2018 ISCAID Symposium
The 2018 ISCAID symposium will be held in Portland, Oregon (USA) from September 30 to October 3, 2018.
ISCAID will once again join forces with the International Feline Retrovirus Research Symposium (IFRRS) for our 5th biennial symposium. Being held at the Embassy Suites Downtown Portland, nestled along the Columbia River, this event promises to deliver cutting edge research presentations, renowned keynote speakers and plenty of opportunity to meet and reconnect with fellow veterinarians interested in infectious diseases.
Conference highlights include:
- Keynote presentations by William Duprex (Boston University, Massachusetts), Colin Parrish (Cornell University, New York), and John Perfect (Duke University, North Carolina).
- A clinician’s day with world-renowned clinician scientists addressing clinical dilemmas and updates on infectious disease testing and treatment.
- The symposium dinner, will be held at Southpark Seafood on Tuesday, October 2. Get your tickets for this event early as we expect to sell out fast. Both attendees and significant others are welcome!
- The full conference program is now available here.
Registration is now live and reduced early bird pricing is in effect until July 31, 2018.
We thank our sponsors for making this and other ISCAID activities possible.
The 2018 ISCAID symposium will be held in Portland, Oregon in the United States from the evening of Sunday 30th September to lunchtime Wednesday 3rd October, 2018. This ISCAID Symposium will again be run in conjunction with the International Feline Retrovirus Research Symposium
Portland is a gorgeous city known for its quirky communities, microbreweries and abundant access to the great outdoors. As a gateway to the Pacific Northwest, Portland is situated less than 35 minutes from the Columbia River Gorge, just over an hour from Mount Hood National Forest and 90 minutes from the majestic Pacific coast.
The symposium will be held at the Embassy Suites Downtown, in the heart of Portland, just blocks from the Columbia River, historic Japanese Gardens and some of Portland’s best restaurants and coffee shops. Further details on travel to Portland and booking discounted accommodation are below.
The 2018 Scientific Program (posted soon) promises many exciting lectures and abstracts in companion animal infectious diseases with practical and relevant information on a wide variety of important topics such as:
- Cryptococcus surveillance in humans and animals
- Next generation Lyme vaccines
- Viral oncogenesis, oncolysis, and oncotherapy
- Coccidioidomycosis: clinical manifestations and vaccine development
- Q fever in small animals
International keynote speakers are confirmed; topics include epidemiology of influenza in humans and veterinary species, Morbillivirus infections amongst species and the genetic susceptibility to fungal infections amongst others.
After a resounding success at ISCAID 4 in Bristol, a clinician stream will run alongside the research symposium on Tuesday, October 2nd. This is aimed at general practitioner vets who want to attend high quality continuing education (RACE Approval for CE Pending) given by internationally renowned speakers. Topics include:
- One Health Perspectives on Bartonellosis
- Canine babesiosis
- FeLV virus: new diagnostic choices and panel discussion
- Using CLSI guidelines to interpret antimicrobial susceptibility panels
Abstract submission will be open from Monday, February 26th until Monday, July 16th (23:59 GMT). Submissions will be informed about the committee’s decision around August 6th, 2018. Further information about abstract submission is available at the link below. Please contact Dr. Emi Barker on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
A symposium dinner will be held at Southpark Seafood on the evening of Tuesday, October 2nd. The Pacific Northwest is known for its exquisite seafood and Southpark Seafood shows off Portland’s best local salmon, oysters and crab (with vegetarian and non-seafood options too!) Past symposium dinners have always been popular due to their friendly nature and unique settings – we would like all delegates to attend so please make sure your registration includes dinner (it is included in full registrations). Registration is limited, so be sure to sign up soon!
There will also be a postgraduate student and resident breakfast on the morning of Monday, October 1st; you need to be staying at the Embassy Suites Downtown to attend.
The ISCAID symposium is being held at Embassy Suites Downtown, Portland, Oregon, United States
For which special room rates (including breakfast) have been negotiated (see Are there special rates for conference delegates at the hotel?). The hotel is in the heart of downtown of Portland close to the Columbia River, and is well placed for visiting the city and attractions. It also has excellent facilities including a pool and gym as well as a nightly evening reception.
Parking at the hotel
Valet ($47/day) and self-parking ($35/day) are both available at the Embassy Suites Hotel. Two electric vehicle charging stations are also available for hotel guests.
Special room rates (including breakfast) have been negotiated both for the nights of the symposium and for additional nights immediately before or after the symposium, should delegates wish to extend their stay.
The negotiated rate is $229/night for single and double occupancy, with $25 per person for triple and quadruple occupancy, which includes breakfast. These rates are subject to a 13.3% hotel tax and 2% TID of Oregon tax. Rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis only, so please book early.
You can do this by phone or online for the dates you require.
By phone within the US: call 800-643-7892 and reference group code ISC or group name ISCAID/IFRRS.
Do not use other reservation pages, as this link is made especially for ISCAID and includes the negotiated rate.
Portland is accessible by air, train and road.
Portland is easily accessed by flying into Portland International Airport, which is only 9 miles from downtown and has been named one of the best airports in the United States. A light rail connection makes access to downtown inexpensive ($2.50) and easy. Taxis,Uber and Lyft are also available ($25-35). Rental car facilities are available at the airport and directions to the hotel provided below.
FROM THE AIRPORT: Airport way to I-205 S. Go 3 miles to I-84 West. Go 6 miles and take the Portland exit. Follow City Center signs, stay in right lane and go over the Morrison Bridge. Turn right at the first light onto 2nd Avenue. Go 4 blocks to Ash Street and turn left. Go 1 block to 3rd and turn left. Go 1 block to Pine and turn right. The hotel entrance will be on the right-hand side.
FROM THE NORTH: I-5 South to exit 302A (Rose Quarter). Follow City Center signs over the Broadway Bridge. Stay in the left lane, this will put you onto Broadway. Go 8 blocks to Burnside and turn left. Go 4 blocks to 3rd and turn right. Go 2 blocks to Pine and turn right. The hotel is on the right hand side.
FROM THE SOUTH: I-5 North. Stay in the Center lane when approaching the City, and take the Exit 1A Naito Parkway. Turn right onto Naito Parkway. Go 13 blocks to Pine Street. Turn left onto Pine Street. Go up 3 blocks and the Hotel Entrance will be on your right hand side.
FROM THE EAST: I-84 West. Follow the City Center signs over the Morrison Bridge. Turn right at the first stop light onto 2nd Avenue. Go 4 blocks to Ash Street and turn left. Go 1 block and turn left. Go 1 block to pine and turn right. The hotel entrance will be on the right hand side.
FROM THE WEST: Hwy 26 East. Follow Market Street signs (center land). Take Market Street all the way to 2nd. Turn left onto 2nd. Go approximately 14 blocks to Ash Street and turn left. Go 1 block to 3rd and turn left. Go 1 block to Pine and turn right. The hotel entrance will be on the right hand side.
Alternatively delegates can fly to Seattle, Washington, Oakland/San Francisco or Los Angeles, California and take the majestic Coast Starlight train through breathtaking scenery for a real taste of the Pacific coast. Trains run in each direction once a day and further details can be found on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight page. From Portland’s Union Station, Embassy Suites Downtown is a short 0.6 mile walk or taxi ride through the center of town.
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