13th International Symposium
on Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases

28–30 March 2019 • Weimar, Germany

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Welcome note

We are happy to announce the 13th International Symposium on Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases (ISTTBD-XIII) (formerly IJSTD), which will take place in Weimar, Germany, from March 28–30, 2019. The German Society for Parasitology (DGP) will be the hosting society of the conference.

The UNESCO city of Weimar is an ideal venue in the heart of Europe and can easily be reached by airplane, train or car. The city is rich in culture, heritage and a meeting point of famous writers, composers and architects as well as concert halls, theatres, restaurants and pubs, and is the traditional link to the Bauhaus culture.

The congress venue, the Leonardo Hotel Weimar, has hosted many large international meetings and is situated close to the centre of Weimar. Accommodation is available at a special congress rate.

The objective of the Symposium is to jointly discuss research advances made in the in the ticks and tick-borne diseases research field. This will ultimately facilitate a better management and control of ticks and tick-borne diseases, thereby limiting the damage caused by these parasites. Among the highlights of the ISTTBD-XIII are keynote lecturers by leading scientists and the Sinnecker Kunz Award for the best presentations held by early career researchers. There will be a special registration fee for students.

We cordially invite you all to attend the ISTTBD-XIII and looking forward to meeting you in Weimar in March 2019.

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

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.