Welcome to Vancouver

Dear Colleagues,


As conference co-chairs, we look forward to welcoming you to the 11th International Leptospirosis Conference, to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, from July 8th -12th, 2019.  


The conference will take place on the beautiful campus of the University of British Columbia, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by forests and mountains. 


The traditional territory of the Musqueam people comprises what is now Vancouver, the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver Campus and surrounding areas. For more information, please go to http://www.musqueam.bc.ca/


Join the Facebook group: ILS Lepto Vancouver 2019 and follow us on Twitter @ILSLeptoYVR2019 


Paul Levett and Muhammad Morshed
Lepto 2019 Conference Co-Chairs


Greetings from the President of the International Leptospirosis Society


It is my great pleasure to invite and welcome all leptospirologists to the 11th scientific conference of the International Leptospirosis Society (ILS) to be held from July 8th to 12th, 2019 in superb surroundings at the University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver, Canada.


The conference co-chairs Paul Levett and Muhammad Morshed are convening an excellent program to cover all areas of investigation into Leptospira. Of course, the success of the conference also depends upon the input of leptospirosis researchers worldwide. All those who have attended previous ILS conferences attest to the enormous benefits of participation. This is where collaborations are hatched and friendships made. Personal interactions are all the more valuable at a time when the field is making rapid progress in the post-genomic era.


Therefore, if you are new to the field or have not attended an ILS meeting before, I urge you to make every effort to attend and join the Leptospira family. We can assure you of a wonderful experience, both professionally and socially.


I look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!





Ben Adler

ILS President





July 8-12 2019

University of British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada, V6T 1Z4

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