Coronavirus update (October 30th 2020)

Following the cancellation of the EEID 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are happy to announce that the meeting has been rescheduled to the 11-14 June 2021 and will still be held in Montpellier.

Our preferred option is to maintain the spirit of previous EEID meetings, so we are doing our utmost to maintain an in-person event. We are however monitoring the COVID-19 epidemic very closely, so the final decision about the in-person meeting will be made in early March 2021. If the in-person meeting cannot take place, a virtual meeting will be organized in June 2021.

Please check the new website : https://www.eeidconference2021.org Also our new Twitter: @eeid2021 and Facebook accounts

We would like to thank the organizers of the Montana meeting (Raina Plowright and Paul Cross) for very kindly giving up their EEID slot so that the Montpellier meeting could be postponed.

We look forward to meeting you in Montpellier in 2021. In the meantime, take care of yourselves and stay safe!

Welcome to Montpellier for the 18th Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases meeting

The venue of the meeting will be The Corum, a conference centre ideally located in the heart of Montpellier’s historic neighbourhood, easily accessed by public transportation and a very short walking distance from restaurants, cafes and hotels. Montpellier is home to the world’s oldest Medical School still in operation (12th century) and one of the largest communities of researchers working in Ecology and Evolution in Europe, many involved in the study of the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases.

A welcome reception will take place on Sunday 14th June  (5pm-8pm).

The official program, beginning on Monday 15th June will follow the structure of past EEID meetings: 4 scientific themes will be explored in a single plenary session. For each scientific theme, 2 invited and 4 contributed talks will be presented. Two poster sessions (each with 100+ posters) will take place on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th June.

The  conference dinner will take place on the evening of Tuesday 16th June, at the Domaine des Grands Chais, a former vinyard built in the 19th century on the outskirts of Montpellier. The traditional walk will be on Wednesday 17th June in the hills surrounding Saint Guilhem le Desert, a medieval village, and UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated in the narrow valley of the Herault river.

Keynote speakers