15th International Symposium
on Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases

29–31 March 2023

Congress Details


Welcome note

Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to visit the 15th International Symposium on Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases (ISTTBD-XV), which will take place from March 29-31, 2023 in the beautiful town of Weimar in Germany.

We are pleased to inform you that this meeting will be a hybrid event after the previous ISTTBD-XIV had to be held exclusively online in 2021. The hybrid format will allow for ample personal exchange, one of the most important components of scientific conferences, while at the same time giving participants the possibility to join and actively attend the symposium online.

Although the hybrid format does come with its own logistic challenges, we are confident that with the help of the conference project team we will be able to offer you a high-quality event, both on-site and online.

The record-high number of abstracts that was submitted for presentation at ISTTBD-XV is demonstrative of the great interest in the event. So we are looking forward to a very interesting scientific programme that includes, among others, six keynote lectures, the traditional Sinnecker-Kunz-Award session for young researchers (the winner of which will receive a wonderful green glass tick created by the glass artist Wolfgang Nickel from Georgenzell) and extended poster sessions with awards for the two best posters.

The artist Robert Voss from Halle is once again responsible for the design of the symposium poster, which this year features a fantastic tick-removal machine.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to ISTTBD-XV, in Weimar or online!


Dr. Olaf Kahl,
tick-radar GmbH, Managing Editor of Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases

Prof. Dr. Ard Nijhof,
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Prof. (a.D.) Dr. Jochen Süss,
Brehm-Gedenkstätte Renthendorf, Editor-in-Chief of Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases.