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Legionella Management mini-symposium

June 13, 2024 - June 14, 2024, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Eawag Dübendorf, Forum Chriesbach

We are excited to welcome you to the Legionella Control in Building Plumbing Systems Mini-Symposium at Eawag (CH) on June 13-14! The symposium aims to bring together a selected group of established and early-career Legionella researchers to map the current state of knowledge on Legionella in building plumbing systems and to delineate future research needs.
During the two-days, a series of keynote presentations and interactive discussion sessions will be held on four different topics:

  • Environmental epidemiology of Legionnaire’s disease
  • Risk assessment in relation to buildings
  • Environmental factors driving Legionella proliferation
  • Ecology of Legionella in plumbing systems

If you are an early-career researcher (max. 5 years after Ph.D. completion) and would like to participate to the event and present a poster on your research, please fill this FORM before March 15th 2024. Attendance is limited and selection will be based on the submitted abstract and the motivational letter (see application form). A limited number of travel awards to cover travelling and accommodation costs is available. On-site childcare support is available for symposium participants with parenting duties.

Provisional program – final program will follow

Thursday 13 June          

Session 1: Environmental epidemiology of Legionnaires disease

  • 09h00 – 10h30     Keynote presentations and questions
  • 10h30 – 11h30     Break-out workshops
  • 11h30 – 12h00     Summary & take-home 

Session 2: Risk assessment in relation to buildings

  • 14h00 – 15h30     Keynote presentations and questions
  • 15h30 – 16h30     Break-out workshops
  • 16h30 – 17h00     Summary & take-home

Session 3: Dedicated poster presentations (17h30 – 18h30)

Joint symposium dinner (18h30 – 20h30)

Friday 14 June                

Session 4: Environmental factors driving Legionella proliferation

  • 09h00 – 10h30     Keynote presentations and questions 
  • 10h30 – 11h30     Break-out workshops
  • 11h30 – 12h00     Summary & take-home

Session 5: Ecology of Legionella in plumbing systems

  • 13h30 – 15h00     Keynote presentations and questions
  • 15h00 – 16h00     Break-out workshops
  • 16h00 – 16h30     Summary & take-home

Session 6: Final wrap-up (16h30 – 17h00)

Organizing committee:
Frederik Hammes, Antonia Eichelberg, Marco Gabrielli, Tim Julian and Daniel Mäusezahl

Sponsors:
The LeCo project, Eawag discretionary funding

For any question, please contact: Antonia Eichelberg (antonia.eichelberg@eawag.ch)