TTP8 & STVM12 Congress, 24-29 August 2014, Cape Town, South Africa

Welcome Message



Poster Abstracts

We cordially invite you to join us in sunny South Africa for the 12th Biennial Conference of the Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (STVM) and the VIII International Conference on Ticks and Tick-borne Pathogens (TTP-8) which will be held jointly from 24 to 29 August 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Whether your interests lie in basic or applied research in the fields of risk assessment and management of vectors and vector-borne diseases in human and veterinary health, this conference is a must for 2014. Two additional workshops focusing on tick taxonomy/ data mapping and predictive modeling, as well as designing your Next Generation Sequencing project and data analysis will be held.

The joint STVM-12 & TTP-8 conference will cover scientific topics on disease risks and challenges - both for animals and for humans - brought by viral, bacterial and parasitic pathogens. Shared session will focus on topics including:

  • Parasites and climate change
  • Innovative pathogen detection tools
  • Host-parasite-pathogen relationships
  • Immunity and vaccines
  • Innovative solutions for parasiticide drug discovery
Parallel session will include the following topics:
TTP8 sessions STVM sessions
Morphology, systematics and evolution Genomics, Proteomics and Transcriptomics
Physiology, biochemistry and functional genomics Epidemiology, ecology and modelling for prevention and prediction
Lifecycle, ecology and epidemiology Zoonoses and Public Health
Drugs and Drug-resistance Viral and bacterial
Ticks and tick-borne pathogens in tropical veterinary medicine Natural products and Bio-control
Ticks and domestic animals Parasites in Wildlife


The broad aim of this conference is to promote discussion between scientists, practitioners and decision makers from various fields, as well as to update researchers, academics, governmental and non-governmental organization representatives, technicians, veterinarians and other professionals from industry and the private sector, interested in emerging and re-emerging epidemics affecting global health.

We are looking forward to meet you in Cape Town in August 2014!

Dr Christine Maritz-Olivier
Chair: Local Organizing committee





Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsor : Inqa Biotec

Sponsor : Separations

Sponsor : University of Pretoria

Sponsor : International Livestock Research Institute

Sponsor : ClinVet