Fourth ISCAID Symposium: 2016

October 16-19, 2016, Bristol UK

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors for making this Symposium possible!

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Where and when and why should I go?

The 2016 ISCAID symposium will be held in Bristol in the UK from the evening of Sunday 16th October to lunchtime Wednesday 19th October, 2016. Bristol is a beautiful city easily accessible worldwide and less than 20 minutes away from the beautiful City of Bath.  The Symposium will be held at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel in the heart of Bristol on the harbourside.  Further details on travel to Bristol and booking discounted accommodation are below.  The ISCAID Symposium will again be run in conjunction with the International Feline Retrovirus Research Symposium.

A symposium dinner will also be held on the historic SS Great Britain ship on the evening of Tuesday 18th October.

The 2016 Scientific Program promises many exciting lectures and abstracts in companion animal infectious diseases with practical and relevant infectious disease information being presented on a wide variety of important topics from kidney infections to angiostrongylus, and from vaccine development to parvovirus. International keynote speakers are confirmed and a new clinician stream will run all day on Tuesday 18th October targeted at general practitioners, including talks on leptospirosis and herpes virus.

Registration is now open at


Submitting an abstract?

Click here for information on submitting an abstract for the 2016 Symposium.  The deadline for abstract submission is 23.59 GMT Friday 8th July 2016.


Where should I stay for the symposium?

The ISCAID symposium (Sunday October 16th to Wednesday October 19th) is being held at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TA for which special room rates (including breakfast) have been negotiated both for the nights of the symposium and for additional nights immediately before or after the symposium, should delegates wish to extend their stay. The hotel is in the centre of Bristol close to the harbourside, and is well placed for visiting the city and nearby Bath. It also has excellent facilities including a pool and gym.

The negotiated rates comprise £120 for single occupancy in a room and £130 for dual occupancy in a room, including breakfast.  These rates are available until 23rd September 2016 and are available on a first come, first serve basis only, so please book early.


How do I book my room?

You can do this by phone or online.

By phone: from the UK please dial 0800 221 222, if you are outside of the UK please click on the link below to find the individual country telephone numbers that you need to phone to book rooms:

and quote E5I (Echo Five India) when booking to get the above negotiated rates

Onlineplease use the following link:

Book your group rate for ISCAID

and reserve your room for the dates you require. Do not use other reservation pages, as this link is made especially for ICAID and includes the negotiated rate.


How can I ask questions to about the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel accommodation?

Please email who is in charge of our symposium at the Marriott hotel and should be able to help. NB: All invited ISCAID speakers should contact Lisa directly to book their hotels as outlined in their speaker contract.

Members of the symposium organisation group can be contacted with questions too – see below.


How do I travel to Bristol?

Easily! Bristol is accessible by air, train and road.

By air

Eleven scheduled airlines serve 107 direct destinations to Bristol International Airport, and multiple daily flights to Bristol from the major hubs of Amsterdam, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Brussels & Dublin, making inward connections easy from many parts of the world.  The city of Bristol is easily reached from Bristol Airport by the Airport Flyer Express (£11 return, £7 single), which takes you to Bristol Coach Station, ~10 minute walk from the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel. Taxis are also available from Bristol Airport to take you direct to the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel (£28 each way).

Alternatively delegates can fly to Heathrow Airport and use the National Express coach service to Bristol Coach Station (~£45 return) – these coaches serve all of the Heathrow terminals regularly and take around 2 hours 20 minutes to get to Bristol.  Getting to Bristol from Heathrow is more complicated as this may involve going to London Paddington train station by the Heathrow Express and then getting a train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads train station (see below).

By road

Bristol is ideally located for road access from London, Birmingham and the rest of the UK, with the intersection of the M4 and M5 motorways located just to the north of Bristol and the M32 providing direct access to the centre. From the M4, exit at junction 19 (signpost to Bristol) and follow the M32 into the city centre. From the M5, exit at junction 18 and follow the A4 Portway (signpost to Bristol Airport). The north of the city is best accessed from junction 17 of the M5.

By train

Trains run every 30 minutes from London, Cardiff and Birmingham to Bristol. Bristol has two mainline train stations; Bristol Temple Meads (city-centre) is the one that is closest to the conference venue (Bristol Parkway is in north Bristol – quite a distance from Bristol city centre). From Bristol Temple Meads there are bus services that take you into the city directly or taxis are available to the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel.

A map showing the conference venue and coach and train stations is shown below.

Bristol Map

Find out more about getting to Bristol at


How can I ask a local organiser questions?

Please contact us if you have any questions.  We all live in Bristol and look forward to welcoming you to our amazing city!

Séverine Tasker

Emi Barker

Louise Longstaff

Linda Wooldridge

University of Bristol


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Third ISCAID Symposium: 2014

The 2014 ISCAID symposium was held on October 19-22, 2014 in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake. Much fun was had by all! Pictures are posted below.

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Symposium Sponsors

We are extremely grateful to the following symposium sponsors for the support of the 2014 ISCAID Symposium.

Platinum Level Symposium Sponsors:




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Bronze Level Symposium Sponsor:

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