Epidemics8 - 8th International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics

30 November – 3 December 2021 | Bologna, Italy

Join us for the Eighth International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics to share another three days of intense dialogue on our ideas, data, insight, models and methods.

Abstracts invited by 4 June 2021

At present we intend to host the conference onsite according to COVID-secure guidelines to best facilitate in-person networking and learning.

However, as the future situation regarding international travel remains uncertain, we have the option to switch to our fully interactive online conference platform should the need arise.

You can feel confident when submitting your abstract to EPIDEMICS 8 that we will provide a high-quality, peer-reviewed programme in which to showcase your research.

This is coupled with our promise to refund your onsite registration fee, with no penalty, should you be unable to travel to the conference.

This conference regularly attracts over 500 scientists, with representatives from many of the major research groups in this area worldwide. If you want to meet many of your peers in this field, this is the place to go.


Clearly, research on SARS-CoV-2 will play a major role at the next (and future) Epidemics meeting(s). The following is a list of potential session topics, as usual open to all infectious diseases of humans and animals.

  • Dynamics of infectious diseases of humans
  • Dynamics of infectious diseases of animals
  • Within-host dynamics and immuno-epidemiology
  • Ecology of infectious diseases
  • Evolution and phylodynamics in infectious diseases
  • Dynamics and consequences of antimicrobial resistance
  • Global, economic and policy aspects of control and prevention
  • Statistical methods for infectious disease data
  • Social, spatial and network aspects of interaction
  • Problems related to the "end game" of eradication
  • Zoonoses and other cross-species events
  • Pandemic preparedness and response
  • Non-pharmaceutical mitigation measures and exit strategies
  • Tools to balance epidemiological, societal and economic impact of pandemic mitigation measures
  • Vector-borne diseases
  • Host behaviour and infectious diseases
  • Multi-host and multi-pathogen/parasite systems
  • Problems in vaccine-preventable infections & vaccination strategy
  • Problems in neglected tropical macroparasitic diseases

Read what leading scientists from around the world have said about previous events in the series:

“Best conference in the field.”
“Great for meeting other researchers.”
“It is one of the most important and useful conferences for someone in this field.”

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