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Vectors, Pathogens and Diseases: Current Trends and Emerging Challenges (T1)

Scientific Organizers: Maureen Coetzee, Josiane Etang, Stephen Torr and Scott L. O'Neill


September 10—14, 2017

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Abstract submission is now closed. Registered attendees may bring a poster onsite. Please contact our office at +1 800-253-0685; +1 970-262-1230 or email info@keystonesymposia.org if you are interested.
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Scientists, Postdocs and Students Conducting Research in South Africa...Awards are still available!
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DEADLINES:
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Apr 11, 2017 [details]
Scholarship Deadline: May 11, 2017 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: May 11, 2017 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Jun 13, 2017 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jul 11, 2017 [details]

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Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2018-T1 "Vectors, Pathogens and Diseases: Current Trends and Emerging Challenges" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On May 11, 2017 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After May 11, 2017 until August 6, 2017 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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May 11, 2017 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On July 11, 2017 820.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After July 11, 2017 1020.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On July 11, 2017 595.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After July 11, 2017 795.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
* Currency exchange gains/losses are the responsibility of the registrant and the Keystone Symposia will accept no liability for money loss through bank charges, transfers or currency fluctuations.




Discounted Abstract Deadline: May 11, 2017


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is June 13, 2017)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: April 11, 2017


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline: May 11, 2017


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

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Abstract Deadline: June 13, 2017


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is May 11, 2017)

Discounted Registration Deadline: July 11, 2017


Registration Fee: 820.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 595.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1020.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 795.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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Keystone Symposia has received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to subsidize a limited number of registration fees for local scientists, students and post-doctoral associates to attend and participate in this Keystone Symposia conference.

Who can Apply: Scientists, students and post-doctoral fellows residing and working in the local region. This money is intended to enable individuals with financial need to attend the meeting who would not otherwise be able to participate. This support is for registration fees only. The awardee must arrange for their own transportation, accommodation and food expenses.

How to Apply: Send an email to awards@keystonesymposia.org with the following information: Name, Occupation, Degree, Institute, Area of Research or study, and a short statement explaining why attending this meeting would benefit your research, training, or career goals.

Deadline: Midnight US Mountain Time (MST) on July 18, 2017
Awards are still available, even though the original deadline has passed!

We look forward to receiving your application. All applications will receive email confirmation of receipt. Awardees will be assisted in the registration process. Declined applications will receive notice in advance of the discounted registration deadline.

No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 24 hr (international) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, September 10 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, September 14 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, September 15 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

4:00—8:00 PM
Arrival and Registration

Foyer
6:00—8:00 PM
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Ocean Breeze Restaurant

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

8:00—8:30 AM
Poster Setup

Suites 1-5
8:30 AM—5:00 PM
Poster Viewing

Suites 1-5
8:30—9:30 AM
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 08/10/2017

Great Ilanga
* Maureen Coetzee, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

Neil Ferguson, Imperial College London, UK
Modelling Vector-borne Disease Control and Elimination: Comparing and Contrasting Malaria and Dengue

9:30—11:45 AM
Changes in Burden of Disease
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 08/10/2017

Great Ilanga
* Maureen Coetzee, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

Josiane Etang, Institut de Recherche de Yaoundé, Cameroon
Malaria, Decreasing or Increasing?

Coffee Break

Stephen Torr, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Contributions of Vector Control to the Elimination of Human African Trypanosomiasis

Thais Crippa de Oliveira, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Population Genomics of Plasmodium vivax: Levels and Mechanisms of Genetic Diversity in America

Dominique Ngninpogni Mieguim, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon
Short Talk: High Malaria Prevalence in an Area with High Coverage Level of Insecticide-Treated Nets in Cameroon

Corrado Minetti, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Short Talk: Understanding the Epidemiological and Social Factors of Lymphatic Filariasis Persistence Ten Years into the MDA Program: Towards a Successful and Sustained Disease Elimination in Ghana

11:45 AM—12:45 PM
Lunch

Foyer/Suites 1-5
12:00—2:30 PM
Poster Session 1

Suites 1-5
2:30—4:30 PM
Workshop 1: Climate Change and Vector Biology

Great Ilanga
* Gerry F. Killeen, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

Adebiyi Abdulhakeem Adeniran, Center for Genomics Biotechnology, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico
Entomological Surveillance using DNA Barcoding Reveal Presence of Lutzomyia verrucarum Sandfly (Diptera: Psychodidae) in Leishmaniasis Endemic Community in Mexico

Duncan Kobia Athinya, Vestergaard Frandsen Limited, Kenya
Expanding IR Mapper: Mapping Insecticide Resistance in Anopheles Species, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus

Tanwee Das De, National Institute of Malaria Research, India
Decoding the Genetic Power of Smell Detection in Indian Malarial Vector Anopheles culicifacies

Romain Girod, Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Madagascar
New Data on the Biology of Anopheles Coustani and its Role in Malaria Transmission in Madagascar: Implications for Vector Control

Penny Hancock, University of Oxford, UK
The Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Insecticide Resistance in African Malaria Vectors

Rivalani Forget Mthombeni, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa
Regionally Discrete Ornithodoros Porcinus Lineages Suggestive of a Cryptic Species Complex in Southern Africa: Diagnostic and Disease Control Implications

4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Foyer
5:00—7:00 PM
Vector-Pathogen Interactions
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 08/10/2017

Great Ilanga
* Martin James Donnelly, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

Anna Cohuet, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France
Despite Insecticide Resistance, Malaria Vector Control Still Matters

Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
Fighting Malaria with Engineered Symbiotic Bacteria from Vector Mosquitoes

Sonam Vijay, National Institute of Malaria Research, India
Dissecting the Midgut Proteins of Susceptible and Refractory Anopheles culicifacies Mosquitoes: An Integrated Proteomics Approach

Jewelna E.B. Akorli, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Ghana
Short Talk: The Effect of Commonly Administered Antimicrobials on Midgut Microbiota of Anopheles gambiae in Ghana

7:00 PM
On Own for Dinner
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

8:30—11:30 AM
Aedes-Borne Viruses
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 08/10/2017

Great Ilanga
* Stephanie L. James, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, USA

Birkinesh Ameneshewa, World Health Organization, Congo, Republic of the
Arboviral Transmission Risk and Recent Outbreaks in the African Region

Milehna Mara Guarido, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Investigation of Aedes Mosquitoes in Selected Rural and Urban Sites in Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces, South Africa and Associated Zoonotic Arboviruses in 2016

Coffee Break

Scott L. O'Neill, Monash University, Australia
The Use of Wolbachia to Control the Transmission of Aedes aegypti-Associated Viruses: The Eliminate Dengue Program

Anna Heitmann, Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, Germany
Experimental Transmission of Zika Virus by Mosquitoes from Central Europe

Raygaana Jacobs, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Short Talk: Expression of Zika Virus Premembrane and Envelope Proteins in Nicotiana benthamiana

11:30 AM—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

Suites 1-5
11:30 AM—12:30 PM
Lunch

Foyer/Suites 1-5
1:00—10:00 PM
Poster Viewing

Suites 1-5
4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Foyer
5:00—7:00 PM
Trypanosomiasis and Filariasis
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 08/10/2017

Great Ilanga
* Stephen Torr, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

Lisa Reimer, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Lymphatic Filariasis Transmission Ecology and Vector Behavior

Annette MacLeod, University of Glasgow, UK
The Skin Is a Significant but Overlooked Anatomical Reservoir for Vector-Borne African Trypanosomes

Enock Matovu, Makerere University, Uganda
Investigating Human Trypanotolerance in African Populations

Elisha Muchunga Mugo, Heidelberg University, Germany
Short Talk: The RNA-Binding Protein RBP10 is at the Apex of a Regulatory Cascade which Determines the Ability of African Trypanosomes to Survive in Mammals

7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Suites 1-5
7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 2

Suites 1-5

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

8:00 AM—8:30 PM
Poster Setup

Suites 1-5
8:00 AM—5:00 PM
Poster Viewing

Suites 1-5
8:30—11:30 AM
Insecticide and Drug Resistance
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 08/10/2017

Great Ilanga
* Lizette Leonie Koekemoer, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Karen I. Barnes, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Sustaining Malaria Treatment Efficacy in the Shadow of Increasing Antimalarial Drug Resistance

Immo Kleinschmidt, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Assessing the Impact of Insecticide Resistance on Malaria Vector Control

Coffee Break

Martin James Donnelly, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
New Mechanisms of Insecticide Resistance in Malaria Vectors

Maureen Coetzee, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
Insecticide Resistance and Surveillance

Jagbir Singh, National Institute of Malaria Research, India
Short Talk: Characterization of Plasmodium falciparum Phosphoethanolamine Methyltransferase Indian Isolate and Combinatorial Library Development

11:30 AM—12:30 PM
Lunch

Foyer/Suites 1-5
12:00—2:30 PM
Poster Session 3

Suites 1-5
2:30—4:30 PM
Workshop 2: Arbovirus Disease Around the World – What Is the True Burden?

Great Ilanga
* Scott L. O'Neill, Monash University, Australia

Thiery Nirina Jean Jose Nepomichene, Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Madagascar
Vector Competence of Culex antennatus and Anopheles coustani for Rift Valley Fever Virus in Madagascar

Ann E. Meyers, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Rift Valley Fever N-Protein as a Potential Diagnostic Antigen

Sezim Monoldorova, Yonsei University, South Korea
Diagnosis of Chikungunya Fever using Chikungunya Virus Asian Genotype E2 Protein

Collins Misita Morang'a, Kenya Medical Research Institute/Walter Reed Project, Kenya
Identification of a Novel Flavivirus, Nakiwogo Virus, in Kenyan Mosquitoes

Luciano Michaël Tantely, Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Madagascar
New Insights in the Bio-Ecology of Mosquitoes Involved in Maintenance and Possible Emergence of West Nile virus in Madagascar

Matthew James Robert Verbeek, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Expression of Shuni Virus Proteins in Plants for Use as Diagnostic Reagents

Rosemary Sang, International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Kenya
Re-Emergence of Yellow Fever in Africa: Need for Comprehensive Assessment of Risk of Outbreaks

4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Foyer
5:00—7:00 PM
Other Vector-Borne Diseases
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 08/10/2017

Great Ilanga
* Scott L. O'Neill, Monash University, Australia

Paul A. Bates, Lancaster University, UK
Recent Advances in Sand Fly Research

Matthew Baylis, University of Liverpool, UK
Impact of Climate on the Transmission Risk of Culicoides-Borne Viruses

Chris Drakeley, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Plasmodium Knowlesi – Epidemiology of a Zoonotic Malaria from a Multidisciplinary Study

Jared Sylivester Bakuza, Dar es Salaam University College of Education, Tanzania
Short Talk: Geospatial Analysis of Neglected Tropical Diseases in Southern Tanzania

7:00 PM
On Own for Dinner
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

8:30—11:45 AM
New Developments in Vector-Borne Disease Control I
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 08/10/2017

Great Ilanga
* Gerry F. Killeen, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

Lizette Leonie Koekemoer, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Will SIT Really Be Useful as a Vector Control Tool?

Iliya Shehu Ndams, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
Bioactivity of Agelenopsis naevia (Grass Spider) Venom on Aedes aegypti and Anopheles gambiae sl

Coffee Break

Nicholas M. Hamon, IVCC, UK
Saving Lives through Innovation in Vector Control: What’s New On The Horizon?

Austin Burt, Imperial College London, UK
Modified Mosquitoes for Malaria Control – Current Status, Requirements for Success, and a Step-Wise Approach for Getting There

Adélaïde Miarinjara, Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Madagascar
Short Talk: Effectiveness of Bait-Boxes and Insecticide Dusting on Reducing Flea Density in Malagasy Plague Context

Mabel Laline Taracena, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala
Short Talk: Control of Anopheles albimanus Mosquitoes: Improving Vector Control with an RNAi-Based Strategy

11:45 AM—12:00 PM
Box Lunch pickup

4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

Foyer
5:00—6:45 PM
New Developments in Vector-Borne Disease Control II
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 08/10/2017

Great Ilanga
* Josiane Etang, Institut de Recherche de Yaoundé, Cameroon

Gerry F. Killeen, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Made-to-Measure Vector Control Packages for Eliminating Malaria Transmission

Marc F. Schetelig, Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany
Molecular Strategies to Compare and Improve Genetic Vector Control Systems

Stephanie L. James, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, USA
Creating a Supportive Environment for Novel Vector Control Technologies

6:45—7:00 PM
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 08/10/2017

Great Ilanga
7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Suites 1-5
8:00—11:00 PM
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Suites 1-5

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor for generously supporting this meeting:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:

Laboratory Infrastructure Solutions

We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:


National Institutes of Health

Grant No. 1R13AI134089-01

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13AI134089-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


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