The Americas Meeting of the Institut Pasteur International Network which includes the Institut Pasteur in Guadeloupe, Guyana, Montevideo, the Institut Armand-Frappier and the Fiocruz, has been organized by the Centre INRS - Institut Armand-Frappier in Laval on the 1st of August, 2014 as part of the International Union of Microbiological Societies' Conference that took place in Montreal from July 30th to August 1st, 2014.
125 people from the Institut Pasteur International Network and the Institut Pasteur in Paris have met in Montreal during the conference. Discussions with researchers from the five institutes in the region were the opportunity to take stock of public health issues specific to this geographical area: chikungunya, dengue fever, tuberculosis, leishmaniasis and leptospirosis. The preparation of research programs and training in connection with other Institutes from the Network were discussed. The researchers also confirmed the definite significance of the establishment of a regional platform in Bioinformatics.