International Conference on Trichinellosis
The International Commission on Trichinellosis (ICT) was created in 1958 in Budapest and is aiming to exchange information on the biology, the physiopathology, the epidemiology, the immunology, and the clinical aspects of trichinellosis in humans and animals. Prevention is a primary goal (see ICTweb pages). Since the creation of the ICT, its members (more than 110 from 46 countries) have regularly gathered and worked together during meetings held every 4 years : the International Conferences on Trichinellosis. These conferences were held in Warsaw in 1960, in Wroclaw in 1964, in Miami beach in 1972, in Poznan in 1976, in Noordwijk aan Zee, Netherlands in 1980, in Val Morin in 1984, in Alicante in 1988, in Orvieto in 1993, in Mexico City in 1996, in Fontainebleau in 2000, in San Diego in 2004 and in the Plitvice national Park in 2007. The proceedings edited after each of these conferences showed the great amount of scientific knowledge exchanged there.
The XII International Conference on Trichinellosis (ICT12) was held in National park Plitvice Lakes, Croatia beginning with a cocktail reception on Tuesday, 25 September and ending at 12 am on Sunday, 30 September 2007. Opening ceremony and opening lectures will be held at the Hotel Jezero. Sessions, wet labs and workshops will be held in the National park Plitvice Lakes.
The International Commission on Trichinellosis is the initiator and participant in organization of the International Conferences on Trichinellosis.