Open letter of Invitation
The World Health Organization/TDR and the Schistosoma Genome Network
Co-ordinator, Dr. Philip LoVerde, have requested me to organize the next
joint Filarial/Schistosome Genome Meeting. This meeting will be held in
Belo Horizonte, Brazil, from August 8-10. There are limited funds to
support some travel, room and board during the meeting. These funds are
primarily for participants from Disease Endemic Countries.
Those who wish to attend should contact me
(http://www.cpqrr.fiocruz.br/dna/fsgnm/ or oliveira at cpqrr.fiocruz.br) as
soon as possible. As funds are limited, all of the interested parties,
especially those from developed countries, are requested to possibly pay
for their own travel costs. International flights are available either
directly to Belo Horizonte, or connections through Rio de Janeiro or Sao
The meeting will start in the evening of the 8th of August. On Saturday
there will be separate meetings and both groups will meet in joint session
on Sunday morning.
We expect to accommodate as many applicants as possible and look forward to
a very fruitful and exciting meeting.
Centro de Pesquisas Ren=E9 Rachou - FIOCRUZ
Av. Augusto de Lima 1715 Belo Horizonte
MG Brazil 30190-002
Phone - 55-31-3295-3566 ext-185
FAX - 55-31-3295-3115
Centro de Pesquisas Ren=E9 Rachou/CPqRR - A FIOCRUZ em Minas Gerais.
Rene Rachou Research Center/CPqRR - The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in the
State of Minas Gerais-Brazil.