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International Symposium on Phlebotomine Sandflies Returns in 2024 with the support of CLIMOS Project


Mark your calendars for the 11th International Symposium on Phlebotomine Sandflies (ISOPS), set to take place from September 9-13, 2024, at the Bernardin Congress Centre in Portorož, Slovenia.

Hosted every three years, ISOPS is a prestigious congress dedicated to comprehensive research on Phlebotomine sandflies, crucial vectors for diseases like leishmaniasis. The upcoming event, co-organized by the CLIMOS project, promises a dynamic program featuring renowned experts in medical entomology.

Key Information:

  • Date: September 9-13, 2024
  • Location: Bernardin Congress Centre, Portorož, Slovenia
  • Organizer: Department of Biodiversity, Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Information Technologies, University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia
  • More Information: ISOPS 11 Website

ISOPS 11 Highlights: A Comprehensive Scientific Experience

ISOPS 11 promises an enriching scientific program where experts will delve into all aspects of Phlebotomine sandfly research, exploring the intricate world of these vectors and the pathogens they transmit. The symposium aims to provide a platform for in-depth discussions, knowledge exchange, and the latest breakthroughs in the field.

The event will also recognize and celebrate the contributions of young researchers, offering small prizes for the best presentations and posters. This initiative supports and encourages the next generation of professionals in the realm of Phlebotomine sandfly research.

Additionally, ISOPS 11 is designed to foster networking opportunities. Attendees are encouraged to engage in socializing, share ideas, and plan collaborations that will shape the future of research in this critical field.

The deadline for abstract submission for ISOPS XI is May 31st, 2024

Beyond the Symposium: Exploring Slovenia’s Natural Beauty

Delegates are invited to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Slovenia, a country that seamlessly blends alpine skiing and beach relaxation. Beyond the scientific sessions, participants can embark on an exploration of Slovenia’s diverse landscapes, combining adventure and leisure in a unique setting.

Cultural excursions are also on the agenda, including organized visits to the UNESCO-listed Škocjan Caves and the picturesque capital, Ljubljana. These excursions offer a deeper understanding of Slovenia’s rich cultural and natural heritage.

The Bled Experience provides a delightful opportunity to take a leisurely walk around the scenic Lake Bled, culminating in the indulgence of the famous Bled fresh cream cake. This cultural and culinary experience adds a touch of leisure to the symposium, creating lasting memories for participants.

In the spirit of fostering camaraderie and scientific exchange, ISOPS 11 extends an invitation to researchers, experts, and enthusiasts to contribute to this unique event. Organizers anticipate a successful and enjoyable symposium, uniting professionals and providing a platform for the latest advancements in Phlebotomine sandfly research. 

See you soon!