The Final AIM-COST conference will be held in Rome next February 1st-2nd (See the agenda ). The conference will be held in a hybrid format and we will send you a new communication a few days in advance.
The first day will be devoted to a summary of main Action achievements by WG and Task coordinators, followed by presentations on the impact of AIM—COST on selected AIM-COST grantees and stakeholders from the public health sector. The second day will be devoted to discussing possible scenarios of invasion by Aedes aegypti in Europe in order to optimize regional, national, and continental responses. Participants will be subdivided into 4 groups to discuss approaches and constraints, and this will be followed by a section on the plenary discussion of the group’s outputs. Lastly, we have a session devoted to discussing further perspectives beyond AIM-COST.
This time we are inviting a limited amount of participants with expenses covered by the AIM COST budget but, of course, anybody is welcome to participate at their own expense. The AC will be hybrid, with face-to-face participants and others able to follow online.
COST Association has informed us that there may be the possibility to obtain a budget top-up which would allow us to support a higher number of participants to participate face-to-face.
To apply for these extra funds, we need to have an estimate of people interested to participate in the Conference. Therefore, please fill out the Google form below no later than January 4th, if you are interested in being supported for participating and you are eligible to participate (see the eligibility chart).
Selection of participants to be supported will be done based on country-, gender-, age balance, and previous participation in AIM-COST activities.
We will let you know by January 20th if your application is successful. In the meantime, we suggest you book accommodation (only if it is possible to cancel it) and NOT buy a flight ticket.