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ISNTD Bites 2021
Vector control & vector-borne diseases

Online conference 

27 October 2021

#ISNTDBites

#beatNTDs

Introduction

ISNTD Bites, now in its eighth year, is the annual meeting by ISNTD for those working in vector control and vector-borne diseases. 

This year, against the backdrop of the recently launched WHO NTD Roadmap and the shock of the COVID19 pandemic, ISNTD Bites will focus on innovations and future needs in vector control, in context of global health as well as broader challenges.

Presentations & panel discussions will run throughout the day. Please contact krafiq@isntd.org for further details including speaking & attending.

Programme

Date: Wednesday 27th October 2021

Time: 8:30 - 16:15 UTC

Venue: Online (connection details to follow)

Five sessions throughout the day:

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Draft programme:

08.30-9.30 UTC

COVID19 & VECTOR CONTROL

COVID19 and impact on global vector control strategies 

Dr Raman Velayudhan (World Health Organisation)

The COVID-19 pandemic should not derail global vector control efforts

Dr Frederik Seelig (The Global Vector Hub, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

9.45-11.00 UTC

FROM SURVEILLANCE TO VECTOR CONTROL POLICIES

The threat of the invasive An. stephensi in the African region and lessons for vector control policy

Dr Ayman Ahmed (Sudanese National Academy of Sciences and the University of Khartoum)

Unmanned aerial vehicle mapping to tackle dengue outbreaks in a rural community in Northern Coastal Ecuador

Dr Gwenyth Lee (School of Public Health, University of Michigan)

Molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases using microchip technology

Kenny Malpartida-Cardenas (Digital Diagnostics for Africa Network) 

 

11.00-12.30 UTC

URBANISATION, THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT & VECTOR CONTROL

Accelerating action on urban health. Renewed collaboration between WHO and UN Habitat

Dr Nathalie Laure Roebbel (Department of Public Health, Environmental, and Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organisation)

Dr. Graham Alabaster (Urban Basic Services Branch, UN-Habitat)

Vector-borne diseases in towns and cities

Dr Fiona Shenton (BOVA Network and Durham University)

The role of urbanisation in the spread of Aedes mosquitoes and the diseases they transmit

Prof Olaf Horstick (Special Programme for Research & Training in Tropical Diseases and Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany)

 

13.00-14.30 UTC

UPDATES ON INSECTICIDE RESISTANCE

Insecticide resistance in Aedes aegypti from Tapachula, Mexico: Spatial variation and response to historical insecticide use

Francisco Solis and Dr Rosa Patricia Penilla Navarro (Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, Tapachula, Mexico) [in Spanish with translation by Dr Saúl Lozano, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and Colorado State University)] 

Deltamethrin resistance in Chagas disease vectors colonizing oil palm plantations: implications for vector control strategies in a public health-agriculture interface

Dr Johan Manuel Calderón (Centro de Investigaciones en Microbiología y Parasitología Tropical CIMPAT, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia)

14.45-16.15 UTC

LEVERAGING COMMUNITIES FOR VECTOR CONTROL

Farmer perceptions and willingness to pay for novel livestock pest control technologies: A case of tsetse repellent collar in Kwale County in Kenya
Dr Beatrice W. Muriithi (Social Science and Impact Assessment Unit, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, icipe, Kenya)

 

Communities, art and science to tackle vetor-borne diseases: the case of the Mediterranean island of Procida

Prof Marco Salvemini (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)

DengueChat: A Social and Software Platform for Community-Based Arbovirus Vector Control

Prof James Holston (University of California, Berkeley, Social Apps Lab) and Dr Josefina Coloma (University of California, Berkeley)

16.15 UTC

CONCLUDING REMARKS