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I am pleased to announce the HTLV European Research Network (HERN) conference, which will be held in Madrid, Spain on the spring of 2020. Members of the local committee will strive to ensure that this meeting provides ample opportunity for the participants to benefit from a rich environment of scientific interaction and to present their most recent research in the field of HTLV-I, a neglected infection that paradoxically produces life-threatening illnesses and affects more than 10 million people worldwide.

Topics to be covered during the meeting will include epidemiology, virology, molecular biology, diagnosis, immunology, clinical manifestations, antiviral therapy and public health. The treatment of HTLV-1-associated diseases, namely adult T cell leukemia lymphoma (ATL) and tropical spastic paraparesis/HTLV-1 associated myelopathy (TSP/HAM) will also be addressed.

This year’s meeting will be hosted at the UNIR, the largest online university in Spanish language worldwide. It currently provides educational programs to more than 45,000 students. The Health Sciences School and the UNIR Medical Center have played a pivotal role in the arrangement of a 2020 attractive scientific program.
During your visit to Spain, you will benefit from combining exciting science with cultural, historical, culinary and touristic activities.

We look forward to welcoming you in Madrid, a city with unique geographical location in the center of Spain, with close proximity to stunning historical places mountains, such as El Escorial (XVI century), Avila, Toledo, and Segovia. Madrid is a modern, lively city with a rich patrimony, including large museums such as El Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofia. It is my honor to serve as the host for the 2020 year’s conference. I will endeavor to ensure a successful and memorable event.

Sincerely yours,
Carmen de Mendoza

Local Organizing Committe

Carmen Mendoza

International HERN Committe

Roberto Accolla

Basic Science
Italy

Soren Andersson

Diagnostics
Sweden

Charles Bangham

Basic Science
UK

Ali Bazarbachi

Clinical Science
Lebanon

Vicente Soriano

Clinical Science
Spain

Lucy Cook

Clinical Science
UK

Divya Dhasmana

Clinical Science
UK

Antoine Gessain

Epidemiology
France

Olivier Hermine

Clinical Science
France

Carmen de Mendoza

Diagnostics
Spain

Andrea Kress

Basic Science
Germany

Beatrice Macchi

Basic Science
Italy

Renaud Mahieux

Basic Science
France

Noreen Sheehy

Basic Science
Ireland

Anne van den Broeke

Basic Science
Belgium

Luc Willems

Basic Science
Belgium

Johan van Weyenbergh

Basic Science
Belgium