5th World Congress on Leishmaniasis
From may 13 to 17, 2013
ENOTEL RESORT Convention Center
Porto de Galinhas Beach – PE – Brazil
We are pleased to report on the implementation of the 5th World Congress on Leishmaniasis (WorldLeish 5), which will be held for the first time in Latin America, at the most beautiful beach in Brazil, Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco, from 13 to 17 May 2013 at the ENOTEL RESORT Convention Center.
The World Congress on Leishmaniasis (WL) is one of the most important events in the Tropical Medicine area and a unique opportunity for leishmaniacs to meet each other and interact with exchange of experiences.
This event has taken place every four years in an endemic country. The first congress (WL1) held in Turkey in 1997, the second (WL2) in Greece, in 2001, the third (WL3) in Italy, 2005, and the fourth (WL4) in India in 2009. The number of participants has increased progressively and, for the first time, the WL will happen in the Americas.
Brazil was chosen to host Worldleish5 for having the largest scientific community in the study of this disease, besides being the Latin American country with the largest cases of the disease, especially with the alarming increase in the number of urban focus of visceral leishmaniasis.
WL5 will be hold at the Porto de Galinhas beach to comply with all the pre requisites needed to host such a large technical-scientific congress, providing all the infrastructure for scientific and social activities
Considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil, Porto de Galinhas is increasingly visited by tourists from around the world and is located just 60 km from the new Recife’s International Airport, Pernambuco’s capital. Porto de Galinhas has all the requisites to host a meeting as important to the scientific community, offering all the necessary infrastructure for scientific and social activities. Over the years the beach was becoming from a small village into an international tourist center, with several resorts, hotels and inns options as well as restaurants serving a variety of local and international services including commercial banks and shops, and entertainment activities, while preserving the atmosphere of a bucolic small town. It is also characterized by its friendly people, its heritage, the rustic architecture and its cultural diversity, which make it an unique destination in Brazil.
In this context, we are sure that will be an unique and unforgettable experience for all participants and an excellent opportunity to make business and for discussions about the latest advances in all areas of study, with the launch of new ideas.
In view of the success achieved in previews editions, we are here to present our options for participation in the trade exhibitions spaces and the items available for sponsorship, as well as the floor plan with the locations of the stands.
We are fully available for clarification that may be needed and we wait for a favorable position to participate !