 with support from Norway’s Kavli Trust.
A number of international physicians and researchers will give papers on vector-borne diseases. The focus will not be confined to borreliosis (Lyme disease), but cover the 10 or so infections which can be incurred from a single tick bite. Particular attention will be paid to diagnosis and treatment of patients who have become chronically ill after being bitten by a tick.
Although the programme will be targeted at researchers and physicians in the relevant disciplines, anyone interested in learning more about vector-borne infections will be welcome to attend.
To learn more about NorVect and the conference: www.norvect.no
The Kavli Trust supports research which prevents and combats serious illnesses. It gives particular backing to work on dementia and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME), and is happy to help with early-phase financing.
NorVect is a Nordic interest group dedicated to building and sharing vital knowledge about vector-‐borne diseases, such as borreliosis and other coinfections, across disciplines and national borders. It has been founded and is run by patient advocates. The programme committee for the 2015 conference includes several professors and physicians from the University of Oslo (UiO) and the Norwegian Veterinary Institute.