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Emerging Vector-borne Diseases in a Changing European Environment

10-11-12th May 2010 - Le Corum, Montpellier, France
Conference venue

Conference Venue
Le Corum Congress Centre
Esplanade Charles de Gaulle
34027 Montpellier Cedex 1

 Le Corum is located in the centre of Montpellier and can be reached from the Place de la Comédie, via the Esplanade and its pedestrian walkways.

Parking is in the basement of the building and there is also a bus/tram station, as well as main road access from the town, beaches and the airport, which is less than quarter of an hour away...

Internet access
Free WIFI access is available in "Espace Joffre" (area dedicated to coffee breaks and posters).

Please wear your name badge at all times during the conference in order to gain access to the parallel sessions and all conference functions.


Le Corum can book your room (use the hotel reservation form and send it to Le Corum, or book directly on the following link:

See the hotels access map.

Do not lose time to book your hotel, May is already the tourist season!!!!

Important dates
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 18th December 2009 included
  • Notification to authors: 15th February 2010
  • Early registration: 1st March 2010


     Participants are invited to submit an abstract in the following topics:

    • The identification of high-risk ecosystems for the emergence of vector-borne diseases,
    • Biological, ecological and epidemiological processes involved in the emergence of vector-borne diseases, and their modelling,
    • Applications for improved vector or disease monitoring, and disease information systems.

      The conference will cover the following groups of vectors and vector-borne diseases:
    • Mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases, including arboviral diseases (e.g. West Nile, Rift Valley fever) and malaria,
    • Ticks and tick-borne diseases,
    • Rodents and rodent-borne diseases,
    • Sandflies and sandfly-borne diseases.


Poster presentations
Set up for Poster presentations on Monday from 9.00 to 11.00hrs

Maximum size: 1m x 1m

Poster sessions will be organised by topics and synchronised with the parallel sessions for oral presentations. To ensure an optimal exposition of posters, the programme of a poster session will be announced during the corresponding parallel session, and we will kindly ask authors to stay near their own poster during the following coffee break to reply to questions. Moreover, all the posters will be displayed during the whole conference.

Lunches and Gala dinner
  • Lunches will be served in the restaurant of Le Corum (included in the registration fees).
  • The welcome reception will be held on Monday, May 10 from 18.00 to 20.00 at Le Corum in room Sully Central.
  • The conference dinner will take place on Tuesday, May 11 at 20.00 at Domaine de Verchant, Castelnau le Lez. 

Local Information


Montpellier is one of France's leading tourist destinations, welcoming its visitors with huge enthusiasm throughout the year and encouraging them to try some of the host of opportunities available.

This ancient city's reputation is based on a number of factors: first and foremost, its geographical location at a crossroads on the Mediterranean, an advantage that has encouraged trade and intellectual curiosity since the city was founded.

It is not by chance that Montpellier is one of the leading university towns in the South of France: learning is a real vocation here, as can be seen from the reputation of the Universities of Law and The Arts, and the venerable Faculty of Medicine - the oldest in the Western world.

Business parks, science and technology institutes flourish here, contributing to the advance of Research (biology, agronomy, etc.) and creating high-level seminars and conferences - a constantly increasing number of prestige events.

The capital of Languedoc-Roussillon is eternally dynamic, looking to the future and, above all, reflects a Mediterranean way of life that is inspired by a rich past that can be seen in its monuments and surrounding follies.

Take a stroll through Montpellier... you will be walking through a town centre that lived through medieval times, lined with 17th and 18th Century private mansions sitting alongside new districts designed by well-known contemporary architects, such as Bofill, Vasconi, Chemetov, etc.
Born at the beginning of the year one thousand, Montpellier sets out on the third millennium, enriched by two centuries of history sometimes tumultuous, sometimes dramatic, often brilliant, and always out of the ordinary.

In the plains of the Languedoc (South of France), of which she sits in the middle, Montpellier stands out as an exception : it is the only large city that does not date back to Antiquity. This singularity will give the city the dynamics of the youngest. While the old cities, remains of the Roman Empire, never cease to decline, Montpellier, in the Middle Ages, develops with surprising rapidity. Within a few centuries, she develops from a simple agricultural domain into a first-class economic and cultural capital. Despite occasional eclipses, Montpellier succeeded in maintaining and developing the role of capital of the Bas-Languedoc. In this, the 18th century was a profitable period for the city.
The Mediterranean beauty thus received a rich inheritance. Many lordships, often from far away introduced here the taste for liberty. Visitors from all horizons made it a country of tolerance. Its scholars taught respect for culture and knowledge. In more recent times, the flow of new populations, the privileged geographical situation and the large potential of gray matter have given Montpellier a new lease of life and enabled her to project an image true to reality, as a young and enterprising city. This new and rapid growth seems to reach a hand out thru the ages to the most dynamic times of the history of Montpellier.

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Update: 28 January 2010