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ISNTD Bites: vector-control solutions for NTDs & global health

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ISNTD Bites 2017

Programme

New collaborative frontiers in vector control & global health

8.30  //  Registration and networking breakfast reception

 

9.00  //  Welcome from the ISNTD & opening speech:

 

Pr. Gabriella Gibson (University of Greenwich)

Knowledge of vector behaviour is key to improving control and surveillance

 

 

9.15  //  Session 1 - Vector-borne diseases: disease focus

 

Pr Russell Stothard (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine)

 Moving towards interruption of schistosome transmission: Taking sensible steps in snail control in the crater lakes of Barombi Kotto and Mbo, Cameroon

 

Theresa Maier (Merck) 

 Gene editing platform for snail control to fight schistosomiasis

 

Paul Ready (Natural History Museum)

 Where and when to control vectors as part of the integrated control of leishmaniasis in Brazil?

 

Ailie Robinson (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

 Investigating the influence of Plasmodium infection on the human volatile odour profile in an endemic setting

 

Mark Carnegie-Brown (Oxitec)

 Advanced genetics and molecular biology for the control of Aedes-borne diseases

 

10.30 //  Panel discussion 1

 

 

11.00//  Coffee break

 

 

11.30 //  Session 2 - Workshop sessions

 

Workshop A: Zika (James Logan - London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

 

Workshop B: Integrated Vector Management Tool Box (Richard Allan - The Mentor Initiative)

 

 

 

13.00 //  Lunch

 

 

 

14.00 //  Session 3 - Innovations & technology in vector control: tools for disease control and global health

 

• Dr. Karina Mondragon-Shem (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine)

 Targeting Tyrosine Metabolism as a Novel Approach for Tsetse Control

 

• Dr. Richard Allan (The MENTOR Initiative)

 Vector control toolkit for leishmaniasis in Syria

 

• Andrew Wyborn (Greenmash)

 Improved performance management for NTD programs

 

• Petra Van-Sloun (Merck Performance Materials)

Protection through repellents – regulatory hurdles in the EU

 

• Anna Drexler (World Health Organisation)

 

 

15.00 // Panel discussion 3

 

 

15.30 //  Coffee break

 

 

16.00 //  Session 4 - Vector control and new partnerships for disease control

 

• Dr. Julian Entwistle (IVCC)

 Challenges and innovation partnerships for vector control

 

• Aaron Hoyles (Break Dengue)

 Global Health Networks for Impact: The Case for Integrated Dengue Programs

 

• Dr Waleed Al Salem (Ministry of Health Saudi Arabia)

 

 

16.45 // Panel discussion 4

 

 

17.15 //  Concluding remarks

Draft programme - subject to change

 

 

 

 

At ISNTD Bites :

 

 

Track an evolving field 

ISNTD Bites 2017 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

 

1 MOSQUITO GREEN 170 2

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