ITM / DVTD Joint Colloquium on Zoonoses and
Neglected Infectious Diseases of Africa
1 – 4 November 2011 Indaba Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa
This colloquium organised jointly by the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM, Belgium) and the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases of the University of Pretoria (DVTD, South Africa) is the second in a series of three regional colloquia on research for the control of neglected infectious diseases, including zoonoses. The first of these thematic colloquia was organised in Lima in 2009 and focused on Latin America. With the 2011 colloquium, the focus shifts to Africa. The event will offer a platform for animal and human health researchers and professionals to debate common challenges and identify key research priorities for the future.
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Prof Heyns, from the University of Pretoria (UP), was appointed as UN Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions in 2010. During last year, he conducted worldwide research on the question whether states should be allowed to use LARs - weapons that, once deployed, can use lethal force without further human intervention - during war, or peace.
The Colloquium Committee is looking forward to welcome you in South Africa.
On arrival at OR Tambo International airport all delegates attending the Colloquium must make their way to the Indaba Hotel. The distance from OR Tambo to the Indaba Hotel is approximately 37 km which can take from 30 min to 60 min depending on peak hour traffic.
You have 4 options of getting to the Indaba Hotel, William Nicol drive, Fourways, Johannesburg:
Use Gautrain to Sandton station and take a taxi from there for the 8km drive to the Indaba Hotel.
Take any taxi/shuttle service from the airport.
Arrange, at your own cost, pick-up and drop-off directly with Sharon Thom from Indaba Hotel. Her contact details. +27 11 840 6600 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +27 11 840 6600end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +27 11 840 6600end_of_the_skype_highlighting or email Sharon@indabahotel.co.za (Rates vary from R420 for 1 person to R600 for 4 people)
Make use of the Colloquium bus service – see departure times below. The company name to look out for at the arrivals hall is PS Tours indicating “Colloquium”.
We will post the departure time of busses from the Hotel to the airport on the notice board at the Colloquium.