2nd International Caparica Conference on Leishmaniasis 2020

26th- 28th October 2020 | Caparica | Portugal

Dear Colleagues and friends

On behalf of the organizing committee, we are delighted to welcome you to Caparica (Lisbon, Portugal), for the 2nd International Caparica Congress on Leishmaniasis 2020 (LEISHMANIASIS2020).

This conference intends to gather researchers working in areas related to Leishmaniasis, from treatment to prevention. In fact, as leishmaniasis is slowly but constantly, increasing worldwide, this conference is addressed to show the latest research trends in this area. The idea is to push forward the battle against this persistent disease.

The conference will promote networking sessions to link the different skills of participants so international teams will be created to apply to funding at international level.

We are confident that you will appreciate the breadth and quality of the scientific program and the city of Caparica.

We look forward to seeing you in 2020 in Portugal.


Yours truly

C. Lodeiro

 J. L. Capelo
Conference chairs
On behalf of the organizing and scientific committee

KPRK Talks

Anabela Cordeiro da Silva, PhD

i3S – Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde / IBMC – Instituo de Biologia Molecular e Celular, Universidade do Porto, Porto (Portugal)

Stop Leishmaniasis: treating dogs for a better human health

Plenary Speakers

Martin Olivier, PhD

Program in Infectious Diseases and Immunology in Global Health (IDIGH), The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Montréal (Canada)

Leishmania Exobiology: From Sandfly to Leishmaniasis Development

Lénea Campino, PhD

Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon (Portugal)

Luigi Gradoni, PhD

Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome (Italy)

Old and new tools for the control of the canine reservoir of leishmaniasis causedby Leishmania infantum

Christian Bogdan, M.D.

Director of the Institute of Clinical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene University Hospital of Erlangen and Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)

Jeremy Mottram, PhD

Professor of Pathogen Biology, University of York, York (UK)

Regulation of Leishmania life cycle progression

Barbara Papadopoulou, PhD

Department of Microbiology-Infectious Disease and Immunology, Laval University, Quebec (Canada)

Regulatory networks controlling the Leishmania response to intracellular stress stimuli


Albert Descoteaux, PhD

Centre INRS–Institut Armand-Frappier, Quebec (Canda)

Christopher Fernandez-Prada D.V.M, Ph.D.

Assistant professor in Molecular parasitology at University of MontrealAdjunct Professor in Microbiology and Immunology at McGill UniversityChief of the Animal Parasitology Diagnostic Laboratory, Montreal (Canada)

Exosomes and Drug Resistance in Leishmania Parasites

Shaden Kamhawi, PhD

Vector Molecular Biology Section, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rockville (USA)

The calm after a storm: the interplay of vector- and host-driven immune events at the bite site of a Leishmania-infected sand fly determines progression of leishmaniasis

Albert Descoteaux, PhD

Centre INRS–Institut Armand-Frappier, Quebec (Canada)

Alteration of host cell intracellular trafficking by Leishmania

Keynote Speakers

Eva Gluenz, PhD

Institute of infection, immunity & inflammation, University of Glasgow (UK)

Dissecting the functions of the Leishmania flagellum using a CRISPR knockout library

Carla Maia, PhD

EBVS European Vertinary Specialist in Parasitology, NOVA University of Lisbon, Lisbon (Portugal)

Sand fly-borne pathogens in Mediterranean Basin: not only Leishmania

Susan Wyllie, PhD

School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee (Scotland)

Mittra Bidyottam, PhD

Departmenf of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, Berwyn (USA)

Dario S. Zamboni, PhD

Department of Cell Biology, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo (Brazil)

Innate immune responses to Leishmania infection

Claudia Masini d’Avila, PhD

Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC) (Brazil)

Can mishandling and contamination account for all the reports of monoxenic trypanosomatids in mammals?

Fabrizia Veronesi, PhD

Department of Veterinary Medicine of Perugia (Italy)

Epidemiological survey on emerging feline vector-borne pathogens in Italy.

Symposium Subjects

  • Canine leishmaniasis
  • Feline leishmaniasis
  • Human leishmaniasis
  • Cutaneous leishmaniasis
  • Visceral leishmaniasis
  • Emerging treatments for leishmaniasis
  • Immunotherapy in leishmaniasis
  • New diagnostic approaches to leishmaniasis
  • Emerging drugs, vaccines and therapies to fight leishmaniasis
  • Leishmaniasis resistance to drugs
  • Prevention strategies
  • Leishmaniasis vectors biology and control
  • New compounds against leishmaniasis
  • Drug resistance and fitness in leishmania parasites
  • Host parasite interaction

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We look forward to seeing you soon.

With kindest regards