Welcome to the 22nd International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference
It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome you to Cape Town, South Africa for the 22nd International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, 6-11 September 2020. This is the first time that this conference will be held on African soil. IPNC focuses on Neisseria meningitidis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae - two bacterial pathogens that pose a major public threat globally.
The conference aims to bring together passionate scientists, emerging and experienced researchers and clinicians from all continents to discuss the clinical presentation, epidemiology, population genomics, vaccine research and development, host-pathogen interactions and gene regulation of these Neisseria species in order to keep abreast of the latest developments in this field. IPNC is a great opportunity for networking and forming collaborations for future work on pathogenic Neisseria species.
IPNC 2020 will be taking place at the world-renowned Spier Wine Estate, which is one of the most beautiful wine farms in the country. Although located in the Stellenbosch countryside and surrounded by majestic mountains, it is easily accessible for both local and international delegates. The Spier Wine Estate is situated less than 10 minutes by road from the Cape Town International airport and only 30 minutes from Cape Town city centre and the iconic Table Mountain.
IPNC 2020 is a conference not to be missed and we look forward to welcoming our many colleagues from around the world to experience Cape Town and its surrounds at the southern tip of Africa.
Prof Anne von Gottberg On behalf of the IPNC 2020 organising committee