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INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES FOR VECTOR CONTROL

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

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Programme

 

Monday 10 June

MAIN ENTRANCE HALL

17:00 – 19:00

Registration

 

20:30 – open

Social evening: opportunity to meet and greet conference participants

Meet in the hall and bar in the restaurant

 

Tuesday 11 June

MAIN ENTRANCE HALL

07:30 – 09:00

Registration

 

IR. HAAKZAAL

09:00 – 09:10

Welcome and opening

Willem Takken

09.10 – 09:40

Keynote 1 - The Global Vector Control Response: W.H.O.’s doing what?

John Reeder, Director TDR, Geneva, Switzerland

09.40 – 10:00

Keynote 2 – One Health and the role of Wageningen University & Research

Rens Buchwaldt, Wageningen University & Research

10:00 – 10:30

Keynote 3 – What have entomologists ever done for us?

Steve Lindsay, Durham University, UK

 

Coffee/tea

 

11:00 – 12:30

Session 1 – Intersectoral actions

Chair: John Reeder

 

 

Example 1 – Intersectoral collaboration in the war against malaria: challenges and opportunities

Flemming Konradsen, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Example 2 – Intersectoral collaboration and action in dengue vector control in Asia

Pattamaporn Kittayapong, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Example 3 – The GVCR can support the global programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis

Jonathan King, WHO, Geneva

 

Summary and future steps

 

RESTAURANT

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

 

IR. HAAKZAAL

13:30 – 15:30

Session 2 – IVM in practice

Chair: Sander Koenraadt

 

 

1 – IVM avant la lettre: Malaysia and Indonesia

Anne Wilson, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK

 

2 – Mosquito trapping for malaria control: past success and future directions

Alexandra Hiscox, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

 

3 – Mosquito control in challenging environments – prospects for new technologies and community involvement

Sander Koenraadt, Wageningen University & Research

 

4 – IVM for control, elimination and prevention of reintroduction of malaria in Sri Lanka

Henk van den Berg, Wageningen University & Research

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee/tea

 

16:00 – 17:30

Session 3 – Insecticides

Chair: David Weetman

 

 

1 – Insecticides for malaria control and elimination: innovate or perish!

Immo Kleinschmidt, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

 

2 – Insecticide-based approaches for dengue vector control

Tom Scott, University of California at Davis, USA

 

3 – Protective atmospheres: exploiting mosquito behaviours to close pathogen transmission gaps

Fredros Okumu, Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania

 

4 – The role of genetics in managing insecticide resistance

David Weetman, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

17:30 – 18:00

Synthesis: lessons learnt for advancement of GVCR

Steve Lindsay, Durham University, Durham, UK

LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED

18:00 – 18:15

Group photo

 

18:15 – 18:45

Instruction for workshop moderators and rapporteurs

Karsten van Bezooijen & Sander Koenraadt 

WICC GARDENS

19:30 – 22:30

Congress dinner

 

 

Wednesday 12 June

IR. HAAKZAAL

08:30 – 10:30

Session 4 – Innovative strategies

Chair: Matt Thomas

 

 

1 – The role of microbial agents in malaria control programmes

Norbert Becker, University of Heidelberg, Germany

 

2 – Self-limiting genetic control technology

Mark Benedict, CDC, Atlanta GA, USA

 

3 – The use of Wolbachia to disrupt dengue, Zika and chikungunya transmission by Aedes aegypti

Peter Ryan, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

 

4 – Editing poulation genetics for vector control

Andrea Crisanti, Imperial College, London, UK

 

5 - Push-pull and ATSB

Sarah Moore, Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland

 

Discussion: uptake of innovative strategies

 

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee/tea

 

 

11:00 – 14:30

GVGR Workshop: solutions for case studies

Chair: WHO & Wageningen University & Research

(Lunch will be served during the workshop)

Conference participants will be divided across thematic groups and discuss solutions for meeting the GVCR goals

KLEINE VEERZAAL

14:30 – 15:30

Late-breaker session: Recent developments in VBDs

Chair: Rajpal S. Yadav

 

 

1 – Surveillance of mosquito vectors in Europe

O. Briet, ECDC, Sweden

 

2 – Scrub typhus re-emerges as a public health challenge

R. Tilak (to be presented by R.S. Yadav), India

 

3 – InsecTech®: A novel, resistance breaking, application method for insecticides

In2Care, Wageningen, The Netherlands

 

4 – Innovative tools for control of biting flies

M. Desquesnes, IRD, Bangkok, Thailand

DORSKAMPZAAL

14:30 – 16:30

Interactive poster session

 

(Coffee/tea served on site)

Posters on view, poster authors present for explanation and questioning

IR. HAAKZAAL

16:30 – 18:00

Session 5 – Social aspects of IVM

Chair: Florence Fouque

 

 

1 – Imperfect adaptation of innovations: A behavioural economist’s perspective

Erwin Bulte, Wageningen University & Research

 

2 – The need for community engagement in integrated malaria control in southern Malawi

Michèle van Vugt, Amsterdam Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

 

3 – Larviciding in Africa: a 19-year odyssey to improve Public Health

Prosper Chaki, Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania

 

4 – Engaging communities in the control of lymphatic filariasis

Melissa Parker, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

 

5 - Arbovirus outbreaks, innovation and vector control: facing the unexpected

Christophe Boëte, IRD, Marseille, France

18:00 – 18:30

Workshop rapporteur meeting

Chair: Sander Koenraadt & Willem Takken

Rapporteurs to prepare GVCR workshop session for Thursday

Evening

Free

 

 

Thursday 13 June

IR. HAAKZAAL

08:30 – 10:00

Presentation & discussion of case studies

Chair: Willem Takken

GVCR Working groups: short feedback of outcomes

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee/tea

 

10:30 – 12:00

Session 6 – how do we measure GVCR progress?

Chair: Rajpal S. Yadav & Sander Koenraadt

 

 

1 – Improvement of transgenic strains of Aedes aegypti for the control of arbovirus transmission in Brazil

Margareth Capurro, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

2 – Epidemiological outcomes

Teun Bousema, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

 

3 – Can money buy GVCR?

Dan Strickman, BMGF, Seattle, USA

 

4 – Capacity building

Steve Lindsay, Durham University, Durham, UK

RESTAURANT

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

 

IR. HAAKZAAL

13:00 – 14:30

Session 7: Scaling up, conclusions and follow up

Chair: Raman Velayudhan & Steve Lindsay

 

 

1 – Intersectoral collaboration using health impact assessment

Martin Birley, Health impact consultants, London, UK

 

2 – Access to quality, safe and efficacious vector control products

Dominic Schuler, Geneva, WHO, Switzerland

 

3 – Role of WHO

Raman Velayudhan, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland

14:30

Closing and farewell

Sander Koenraadt, Wageningen University & Research

AUDITORIUM OF WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY & RESEARCH

16:00

Synopsis:

Mosquitoes, parasites and humans – Survival of the fittest?

Lecture on the occasion of the retirement of Professor Willem Takken

Willem Takken, Wageningen University & Research

17:00

Reception