Madrid welcomes infectious diseases to the city

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Infection will entice 12,000 experts from 140 countries into Madrid in April this year, each eager to catch up and share the latest developments on infectious diseases.

It will be the 28th edition of ECCMID, or European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and the packed programme will spread rapidly through the city, universities and into the community.

Known as the reference congress on infectology, ECCMID chose IFEMA for its ability to run a large number of sessions, in more than 15 tracks in parallel, over four days.

ECCMID will meet from April 21st to 24th 2018 at the North Convention Center and Halls 8, 9 and 10 of IFEMA: a major gathering on infectious diseases and clinical microbiology. The congress will feature more than 200 sessions, including 12 keynote lectures, more than 100 symposia and oral exchanges, approximately 20 educational workshops and 20 meet-the-expert gatherings.

Participants will promote research in the different disciplines of infectology, generating knowledge exchange, and sharing opinions among government authorities, scientific societies, universities and the community.

As a special highlight, the keynote address will include presentations by a Nobel Prize laureate as well as a talk marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Spanish influenza epidemic. Networking playing a large part in the structure of the scientific programme, a comprehensive exhibition of diagnostic and therapeutic products will be mounted to complement the assembly.

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