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After careful consideration, and a keen interest for an in-person meeting in South Africa, it is with regret that we are forced to postpone this meeting yet again. Current COVID-19 regulations in South Africa regarding mass gatherings prohibit the hosting of an in-person meeting at this time.

  • New dates for IPNC South Africa are 9-14 October 2022.
  • Abstracts may remain in the system or be withdrawn.
  • Please communicate with Scatterlings regarding hotel booking refunds or rollover of bookings to 2022, or if you have any other queries.
  • The Boston IPNC meeting will proceed as planned (from 23-30 September 2023 at the Boston Park Plaza, Massachusetts, USA).
  • We will work together with Boston to plan a complementary scientific program for both meetings.
  • We apologise for any inconvenience – please bear with us as we navigate through these uncertain times.

Welcome to the 22nd International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference

It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome you to Cape Town, South Africa for the 22nd International Pathogenic Neisseria Conference, 9 - 14 October 2022. This is the first time that this conference will be held on African soil. IPNC focuses on Neisseria meningitidis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae - two bacterial pathogens that pose a major public threat globally.

The conference aims to bring together passionate scientists, emerging and experienced researchers and clinicians from all continents to discuss the clinical presentation, epidemiology, population genomics, vaccine research and development, host-pathogen interactions and gene regulation of these Neisseria species in order to keep abreast of the latest developments in this field. IPNC is a great opportunity for networking and forming collaborations for future work on pathogenic Neisseria species.

IPNC 2022 will be taking place at the world-renowned Spier Wine Estate, which is one of the most beautiful wine farms in the country. Although located in the Stellenbosch countryside and surrounded by majestic mountains, it is easily accessible for both local and international delegates. The Spier Wine Estate is situated less than 10 minutes by road from the Cape Town International airport and only 30 minutes from Cape Town city centre and the iconic Table Mountain.

IPNC 2022 is a conference not to be missed and we look forward to welcoming our many colleagues from around the world to experience Cape Town and its surrounds at the southern tip of Africa.

Prof Anne von Gottberg
On behalf of the IPNC 2022 organising committee

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