The MEEGID international congresses
MEEGID stands for “Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases”
The MEEGID congresses were initiated in 1996 at the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, by Altaf Lal (malaria branch) and Michel Tibayrenc (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement Montpellier, France).
The aim of the MEEGID congress series is to disrupt compartmentalization among scientists of different disciplines, and bring them in contact with other scientists that are not directly related to their own field of expertise. In order to do this, the MEEGID conferences feature plenary lectures of broad relevance. Attendees are warmly encouraged to attend talks in different disciplines to favor the emergence of fruitful multidisciplinary collaborations.
Together, the MEEGID congress series and its companion journal, Infection, Genetics and Evolution represent a unique forum for cross-fertilization between evolutionary science in the broad sense and biomedical research on infectious diseases. For evolutionists, transmissible diseases provide highly relevant research models. For biomedical researchers, genetics, genomics and evolution bring the tools for XXI° century epidemiology and control of infectious diseases.
MEGID II: Montpellier, France, 1997.
MEEGID III: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1998.
MEEGID IV: Dakar, Senegal, 1999.
MEEGID V: Hyderabad, India, 2000.
MEEGID VI: Paris, Pasteur Institute, 2002.
MEEGID VII: Valencia, Spain, 2004.
MEEGID VIII: Bangkok, Thailand, 2006.
MEEGID IX: University of California at Irvine, 2008.
MEEGID X: Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2010.
MEEGID XI: Loyola University, New Orleans, USA, 2012.
MEEGID XII: Bangkok, Thailand, 2014.
MEEGID XIII: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, 2016.
MEEGID XIV: Sitges, Spain, 2018.
MEEGID XV: Tulane University, New Orleans (USA) 2021.