13º International Symposium on Schistosomiasis - 13º Simpósio Internacional sobre Esquistossomose

16 to 19 September 2012


Photos of the Symposium


   Venue: Associação Médica de Minas Gerais

We would like to remind the participants that all presentations, including Free Themes, will be in English!

The International Symposium on Schistosomiasis ( Simpósio Internacional sobre Esquistossomose ) was first held in 1987 and since then there were 12 editions. It is an event that has greatly influenced the scientific community, both nationally and internationally, as has the participation of renowned Brazilian and foreign researchers show that a quality scientific content in their presentations. The International Symposium on Schistosomiasis is the only regular event of its kind that happens in the world. Historically, the event involved about 350 scientists, graduate students and post-graduate, and professional health services local, state and federal. This year in particular we plan for greater involvement of the international community, with a focus on colleagues from Africa and China. The program of the International Symposium on Schistosomiasis has round tables, conferences, sessions for paper and poster presentations.  In addition there will be short courses on topics such as molecular biology, diagnosis, malacology, new drugs, epidemiology, immunology, vaccine, clinical, education and health, evolution and genomics.

This year, the 13th edition of the event has the theme: “Challenges in the genome era, how to make it deliver”.  The event will be held in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. The climate is pleasant with beautiful landscapes and eclectic architecture. The city was considered one of the best cities quality of life in Latin America and is visited by tourists, business tourists, attracted by the local infrastructure and sights in the city and nearby.

There will be three awards.  The "Pirajá da Silva" award for the best abstract, the "José Pellegrino" award for the best doctoral thesis, and the "Amaury Coutinho" award for the best master thesis defended in the last two years.

We hope to see you in Belo Horizonte!