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Prion 2006 : Torino, Italy, 4-6 October 2006


On behalf of the European Network of Excellence NeuroPrion, we are happy to inform you that on the heels of Paris 2004 and Düsseldorf 2005, the international conference "Prion2006" will be held in Turin, Italy, on October 4-6, 2006.
Piazza San Carlo
Torino is a magnificent old city in the north-western part of Italy, close to the French border. It has its own airport and also has a direct train link to Malpensa, the main airport of Milan. To discover Turin one has to search through twenty centuries of history. Walking through its streets is a bit like visiting an open-air museum. From Roman Turin, represented by the Palatine Gates, to the Baroque face of the town, designed by great architects such as Guarino Guarini or Filippo Juvarra, the city's ancient aristocratic imprint remains strong. The city boasts some excellent museums such as the Egyptian Museum, which is the world's oldest and second in terms of importance, the Mole Antonelliana, which is the symbol of the city and home of the new National Film Museum, and the Royal Armouy, that hosts one of the world's richest collections of arms and the famous selfportrait of Leonardo da Vinci. Besides to the mountains, that will host the Olympic Games in February 2006, the area around Turin offers unique opportunities. The hilly regions of the Langhe and Monferrato feature numerous castles and characteristic villages, and are renowned for gastronomic tradition and excellent wine. Fall is picturesque season and the best time for a culinary "grand Tour"!
The scientific program of "Prion2006" will include state-of-the-art lectures, oral presentations selected from abstracts and poster sessions on the classical themes of NeuroPrion network (i.e., prevention, control, treatment, management and risk analysis of prion diseases), and discussions centered on basic research. This event will provide a great opportunity for scientists from all over the world to share their thoughts, findings and progress, in this attractive and interesting setting.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Italy in 2006 for this exciting cultural - and culinary - experience.
Maria Caramelli
Gianluigi Forloni
Fabrizio Tagliavini

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map of turino

Torino is a magnificent old city in the north-western part of Italy, close to the French border.

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Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD): current knowledge and european perspective
October 3, 2006

  • Introduction
  • SESSION I: Chronic Wasting Disease in North America: Current knowledge
  • SESSION II: CWD- Situation in Europe
  • Organizers
  • Coordinator

You can download the PDF format of the planning here.

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The Prion2006 conference was a great success!
We take this opportunity to thank each speaker and participant for their contribution to the science of prions.
A total of about 69 orals (not including the IPFA parallel session) and 350 posters were presented at this memorable event. For those of you that were not able to attend the meeting, you now have the possiblility of downloading the book of abstracts of the conference.

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