Prof Sue Welburn to speak at "ISNTD Bites" meeting at Natural History Museum, London

Professor Sue Welburn, EID member in the Division of Pathway Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Little France is to speak at the "ISNTD Bites" conference, organised by the International Society of Neglected Tropical Diseases at the Natural History Museum in London. 

The ISNTD Bites conference is the first in a series of focused conferences following on from the Society's successful Inaugural Conference at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in June 2012 (www.onehealthntd.com).  The conference brings together experts in the fields of parasitology, entomology & vector-control who will be addressing the latest developments in these fields and their impact on NTD control. There will be special focus on emergent technologies with direct application to these issues.

In addition, the conference will explore the linkages between vector-borne diseases, NTDs and their social, economic and cultural impact in the hope of directly translating scientific and technological progress into healthcare and development gains.

Meeting programme

  • Presentations & panels will run from 9.30am until 5.30pm. Partnership meetings will run concurrently from 10.00am until 5.15pm.
  • Please contact adamsg@isntd.org for further details including speaking & attending and sponsorship opportunities.
ISNTD Bites 2012 will focus on three themes
 
Session 1:  

Solutions and emerging challenges in vector control: GM mosquitoes, veterinary treatment, integrated vector management, insecticide treated materials, insecticide resistance.

Session 2:  

Governance and policy: challenges to successful vector management and towards strong local leadership.

Session 3:  

Impact of climate change on NTDs: shifting the boundaries? The role of climate in changes in prevalence of vectors and incidence of disease in non-endemic regions.

 

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