15 December 2023

Dr Pallari, a post-doctoral research fellow in Epidemiology at the Medical School’s Department of Primary Care and Population Health, participated in the  5th World Congress on Infectious Diseases (WCID 2023) by presenting research on West Nile Virus (WNV) in Cyprus. The congress was held from October 23 to 25, 2023, in Boston, Massachusetts, and focused on the theme ‘Promulgating Innovations in Infectious Diseases’.

Gathering approximately 200 public health specialists from around the world, the WCID 2023 served as a forum for sharing the latest insights into infectious diseases. It included clinicians, researchers, scientists, and epidemiologists, all collaborating to discuss the emergence, transmission, and management of these diseases, with a special emphasis on emerging and re-emerging infections.

The congress’s programme featured plenary talks, panel sessions with invited speakers, and a platform for oral abstract and poster presentations. It also showcased various scientific and public health exhibitors.

Reflecting on her participation, Dr Pallari stated, ‘It was an honour to present at WCID 2023. This conference is a key venue for driving forward our understanding of infectious diseases like WNV and fostering international collaboration’.