Welcome to the website of the 5th annual meeting of the Dutch Arbovirus Research Network (DARN). The DARN2020 meeting will take place on Wednesday May 20th, 2020 at the LUMC in Leiden.

DARN2020 canceled

Dear colleagues, we have decided to cancel DARN2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. We regret the decision, but after consulting with several colleagues are convinced this is the best thing to do. We are currently also very much occupied with the (research) response to SARS-CoV-2, so will send out e-mails to all of you that registered and submitted abstracts at a later moment. We plan to organize the meeting in Leiden in spring 2021 and hope to welcome you then. More information will follow in due time.

The DARN2020 organizing committee:
Clarisse Salgado Benvindo da Silva, Tessa Nelemans, Melissa Thaler & Martijn van Hemert.

If you want to attend the meeting please register through our registration page before April 10, 2020. More information and a confirmation of admittance* will be sent by e-mail after the registration closing date of April 10th.

You can submit an abstract for a 15 minute presentation (+3-min discussion) by e-mail to DARN2020@lumc.nl with the word ‘abstract’ in the subject. For correct formatting, please use our template, as supplied in the Word file ‘Abstract DARN2020 – template.docx‘. The file can be downloaded through the button below. Save your abstract with the name ‘Abstract DARN2020 – authorname.docx’ and send it as attachment to DARN2020@lumc.nl with the word ‘abstract’ in the subject. The main body should be no longer than 300 words. The abstract submission deadline is March 13, 2020. The program committee will select abstracts for oral presentation, giving priority to PhD students and young researchers. Authors that have been selected to give an oral presentation will receive a notification by e-mail around April 10.

Abstract Template DARN2020 (word file) – click to download

Should we organize a dinner after the meeting? Please indicate this in our poll.

To stay informed on the meeting please check this site regularly for updated information or subscribe to our mailing list by sending an e-mail to DARN2020@lumc.nl with “subscribe” in the subject.

*The organizers reserve the right to refuse entry to the event and cancel registration of those not involved in activities related to the Dutch Arbovirus Research Network.