2nd International Caparica Conference on Leishmaniasis 2020

26th- 28th October 2020 | Caparica | Portugal

Dear Colleagues and friends

On behalf of the organizing committee, we are delighted to welcome you to Caparica (Lisbon, Portugal), for the 2nd International Caparica Congress on Leishmaniasis 2020 (LEISHMANIASIS2020).

This conference intends to gather researchers working in areas related to Leishmaniasis, from treatment to prevention. In fact, as leishmaniasis is slowly but constantly, increasing worldwide, this conference is addressed to show the latest research trends in this area. The idea is to push forward the battle against this persistent disease.

The conference will promote networking sessions to link the different skills of participants so international teams will be created to apply to funding at international level.

We are confident that you will appreciate the breadth and quality of the scientific program and the city of Caparica.

We look forward to seeing you in 2020 in Portugal.


Yours truly

C. Lodeiro

 J. L. Capelo
Conference chairs
On behalf of the organizing and scientific committee

Plenary Speakers

Martin Olivier, PhD

Program in Infectious Diseases and Immunology in Global Health (IDIGH), The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Montréal (Canada)

Leishmania Exobiology: From Sandfly to Leismaniasis Development

Lénea Campino, PhD

Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon (Portugal)

Luigi Gradoni, PhD

Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome (Italy)

Old and new tools for the control of the canine reservoir of leishmaniasis causedby Leishmania infantum

Christian Bogdan, M.D.

Director of the Institute of Clinical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene University Hospital of Erlangen and Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)

Jeremy Mottram, PhD

Professor of Pathogen Biology, University of York, York (UK)

Barbara Papadopoulou, PhD

Department of Microbiology-Infectious Disease and Immunology, Laval University, Quebec (Canada)

Regulatory networks controlling the Leishmania response to intracellular stress stimuli


Keynote Speakers

Eva Gluenz, PhD

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford (UK)

Dissecting the functions of the Leishmania flagellum using a CRISPR knockout library

Carla Maia, PhD

EBVS European Vertinary Specialist in Parasitology, NOVA University of Lisbon, Lisbon (Portugal)


Susan Wyllie, PhD

School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee (Scotland)

Albert Descoteaux, PhD

Centre INRS–Institut Armand-Frappier, Quebec (Canda)

Mittra Bidyottam, PhD

Departmenf of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, Berwyn (USA)

Christopher Fernandez-Prada D.V.M, Ph.D.

Assistant professor in Molecular parasitology at University of MontrealAdjunct Professor in Microbiology and Immunology at McGill UniversityChief of the Animal Parasitology Diagnostic Laboratory, Montreal (Canada)

Exosomes and Drug Resistance in Leishmania Parasites

Symposium Subjects

  • Canine leishmaniasis
  • Feline leishmaniasis
  • Human leishmaniasis
  • Cutaneous leishmaniasis
  • Visceral leishmaniasis
  • Emerging treatments for leishmaniasis
  • Immunotherapy in leishmaniasis
  • New diagnostic approaches to leishmaniasis
  • Emerging drugs, vaccines and therapies to fight leishmaniasis
  • Leishmaniasis resistance to drugs
  • Prevention strategies
  • Leishmaniasis vectors biology and control
  • New compounds against leishmaniasis
  • Drug resistance and fitness in leishmania parasites
  • Host parasite interaction

Hotel Aldeia dos Capuchos

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We look forward to seeing you soon.

With kindest regards