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ISNTD Bites 2020

Programme

Vector control for public health: from local to global cooperation in vector-borne diseases

8.30 //  Cafe Connect: Bring your hot drink, discover the platform & engage with the other attendees (virtual breakfast time!)

 

9.15 //  Welcome from the ISNTD

 

 

9.15-10.45  //  Overview of local and global vector control response

 

• Dr. Rajpal S. Yadav (World Health Organisation): The implementation of the Global Vector Control Response (2017-2030)

• Dr. Romeo Bellini (Centro Agricoltura Ambiente "Giorgio Nicoli"): Management of Aedes albopictus in Southern Europe

• Dr. Somia Iqtadar (Dengue Expert Advisory Group / King Edward Medical University Pakistan): Vector control activity tracking system

• Dr. Raman Velyudhan (World Health Organisation): Global strategy for dengue prevention and control 2021-2030

 

 

 

10.50-11.40  //  Genomics & proteomics: new horizons towards vector control

• Dr. Tom Schmidt (Research Fellow In Entomological Bioinformatics, University of Melbourne): Genomic signatures of invasion and insecticide resistance in Indo-Pacific Aedes mosquitoes

• Dr. Kevin Maringer (School of Biosciences and Medicine, University of Surrey): Studying arbovirus-vector interactions by proteomics

 

 

 

11.45-13:15 // ISNTD Bites ASEAN Panel: dengue in the age of pandemics, a new era 

 

Moving from regional to global cooperation in the control of vectors and vector-borne diseases

• Dr. Siti Nadia Tarmizi (Director for Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases Prevention and Control, Ministry of Health Indonesia)

• Dr. Rose Nani Mudin (Head of Vector Borne Disease Sector, Ministry of Health Malaysia)

• Dr. Norielyn M. Evangelista (Program Manager, National Dengue Prevention and Control Program)

 

 

 

13.30-14.40  //  Built environment, vector control and disease prevention

• Dr. Fiona Shenton (BOVA Network Facilitator, based at Durham University): Built environment and vector control

• Babar Bhatti (Green Earth Recycling Pakistan): From plastic waste to disease-proofing the built environment

• Nnadi Emmanuel Ebuka (Swansea University, Chevening Scholar): Snake control and snakebite prevention

 

 

 

14.45-16.05  //  Insecticide resistance: challenges & solutions

• Rafi ur Rahman (Laboratório de Fisiologia e Controle de Artrópodes Vetores, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz): Insecticide resistance in Pakistan

 

• Dr. John Christian Hustedt (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine / Malaria Consortium): Use of pyriproxyfen in control of Aedes mosquitoes, a systematic review

 

• Beth Poulton (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine): Automated phenotyping of mosquito larvae enables high-throughput screening for novel larvicides and smartphone-based detection of larval insecticide resistance

 

 

 

16.15-18.00  //  Neglected epidemics, global cooperation and the future of vector control

• Pr. Alfonso Javier Rodriguez-Morales (Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, Colombia and President, Committee on Travel Medicine, Pan-American Infectious Disease Association): Dengue and COVID-19: Overlapping epidemics in Latin America

• Pr. Thomas Weitzel (Instituto de Ciencias e Innovación en Medicina, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile): Neglected vectors Scrub typhus in South America

 

• Dr. Claire Heath (Stanford University School of Medicine): Evidence of transovarial transmission of Chikungunya and Dengue viruses in field-caught mosquitoes in Kenya - implications for future outbreak risks

 

Draft programme - subject to change

Times are GMT+1 (UK time)

 

 

 

 

At ISNTD Bites :

 

 

Track an evolving field 

ISNTD Bites 2020 looks at the evolving threat from vectors and their diseases and draws on the multidisciplinary experience of researchers, industry and solutions providers to improve the understanding and response to vectors and disease.

 

 

Showcase latest research

ISNTD Bites draws upon experience across human and animal health and offers the platform to access and understand the future of the vector control field through thorough and evidence-based research.

 

 

Form commercial and research partnerships

In addition, ISNTD Bites offers the practical platform and international network to cement implementation partnerships in vector control.

 

 

Engage effectively within a focused

international network

 

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CLIMATE CHANGE

ADAPTATION

GLOBALISATION

EVOLUTION

ONE HEALTH

TRAPS

REPELLENTS

INSECTICIDES

SURVEILLANCE

RESOURCE MOBILISATION

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

APPS & NEW TECHNOLOGIES

DEET

RESISTANCE

MEASUREMENT

DATA GAPS

INTEGRATED VECTOR CONTROL

GENOMICS

STERILE INSECT TECHNIQUE

OLFACTORY MECHANISMS

 

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