Call for abstracts (posters)

We are pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the poster session at the 2023 Hansen anniversary conference, which will take place in Bergen, Norway, on June 20-22, 2023.

The conference is part of the 150-year commemoration of Armauer Hansen’s discovery of M. leprae. It will bring together leaders, practitioners and persons affected by the disease from around the world.
The conference will honor the past, take stock of the present, and look to the future with the goal of a world without leprosy.

We invite proposals for poster presentations on the following main themes:

  • Medical aspects: Tackling disease
  • Social aspects: Eliminating discrimination
  • Heritage aspects: History preservation

Where appropriate, we encourage posters that include a visual component that situates and illustrates the issue discussed. In this way, the posters will be a strong reminder that 150 years after the pathogen was first observed, the disease remains a global issue, and subject to consorted efforts.

Information about submissions will be made available here in early March.


The organizers are working to secure scholarships for travel and accommodation for selected abstracts.
Participants from LMIC countries, and students, will be prioritized. When registration opens, please indicate whether you would like to be considered for a scholarship.