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INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES FOR VECTOR CONTROL

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

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Programme

 

Tuesday 11 June
  Topic Chair Speaker
08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:30 Welcome and opening Willem Takken John Reeder, Director TDR, Geneva, Switzerland
09:30 - 10:00 Keynote lecture 1   Rens Buchwaldt, Member of the Executive Board of Wageningen
University & Research
10:00 - 10:30 Keynote lecture 2   Steve Lindsay, Durham University, UK
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee / Tea break
11:00 - 12:30 Session 1: Intersectoral actions John Reeder  
  Example 1 - Malaria   Clifford Mutero, icipe, Kenya
  Example 2 - Dengue   Pattamaporn Kittayapong, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand 
  Example 3 - Filariasis   Jonathan King, WHO
  Summary and future steps    
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:30 Session 2: IVM in Practice Sander Koenraadt  
  1 - IVM avant la lettre: Malaysia and Indonesia   Anne Wilson, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
  2 - Solarmal: malaria control by mass trapping   Alex Hiscox, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
  3 - Larval control   Sander Koenraadt, Wageningen University & Research
  4 - Control of malaria and dengue in Sri Lanka – path to elimination   Henk vdBerg, Wageningen University & Research
  5 - Advances of IVM in China   Qiung Liu, ICDC, China
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee / Tea break
16:00 - 17:30 Session 3: Insecticides David Weetman  
  1 - Malaria    Immo Kleinschmidt, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
  2 - Dengue   Tom Scott, University of California at Davis, USA
  3 - Behavioural change   Fredros Okumu, Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania
  4 - Management strategies   David Weetman, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
17:30 - 18:00 Synthesis: lessons learnt for advancement of GVCR Steve Lindsay  
19:30 - 22:30 Congress dinner (WICC Gardens)

 

Wednesday 12 June
  Topic Chair Speaker
08:30 - 10:30 Session 4: Innovative strategies Matt Thomas  
  1 - Biological control   Norbert Becker, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  2 - RIDL   Marc Benedict, CDC, Atlanta
  3 - World Mosquito Program (Wolbachia)   Peter Ryan, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  4 - Population replacement / homing / gene drive   Andrea Crisanti, Imperial College, London, UK
  5 - Push-pull and ATSB   Sarah Moore, Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute, Switzerland
  Discussion: uptake of innovative strategies    
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee / Tea break
11:00 - 14:30

GVCR Workshop: solutions for case studies

Note: lunch will be served during the workshop!

Led by WHO & Wageningen University & Research Conference participants will be divided across various groups and discuss solutions for meeting the GVCR goals
14:30 - 15:30

Late-breaker session (in parallel to the poster session)

Rajpal S. Yadav Recent developments in VBDs
14:30 - 16:30 Interactive poster session   Posters on view, poster authors present for explanation and questioning
16:30 - 18:00 Session 5: Social aspects of IVM Raman Velayudhan  
  1 - Diffusion of knowledge and uptake of novel technologies   Erwin Bulte, Wageningen University & Research
  2 - Majete Malaria Control & the Hunger Project   Michèle van Vugt, Amsterdam Medical Centre, the Netherlands
  3 - DaresSalaam malaria control project   Prosper Chaki, Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania
  4 - Urban filariasis   Melissa Parker, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
  5 - Arbovirus outbreaks   Christoph Boete, IRD, Marseille
18:00 - 18:30 Workshop rapporteur meeting   Rapporteurs to prepare GVCR workshop session for Thursday
Evening Free

 

Thursday 13 June
  Topic Chair Speaker
08:30 - 10:00 Presentation & discussion of case studies Willem Takken GVCR Working groups: short feedback of outcomes
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee / Tea break
10:30 - 12:00 Session 6: how do we measure GVCR progress? Rajpal S. Yadav & Sander Koenraadt  
  1 - Epidemiological outcomes   Teun Bousema, Radboud University, Nijmegen
  2 - Vector elimination   Margareth Capurro, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil 
  3 - Funding mechanisms   Dan Strickmann, BMGF, Seattle, USA
  4 - Capacity building   Steve Lindsay, Durham University, UK
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:30 Session 7: Scaling up, conclusions and follow up Raman Velayudhan & Steve Lindsay  
  1 - Regulatory issues of implementing GVCR   Marion Law, WHO
  2 - Intersectoral collaboration   Robert Bos, International Water Association, the Hague, the Netherlands
  3 - Role of WHO   Raman Velayudhan, WHO
14:30 Closing and farewell   Sander Koenraadt, Wageningen University & Research
 
16:00 The way forward to public health vector control   Willem Takken, Wageningen University & Research
17:00 Farewell reception