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Overview

This meeting was scheduled to take place in July 2020 but the Council of the Microbiology Society have taken the difficult decision to postpone the meeting due to the continued spread of SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.

Cryptosporidium is the most common parasitic cause of gastroenteritis in the UK and one of the most important contributors to the burden of childhood diarrhoea morbidity and mortality globally. It is an organism of interest to those working in clinical, industrial, veterinary and agricultural settings and recent outbreaks have highlighted the lack of awareness of current guidance around Cryptosporidium. This one-and-a-half-day meeting will bring these strands together and feature a varied programme of renowned invited speakers and offered paper presenters, showcasing the latest research.

The audience will have the opportunity to hear about advances in the field, share good practice, and establish collaborations with others, across science, industry, public and environmental health and clinical and veterinary practice.

This focused meeting is organised in collaboration with Swansea University Medical School and the England and Wales Cryptosporidium Reference Unit, Public Health Wales Microbiology Swansea.

Organising committee:

  • Angharad Davies (Swansea Uiversity Medical School, UK)
  • Rachel Chalmers (Public Health Wales, UK)
  • Kristin Elwin (Public Health Wales, UK)

Key topics

  • Clinical cryptosporidiosis
  • Environmental health
  • Public health
  • Laboratory research
  • Veterinary aspects of Cryptosporidium

Further information will be announced in the build up to the meeting on our social media channels and you can follow us on Twitter @MicrobioSoc