Exciting news for all veterinary professionals and researchers! The Second International Congress on Animal Leishmaniosis (ALIVE 2) is scheduled to be held from the 18th to the 20th of April, 2024, in the picturesque city of Nice, France.

What to Expect at ALIVE 2024?

The LeishVet Scientific Committee is gearing up to host this event in a hybrid format, ensuring that participants can engage both in-person and view virtually. This congress promises to bring together the crème de la crème of experts specializing in animal leishmaniosis. It’s not just a gathering of experts, but also an opportunity to meet all the LeishVet members.

The second ALIVE congress, also known as the Animal Leishmaniosis International Veterinary Event, has an enriching Scientific Program lined up. Just like its inaugural edition, the program will be bifurcated into two main streams:

  • Research Stream: Dive deep into the latest findings and advancements in the field of animal leishmaniosis
  • Clinical Stream: Gain insights into the clinical diagnosis and treatment methodologies for this significant zoonotic disease

In addition to these streams, attendees will have the exclusive chance to participate in round table discussions alongside esteemed speakers and LeishVet members. These discussions will revolve around real clinical cases, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and preventive measures related to animal leishmaniosis.

ALIVE 2024 Congress: Scientific Programme Overview

  • Kick-off Evening: Attendees are welcomed with a cocktail at the Radisson Blu’s Rooftop, setting the ambiance for the upcoming sessions.
  • Both days commence with an Informal Get Together for young scientists and clinicians, fostering collaboration and networking.
  • Notable sessions include discussions on:
    • ophthalmic challenges in animal leishmaniosis
    • Leishmania donovani in India
    • other Leishmania species infecting dogs
    • the impact of Phlebotomine sand flies on health.
    • when clinicians should suspect feline leishmaniosis
    • clinical relapses in canine leishmaniosis
    • unexpected lessons of leishmaniosis
    • the role of extracellular vesicles in canine leishmaniosis
  • Keynote speakers like Carla MaiaChristopher Fernandez-Prada, Christine Petersen, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Marta Leiva, Alessandra Fondati, Manolis Saridomichelakis and Lluís Ferrer share their expertise on various facets of leishmaniosis.
  • Interspersed with these sessions are Oral Communications, Round Tables, and Poster Sessions, offering a platform for diverse voices in the field.

The highlight of Friday evening is a Gala Dinner, while the congress concludes on Saturday with a formal Closing Ceremony.

Venue Details

The congress is set to be hosted at the luxurious Hotel Radisson Blu, located on the iconic Promenade des Anglais in Nice. The hotel is conveniently situated just 4 km away from the Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport and a mere 5 km from the city’s bustling center. While most of the congress activities will be held within the hotel premises, attendees can look forward to a special Gala Dinner with complimentary transportation which will be arranged for this dinner event.

For those who might not be able to attend in person, don’t fret! The entire event will be streamed online, ensuring that no one misses out on this unique learning opportunity.

Stay Updated

For more detailed information about the ALIVE congress, including registration details and the full program, visit the official website at www.leishvet-alive.com. You can also follow updates on their social media channels. Should you have any questions or require further information, feel free to reach out to the organizers at social@leishvet-alive.com.

Don't miss out on this golden opportunity to learn, network, and collaborate with the best in the field of animal leishmaniosis. Mark your calendars and see you in Nice!