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13th Conference of the International Leptospirosis Society -ILS- and
4th Meeting of the European Leptospirosis and other rodent-borne haemorrhagic fevers Society -ELS-

September 2-4, 2024
Art & History Museum
Brussels, Belgium

The Belgian National Reference Laboratory for animal leptospirosis in Sciensano is delighted to welcome you to the International Symposium as a Joint Meeting of the 'International Leptospirosis Society' and the 'European Leptospirosis and -other rodent-borne haemorrhagic fevers- Society' to cover recent advances on leptospirosis.

The topics will be diverse and will cover epidemiology, One Health approaches, human leptospirosis, domestic and wild animals' leptospirosis, immunology and protective immunity, genomics and molecular epidemiology, recent advances in diagnostics, as well as rodent-borne haemorrhagic fevers.

The conference offers a significant opportunity for networking for students, scientists, industry experts, organizations, and other professionals in this field.
The sessions will help to discuss solutions, answers, future strategies, and more.


Sept. 2, 2024

Jacques Mahillon
Jacques Mahillon
Full Professor Emeritus and Invited Professor
Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain)
Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Earth and Life Institute
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Anou Dreyfus
Anou Dreyfus
PhD, MSc, Dr. med. vet., DVM
Veterinary Epidemiologist
Vetsuisse Faculty
Winterthurerstrasse 270
8057 Zurich
Suneth Agampodi
Suneth Agampodi
Research Scientist
International Vaccine Institute
Seoul, South Korea

Sept. 3, 2024

Jarlath Nally
Jarlath Nally
Lead Scientist on Spirochete Research
Infectious Bacterial Diseases of Livestock Research Unit
National Animal Disease Center
Agricultural Research Service, United States
David Haake
David Haake
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA,
Los Angeles, California, USA
Eric C.M. van Gorp
Eric C.M. van Gorp
Erasmus MC, Department of Viroscience
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Sept. 4, 2024

Sree Rajeev
Sree Rajeev
Professor of Infectious Diseases
Director of the Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology Diagnostic Laboratory
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
Nattachai Srisawat
Nattachai Srisawat
Excellence Center for Critical Care Nephrology
Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
& Collaborating CRISMA faculty member
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Univeristy of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, USA
& International Society of Nephrology (OSEA) regional board member


Ben Adler (Australia)

Suneth Agampodi (South Korea)

Josipa Habus (Croatia)

David Haake (USA)

Tinne Lernout (Belgium)

Walter Lilenbaum (Brasil)

Anneleen Matthijs (Belgium)

Marcella Mori (Belgium)

Jarlath Nally (USA)

Alda Natale (Italy)

Mathieu Picardeau (France)

Sree Rajeev (USA)

Simone Schuller (Switzerland)

Nattachai Srisawat (Thailand)

Yupin Suputtamongkol (Thailand)

Pablo Tortosa (Réunion, France)

Marjan Van Esbroeck (Belgium)

Eric van Gorp (The Netherlands)