13th International Symposium
on Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases

28–30 March 2019 • Weimar, Germany

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A wide range of topics will be presented at ISTTBD-XIII through state of the art keynote lectures, oral and poster presentations. The topics will include:

  • Biology and ecology of ticks and tick-borne pathogens
  • Tick-host-pathogen relationships
  • Diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne diseases
  • Epidemiology and prevention of tick-borne diseases
  • Various aspects of TBE and TBE vaccination
  • Eco-epidemiology of tick-borne diseases and climate change
  • Tick-borne diseases and public health aspects

The objective of the Symposium is to jointly discuss research advances made in the subject area of ticks and tick-borne diseases. This will ultimately facilitate the management and control of ticks and tick-borne diseases, thereby limiting the damage caused by these parasites.



Keynote speakers
Throughout the 13th International Symposium on Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, you may expect keynote sessions with renowned scientists who will present their current research on topics such as: 

  • Biology and ecology of ticks and tick-borne pathogens
  • Tick-host-pathogen relationships
  • Epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of tick-borne diseases of humans and animals

Santiago Nava (Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, Rafaela, Santa Fe, Argentina)

Christopher Paddock (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta GA, USA)

Daniel Ruzek (Veterinary Research Institute, Brno, Czech Republic and Institute of Parasitology, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic)

Ladislav Šimo (INRA, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort, Paris, France)

Zati Vatansever (Kafkas University, Kars, Turkey)