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CANCELLED 3rd International Conference on Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever


Dear colleagues,
On behalf of the Conference Committees I am pleased to invite you to the 3rd International Conference on Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (IC-CCHF), which will be held at the Makedonia Palace Hotel in Thessaloniki, Greece, from  7 to 9 September, 2020.
The conference will give scientists from around the world the chance to exchange information on all aspects of the virus and the disease and to report new findings. There will also be the opportunity to compare CCHF with other viral hemorrhagic fevers and discuss common approaches for treatment and prevention.
The city of Thessaloniki has a rich culture, with more than 3000 years of history and many attractive places to visit during your free time.
I encourage you to join us and contribute your knowledge and experience during the 3rd International Conference on CCHF.
Anna Papa, MD PhD

Aristotle University, Thessaloniki


Anna Papa, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR
Dimitris Chatzidimitriou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR

Scientific Committee

Anna Papa, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR
Ali Mirazimi,  Karolinska Institute, National Veterinary Institute and Public Health Agency of Sweden, SE
Roger Hewson, Public Health England, UK
Mike Bray, Editor-in-chief, Antiviral Research, USA
and the members of the IS-CCHF Board





Anna Papa, Greece

Vice President

Ali Mirazimi, Sweden


Roger Hewson, UK



Heinz Feldmann, USA

Christina Spiropoulou, USA

Dennis Bente, USA

Felicity Burt, South Africa

Dexin Li, China

Silvia Bino, Albania

Iva Christova, Bulgaria

Friedemann Weber, Germany

Salih Ahmeti, Kosovo

Olga Maletskaja, Russia

Gulay Korukluoglu, Turkey

Pragya Yadav, India

Mostafa Salehi Vaziri, Iran

Bushra Jamil, Pakistan



Mike Bray: Discovery of Crimean and Congo hemorrhagic fever viruses

Dennis Bente: From vector competence to vectorial capacity: what puzzle pieces are missing?

Friedemann Weber: The CCHFV OTU domain and innate immunity.

Eric Bergeron: Solving CCHFV enigma one molecular clone at a time!

Nazif Elandi: Clinical course of CCHF

Felicity Burt: Diagnostics on CCHFV

David Hawman: Host immune responses necessary for control of CCHFV

Martin Groschup: Orthonairoviruses in animals: CCHFV and beyond

Roger Hewson: Phylogeny of CCHFV

Aura Garrison: Animal Models for CCHF Human Disease

Sina Bavari: Characteristics of ideal therapeutics for CCHF: Target Product Profile Edge BioInnovation Consulting and Management

Ali Mirazimi: Overview of available/developed/successful vaccine platform for CCHFV

Jessica Spengler: Evaluation of a virus-like replicon particle vaccine for CCHFV
A session from WHO will be leaded by Pierre Formenty (Manager of the WHO Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network)



Registration is now open.
Click here to access the registration form
Registration fees*
1. Professional Registration      300.00 EUR
2. Post-Doc registration            200.00 EUR
3. Student Registration             120.00 EUR

Registration includes conference material, coffee breaks, buffet reception (on 7 Sept. 2020) and lunch (on 8 Sept. 2020).
*After June 10, 2020, a late fee of 50 Euros will be added to the registration fees.

Gala Dinner (optional):
A Gala Dinner with buffet and music/dance is planned at 20.30 on Monday September 8, 2020. It costs 50 Euros per person.
Payments [registration fee (according to the table) and/or Gala Dinner] can be made by:
Bank Transfer
All registration fees should be paid in advance in EUR and made out to ELKE AUTH, mentioning 3rd Int. Conf. CCHF. Please do not forget to indicate your first and last name on the payment.
Account Holder: Eidikos Logariasmos Kondilion Erevnas A.P.TH
IBAN: GR 98 0172 2020 0052 0200 2079 933
Account Number: 5202-002079-933
Reference: 3rd Int. Conf. CCHF
OR credit card
Please, do not forget to indicate your first and last name on the payment, and the Reference: 3rd Int. Conf. CCHF
Letter of Confirmation / Payment Receipt
A letter of confirmation will be sent by e-mail once the Congress Secretariat has received the fully completed Registration Form and the related payment(s).
Please, bring this confirmation to the Congress venue in order to receive your Congress name badge and the payment receipt.
Pre-conference trips (optional):

  1. Sunday, September 6, 2020, 12.00-20.00: Dion archeological area and museum and Litohoro village at the foothills of Mount Olympus (payment directly to Splendid travel agency, e-mail in the brochure)
  2. Monday morning, September 7, 2020, 09.00-11.30 (guided tour in Thessaloniki) (payment directly to Splendid travel agency, e-mail in the brochure)
  3. Thessaloniki Sightseeing tour (arrangement on your own)



For Abstract submission, please, use Arial font size 10. The title has to be in capital letters and the abstract no longer than 250 words. The full first name, surname and affiliation of all authors should be mentioned.
Please, submit your abstracts through e-mail to indicating whether you prefer oral or poster presentation and the topic which fits best (epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical, diagnostics, prevention, treatment).
The deadline for the abstract submission is May 25, 2020.



  • Epidemiology in humans
  • Epidemiology in wild and domestic animal hosts
  • Vector-virus-host interactions
  • Molecular Virology
  • Pathogenesis
  • Animal models
  • Phylogeny
  • Taxonomy of Nairoviridae family
  • Clinical aspects
  • Diagnostics
  • Clinical Management
  • Clinical Trials
  • Prevention



1. MAKEDONIA PALACE HOTEL (5*) (place of the Conference, hold a reserved contingent of limited rooms at special rates.
Please, arrange your accomondation using the link:
IN: 7/09/19 Check in time from 14:00 - OUT: 10/09/19 Check out time until 12:00
ROOM TYPE: special rate including buffet breakfast
Single                              75 €
Double & Twins                88 €
***** Rates per room & per night with breakfast
TAXES: Rates include VAT & Municipality Tax
** Stay over tax 1,5 € / room/ night has NOT been included – Settled by guest upon arrival---A separate invoice will be issued
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Special rates are NOT available through travel agencies, OTAs (, expedia etc) or any other intermediate.
Participants can contact the Reservations Desk by e-mail: or by fax: +30 2310 276542. Please indicate the special event code as well as your arrival / departure dates & type of room you wish to book.
A valid credit card is required to guarantee your booking.
Bookings are reconfirmed depending on availability.
Full payment is required upon departure.

IN: 07/09/2020 OUT: 09/09/2020 (Rates BB)
Comfort Room with inner view, single:150 €, double:160 €
Superior Room with city view, single:170 €, double:185 €
Deluxe Superior room with city view, single:195 €, double:205 €
Junior Suite with side sea view, single:210 €, double:220 €
Executive Sea Room, single:220 €, double:230 €
Deluxe Junior suite with frontal sea view, single:230 €, double:250 €
Senior Suite Front Sea View 480 €
Daios Luxury Living Suite 738 €

Kindly be informed that the accomodation tax is 4 € per room per night.
Cancellation & Non show policy:
*For Cancellation less than 48 hours before the arrival date of a reservation the hotel charges cancellation fees 1 night.
*In case of Non-Show or of a departure prior to the scheduled one, the hotel charges cancellation fees 100% of the cost of the reservation
Participants can contact the Reservations Desk by e-mail: or by fax: +30 2310 250900. 
We recommend you to book EARLY your accommodation since September is high season for Thessaloniki.
Please, note that attendees are responsible for their own hotel reservations and costs.

Pre-Conference TRIPS

1. Sunday, 6 Sept. 2020: Hald-day excursion to Dion archeological site and Litochoro village at the foothils of Mount Olympus excursion_to_dion_-_september_6_2020.pdf

2. Monday, 7 Sept. 2020: Thessaloniki city tour city_tour_-_thessaloniki_september_7_2020.pdf

3. SightSeeing Thessaloniki Hop on -Hop off (

Hop off in any of the 8 different stations you desire (closest stop: White Tower) and visit the local attraction. Commentary in 8 different languages. One or two days ticket (10 or 18 Euros). Sightseeing tour lasts 70 minutes. Daily 10:10 – 20:10 / Every 30 minutes. Weekend 10:10 – 20:10 / Every 30 minutes



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