American Society

for Rickettsiology

3rd Asia Pacific Rickettsial Conference

  • September 23, 2023
  • September 24, 2023
  • India

We are pleased to announce that the registration and abstract submissions for the upcoming Asia Pacific Rickettsial Conference (APRC3) in Mahabalipuram, India, are now open. This conference presents a fantastic opportunity for you to showcase your research and engage with esteemed faculty and delegates. For detailed information, please visit the conference website at

Important Dates: Abstract Submission Deadline: June 30th, 2023

We highly encourage you to submit your abstract and join us at APRC3. This conference guarantees an engaging and rewarding experience, featuring renowned speakers, interactive sessions, and ample networking opportunities.

We eagerly await your participation in this event.

Best regards,
APRC3 Organizing Team


  • An international conference dedicated to rickettsia and related intracellular pathogens

  • A multidisciplinary audience including academic researchers and medical practitioners

  • Multiple themes covering a wide range of topic areas – from diagnostics and treatments, to epidemiology and molecular biology

  • Plenary, abstracted, and poster sessions of current research and latest discoveries

  • Internationally renowned plenary speakers, including:

    · Prof David Walker (University of Texas Medical Branch)

    Challenges of vaccine development for scrub typhus

    · Prof Nicholas Day (MORU, University of Oxford)

    Global rickettsial research - challenges and opportunities

    · Prof George Varghese (Christian Medical College, Vellore)

    Transforming scrub typhus management: INTREST Trial and Beyond

    · Prof Stephen Graves (Australian Rickettsial Reference Laboratory)

    A new human vaccine for Q fever?

    · Prof Sanjay Mahajan (Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla)

    Climate change and implications on rickettsial diseases

    · Prof Jeanne Salje (University of Cambridge)

    Cell biology of Orientia tsutsugamushi

    · Prof Rama Chaudhry (All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi)

    Point-of-care diagnostics for scrub typhus

    · Prof Thomas Weitzel (University of Desarrollo, Santiago)

    Scrub typhus in the New World

  • Travel and registration award opportunities

  • A welcoming and friendly atmosphere, with opportunities to meet, discuss,

and collaborate with international colleagues, and both old and new friends

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For details, contact:

Dr. George M. Varghese, MD, DNB, DTMH, FRCP, FIDSA

Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases

Christian Medical College, Vellore, 632004, India

Tel: +91-9487393015

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