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The 14th International Conference on Human Retrovirology: HTLV and related retroviruses (July 1-4, 2009; Salvador, Brazil).

Willems L - Retrovirology (2009)

Bottom Line: The "14th International Conference on Human Retrovirology: HTLV and Related Retroviruses" was held in Salvador, Bahia, from July 1st to July 4th 2009.HTLV infects approximately 15-20 million individuals worldwide and causes a broad spectrum of diseases including neurodegeneration and leukemia.The scientific program included a breadth of HTLV research topics: epidemiology, host immune response, basic mechanisms of protein function, virology, pathogenesis, clinical aspects and treatment.

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Affiliation: Cellular and Molecular Biology, Agro-Bio Tech (FUSAG), Gembloux, Belgium. willems.l@fsagx.ac.be

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The "14th International Conference on Human Retrovirology: HTLV and Related Retroviruses" was held in Salvador, Bahia, from July 1st to July 4th 2009. The aim of this biennial meeting is to promote discussion and share new findings between researchers and clinicians for the benefit of patients infected by human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV). HTLV infects approximately 15-20 million individuals worldwide and causes a broad spectrum of diseases including neurodegeneration and leukemia. The scientific program included a breadth of HTLV research topics: epidemiology, host immune response, basic mechanisms of protein function, virology, pathogenesis, clinical aspects and treatment. Exciting new findings were presented in these different fields, and the new advances have led to novel clinical trials. Here, highlights from this conference are summarized.

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Mentions: After four days of meeting, the 14th HTLV-1 conference concluded successfully with a robust exchange of new data and information (Fig. 2). As with all good conferences, the delegates departed perhaps with more new thoughtful questions to explore than with conclusive answers achieved. The 15th HTLV-1 conference is scheduled to be in Leuven, Belgium in 2011 (to be co-organized by Annemieke Vandamme and Luc Willems). As with a meeting report from the 13th conference [18], and this conference, we look forward to reporting the findings from the next conference. Goodbye Brazilian caipirinha, hello Belgian beer...


The 14th International Conference on Human Retrovirology: HTLV and related retroviruses (July 1-4, 2009; Salvador, Brazil).

Willems L - Retrovirology (2009)

The poster session fostered collaborations and stimulated new partnerships.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2734551&req=5

Figure 2: The poster session fostered collaborations and stimulated new partnerships.
Mentions: After four days of meeting, the 14th HTLV-1 conference concluded successfully with a robust exchange of new data and information (Fig. 2). As with all good conferences, the delegates departed perhaps with more new thoughtful questions to explore than with conclusive answers achieved. The 15th HTLV-1 conference is scheduled to be in Leuven, Belgium in 2011 (to be co-organized by Annemieke Vandamme and Luc Willems). As with a meeting report from the 13th conference [18], and this conference, we look forward to reporting the findings from the next conference. Goodbye Brazilian caipirinha, hello Belgian beer...

Bottom Line: The "14th International Conference on Human Retrovirology: HTLV and Related Retroviruses" was held in Salvador, Bahia, from July 1st to July 4th 2009.HTLV infects approximately 15-20 million individuals worldwide and causes a broad spectrum of diseases including neurodegeneration and leukemia.The scientific program included a breadth of HTLV research topics: epidemiology, host immune response, basic mechanisms of protein function, virology, pathogenesis, clinical aspects and treatment.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Cellular and Molecular Biology, Agro-Bio Tech (FUSAG), Gembloux, Belgium. willems.l@fsagx.ac.be

ABSTRACT
The "14th International Conference on Human Retrovirology: HTLV and Related Retroviruses" was held in Salvador, Bahia, from July 1st to July 4th 2009. The aim of this biennial meeting is to promote discussion and share new findings between researchers and clinicians for the benefit of patients infected by human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV). HTLV infects approximately 15-20 million individuals worldwide and causes a broad spectrum of diseases including neurodegeneration and leukemia. The scientific program included a breadth of HTLV research topics: epidemiology, host immune response, basic mechanisms of protein function, virology, pathogenesis, clinical aspects and treatment. Exciting new findings were presented in these different fields, and the new advances have led to novel clinical trials. Here, highlights from this conference are summarized.

Show MeSH
Related in: MedlinePlus