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– Progress in the Global Vector Control Response (GVCR) –

Tuesday 11 - Thursday 13 JUNE 2019

Wageningen International Conference Centre (WICC), Wageningen, the Netherlands


vector-mosquitoThe conference focuses on progress on the implementation of the GVCR, mindful of current state-of-the-art of vector control. Strategies of IVM with the GVCR approach will be discussed with a view of achieving further control and elimination. Conference participants will be challenged to contribute to and participate in discussions and workshops designed to resolve bottlenecks in the global adoption and roll-out of the GVCR, and to identify potential shortcomings in effective implementation of vector control. It is expected that these discussions will assist to improve and facilitate the implementation of sustainable vector control as laid out in the GVCR, so that effective progress can be made in the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases.

The conference is three days, and consists of keynote lectures, 7 symposia with a total of 27 oral presentations around the GVCR topic, working group sessions and a poster session. Participants are invited to submit posters around the theme of vector and vector-borne disease control, and are encouraged to present challenging issues that are cause for discussion. There will be a conference dinner on Tuesday evening. The dinner is included in the conference fee. 


The GVCR Organizing Committee is still finalizing the conference programme, but you can already get a good idea of the build-up of the programme, by clicking here.

Target Audience

Policy makers, scientists, students and individuals engaged in public health with an interest in vector-borne disease control. Persons working in non-health sectors, but involved in complementary programmes (urban planning, water management, land use etc.) are encouraged to join the conference.

Conference Venue and Accommodation

wiccThe conference will be held at the Wageningen International Conference Centre (WICC), located in the centre of Wageningen, The Netherlands ( The WICC has been selected as the meeting site and conference hotel. Double rooms at the WICC are available for € 84,50 per night, including breakfast. A special discount token for reservations at WICC are included with the confirmation of registration to one receives when registering his/her participation in the conference.

Of course there are other options for staying overnight in and around Wageningen. For information on B&B's and hotels in Wageningen please visit Another option is Short Stay Wageningen. Furthermore, Airbnb offers several rooms in the area. Other hotels in the neighbourhood that are not mentioned on the website of "Proef Wageningen" are Fletcher Hotel Doorwerth-Arnhem in Doorwerth, Bilderberg Hotel Wolfheze in Wolfheze, Bilderberg Hotel De Bilderberg in Oosterbeek, Bilderberg Hotel De Buunderkamp in Wolfheze, Bilderberg Hotel Klein Switzerland in Heelsum, and Hotel ReeHorst in Ede.


Wageningen can easily be reached. Those arriving by plane, are advised to travel to Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. Every half hour, direct trains depart from Schiphol Airport for Ede-Wageningen (direction Arnhem/Nijmegen), an approx. 1 hour train ride. At Ede-Wageningen railway station, you can take bus #84 or #88, and alight at the bus terminal in Wageningen centre. From there it is a 5 min walk to the WICC. Taxis are also available at the railway station. Those arriving by train, should travel to Ede-Wageningen and from there proceed by bus or taxi (see above). Those arriving by car: WICC has its own parking facilities.

Poster presentations

Participants are encouraged to present their work through a poster. Submitted applications will be reviewed before being approved. Posters should be in A0-size (118.9 x 84.1 cm) and should be in portrait orientation. They should be provided with a clear title, author(s) & affiliation(s), short abstract (max 100 words). It is recommended to limit the use of words, and provide results through tables and figures. Applications must be submitted on or before 1 May 2019 through the online application form, which can be found here.

Conference Fees 1
MSc students and PhD candidates  € 225,- € 250,-
All others 3 € 450,- € 500,-

1 The conference fee includes:

  • Admission to all scientific sessions;
  • Coffee/tea breaks and lunches throughout the conference;
  • A conference dinner on Tuesday 11 June;
  • A farewell reception on Thursday afternoon.

2 The Early-Bird Fee applies to anyone who REGISTERS ON OR BEFORE 1 MAY 2019
3 The Graduate School PE&RC offers a subsidy for its members to participate in this meeting. Thus, if you are a PE&RC member (postdoc, or academic staff), and you wish to participate in this conference, please contact our office at

  • If you need an invoice to complete your payment, please send an email to, including ALL relevant details that should be mentioned on the invoice (e.g., purchase order no., specific addresses, attendees, etc.).
  • Please make sure that your payment, if applicable, is arranged within two weeks after your registration.
  • It is the participant's responsibility to make sure that the payment is completed correctly and in time.
Cancellation Conditions
  • Up to 2 (two) weeks prior to the start of the event, cancellation is free of charge.
  • Up to 1 (one) week prior to the start of the event, a cancellation fee of € 225,- will be charged.
  • In case of cancellation within one week prior to the start of the event, a cancellation fee of € 350,- will be charged.
  • If you do not show at all without informing us prior to the event, a no-show fee of € 450,- will nevertheless be charged.

Note: If you would like to cancel your registration, ALWAYS inform us!

Organizing Committee
Dr Pedro Alonso (WHO)
Director of the WHO Global Malaria Programme
Dr John Reeder (WHO)
Director of the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR)
Dr Raman Velayudhan (WHO)
Coordinator of the Vector Ecology and Management Unit of the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD)
Prof. Willem Takken (WUR)
Professor in Medical and Veterinary Entomology at Wageningen University & Research
Dr Sander Koenraadt (WUR)
Associate Professor in Medical Entomology at Wageningen University & Research
Dr Claudius van de Vijver (PE&RC)
Head of the PhD Programme of the Graduate School PE&RC