Predictive modelling for Listeria monocytogenes Control
ISOPOL XVII satellite event,
May 5th, 2010 • Porto, Portugal

Networking for Listeria monocytogenes Surveillance
May 6th, 2010 • Porto, Portugal

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Oral & Poster Presentations

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Abstract Submission

Call for abstracts
Invited lectures will be followed by oral presentations. Poster sessions will complement the lectures.

Abstracts (up to 300 words) for oral presentations (20 min) as well as poster presentations must be submitted online by November 15, 2009 - Abstracts selected for oral presentations will not be presented as Posters.

Prospective speakers are invited to submit abstracts in the following areas:
1. Biology of Listeria monocytogenes
2. Listeria monocytogenes as a human and animal pathogen
3. Epidemiologic and clinical aspects of Listeria monocytogenes and listeriosis
4. Strategies for prevention and control of Listeria monocytogenes
5. Communication, risk perception and consumer practices - social sciences in Listeria

The Scientific Committee will review the abstracts. Potential presenters will be notified of the acceptance of their submission and eventually the form of their presentation from December 15, 2009 onwards.

For each accepted abstract, at least one author must register for the conference.
Each registered author is limited to two communications.

Poster award
The Scientific Committee will select the three best posters presented, based on scientific merit, clarity of text, importance of the results and presentation. The award ceremony will take place during the closing session on Saturday, May 8, 2010.


A limited number of bursaries will be available for graduate students, under-graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Priority will be given to eligible individuals that can demonstrate particular need. Only attendees that have submitted an abstract that has been accepted for oral or poster presentation will be eligible.

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Other Grants Opportunities

"FEMS provides upon application Meeting Attendance Grants to young scientists wishing to attend microbiology meetings. Please refer to the FEMS website for regulations and forms. The deadline for applications is 1st April 2010."

For members of Portuguese Society of Microbiology:

A Sociedade Portuguesa de Microbiologia apoia congressos ou reuniões científicas específicas através da atribuição de subsídios a jovens investigadores que sejam sócios e que apresentem comunicação. A Sociedade Portuguesa de Microbiologia também considera candidaturas de sócios a subsídios para participação activa de jovens investigadores em congressos internacionais na área da Microbiologia.

As candidaturas a subsídios devem ser enviadas para o Secretariado e incluir: CV, resumo do trabalho a apresentar, comunicação da sua aceitação e uma carta de referência. As candidaturas serão avaliadas pela Direcçção da Sociedade e, se aprovadas, o subsídio só será concedido se o candidato demonstrar que não tem outros apoios.