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Vectors, Pathogens and Diseases: Current Trends and Emerging Challenges (T1)


Organizer(s) Maureen Coetzee, Josiane Etang, Stephen Torr and Scott L. O'Neill
September 10—14, 2017
Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani • Durban, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
Discounted Abstract Deadline: May 11, 2017
Abstract Deadline: Jun 13, 2017
Scholarship Deadline: May 11, 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jul 11, 2017

Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Summary of Meeting:
The elimination or eradication of several vector-borne diseases – including malaria, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis and trypanosomiasis – is high on the research agenda of the World Health Organization. Sustainable vector control is currently the only mass prevention strategy. However, success is hampered by many challenges posed by both the vectors and the pathogens. These challenges include insecticide resistance in mosquitoes and drug resistance in parasites, with little on the immediate horizon to alleviate these problems. Insecticide and drug resistance are two parallel phenomena in vectors and parasites. While combination drugs have been developed to overcome parasite resistance to monotherapies, only four classes of insecticides are available for vector control. The unexpected emergence of arboviruses, such as Zika in Brazil and southeast Asia, yellow fever in southern Africa, and Dengue and Chikungunya, pose their own unique challenges. This conference will address the difficulties in “going the final mile” to achieve elimination, in terms of surveillance, capacity and funding. Key goals of the conference are to: 1) Review the latest scientific knowledge on vectors and pathogens that are responsible for emerging or re-emerging diseases; 2) Address innovative methods for the control or elimination of vector-borne diseases; and 3) Enhance awareness of the landscape of vector-borne diseases and related new scientific knowledge aiming at improving the health of vulnerable human populations. It also seeks to break down the “insect silos” in which the vector-borne disease research community too commonly operates, providing a forum for researchers to interact, create networks and partnerships, exchange ideas, and think creatively across disciplines.

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The meeting will begin on Sunday, September 10 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, September 14 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, September 15 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

Foyer
18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Ocean Breeze Restaurant

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

08:00—08:30
Poster Setup

Suites 1-5
08:30—17:00
Poster Viewing

Suites 1-5
08:30—09:30
Welcome and Keynote Address
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Great Ilanga
* Maureen Coetzee, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

Neil Ferguson, Imperial College London, UK
Modelling Vector-borne Disease Control and Elimination: Comparing and Contrasting Malaria and Dengue

09:30—11:45
Changes in Burden of Disease
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Great Ilanga
* Maureen Coetzee, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

Josiane Etang, Institut de Recherche de Yaoundé, Cameroon
Malaria, Decreasing or Increasing?

Coffee Break

Stephen Torr, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Contributions of Vector Control to the Elimination of Human African Trypanosomiasis

Thais Crippa de Oliveira, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Population Genomics of Plasmodium vivax: Levels and Mechanisms of Genetic Diversity in America

Dominique Ngninpogni Mieguim, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon
Short Talk: High Malaria Prevalence in an Area with High Coverage Level of Insecticide-Treated Nets in Cameroon

Corrado Minetti, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Short Talk: Understanding the Epidemiological and Social Factors of Lymphatic Filariasis Persistence Ten Years into the MDA Program: Towards a Successful and Sustained Disease Elimination in Ghana

11:45—12:45
Lunch

Foyer/Suites 1-5
12:00—14:30
Poster Session 1

Suites 1-5
14:30—16:30
Workshop 1: Climate Change and Vector Biology

Great Ilanga
* Gerry F. Killeen, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

Adebiyi Abdulhakeem Adeniran, Center for Genomics Biotechnology, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico
Entomological Surveillance using DNA Barcoding Reveal Presence of Lutzomyia verrucarum Sandfly (Diptera: Psychodidae) in Leishmaniasis Endemic Community in Mexico

Duncan Kobia Athinya, Vestergaard Frandsen Limited, Kenya
Expanding IR Mapper: Mapping Insecticide Resistance in Anopheles Species, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus

Tanwee Das De, National Institute of Malaria Research, India
Decoding the Genetic Power of Smell Detection in Indian Malarial Vector Anopheles culicifacies

Romain Girod, Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Madagascar
New Data on the Biology of Anopheles Coustani and its Role in Malaria Transmission in Madagascar: Implications for Vector Control

Penny Hancock, University of Oxford, UK
The Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Insecticide Resistance in African Malaria Vectors

Voahangy Andrianaivoarimanana, Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Madagascar
Plague Outbreak in the South- East of Madagascar

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Foyer
17:00—19:00
Vector-Pathogen Interactions
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Great Ilanga
* Martin James Donnelly, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

Anna Cohuet, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France
Despite Insecticide Resistance, Malaria Vector Control Still Matters

Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
Fighting Malaria with Engineered Symbiotic Bacteria from Vector Mosquitoes

Sonam Vijay, National Institute of Malaria Research, India
Dissecting the Midgut Proteins of Susceptible and Refractory Anopheles culicifacies Mosquitoes: An Integrated Proteomics Approach

Jewelna E.B. Akorli, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Ghana
Short Talk: The Effect of Commonly Administered Antimicrobials on Midgut Microbiota of Anopheles gambiae in Ghana

19:00
On Own for Dinner
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

08:30—11:30
Aedes-Borne Viruses
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Great Ilanga
* Stephanie L. James, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, USA

Birkinesh Ameneshewa, World Health Organization, Congo, Republic of the
Arboviral Transmission Risk and Recent Outbreaks in the African Region

Milehna Mara Guarido, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Investigation of Aedes Mosquitoes in Selected Rural and Urban Sites in Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces, South Africa and Associated Zoonotic Arboviruses in 2016

Coffee Break

Scott L. O'Neill, Monash University, Australia
The Use of Wolbachia to Control the Transmission of Aedes aegypti-Associated Viruses: The Eliminate Dengue Program

Anna Heitmann, Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Germany
Experimental Transmission of Zika Virus by Mosquitoes from Central Europe

Raygaana Jacobs, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Short Talk: Expression of Zika Virus Premembrane and Envelope Proteins in Nicotiana benthamiana

11:30—13:00
Poster Setup

Suites 1-5
11:30—12:30
Lunch

Foyer/Suites 1-5
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Suites 1-5
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Foyer
17:00—19:00
Trypanosomiasis and Filariasis
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Great Ilanga
* Stephen Torr, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

Lisa Reimer, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Lymphatic Filariasis Transmission Ecology and Vector Behavior

Annette MacLeod, University of Glasgow, UK
The Skin Is a Significant but Overlooked Anatomical Reservoir for Vector-Borne African Trypanosomes

Enock Matovu, Makerere University, Uganda
Investigating Human Trypanotolerance in African Populations

Elisha Muchunga Mugo, Heidelberg University, Germany
Short Talk: The RNA-Binding Protein RBP10 is at the Apex of a Regulatory Cascade which Determines the Ability of African Trypanosomes to Survive in Mammals

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Suites 1-5
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Suites 1-5

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

08:00—20:30
Poster Setup

Suites 1-5
08:00—17:00
Poster Viewing

Suites 1-5
08:30—11:30
Insecticide and Drug Resistance
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Great Ilanga
* Lizette Leonie Koekemoer, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Karen I. Barnes, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Sustaining Malaria Treatment Efficacy in the Shadow of Increasing Antimalarial Drug Resistance

Immo Kleinschmidt, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Assessing the Impact of Insecticide Resistance on Malaria Vector Control

Coffee Break

Martin James Donnelly, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
New Mechanisms of Insecticide Resistance in Malaria Vectors

Maureen Coetzee, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
Insecticide Resistance and Surveillance

Jagbir Singh, National Institute of Malaria Research, India
Short Talk: Characterization of Plasmodium falciparum Phosphoethanolamine Methyltransferase Indian Isolate and Combinatorial Library Development

11:30—12:30
Lunch

Foyer/Suites 1-5
12:00—14:30
Poster Session 3

Suites 1-5
14:30—16:30
Workshop 2: Arbovirus Disease Around the World – What Is the True Burden?

Great Ilanga
* Scott L. O'Neill, Monash University, Australia

Thiery Nirina Jean Jose Nepomichene, Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Madagascar
Vector Competence of Culex antennatus and Anopheles coustani for Rift Valley Fever Virus in Madagascar

Ann E. Meyers, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Rift Valley Fever N-Protein as a Potential Diagnostic Antigen

Sezim Monoldorova, Yonsei University, South Korea
Diagnosis of Chikungunya Fever using Chikungunya Virus Asian Genotype E2 Protein

Collins Misita Morang'a, Kenya Medical Research Institute/Walter Reed Project, Kenya
Identification of a Novel Flavivirus, Nakiwogo Virus, in Kenyan Mosquitoes

Luciano Michaël Tantely, Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Madagascar
New Insights in the Bio-Ecology of Mosquitoes Involved in Maintenance and Possible Emergence of West Nile virus in Madagascar

Matthew James Robert Verbeek, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Expression of Shuni Virus Proteins in Plants for Use as Diagnostic Reagents

Sujatha Sunil, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, India
What’s in that Buzz? Cross-Talk between the Mosquito and Arboviruses

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Foyer
17:00—19:00
Other Vector-Borne Diseases
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Great Ilanga
* Scott L. O'Neill, Monash University, Australia

Paul A. Bates, Lancaster University, UK
Recent Advances in Sand Fly Research

Matthew Baylis, University of Liverpool, UK
Impact of Climate on the Transmission Risk of Culicoides-Borne Viruses

Chris Drakeley, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Plasmodium Knowlesi – Epidemiology of a Zoonotic Malaria from a Multidisciplinary Study

Jared Sylivester Bakuza, Dar es Salaam University College of Education, Tanzania
Short Talk: Geospatial Analysis of Neglected Tropical Diseases in Southern Tanzania

19:00
On Own for Dinner
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

08:30—11:30
New Developments in Vector-Borne Disease Control I
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Great Ilanga
* Marc F. Schetelig, Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany

Iliya Shehu Ndams, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
Bioactivity of Agelenopsis naevia (Grass Spider) Venom on Aedes aegypti and Anopheles gambiae sl

Nicholas M. Hamon, IVCC, UK
Saving Lives through Innovation in Vector Control: What’s New On The Horizon?

Coffee Break

Austin Burt, Imperial College London, UK
Modified Mosquitoes for Malaria Control – Current Status, Requirements for Success, and a Step-Wise Approach for Getting There

Adélaïde Miarinjara, Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Madagascar
Short Talk: Effectiveness of Bait-Boxes and Insecticide Dusting on Reducing Flea Density in Malagasy Plague Context

Mabel Laline Taracena, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala
Short Talk: Control of Anopheles albimanus Mosquitoes: Improving Vector Control with an RNAi-Based Strategy

11:45—12:00
Box Lunch pickup

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Foyer
17:00—19:05
New Developments in Vector-Borne Disease Control II
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Great Ilanga
* Josiane Etang, Institut de Recherche de Yaoundé, Cameroon

Lizette Leonie Koekemoer, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Will SIT Really Be Useful as a Vector Control Tool?

Sarah Anais Emilie Goretta, Sumitomo Chemical, Japan
SumiShield® 50 WG, A New Indoor Residual Spray to Control Resistant Malaria Transmitting Mosquitoes

Marc F. Schetelig, Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany
Molecular Strategies to Compare and Improve Genetic Vector Control Systems

Stephanie L. James, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, USA
Creating a Supportive Environment for Novel Vector Control Technologies

19:05—19:15
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
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Great Ilanga
19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Suites 1-5
20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Suites 1-5

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

 
Departure


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Grant No. 1R13AI134089-01

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