LCI Symposium 2024 - Long-term Consequences of Infections

Datum: 1. Februar 2024 15:00 - 2. Februar 2024 19:00

Veranstaltungsort: Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 74, 20359 Hamburg

Session 1: Post-infection effects on the immune system

Keynote lecture: Tobias Welte, MHH, Hannover
Viral infection as a driver of deterioration of chronic cardiovascular and respiratory disease - the role of vaccination as the main preventive measure

Nicholas Schwab, University Münster
The adaptive immune response against Epstein-Barr virus and its association with Multiple Sclerosis

Carmen Scheibenbogen, Charité, Berlin
Post Covid Syndrom: Spectrum, mechanisms and targeted therapy

Gülşah Gabriel, LIV, Hamburg
Respiratory virus infections and potential drivers of long-term consequences


Session 2: Socio-economic consequences of infection

Special guest: Zolelwa Sifumba, activist of TB Proof, Cape Town
TB & me

Keynote lecture: Tom Wingfield, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool
Addressing social determinants & consequences across the spectrum of tuberculosis from prevention to care and beyond

César Muñoz-Fontela, BNITM, Hamburg
Infodemics: The importance of communication during epidemics 

Sung-Joon Park, BNITM, Hamburg
Control, care and collaboration in Ebola epidemics


Session 3: Disease exacerbation & pathological consequences of infection

Keynote lecture 1
Cecilie Svanes, University of Bergen, Bergen
The preconception origins of respiratory health and disease. What about infections?

Michael Wegmann, RCB, Borstel
Mistraining - how recurrent viral infections impact asthma pathogenesis

Keynote lecture 2
Susanne Nylen, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm
Effects of intestinal nematodes on distal immune responses to co-infection

Bernd Löwe, UKE, Hamburg
Biopsychosocial risk factors and mechanisms for symptom persistence in Long-COVID. Relevance and modification

Wiebke Hartmann, BNITM, Hamburg
Impact of helminth infections on vaccine responses

Andrea Rachow, LMU, Munich
Post-Tuberculosis Lung Disease 

Samuel Wassmer, LSHTM, London
Malaria infection and long-term effects on the brain


Please find the detailed program in the pdf-file of the flyer.