Welcome Address

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I’m pleased to invite you to the 3rd International Conference on Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, which will be held at the Makedonia Palace Hotel in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 19th to 21st September 2023.

The conference will give scientists from around the world the chance to exchange information on all aspects of the virus and the disease and report new findings. There will also be the opportunity to compare CCHF with other viral hemorrhagic fevers and discuss common approaches for treatment and prevention.

The city of Thessaloniki has a rich culture, with more than 3000 years of history and many attractive places to visit during your free time. I encourage you to join us and contribute with your knowledge and experience during the 3rd International Conference on CCHF.

Anna Papa, MD PhD
Aristotle University, Thessaloniki


Executive Board

President: Anna Papa, Greece

Vice President: Ali Mirazimi, Sweden

Secretary: Roger Hewson, UK

Advisory Council

Heinz Feldmann, USA
Christina Spiropoulou, USA
Dennis Bente, USA
Felicity Burt, South Africa
Dexin Li, China
Silvia Bino, Albania
Iva Christova, Bulgaria

Friedemann Weber, Germany
Salih Ahmeti, Kosovo
Olga Maletskaja, Russia
Gulay Korukluoglu, Turkey
Pragya Yadav, India
Mostafa Salehi Vaziri, Iran
Bushra Jamil, Pakistan

Local Organizers

Anna Papa, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR

Dimitris Chatzidimitriou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR

Georgia Gioula, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR


Epidemiology in humans

Epidemiology in wild and domestic animal hosts

Vector-virus-host interactions

Molecular Virology


Animal models

Taxonomy of Nairoviridae family

Clinical aspects


Clinical Management

Clinical Trials



Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission Deadline
June 15, 2023

Abstract Structure

The abstract should not exceed 300 words, written in Arial 11 cpi (characters per inch) font fully justified. The abstract should be submitted in a doc/docx format (word) file. Typing Instructions for (word) file:
1. The title of the abstract in UPPER CASE
2. The main body of the abstract in single line spacing with the following order: Introduction and aims of the study, methods, results and/or discussion, conclusions.
3. Do not include bibliography.
4. You can also use tables and images:
- Tables: max. 1 table (max 10 columns/10 rows). The words used in the table count toward the total word count of the abstract.
- Images: max. 2 images (max 500 KB and max 600(w) x 800(h) pixels). An image counts as one word towards the total word count of the abstract.

Submission Process

Follow the directions of the online submission process and upload the file in the appropriate field.
The authors’ names and affiliations must not be included in the full body of the abstract, they must be filled in exclusively through the online portal.
Abstracts will be published exactly as submitted, without any editing to the original submission.

Acceptance Policy

Abstracts that do not meet the above mentioned requirements will not be accepted.
The correctness of the authors’ personal details (names and affiliations) is entirely up to the responsibility of the author who has submitted the abstract.
The submitting author will be also responsible for all the communication (please make sure that a valid email is submitted).
After the abstract submission, no changes will be accepted under any circumstances.
Abstracts submitted by fax or email will not be accepted.
Abstracts received after the deadline will not be accepted.
Each paid delegate can present only one abstract as presenter.

Abstract Submission


Download the Program at a Glance in pdf form

Program at a Glance

Registration fees

Category Until 30th June, 2023 After 30th June, 2023
Professional Registration 360€ 410€
Post-Doc Registration 320€ 370€
Student Registration 100€ 150€

Registration includes:
Conference material
Coffee breaks
Buffet reception (on September 19th)

24% VAT is included in the above registration rates

Cancellation policy

Cancellations made after 1st of July until 15th of August will be reimbursed 50% of the total amount of the registration fee.
After August 16th no reimbursements will be made.

Online Registration


Makedonia Palace (Congress Venue)

Macedonia Palace Hotel

Makedonia Palace offers 276 rooms and suites and redefines the meaning of luxury stay thanks to its strategic position and its guest-centered philosophy.

If you would like to book a room please click here

Abc Hotel

ABC Hotel

Hotel abc is ideally located in Thessaloniki city centre, featuring 100 comfortable rooms. Accommodating professionals and leisure travelers, fully equipped with all the modern facilities and amenities, offering competitive rates and a pleasant & comfortable stay. The abc hotel, one of the most popular Thessaloniki hotels, enjoys a perfect location, directly across the University campus, Thessaloniki’s International Trade Fair grounds and within walking distance from all the major attractions.

Hotel Rates
Single 62€
Double & Twins 80€

***** Rates per room & per night with breakfast 

If you would like to book a room please send your request to the email address info@hotelabc.gr mentioning the SPECIAL EVENT CODE: CCHFAUTH 2023


City Tour Thessaloniki


Tour the highlights of Thessaloniki on a half day tour. With a local guide, visit popular sites such as the White Tower, Galerius Arch, the Rotunda monument, Old Town (Ano Poli) and the city walls, and Demetrius Byzantine church and its crypt. You will also have a chance to visit the Archeological Museum of Thessaloniki. 

Full Day Stageira Tour


Birthplace of Aristotle, the greatest philosopher of ancient times and tutor of Alexander the Great. The city was founded in ca. 655 B.C. by colonists from the island of Andros. Down to the Persian Wars, Stageira was a free, independent and prosperous city.

The area of Municipality of Aristotle is the "entrance" to the  monastic community of Athos. You may also visit numerous of religious monuments in the area such as Zygou monastery, the Pilgrimage in Megali Panagia, St.Stefanos  in Arnaia, the Assumption of Virgin Mary and Panagouda in Stagira, the monastric quarter of Panagia-Joy for the sad ones with the church of St Athanasios Athonitis in Palaiochori and many more.

Aristotle's Park


The Aristotle's Park, a unique theme park of Halkidiki, is located at an altitude of about 500 meters, in the historical village of Stagira, beside the remains of Machalas, the capital of Mademochoria. It is worth visiting for its interesting instruments and the great view to the gulf of Ierissos. The park preexisted and the wonderful location was chosen in 1956 to host the statue of Aristotle, made by sculptor Nicholas, in honor of the great philosopher who was born in Ancient Stagira.

The unique interactive instruments were placed there in 2003 by the Municipal Corporation of Stagira-Akanthos. They are experimental instruments, operating by rules of physics that are mentioned in Aristotle’s textbooks and especially in the one called “The Naturals”. With this addition, the park has become a favorite destination for every visitor and school, since it combines recreation, entertainment and education. It is estimated that has more than 15.000 visitors during the summer. The tower of Madem Agas is also located there, with the house that was the administrative center of Sidirokafsia mines.

General Information

The International Airport ‘Macedonia’ (SKG) connects Thessaloniki with approximately 38 countries and more than 60 foreign cities with direct flights, as well as 35 cities and islands in Greece (direct flights and transit).

The airport is located just 16 km from Thessaloniki. Connected directly with the city center via bus lines OASTH No 01X and No 01N (night) and via the IKEA transfer station by Halkidiki Bus Station, the center and eastern districts of the region of Thessaloniki. At the airport area taxis are stationed in servicing passengers. The cost of the route from the airport to the center is about 20 euros.

At the airport you will find currency exchange, automatic teller machines (ATM), catering, duty free shops (Duty Free), other shops, parking, car rental companies etc.

The Tourist Information Office operates Monday – Friday from 8:30 to 20:00 (except holidays).

The direct flights from/to Thessaloniki are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Malta, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom.

Greece is a full European Union member. Therefore, foreign visitor entering Greece must have a valid passport, or ID if they reside within the E.U. You can find more information regarding visa regulations at the website of the Hellenic Ministry of foreign affairs by clicking here

The official currency of Greece is the Euro €.

220 volts AC, 50Hz. Continental two-pin plugs are in use.

Eastern European Time (EET) Standard Time = GMT+2

There are 3 main GSM operators in Greece that you can roam with: Cosmote, Vodafone and Wind. The protocols for digital mobile telephone transmissions are based on GSM technology, operating at the frequencies of 900 and 1800 MHz. Please contact your provider for further details.

Ambulance: 166 || Fire Department: 199 || Police: 100

In restaurants and hotels, taxis or other services, tipping is customary if you are pleased with the service. Approximately 5% of the bill is a good guideline.

Thessaloniki offers an easy and quick way to commute; no city spot is more than 30 minutes away from the center by public transportation.

Surely, the best way to get acquainted with the historic center is by strolling down the UNESCO monuments, the market, the traditional taverns, as well as the coastline with the beautiful sunset, the distance between them is not more than a few minutes’ walk, after all. Public buses and taxis are the main means of transportation of Thessaloniki, while bicycles have become increasingly popular over the past years. The picturesque boats and the alternative Segway, complete the list of transportation selections during summer period.

Scientific Secretariat


Conference Secretariat

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