Twenty-three countries and territories from Europe, North Africa, and Middle
Eastern Asia have coastlines along the Mediterranean Sea, which is almost
entirely bordered by land. Throughout history, the Mediterranean Sea has
served as a vital thoroughfare for merchants and travelers, facilitating commerce
and cultural interchange among the diverse populations residing in the area.
Over the past few years, the Mediterranean Sea has emerged as a prominent
migration route utilized by individuals originating from developing nations
who are in pursuit of improved prospects in Europe. From the coasts of
Africa, hundreds of thousands of individuals traverse the Mediterranean,
frequently in small vessels. While the majority made it to European coastlines,
a considerable number perished in their endeavor to reach Europe.
The aim of the Congress is to bring together the world’s leading experts on
the main pathologies historically present in the Mediterranean area and on all
those that represent a serious threat due to migratory flows, climate change,
wars, and population dynamics also with the aim oflay the foundations for
future research and scientific collaborations. With a comprehensive outlook
and from a One Health perspective, we shall discuss antimicrobial resistance
from veterinary medicine and agriculture in addition to human medicine.
Emerging viral threats, difficult-to-treat infections, foodborne zoonoses, arthropod transmitted diseases, and diseases associated with migration and travel will be the
main topics of the conference.
Prof. Antonio Cascio Prof. David Leslie Paterson