In the ever-evolving field of veterinary science and zoonotic diseases, understanding the vectors that are common to animal and human health is crucial. LeishVet ALIVE 2 2024, set to take place in Nice from April 18-20, both in person and online, and is ideal for professionals seeking to deepen their knowledge and combat diseases like Leishmaniosis. Among the distinguished speakers, Dr. Carla Maia presents a unique opportunity to dive into the world of Phlebotomine sand flies, tiny vectors with a significant impact on public and animal health.

Meet Dr. Carla Maia: A Guiding Light in Vector-Borne Disease Research

Dr. Carla Maia, with a storied career dedicated to the study of vector-borne diseases, is set to illuminate the complexities of Phlebotomine sand flies at LeishVet ALIVE 2 2024. Her extensive research, culminating in over 100 peer-reviewed papers and garnering more than 3000 citations, underscores her pivotal role in advancing our understanding of diseases transmitted by these minuscule yet formidable vectors.

Dr. Maia’s academic and research journey, marked by significant milestones, reveals her unwavering commitment to science and public health. Dr. Carla Maia boasts a remarkable academic and professional journey, culminating in her Habilitation in Biomedical Sciences, Parasitology, from the Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova de Lisboa in 2022. A European Veterinary Specialist in Parasitology since 2018, she earned her PhD in 2009, focusing on canine and feline leishmaniasis and host-parasite interactions. With a Master’s in Medical Parasitology obtained in 2003, her research has significantly contributed to understanding the immune response in Leishmania infantum infections. Dr. Maia began her distinguished career after graduating in Veterinary Medicine in 2000.Her profile showcases a prolific output that spans critical aspects of vector-borne diseases, including their transmission dynamics, the development of diagnostic tools, and strategies for control and prevention.

The Significance of Dr. Maia's Work for Veterinarians and Researchers

For veterinarians grappling with cases of animal Leishmaniosis and researchers dedicated to eradicating this zoonotic disease, Dr. Maia’s insights offer invaluable knowledge and strategies. Her work not only advances scientific understanding but also equips professionals with the tools to diagnose, treat, and prevent the spread of diseases transmitted by Phlebotomine sand flies.

Why Attend LeishVet ALIVE 2 2024?

LeishVet ALIVE 2 2024 is not just another conference. It represents a confluence of cutting-edge research, clinical practice, and collaborative effort aimed at combating Leishmaniosis and other vector-borne diseases. Dr. Maia’s participation exemplifies the event’s commitment to excellence, offering attendees a chance to engage with leading experts, gain fresh perspectives, and contribute to global health solutions.

As we approach LeishVet ALIVE 2 2024, the presence of esteemed speakers like Dr. Carla Maia highlights the event’s significance in the field of veterinary medicine and public health. Her upcoming presentation on Phlebotomine sand flies is a must-attend for anyone committed to the fight against vector-borne diseases.

We invite veterinarians and researchers to join us for this transformative event. Register now at LeishVet ALIVE 2 2024 to secure your place at the forefront of veterinary science and public health. Together, we can turn the tide against diseases like Leishmaniosis, protecting both animal and human communities worldwide.