Annual meeting topics 2004 – 2017

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1st conference (1999) Kick-off meeting

2nd conference (2000) Future direction of the organization

3rd conference (2001) Raising awareness and expand range of activities

4th conference (2002) Establishing Standards, diagnostic procedures

5th conference (2003) Organized Vaccination campaigns and Public Health

6th conference (2004) Tick-borne Encephalitis in Childhood

7th conference (2005) The Golden Agers and Tick-borne Encephalitis

8th conference (2006) Tick-borne Encephalitis – A European Health Challenge

9th conference (2007) Tick-borne Encephalitis: From Epidemiology to Vaccination Recommendations in 2007. New Issues – Best Practices

10th conference (2008) Combating Tick-borne Encephalitis: Vaccination Rates on the Rise

11th conference (2009) From Childhood to Golden Age: Increased Mobility-Increased Risk of Contracting TBE?

12th conference (2010) TBE – Awareness and Protection: The Impact of Epidemiology, Changing Lifestyle and Environmental Factors

13th conference (2011) Tick-borne Encephalitis: New Paradigms in a Changing Vaccination Environment

14th conference (2012) Tick-borne Encephalitis: An Underestimated Risk….still

15th conference (2013) Tick-borne Encephalitis – A Notifiable Disease

16th conference (2014) Tick-borne Encephalitis – A Notifiable Disease, A Review After One Year

17th conference (2015) Tick-borne Encephalitis as a Notifiable Disease – Status quo and The Way Forward

18 th conference (2016) Tick-borne encephalitis-still on the map

19th conference (2017) TBE in a changing world

20th conference (2018) ISW TBE: 20 years of commitment & still challenges ahead


Conference Reports 2004 – 2018

Kunze, U. and the ISW-TBE, 2006. Tick-borne encephalitis – a European Health Challenge. Conference report of the 8th meeting of the International Scientific Working Group on Tick-borne Encephalitis (ISW-TBE). Wien. Med. Wochenschr. 156, 376 – 378.

Kunze, U. and the ISW-TBE, 2007. Tick-Borne Encephalitis: From Epidemiology to Vaccination Recommendations in 2007, New Issues – Best Practices. Conference Report of the 9th meeting of the International Scientific Working Group of Tick-Borne Encephalitis (ISW-TBE). Wien. Med. Wochenschr. 157, 228 – 232.

Kunze, U. and the ISW-TBE, 2008. Combating tick-borne encephalitis: Vaccination rates on the rise. Wien. Med. Wochenschr. 158, 518 – 521.

Kunze, U. and the ISW-TBE, 2009. TBE: From Childhood to Golden age: Increased mobility–increased risk of contracting tick borne encephalitis? Wien. Med. Wochenschr. 159, 301 – 305.

Kunze, U. and the ISW-TBE, 2010. TBE-awareness and protection: The impact of epidemiology, changing lifestyle and environmental factors. Wien. Med. Wochenschr. 160, 252 – 255.

Kunze, U. and the ISW-TBE, 2011. Tick-borne encephalitis: the impact of epidemiology, changing lifestyle, and environmental factors. Conference report of the 12th Annual Meeting of the International Scientific Working Group on Tick-Borne Encephalitis (ISW-TBE). Vaccine 29, 1355 – 1356.

Kunze, U. and the ISW-TBE, 2011. Tick-borne encephalitis: new paradigms in a changing vaccination environment. Wien. Med. Wochenschr. 161, 361-364.

Kunze, U. and the ISW-TBE, 2012. Tick-Borne Encephalitis (TBE): An Underestimated risk….still. Report of the 14th Annual Meeting of the International Scientific Working Group on Tick-Borne Encephalitis (ISW-TBE). Ticks Tick-borne Dis. 3, 197 – 201.

Kunze, U. and the ISW-TBE, 2013. Tick-borne Encephalitis – A Notifiable Disease. Report of the 15th Annual Meeting of the International Scientific Working Group on Tick-Borne Encephalitis (ISW-TBE). Ticks Tick-borne Dis. 4, 363 – 365.

Kunze, U. and the ISW-TBE, 2014. Tick-borne encephalitis – a notifiable disease, a review after one year. Report of the 16th Annual Meeting of the International Scientific Working Group on Tick-Borne Encephalitis (ISW-TBE). Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 5, 453 – 456.

Kunze, U. and the ISW-TBE, 2015. Tick borne encephalitis as a notifiable disease – status quo and the way forward. Report of the 17th Annual Meeting of the International Scientific Working Group on Tick-Borne Encephalitis (ISW-TBE). Ticks Tick borne Dis. 6, 545 – 548.

Kunze, U. and the ISW-TBE, 2016. Tick-borne encephalitis-still on the map. Report of the 18th Annual Meeting of the international scientific working group on tick-borne encephalitis (ISW-TBE). Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 7, 911– 914.

Kunze, U. and the ISW-TBE, 2017. TBE in a changing world. Report of the 19th Annual Meeting of the international scientific working group on tick-borne encephalitis (ISW-TBE).Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 9, 146-150.


Selected publications by ISW–TBE experts

Kunze, U., 2017. The International Scientific Working Group on Tick-Borne Encephalitis (ISW TBE): Review of 17 years of activity and commitment. Ticks Tick-borne Dis. 7, 399-404.

Jelenik, Z., Keller, M., Briggs, B. et al, 2010. Tick-borne encephalitis and golden agers: position paper of the International Scientific Working Group on Tick-borne encephalitis (ISW-TBE). Wien. Med. Wochenschr. 160, 247-251.

Süss, J., Kahl, O., Aspöck, H. et al, 2010. Tick-borne encephalitis in the age of general mobility. Wien. Med. Wochenschr. 160, 94-100.

Haglund, M., Settergren, B., Heinz, FX., Günther, G.; The ISW–TBE Study Group, 2003. Report of the Meningitis Program of the International Scientific Working Group on TBE: Serological screening of patients with viral CNS-infection of unknown etiology in search of undiagnosed TBE cases. Vaccine 21, S66-S72.

Kunze, M., Kunze, U., 2003. Social marketing and the establishment of the ISW-TBE. Vaccine 21, S62-S65.

Haglund, M., 2002. Occurrence of TBE in areas previously considered being non-endemic: Scandinavian data generate an international study by the International Scientific Working Group for TBE (ISW-TBE). Int. J. Med. Microbiol., 291, 33:50-54.