Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Floorplan

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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


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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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Submit an Abstract 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 June 13, 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.

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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.


Click here to learn more about Global Health Travel Awards.

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.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

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.

Please be advised that a few meeting participants have received calls and emails from a number of different housing services - "Exhibitors Housing Services", "Global Housing", etc. THESE COMPANIES ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH KEYSTONE SYMPOSIA and are not authorized by Keystone Symposia to contact you. These companies may tell you that the meeting is filling and seek to take your lodging reservation and obtain your credit card number. We highly recommend that you not make a reservation with these companies or any other housing service! These companies' representations to participants have been misleading. Please report to Keystone Symposia any calls or correspondence you might have received and book only through the lodging link on our website, an established travel agency, or directly with the hotel.
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

7:30—8:30 AM
Breakfast

Individual Hotel
8:30—9:30 AM
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 08/10/2017

Great Ilanga
Dirk Engels, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Overview of Trends in Vector-Borne Diseases

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

Great Ilanga
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

Neil Ferguson, Imperial College London, UK
Continental Transmission Dynamics of P. falciparum from Africa: Feasibility of Elimination

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:45 AM—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

11:45 AM—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

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

Suites 1-5
2:30—4:30 PM
Workshop 1: Is Climate Change Really Affecting Vectors?

Great Ilanga
Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

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
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
Midgut Bacteria and Impact on Malaria Parasites

Flaminia Catteruccia, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Recent Advances in Understanding Parasite-Mosquito Interactions

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

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
7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 1

Suites 1-5

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

7:30—8:30 AM
Breakfast

Individual Hotel
8:00—8:30 AM
Poster Setup

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

Suites 1-5
8:30—11:30 AM
Aedes-Borne Viruses
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 08/10/2017

Great Ilanga
Birkinesh Ameneshewa, World Health Organization, Zimbabwe
Yellow Fever Outbreak in Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo: A Serious Emergency

Ricardo Lourenço de Oliveira†, Fiocruz, Brazil
Zika Vectors in the Americas – What the Evidence Indicates

Coffee Break

Speaker to be Announced

Scott L. O'Neill, Monash University, Australia
The Eliminate Dengue Program

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:30 AM—12:30 PM
Lunch

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

Suites 1-5
2:30—4:30 PM
Workshop 2: Vector Biology – Do We Really Know Enough?

Great Ilanga
Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

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

Annette MacLeod, University of Glasgow, UK
Sleeping Sickness Hides Under the Skin

Enock Matovu, Makerere University, Uganda
Human African Trypanosomiasis

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

7:00 PM
On Own for Dinner


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

7:30—8:30 AM
Breakfast

Individual Hotel
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
Speaker to be Announced

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 Vectors

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

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:30 AM—12:30 PM
Lunch

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

Suites 1-5
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
Paul A. Bates, Lancaster University, UK
Advances in Sandfly Research and Leishmaniasis Control

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 Zoonitic Malaria

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

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


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

7:30—8:30 AM
Breakfast

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

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

Stephen L. Dobson, University of Kentucky, USA
Releasing Wolbachia-Infected Male Mosquitoes for Suppression of Aedes Vectors of Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya

Coffee Break

Nick Hamon, Innovative Vector Control Consortium, UK
What’s New on the Horizon of Innovative Vector Control?

Austin Burt, Imperial College London, UK
Gene Drive to Control Anopheline Mosquitoes

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:30 AM—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

2:30—4:30 PM
Workshop 3: Arbovirus Disease around the World – What Is the True Burden?

Great Ilanga
Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

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
Gerry F. Killeen, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Revolutionizing the Vector Control Toolbox for Malaria Elimination

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 Institute of Health, USA
Regulatory, Social and Funding Issues for New Vector Control Technologies – A Coordinated Framework

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

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