23rd International Workshop on Kaposi’s Sarcoma Herpes Virus & Related Agents

The  23rd International Conference on Kaposi’s Sarcoma Herpesvirus (KSHV) and Related Agents is planned for June 22 – June 25, 2020 at Hotel White Sands Resort & Conference Centre, located 15 miles (25 km) north of Dar es Salaam city center, on a private 1 km stretch of beach, Jangwani Beach, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The conference will be followed by a dedicated networking and training workshop on Friday, June 26th to engage Africa and the next generation of researchers.

Marking the beginning of a new quarter century since the discovery of this cancer virus, KSHV 2020 will be the first in this conference series to be held in Africa, where the majority of HIV infections take place and where KS is more common than prostate cancer is in the US. The organizing committee and the participants felt that this should mark a new era in inclusiveness and global outreach such that the numerous groundbreaking discoveries about the virus can be more quickly translated to preventing the disease and treating the affected patients, for the international community of researchers to engage African researchers, clinicians and trainees, to foster collaborations in basic, translational and clinical research.