About APRC2

Rickettsiae and rickettsial diseases are a major cause of illness in humans and animals throughout the Asia Pacific region. A wide range of pathogens, including members of the genera Anaplasma, Bartonella, Coxiella, Ehrlichia, Orientia and Rickettsia, are responsible. This conference is of interest to medical doctors, veterinarians, public health professionals, epidemiologists, diagnostic laboratory personnel, entomologists and scientists.

The 2nd Asia Pacific Rickettsia conference
3rd – 6th November, 2019 in Chiang Rai, Thailand.
The conference title is “The ever-changing threat of rickettsial diseases”.




The conference sub-themes will include:

  • Historical perspective
  • Epidemiology
  • Ecology
  • Host, pathogen, vector interactions
  • Pathogenesis, pathophysiology, cell biology
  • Genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics
  • Infection
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Immunity, vaccine development, prevention
  • Public and policy engagement

Organizing Committee

Prof. Stuart Blacksell

Prof. Nicholas Day

Dr. Matthew Robinson

Dr. Tri Wangrangsimakul

Conference Key Dates

Abstract Submission

1st Apr - 30th Jun 2019

Early Bird Registration

1st May - 31st Aug 2019

Abstract Notification

31st July 2019

Normal Registration

1st Sep - 15th Oct 2019