Arboviruses: A Global Public Health Threat
June 13, 2018 - Les Pensieres Center for Global Health, Veyrier-du-Lac (France)
The Partnership for Dengue Control (PDC) and partners from the Global Dengue & Aedes-Transmitted Diseases (GDAC) consortium will be participating in the meeting to take place at Les Pensières Center for Global Health in Veyrier-du-Lac (France) on June 20-22, 2018: ‘Arboviruses: A Global Public Health Threat’.
Recent events across the globe mean that arboviruses and flaviviruses are increasingly important elements on social, political and public health agendas. Indeed, it has become clear that in order to prevent and control outbreaks associated with the Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile Virus, the global spread of chikungunya virus and the deepening dengue pandemic, there is an urgent need for synergistic strategies.
This integrated approach is one of the primary goals of both PDC and GDAC, whose aim for the prevention and control of dengue and other Aedes-transmitted diseases, is to bring vector control, environmental management, personal protection, social mobilization and political will, case ascertainment and management, surveillance including laboratory confirmation and vaccination, under one strategic umbrella.
Progress is underway, and the aim of this meeting is to further raise awareness and to pursue discussion and exchange on these key issues.
The three-day meeting will comprise four sessions:
- Session 1: Epidemiology, Diagnostics and Surveillance
- Session 2: Disease Update: Emphasis on the Example of Zika
- Session 3: Vectors Biology and Control
- Session 4: Dengue Vaccines
Speakers will include Prof. Annelies Wilder-Smith, Director of PDC, and Dr. In-Kyu Yoon, Director of GDAC.
The keynote address will be delivered by the GDAC Chairman, Prof. Duane J. Gubler.