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ICCAID 2008

The Second International Congress of Central Asia Infectious Diseases

After the collapse of former Soviet Union, the incidences of infectious diseases have dramatically increased in the Central Asian States. Along with economic and political problems, ineffective new healthcare systems and programs in these countries contributed to the rise of such endemic diseases. The first International Congress of Central Asia Infectious Diseases (ICCAID) was held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from October 30 through November 2, 2006. It was a very successful event in terms of the collaboration and exchange of experience and expertise among scientists from different nations participating in the conference. The meeting was a great chance to experience central Asian hospitality and to be exposed to the latest front line clinical and genomic-based research. As all researchers in the infectious diseases area have a common goal of understanding and fighting the relentless spread of infectious diseases, we hope that such meetings, exchanges and collaborations will help the developing regions of the world succeed in its fight against infectious diseases.

In order to continue the effort that began in Bishkek in 2006, the second ICCAID has been scheduled between 27 and 30 March 2008 in Almaty-Kazakhstan. Our expectation is a high-level scientific congress with participation from around the world.



Congress Presidents
Professor Talgat Muminov, M.D. Professor Hakan Leblebicioglu, M. D.
The President of Kazakh National Medical University, Almaty-Kazakhstan The President of Society of Black Sea Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Samsun-Turkey