+49 171 1049 181 [email protected]


The International Conferences fulfill a major purpose of the Tularemia International Society, namely to facilitate the assembly, acquaintance, and association of scientists engaged in tularemia research.  Tularemia meetings focus on fundamental, clinical, and applied research regarding any aspect of Francisella tularensis.  Research uncovers not only the biology of this fascinating bacterium, but also provides the basis for future development of treatments, preventive interventions, and disease diagnosis.


The forthcoming 9th International Conference will keep with past traditions by maintaining an interdisciplinary program.  The meeting will highlight research efforts on the pathogenesis, cell biology, pathogenesis, animal models, diagnostics, vaccines, therapeutics, clinical features, ecology, epidemiology, and host responses to Francisella.  An overreaching goal of the three day program is to provide an environment that will serve to promote connections and collaboration among scientists doing cutting edge research regarding Francisella.

TULISOC is looking forward to our next triennial meeting in October with great excitement and welcomes inquiries to aid in planning.  As you’ll see from the Preliminary Program, the meeting is designed to reflect the most current and exciting science.  To do so the vast majority of speakers will be drawn from submitted abstracts, so please get ready to present your new data!  To provide networking opportunities in a collegial setting, a strong program of networking and social events is under development.  The venue will also allow for making this meeting as user-friendly as possible. Please contact us if you have any special needs to make your full participation possible, (e.g., assistance with hearing, visual aids, and/or mobility), child care, English language translation services, or any other needs that will facilitate your full participation. Please use the contact form below to communicate your needs, there will also be options on the registration form, or you can send an e-mail to the Conference Manager at [email protected]

Organizing Committee:

  • Karen Elkins, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), FDA, Silver Spring, USA (Co-Chair)
  • Catharine (Katy) Bosio, NIAID, Rocky Mountain Labs, Hamilton, Montana, USA (Co-Chair)
  • Lee-Ann Allen, University of Iowa, USA
  • Wayne Conlan, National Research Council, Canada Canada (ex officio as TULISOC President)
  • Roberto De Pascalis, CBER / FDA, USA
  • Jason Huntley, University of Toledo, USA
  • Tom Kawula, Washington State University, USA
  • Karl Klose, University of Texas-San Antonio, USA
  • Max Maurin, Université Grenoble Alpes, France
  • Petra Oyston, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, United Kingdom
  • Jeannine Petersen, Centers for Disease Control, USA
  • Marina Santic, University of Rijeka, Croatia
  • Jiri Stulik, University of Defence , Czech Republic

Working session and abstract submission topics:

  • Human Infections and Treatment;
  • Epidemiology and Ecology;
  • Host Response and  Immunity;
  • Vaccines;
  • Bacteriology, gene regulation, stress;
  • Pathogenesis and Cell Biology

Final day and time slots for session topics, and exact session times, will be determined following a review of abstract submissions. Abstract submission is now open! Deadline to submit Abstracts is 1 June 2018.

Contact Form

11 + 1 =