Over the last 10 years, the LPV FAMERP has developed a strong collaboration with the renowned Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), which is a center of excellence in arboviruses research. From this collaboration, we held three events. The I and II FAMERP-UTMB Meeting, held in 2012 and 2016, brought researchers and students from various institutions from Brazil and abroad to São José Rio Preto, with approximately 200 participants in each event, performing posters, talks, conferences and round-table presentations. The III FAMERP-UTMB Meeting occurred in 2017 together with the São Paulo School of Advanced Science in Arbovirology, a unique theoretical and practical course that provided the students with a critical and comprehensive view on the state of the art of arboviruses. Due to the great feedback we received from the public, in addition to several requests to repeat the event , we resolved to continue our biennial-basis meeting with the “IV FAMERP-UTMB: Emerging infections in the Americas - common interests and collaboration between Brazil and USA”, to be held on December 4 to 7, 2019 in the city of São José do Rio Preto ,SP, Brazil.

Throughout the IV FAMERP-UTMB, we will have keynote lectures, short talks and round-tables with renowned specialists and researchers that will discuss the bases and state of the art of research about several vector-borne diseases, including arboviruses, rickettsia, and malaria among others. Many aspects of the research about vector-borne diseases will be our discussion topics, as classical virology; serological and molecular methods; phylogeny and evolution; entomology and methods of field study; the current situation of epidemiology / clinical aspects of arboviruses research in Brazil; the interplay between the virus, the host and their immune system; and the virus-vector interaction and its relation with the dynamics and control of these diseases transmission .


• Beginning of abstract submission: May 1st, 2019
• Deadline to abstract submission: August 10, 2019
• Prediction of poster and oral presentations acceptance: August 30th, 2019.


• All authors will be responsible for the payment of their own registration fees, travel and accommodation expenses. Unfortunately, the conference organizers do not have funds available to support the attendance of individual participants.
• The abstracts of all unregistered presenters will be removed from the program after 30 days of acceptance confirmation.

Brazil requires VISA from some countries. Please check if you need a VISA to Brazil. • List of Brazilian Consulates in USA:
• Visa Requirements: CgWashington/en-us/file/Entrance%20Visas%20in%20Brazil.pdf


Dear colleagues and students,
We are looking forward to receive you for the IV FAMERP-UTMB, but before that we would like to remind you all that it is necessary and mandatory for everyone to have the Yellow Fever vaccine updated. . São José do Rio Preto is an active YFV transmission area.
Remind to have it at least 10 days before your trip.


Michael S. Diamond

Washington U. School of Medicine, USA

Scott C. Weaver

University of Texas Medical Branch, USA

Mauro Martins Teixeira

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, BR

Maurício Lacerda Nogueira

Faculdade de Medicina de S.J. do Rio Preto, BR

Nikos Vasilakis

University of Texas Medical Branch, USA

Shannan L. Rossi

University of Texas Medical Branch, USA

Daniela Weiskopf

La Jolla Institute, USA

Louis Lambrechts

Pasteur Institute, FR

Arturo Reyes-Sandoval

University of Oxford, UK

Nuno Faria

University of Oxford, UK

Cybele García

Universidad de Buenos Aires, AR

David H. Walker

University of Texas Medical Branch, USA

Irma (Lisa) Cisneros

University of Texas Medical Branch - USA

Betânia Paiva Drumond

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, BR

Fábio Trindade Magalhães Costa

Unicamp, BR

Carlos A. Sariol

University of Puerto Rico, PR

Daniel Martins de Souza

Unicamp, BR

Daniel Moura de Aguiar

Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, BR

Danielle da Glória de Souza

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, BR

Flávio Guimarães da Fonseca

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, BR

Jean Pierre Schatzamann Peron

Universidade de São Paulo, BR

João Pessoa Araújo Junior

Universidade Estadual Paulista-Botucatu, BR

Jônatas Santos Abrahão

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, BR

Luciana Barros de Arruda

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, BR

Luis Carlos de Matos

Faculdade de Medicina de São José do Rio Preto, BR

Marcus Vinicius G. de Lacerda

F. Medicina Tropical Heitor Vieira Dourado, BR


4th December

14:00 – 18:00


13:30 – 17:30

Parallel Meeting

REDe Evaluation Seminar

18:30 – 19:00

Opening ceremony

FAMERP, UTMB, and FAPESP representatives

19:00 – 20:00

Keynote speaker

Mike S. Diamond (WUSM)

New Insights Into Pathogenesis of Emerging Arthropod-Transmitted Viruses

20:00 – 22:00


5th December

08:00 – 09:00


Scott C. Weaver (UTMB)

Mechanisms of Urban Arbovirus Emergence

09:00 – 10:30

Round Table

Shannan L. Rossi (UTMB)

Pathology and Immunology of Chikungunya in Animal Models

Danielle G. Souza (UFMG)

Mechanisms Associated To Inflammatory Pain Induced By Chikungunya Virus

Jean P. S. Peron (USP)

Experimental Models for Zika Virus Congenital Syndrome

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break


11:00 – 12:00


Nikos Vasilakis (UTMB)

Prospects of a sylvatc zika transmission cycle in the Americas

12:00 – 14:00



14:00 – 15:30

Round Table

Luciana B. Arruda (UFRJ)

How Flavivirus Can Cross the Blood-Brain Barrier

Cybele C. Garcia (Universidade de Buenos Aires)

AHR is a flavivirus host factor and a target for antiviral therapy

Irma (Lisa) Cisneros (UTMB)

Opioid use disorder: Orchestrating antiviral and neuroinflammatory networks during viral CNS infections.

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break


16:00 – 17:00


David Walker (UTMB)

Rickettsial, Oriential, and Ehrlichial Diseases of Potential Importance in Brazil

17:00 – 18:00

Oral presentations

1. Pierina Lorencini Parise
Modulation of innate immune response in endothelial cells during Oropouche virus infection
2. Izabela Maurício de Rezende
Late relapsing hepatitis after yellow fever
3. Pedro H. Carneiro
Investigation of the interaction between human apoliprotein A1 and dengue virus NS1 protein
4. Ana Carolina de Carvalho
Establishment of models of Ilhéus virus infection in vitro and in vivo and investigation of the 2’c-methylcytidine treatment over disease
5. Ingredy Passos
Therapeutic treatment of dengue virus infection using an antiviral peptide  

6th December

08:30 – 09:30


Louis Lambrechts (Pasteur Institute)

Dissecting natural variation in mosquito-arbovirus interactions

09:30 – 10:30

Round Table

Maurício L. Nogueira (FAMERP)

Interplay between different flavivirus in an endemic area

Betânia P. Drumond (UFMG)

Yellow fever epizootics in urban areas of Minas Gerais, 2017-2018.

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break


11:00 – 12:00

Round Table

Daniela Weiskopf (La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology)

T cell cross-reactivity between Flaviviruses

Mauro M. Teixeira (UFMG)

Inflammation, infection and host-parasite interactions

12:00 – 14:00



14:00 – 15:30

Round Table

Fabio Trindade Maranhao Costa (Unicamp)

Adhesiveness in the biology of Plasmodium vivax: How sticky is this idea?

Daniel M. Aguiar (UFMT)

Rickettsiosis in Brazil

Luiz C. Mattos (FAMERP)

Ocular Lesions in Toxoplasmosis

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break


16:00 – 17:00

Sponsored Lecture

Amilcar Tanuri (UFRJ)

17:30 – 20:00

Poster presentations


7th December

08:00 – 08:30

Technical lecture

Felipe Lorenzato (Takeda Pharmaceutical Company)

Efficacy of a Tetravalent Dengue Vaccine in Healthy 4 to 16 Year Old Children

08:30 – 09:00


Arturo Reyes-Sandoval (University of Oxford)

Viral-Vectored Vaccines Against Chikungunya Virus

09:00 – 09:30


Marcus V. G. Lacerda (FMT-HVD)

What do we know about coinfections?

09:30 – 10:00

Coffee break

10:00 – 10:30


João Pessoa Araújo Junior (UNESP)

Application of NGS/HTS in clinical samples with low viral copy number (Zika virus)

10:30 – 11:00


Carlos Sariol (University of Puerto Rico)

Zika Virus Pathogenesis in Non-Human Primate Model

11:00 – 12:00

Oral presentations

1. Vidyleison N. Camargosa
In-depth characterization of congenital zika syndrome in immunocompetent mice: antibody-dependent enhancement and an antiviral peptide therapy
2. Marcilio Jorge Fumagalli
Previous CHIKV exposure induces partial cross-protection against secondary MAYV infection in mice
3. Lilian Gomes de Oliveira
The role of TAM receptors, and their ligand, GAS6, in resistance and susceptibility during ZIKV infection
4. Daniel Gavino Leopoldino
Zika virus replication in skeletal muscle contributes to amplification of peripheral viral load and dissemination to central nervous system.
5. Darlan da Silva Candido
Genomic history and dynamics of the Chikungunya virus East-central-south African lineage in the Americas

12:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:30


Daniel Martins-de-Souza (Unicamp)

Neuroproteomics on zika-infected human neurospheres

14:30 – 15:00


Nuno Faria (Oxford University)

Phylogeny of emerging arboviruses in Brazil


Closing Lecture

Jônatas S. Abrahão (UFMG)

Trapping the Enemy: Vermamoeba vermiformis Circumvents Faustovirus Mariensis Dissemination by Enclosing Viral Progeny inside Cysts


Concluding remarks




Admission should be paid separately 


Registration closed due to maximum venue capacity. Thank you for your participation. See you all in December. The Organizing Committee.

IMPORTANT: Please note that your travel and hotel expenses won’t be covered by the event.



 Jul. 01, 2019

 Sep. 30, 2019

 Nov. 30, 2019


Student/ Undergraduated*

R$ 200

R$ 250

R$ 300

R$ 400

Postdoctoral fellow*

R$ 250

R$ 350

R$ 450

R$ 550


R$ 300

R$ 400

R$ 500

R$ 600

* Documentation required: Proof of status as a student or postdoctoral fellow.

Will be accepted as proof of status the following documents:

• Declaration of enrollment stamped by the educational institution (student/undergraduated);
• Proof of postdoctoral status at the educational institution.

Please send the document to after fee payment. The registration will be accepted only after receiving the student/postdoctoral proof of status.

The registration fee includes:

• Access to the event sessions
• Full event materials including a programme booklet
• Mid-session refreshments as scheduled in the event programme


Registration will be made through FAEPE website ( through the link “Cursos de extensão e eventos”

Payment for this event registrations can only be made by Bank payment slip

After completing your registration , please send the confirmatory personal data and proof of payment to the email:  



1. Abstract Deadline

The abstracts should be submitted online up to August 10 2019 to Abstract won’t be accepted after this date.
The Scientific Committee will send you an email about the abstract receiving.

2. Abstracts selection Criteria

The abstracts will be judged by the Scientific Committee based on innovation, originality and scientific relevance criteria together with the writing quality of the text.
The Scientific Committee will select the more relevant abstracts for oral presentation.
The accepted abstracts will be announced on the event website on 30th August 2019.

NOTE: We inform the authors that the Scientific Committee reserves the right to modify the writing of the abstracts minimally, in order to preserve the quality of the texts that will be published. Abstracts with serious inconsistencies will be rejected.

3. Abstract format:

The abstract should be written in English, Times New Roman 12, single spacing. The title should be in capital letters, followed by the name of the authors and affiliation, as well as the e-mail of the poster presenter. The presenter's name must be in bold. The abstract should be written in a single paragraph without embedded headings (e.g. Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Conclusions). The character limit for the abstract is 2,000 characters including spaces. Pictures, quotes, references, and unusual acronyms are not allowed. At the end of the abstract, the authors should inform the "Financial support". Each registered author can submit until 02 (two) abstracts.


The standard poster size should be 90 cm x 120 cm width x height (if you do not follow with the recommended measures, the space for your poster will not be guaranteed). It is mandatory the presence of at least one of the authors during the poster session and stand right by his/her poster during the presentation time. Material to affix the posters will NOT be provided.

The poster should be written in English and be divided into the following sections:

1. Title, author (s) and affiliation (s)
2. Introduction
3. Objectives
4. Materials and Methods
5. Results
6. Discussion
7. References
8. Financial support.

Please strictly adhere to the mounting and removal times. If the poster has not been removed by the end of the allocated removal time, it will be disposed by the congress staff.


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São José do Rio Preto