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

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ISNTD Bites 2015


Vector control, zoonoses and NTDs: emergent frontiers in global public health

Registration and networking breakfast reception


Welcome from the ISNTD

Pr. Ken Norris (Zoological Society London)


Pr. David Molyneux (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine)  

Guinea Worm Eradication: the final challenges


Session 1 Vectors, reservoirs and zoonoses: an NTD perspective 


Pr. Joanne Webster (Royal Veterinary College)

Zoonotic schistosomiasis: observations from West Africa


Dr. Ana Clara Silva (Department of Health Madeira)

Following the dengue outbreak in the island of Madeira – further developments


Dr. Raffaele Mattioli (FAO)

The Programme against African Trypanosomosis – an institutional international entente


Pr. Matthew Baylis (University of Liverpool)

Japanese encephalitis in Asia


Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar (Directorate of Malaria Control & NIH Pakistan) – via Skype

Mosquito control in Pakistan: focus on dengue


Panel discussion 1



Coffee break



Session 2 Human, livestock and vector data: integrated surveillance for global health  


Dr. Kounbobr Roch Dabire (IRSS / Centre Muraz, Burkina Faso)

First Detection of Leishmania infantum in Domestic Dogs from Burkina Faso (West Africa)


Dr. Nicola Wardrop (University of Southampton) - TBC

Integrating human, livestock & vector data in a unified epidemiological framework (sleeping sickness)


Ms. Amanda Read (BBSRC)

Zoonotic & Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS)  


Dr. Patricia Salgueiro (IHMT, Lisbon)

Population genetics of Aedes aegypti, a tool for dengue surveillance and control


Dr. Kun (Maggie) Hu (IBM Public Health Research, Almaden Research Centre)

The effect of antibody-dependent enhancement, cross immunity, and vector population on the dynamics of dengue fever


Dr. Guy Hendrickx (Avia-GIS)



Panel discussion 2 






Session 3 Olfaction in vector-host interaction: repellents & traps  

Dr. Spyros Zographos (National Hellenic Research Foundation)

OBP-structure-aided repellent discovery: An emerging approach towards identification of  novel repellents


Dr. James Logan (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)  

Identification and development of novel repellents from human odours


Dr. Ryan Young (University of South Florida)

Identification of Human Semiochemicals Attractive to the Major Vectors of Onchocerciasis


Pr. Willem Takken (Wageningen University)

Odour-mediated strategies for population management of malaria vectors


Panel discussion 3



Coffee break



Session 4 Technology focus for vector-control & global health

Dr. Nick Hamon (IVCC)

Managing Insecticide Resistance and the Challenges of Bringing Life-Saving Vector Control Tools to Market


Mr. Justin McBeath (Bayer Vector Control)


Mr. Hadyn Parry (Oxitec)

Advanced genetics and molecular biology for the control of the Chikungunya vector


Dr. Givemore Munhenga (University of the Witwatersrand)

Novel malaria vector tools under investigation in South Africa


Dr. Jeremy Bouyer (CIRAD)

New insights on the use of the Sterile Insect Technique against vectors




Panel discussion 4



Concluding remarks

Draft programme - subject to change

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