Thirteenth International Symposium on Human Chlamydial Infections

22 - 27 June 2014

ASILOMAR Conference Grounds
in Pacific Grove, CA

Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of the International Organizing committee, I am pleased to announce that the Thirteenth International Symposium on Human Chlamydial Infections will be held at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California,
22- 27 June 2014.

This Symposium will offer a high quality scientific meeting covering all aspects in the field of chlamydia research. This Symposium provides an excellent opportunity for those interested in the roles chlamydiae play in human and animal health to discuss their findings. Thus researchers, specialists and trainees in sexually transmitted disease and reproductive health, HIV medicine, trachoma, public health, microbiology, epidemiology and behavioural science can share their ideas and experiences. Participants will be able to discuss the latest advances and progress in the field from the varied viewpoints of clinical practice and research in chlamydial biology, laboratory detection, public health epidemiology, and sexual behaviour. Basic research in the areas of cell biology. molecular biology, genetics and genomics and immunology will undoubtedly receive extensive coverage.

Participation in the Symposium is dependent on the acceptance of a submitted abstract that will be evaluated by the Scientific Review Committee. Thus all participants will be active in the field. The programme will feature many internationally respected speakers and will ensure a state-of-art, and cutting-edge Symposium.

Asilomar is a breathtakingly beautiful 107 acres of ecologically diverse beachfront land. The Conference Grounds were built by the YWCA and designed by Julia Morgan in 1913. It has since been declared a National Historic Landmark. The property provides public access to the rocky coast and dune habitat on the Monterey Peninsula. This tranquil setting allows for a concentrated focus on the meeting, as well as access to a variety of local activities.

If you wish to receive the Second Announcement and Call for Abstracts to be emailed in September 2013, please click the RSVP link and submit your contact details. The Second Announcement will contain information about the meeting venue, registration fees, abstract submission forms, and a preliminary meeting schedule. Abstracts will be due 10 January 2014 at 5 PM (Pacific Standard Time).

We look forward to an exceptional meeting of the highest scientific quality and hope to see you in California in 2014.

Prof. Julius Schachter
Chair