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The Final Meeting Programme and List of Participants is Here
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Conference Report by Jeremy M. Sternberg, University of Aberdeen, UK 

Please read Jerry Sternberg's expertly written conference report on Kinetoplastid Diseases 2006 - the report was written for and is published in the July 2006 edition of The Newsletter of the British Society for Parasitology (

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A Selection of Participants' Testimonials & Quotes 
"Very enjoyable and stimulating small meeting. Great opportunity for an introductory exploration of rural and city West Africa."

Jeremy M. Sternberg, School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, UK on Kinetoplastid Diseases 2006

"A most unusual - and most enjoyable - meeting!  And an eye-opener for those without prior exposure to Africa.  Participants may expect to have their vision of the world a bit shaken.  This made the meeting an exciting "conference with a difference"!  And a "conference with a difference" for still another reason:  no invited speakers, no program, no stress - and yet a meeting of first rate scientific level, thanks to the quality of the participants and of their presentations."

"Dr. England [of Mangosteen] has a wonderful ability to make people at ease and solve the little problems that may arise, both before and during the meeting.  Welcoming each participant at the airport - whatever the time of the flight, day or night: how nice - and helpful!  From the beginning (getting visas, etc.) until the very last moment, always present if you needed a helping hand !

Jacques Mauël, Institute of Biochemistry, Switzerland on Kinetoplastid Diseases 2006

"From our first contact to now, I should recognize the efforts you [Mangosteen] deployed to let us be informed about the meeting organisation and outcome. As for the organisation per se It was for me the best scientific meeting I ever attended. The meeting was simple, convivial and very informative."

Oumar Diall, ICRISAT-MALI, Bamako, Mali on Kinetoplastid Diseases 2006

"After hearing from the Head of my Department about Kinetoplastid Diseases 2006, I submitted an abstract and it was a nice experience to interact with Dr. Anthony England – the organizer [president of Mangosteen].  He was very cooperative and proactive in helping and clearing all sorts of matters in rapid communication."

"The organization of the meeting was very inimitable by bringing the participants very close to each other, thus, giving a look of a family. The quality of the papers presented was high in terms of currents era and technology. The presenters were eminent scientists in their fields and this meeting really enhanced my vision after listening learned researchers. I really enjoyed science and adventure in West Africa."

“My first participation in an international scientific meeting came true through Kinetoplastid Diseases 2006 with a tasty and unique amalgam of scientific presentations/ interaction and adventure under the auspices of Mangosteen.”

Abdul Jabbar, Department of Veterinary Parasitology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan on Kinetoplastid Diseases 2006

"The Kinetoplastid diseases meeting was my first travel to Africa and it was really a different experience for me coming from South America.  Although Senegal and Gambia are not easy places to deal with, the organization was very good and allowed us to enjoy our stage helping in any detail."

Alicia Couto, Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales - FCEyN, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina on Kinetoplastid Diseases 2006

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Kinetoplastid Diseases 2006 - Before the Meeting 
Before Kinetoplastid Diseases 2006 - What Follows are the Plans and Details of the Meeting:

Start Date of the Meeting 

Kinetoplastid Diseases 2006
Starts on Saturday March 11th, 2006
in Dakar, Senegal

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Meeting Structure, Duration and Venues 

Be it due to a personal preference, or a hectic schedule - a meeting programme of 3 days is too short for many scientists, while one of a week is just about right for some, but definitely too long for others.

The structure of this meeting therefore aims to be flexible enough to suit the needs, interests and available time of all participants.

The programme will be split into 3 distinct parts as follows:

Part 1 – Saturday, March 11th to Monday, March 13th, 2006

Three full days of oral presentations, general panel discussions and smaller group sub-topic round table/workshop sessions.

If two or three days is all the time you can afford to be away from work at home, then participation in Part 1 will provide you with everything you need from a strong, small meeting programme. 

Venue for Part 1 - Hôtel de l'Indépendance, Dakar, Senegal

Part 2 – Tuesday, March 14th and Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

More in depth, with two additional days of general sessions and sub-group discussions.  But also with more free time set aside for one-to-one and small group discussions, to visit local institutions and to see something of the city of Dakar and its surroundings.

Venue for Part 2 - Hôtel de l'Indépendance, Dakar, Senegal

Part 3 – Thursday, March 16th to Sunday, March 19th, 2006

A three day symposium/retreat held at a second venue in the Gambian countryside.  Designed to take advantage of the tranquillity and natural beauty of the rural riverside location, which provides the perfect setting and atmosphere for flexible sessions and relaxed, informal discussions.  Time will also be allotted for participants to take in some of the fantastic scenery, flora and fauna in the area, on foot, jeep or or pirogue. 

Venue for Part 3 - Tendaba Camp and Conference Facility, The Gambia

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