16th International Workshop on Opportunistic Protists

University Hospital / CHUV, Mathias Mayor, Rue du Bugnon 46, CH-1011 Lausanne

25.08.2023 08:00 - 26.08.2023 22:00


Dear Colleagues and Friends,
In August 2023, we look forward to the 16th IWOP conference and meeting face-to-face inLausanne, Switzerland.
We anticipate many original scientific presentations after the two-year break since the last IWOP meeting heroically and remotely hosted by our Czech Republic Colleagues.
As in the past, the conference will provide a forum for new knowledge about opportunistic organisms (Pneumocystis, Toxoplasma, Cryptosporidium, Microsporidia, and others).
In addition, we will have awards for the best student posters and presentations.
We are also excited to bring back publication of the meeting's summary as well as an opportunityto publish original work with a formal review process in the open access Journal of Fungi.
Knowing we haven't been together socially in a while, there will be a number of events favoringnet working:
• Organism-based dinners, after a short walk through the old part of the city
• Dinner on the last night at the Olympic Museum, with a possible tour of the Museum
Thus, on behalf of the organizing committee, I cordially invite you to plan to attend this meeting and I do look forward to seeing you in person in Lausanne !

Philippe Hauser
Institut de Microbiologie, CHUV Lausanne, Switzerland


Hotel accommodation: Hotel des Patients, Lausanne (form to be filled in and sent out to the hotel)

This proposal of price at the Hotel des Patients is valid until June 30, 2023.


Also, a wide range of hotels can be found on Lausanne Tourisme website.

The organism-based dinners, the accommodation as well as the visit of the Olympic Museum are at the charge of each, to be paid directly.

Directions Geneva and Zurich airports are respectively 1 and 2.5 hours of train from Lausanne. Buy tickets at the train station that is within the airport (schedule at www.sbb.ch