Dear members of the IAP,


I’m pleased to inform you that, as approved by the IAP, in 2018 Mexico will host the 14th Colloquium of the International Association for Paratuberculosis in the Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo.


Cancun-Riviera Maya is one of the most dynamic cultural capitals, rich in history and alive with excitement and friendliness people, where visitors each year come from all parts of the world, making this the best showcase for all that Mexico has to offer.


Also, in a veterinary perspective, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science of the National Autonomous University of Mexico –which is rated fourth in the Latin America rankings– has the academic expertise to compete with the higher standards that have been set by IAP through the time.


The time proposed for the Colloquium is the beginning of June, which is the beginning of the summer in Mexico when the days are longer and the weather is wonderful.


The International Colloquium on Paratuberculosis, periodically held under the auspices of the International Association for Paratuberculosis, has become a special meeting for the IAP members and, more importantly, for leading researchers, livestock industry representatives, veterinarians and public health authorities with an interest in this disease and its related issues, scientific sessions will focus on the biology of MAP, pathogenesis and immunology, diagnostics, national control programs, epidemiology and control strategies, concluding with and update on public health and food safety aspects.


The National Autonomous University of Mexico (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) is honored to receive the trust of the IAP and lead the organizational efforts to make the 14th colloquium an event of scientific interest and social enjoyment.

I am looking forward to greeting you in Riviera Maya, in June 2018.


Dr. Gilberto Chávez Gris

Congress Chairman of the 14th ICP