On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I would like to invite you to the 7th World Melioidosis Congress 2013 , which will take place at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand during 18th to 20th September 2013. The Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) and the Faculty of Tropical Medicine of Mahidol University are co-organizing the 7th World Melioidosis Congress.
The 7th World Melioidosis Congress 2013 will assemble a great range of medical professionals and scientists. Its objective is to support linkage between experts from all around the world and to help them discussing, exchanging, and sharing their knowledge, experiences and opinions for mutual awareness of global threats from Melioidosis.The meeting will give you an opportunity to update your knowledge in all areas of melioidosis, network with colleagues and encourage new research ideas.
There will also be a two-day pre-congress workshop on 16th -17th September 2013 in Ubon Ratchathani province, where nearly 500 cases of melioidosis occur every year. Participants will have an extremely valuable opportunity to see patients at Sappasithiprasong Hospital and visit the MORU service and research melioidosis laboratory. Additionally, medical professionals, experts and colleagues will have a chance to visit Bangkok, which is one of the top global tourist destinations. This Oriental capital city has much more to show than its unique culture and exquisite architecture, including fantastic cuisine, world-class shopping and entertainment. The Organizing Committee will also provide a variety of touring options to visit charming places in provinces in Thailand or even neighbouring countries.
Finally, I would like to warmly welcome you to attend the 7th World Melioidosis Congress 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. This will be an unforgettable way to spend your time in Thailand.
Dr. Wirongrong Chierakul
Chairperson of WMC2013 Organizing Committee