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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

with great pleasure and honor, we announce that the 38th meeting of the European Society of Mycobacteriology will be held in Šibenik, Croatia from June 25th to 28th 2017.
Croatia lies on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea which is a part of the Mediterranean Sea. The narrow Dinara Mountain Range separates the country’s Mediterranean region from its central European continental part, which spans from the edges of the Alps in the North West to the shores of the Danube in the East, encompassing the southern part of the Pannonian lowlands.
In the middle of the Croatian coast where the Krka River enters the sea, lies Sibenik, the oldest native Croatian city in the Adriatic. Nowadays the center of Šibenik-Knin County, Šibenik was first mentioned in 1066. During the 15th and 16th century, it was one of Croatia’s most important renaissance centers with many architectural monuments originating from that period. The crystalline waters of the Šibenik region include 242 islands, islets and above-sea reefs of splendid beauty with the breathtaking, unspoiled landscape of the Kornati archipelago.
The disturbing data presented in the new 2016 WHO report show the increase in TB morbidity and mortality, emphasizing even more the need to exchange the knowledge and the experience in fighting TB. The scientific program of the 38th ESM meeting will cover various topics of mycobacteriology: from basic science and up-to-date diagnostic methods to clinical aspects, treatment and transmission of mycobacterial infections.
We hope that you will equally enjoy the scientific part of the meeting, as well as natural beauties and exquisite gastronomy - all of that in good company!
Looking forward to see you all in Šibenik, Croatia.

The Scientific Committee

Daniela M. Cirillo
Vera Katalinic-Jankovic
Ljiljana Zmak


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