A large number of attenders (almost 300) and the nice
summer weather characterized the 34th
Congress of European Society of Mycobacteriology hold in
a country resort on one of the hills surrounding
Florence. The scientific level was very high, with 20
outstanding invited speakers participating to different
sections and symposia. Fifty one lectures were given in
total and 108 posters, four of which were awarded, were
presented. The honouree lecture from G. Riccardi and the
presentation from the winner of the 3rd G.
Meissner Award, I. Comas, were particularly appreciated.
The magic atmosphere of welcome cocktail at the castle
of Vincigliata was the salient event of the social
program which included also a visit to the historical
centre of Florence.