2016 ISCAID Symposium 

October 16-19, 2016, Bristol UK

Registration open (Prices listed under ‘Tickets’) 

Symposium details

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Thank you to our Sponsors for making this Symposium possible!

Platinum Sponsors:

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Bronze Sponsors:

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Symposium details

Where is the symposium?

Why should I go?

New for 2016 – Clinician Stream

What about the abstract program at the Symposium?

What are the social events?

Where should I stay for the symposium?

Are there special rates for conference delegates at the hotel?

How do I book my room?

How do I travel to Bristol?




Where is the symposium?

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.  The ISCAID Symposium will again be run in conjunction with the International Feline Retrovirus Research Symposium

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.

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Why should I go?

The 2016 Scientific Program promises many exciting lectures and abstracts in companion animal infectious diseases with practical and relevant information on a wide variety of important topics such as;

  • Feline virology research
  • FeLV virus: diagnostic advances
  • Parvovirus evolution in dogs and cats
  • FIP
  • Angiostrongylus

International keynote speakers are confirmed; topics include ‘Novel strategies for vaccine development’ and ‘CD8+ T cell dysfunction’ amongst others.

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New for 2016 – Clinician Stream

For the first time, a clinician stream will run alongside the original symposium on Tuesday 18th October.  This is aimed at general practitioner vets who want to attend high quality CPD given by internationally renowned speakers.  Topics include;

  • FIP
  • Feline retroviral testing
  • Leptospirosis
  • Appropriate antibiotic use

For the full programme please click here (2016 Scientific Program)

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What about the abstract program at the Symposium?

We have received a great number of abstract submissions describing cutting edge infectious disease research and clinical syndromes, and the exciting program is now available here. Please contact Dr Emi Barker on if you have any queries.


Are there any social events?

A symposium dinner will be held on the historic SS Great Britain ship on the evening of Tuesday 18th October.  Travel to this will be by river ferry, giving delegates the chance to view Bristol from the water. When at the SS Great Britain there will be the opportunity to learn about the ship and its history, along with a guided tour followed by a sit down three course meal. Past symposium dinners have always been popular due to their friendly nature and unique settings – we would like all delegates to attend so please make sure your registration includes dinner (it is included in full registrations).

There will also be a postgraduate student and resident breakfast on the morning of Monday 17th October; you need to be staying at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel to attend.


Where should I stay for the symposium?

The ISCAID symposium is being held at

Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TA

For which special room rates (including breakfast) have been negotiated (see Are there special rates for conference delegates at the hotel?). 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.

Parking at the hotel

There is limited parking available at the Bristol Marriot Royal Hotel.  Please leave enough time to source parking when arriving for the symposium if you are driving.   Parking can be found within a short walking distance of the hotel at:

Millennium Square Car Park

Whapping Wharf Car Park   


Are there special rates for conference delegates at the hotel?

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 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 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 Gabrielle 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 by train 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 organizer 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


Harborside Bristol

Harbourside, Bristol

SS Great Britain

SS Great Britain ship, Bristol

Bristol Marriot

Marriott Royal Hotel, Bristol


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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