Program


 

Sunday - October 1, 2017

02:00 - 06:00          Registration

04:00 - 06:00          Board Meeting

 

Monday - October 2, 2017

                                 Moderator: Bulent Alten

08:00 - 12:00         Opening of the Congress - Norbert Becker

                                 Scientific Program - Bulent Alten

                                 Welcome Address - Miguel Angel Miranda

                                 Awards-Bulent Alten

                                 Presidential Address - Michael Kaufman

                                 Announcements - Major Dhillon

9:20 -10:00             Vectors in a Changing World, What Might we expect?

                                 Keynote Speaker - Willy Wint

 

10:00 - 10:30         Break

 

10:30 - 12:30         Symposium 1 - Molecular Strategies for the Control/Eradication of  Mosquito-borne Diseases

                                  Chair: Greg Lanzaro and Andrea Crisanti

10:30 - 10:50          Role of population modification in the malaria eradication agenda

                                  Anthony James, UC Irvine

10:50 - 11:10          Modified mosquitoes for malaria control-requirements for success and a step-wise approach for getting there

                                  Austin Burt, Imperial College London

11:10 - 11:30          A gene drive system to spread extreme male bias in the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae

                                  Andrew Hammond, Imperial College of London

11:30 - 11:50          Applications of gene-drive technology to vector control

                                  Ethan Bier, UC San Diego

11:50 - 12:10          Designing Field Trials for the evaluation of genetically engineered malaria vectors

                                  Greg Lanzaro, UC Davis

12:10 - 12:30          Exploiting gene drive technology for population suppression in the human malaria vector Anopheles gambiae

                                  Andrea Crisanti, Imperial College London

 

12:30 - 1:30            Lunch

 

01:30 - 03:10          Symposium 2 - Old diseases, new diseases and new technology

                                  Chair: Ben Beard and Paulo Pimenta

01:30 - 01:50          An update on the status of Aedes aegypti transmitted viral pathogens in the Americas

                                  Ben Beard, CDC

01:50 - 02:10          Vector Competence and viral interference in Brazilian Aedes aegypti  mosquitoes co-infected with Dengue and Zika viruses:
                                  potential of simultaneous delivery by single bite

                                  Paulo Pimenta, FIOCRUZ

02:10 - 02:30          Wolbachia for reducing populations of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus

                                  Stephen Dobson, University of Kentucky

02:30 -02:50           Self-limiting genetic approach for controlling Aedes vectors of dengue and Zika

                                  Simon Warner, Oxitec

02:50 - 03:10          More recent outbreaks of Arboviruses in wildlife and humans in South Africa

                                  Anton Cornel, UC Davis

 

03:10 - 03:40          Break

 

03:40 - 06:00          Symposium 3 - Insecticides and Repellents

                                  Chair: Mustapha Debboun and Ulrich Bernier

03:40 - 03:55          ABC Transporter targets for improved mosquitocide efficacy

                                  Troy Anderson, University of Nebraska

03:55 - 04:10          Potassium Ion Channels: an emerging target for arthropod-vectored pathogens

                                  Daniel Swale, Louisiana State University

04:10 - 04:25          Leveraging synergistic interactions for enhanced chemical control of disease-vectoring arthropods

                                  Jeffrey R. Bloomquist, University of Florida

04:25 - 04:40          Next generation non-pyrethroid repellents

                                  Joel R Coats, Iowa State University

04:40 - 04:55          Laboratory evaluations of new formulations and application of natural repellents

                                  Rui-De Xue, Anastasia MCD, St. Augustine, Fl

04:55 - 05:10          Paints, reduced risk insecticide and attractants: robust inexpensive vector control tool

                                  Kamal Chauhan, USDA-ARS

05:10 - 05:25          Repellent attraction and new repellents from China

                                  Tong-Yan Zhao, Beijing Institute of Microbiology

05:25 - 05:40          Novel non-human methods for testing mosquito repellents

                                  Thomas Mascari, Racine, WI

05:40 - 06:00          Insect repellent mixtures and insecticides

                                  Mustapha Debboun, Harris County Public Health

 

06:00 - 07:00           Symposium 4 - Role of Arthropod Vector Saliva in the Transmission of Human Pathogens

                                   Chair: Nathalie Boulanger and Adriana Costero-Saint Denis

06:00 - 06:15           The skin as delivery site for trypanosomes and tsetse salivary factors

                                   Guy Caljon, University of Antwert, Belgium

06:15 - 06:30           Tick cement proteins as vaccine candidates: effects on transmission of TBEV and Borrelia afzelii

                                   Maria Kazimirova, Slovak Academy of Sciences

06:30 - 06:45           Immune response against sand fly salivary proteins as epidemiological tools in human and animal leishmaniasis

                                   Aldina Maria Prado Barral, Fiocruz, Brazil

06:45 - 07:00           Aedes aegypti saliva modulates West Nile virus replication and innate immunity in human primary keratinocytes

                                   Nicolas Leveque, University of Poitiers, France

 

07:30 - 09:00           Reception and Poster Session

 

 

Tuesday - October 3, 2017

08:30 - 09:10           Arthropod-borne viruses in the era of high throughput sequencing: current  findings and potential implications

                                   Keynote Speaker: Koray Ergunay

09:10 – 11:40          Symposium 5 - Integrated Vector Management

                                   Chairs: Novak and Becker

09:10 - 09:30           Do we need an intelligent approach to IVM?

                                   Bob Novak, University of South Florida

09:30 - 09:50           Remote Sensing, A new tool for surveillance and monitoring

                                   Benjamin Jacob, University of South Florida

09:50 - 10:10           Creating the fundamental framework for an operational IVM system in Papoli, Uganda

                                   Ryan Tokarz, University of South Florida

10:10 - 10:30           Integrated Vector Control: Have proven methods turned into academic theory

                                   Manuel Lluberis, Hudson Inc

10:30 - 10:50           IVM to fight the Tiger Mosquito in Germany

                                   Norbert Becker, GMCA, Germany

10:50 - 11:10           Integrated Black Fly suppression through targeted applications of BTI-based larvicides

                                   Elmer Gray, University of Georgia

11:10 - 11:40           A new approach for IVM strategies based on mosquito blood meal analysis and pathogen screening: the case of the urban zoo of Barcelona (Spain)

                                   J. Martinez-de la Puente

 

11:40 - 12:10         Break

 

12:10 - 1:50            Symposium 6 - Advances in Ecology of Ticks and their Pathogens

                                  Chairs: Marieta Braks and Jolyon Medlock

12:10 - 12:30          Ecology of Lyme borreliosis in Europe

                                  Hein Sprong, NIPH&E, Netherlands

12:30 - 12:50          Biological control of Ticks

                                  Elyes Zhioua, Institute Pasteur, Tunesia

12:50 - 01:10          Tick symbiont interactions

                                  Yuval Gottleib-Dror, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

01:10 - 01:30          Pan European Tick Maps, VectorNet

                                  Jolyon Medlock, Public Health England

01:30 - 01:50          Tick Genes Assembled

                                  Cate Hill, Purdue University

 

01:50 - 02:50          Lunch

 

02:50 - 03:50          Symposium 7 - Kiss of Death: Triatomines and Trypanosoma cruzi hair

                           Chairs: Melissa Nolan and Silvia Moriana

02:50 - 03:10          Food, parasites and manners: what can the ecology of kissing bugs in the United States tell us about Chagas transmission risk?

                                  Patricia Dorn, Loyola University

03:10 - 03:30          Chagas Disease ecology near its northern edge of endemicity

                                  Sarah Hamer, Texas A&M

03:30 - 03:50          Paratransgenic Approaches to Vector-borne diseases

                                  Ravi Durvasula, University of New Mexico

 

03:50 - 04:20          Break

 

04:20 - 06:00          Symposium 8 - Malaria: Can it be eradicated in the next 20 Years?

                                  Chair: Dan Strickman and Carlos Aranda

04:20 - 04:40          The Global Vector Control Response

                                  Raman Velahudyan, World Health Organization, Neglected Tropical Diseases

04:40 - 05:00          Old Plasmodium DNA from Spain Hints at Parasite Origins

                                  Carlos Aranda,  Mosquito Control Service, Baix Llobregat Council, Barcelona Catalonia, Spain

05:00 - 05:20          Good Laboratory Practice for Entomological Testing in Africa

                                  David Malone, Innovative Vector Control Consortium

05:20 - 05:40          New Surveillance and Monitoring Tools to Reduce the Risk of Malaria Transmission

                                  Robert Novak,  University of South Florida

05:40 - 06:00          Malaria Eradication: Optimism, Innovation, Rigor, and Collaboration

                                  Dan Strickman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

 

Wednesday - October 4, 2017

 

Field Ecology Day- No Symposium

 

Thursday - October 5, 2017

08:30 - 10:00         Symposium 9 - Student Presentations

                                 Chair: Casey Parker

08:30 - 08:40          Casey Parker, University of Florida

 

08:40 - 08:50          Bethany McGregor, University of Florida

 

08:50 - 09:00          Ed Norris, Iowa State

 

09:00 - 09:10          Ethan Degner, Cornell

 

09:10 - 09:20          Tayla Shragai, Cornell

 

09:20 - 09:30          Steven Pepper, Texas Tech

 

09:30 - 09:40          Meredith Spence, NC State

 

09:40 - 09:50          Levi Zahn, UC Riverside

 

09:50 - 10:00          Caleb Hubbard, UC Riverside

 

10:00 - 10:15          Break

 

10:15 - 11:45          Symposium 10 - Student Presentations

                                  Chair: Gizem Oguz and Carlos Barceló

10:15 - 10:25          Implementation of an entomological surveillance plan for the study of mosquitoes in La Rioja (Spain)     

                                  Ignacio Ruiz, CIBIR, Spain - Black flies

10:25 - 10:35          Distribution and genetic studies of Aedes albopictusin Spain

                                  Sarah Delacour, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain - Mosquitoes

10:35 - 10:45          Population dynamics of (pre-) alpine biting midges (Ceratopogonidae, Culicoides spp.) and their vector competence for bluetongue virus

                                  Anca Paslaru, University of Zurich, Switzerland - Culicoides

10:45 - 10:55          Dispersal dynamics of the Asian tiger mosquito

                                  Laura Vavassori, Swiss Tropical and Public Health institute, Switzerland - Mosquitoes

10:55 - 11:05          Longitudinal monitoring of Culicoides in Belgium between 2007-2011. Analysis of local variation in abundance, species composition,

                                  seasonality and vector free period

                                  Charlotte Sohier, CODA-CERVA, Belgium - Lumpy Skin Disease (LSK)

11:05 - 11:15          Variations in wing morphology of a natural population of Phlebotomus tobbi Adler and Theodor 1930, the proven vector of Leishmania

                                  infantum in Turkey

                                  Gizem Oguz, Hacettepe University, Turkey - Sand flies.                            

11:15 - 11:25          From egg to adult. How do Culicoides early stages live under laboratory conditions?

                                  Carlos Barceló, UIB, Spain.

11:25 - 11:35          MALDI-TOF MS on the track of blood meal sources in phlebotomine sand flies

                                  Kristyna Hlavackova, Charles University, Czech Republic - MALDI-TOF.

11:35 - 11:45          Prevalence, Diversity and Interactions of a densovirus with their host (Culex pipiens s. l.)- symbiont (Wolbachia) system

                                  Mine Altinli, Montpellier University, France - Wolbachia and mosquito relation, evolutionary perspective. 

 

11:45 - 12:00           Break

 

12:00 - 01:30           Symposium 11 - Taxonomy and phylogeny of mosquitoes

                                   Chair: Francis Schaffner and Yvonne-Marie Linton

12:00 - 12:20           From specimen identification to species and higher taxa: the quadrature on the circle illustrated in mosquito taxonomy

                                   Vincent Robert, Institute de Recherche pour le Developpment

12:20 - 12:40           Stabilizing Aedini: how, why and what’s next

                                   Richard C. Wilkerson, Walter Reed

12:40 - 01:00           A genomic approach to understand diversity in Aedes aegypti

                                   Andrea Gloria-Soria, Yale University

01:00 - 01:20           From morphospecies to populations-the rise and fall of typological thinking in vector analysis and control

                                   Carlos Costantini, Institute de Recherche pour le Developpment

01:20 - 01:30           Open Forum Discussion

 

01:30 - 02:30           Lunch

 

02:30 - 04:30           Symposium 12 - Vector Projects in the World

                                   Chair: Veerle Versteirt

02:30 - 02:50           The Infravec2 Horizon 2020 project: Research infrastructures for the control of vector-borne diseases

                                   Ken Vernick, Institut Pasteur

02:50 - 03:10           Vector Behavior in Transmission Ecology research coordination network (VectorBite)

                                   Matthew Watts, Imperial College London

03:10 - 03:30           MediLabSecure: One health network for the prevention of vector-borne diseases around the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions

                                   Kathleen Victoir, IRD

03:30 - 03:50           The European Network for Neglected Vectors and Vector-Borne Infections (EURNEGVEC) COST Action

                                   Bulent Alten, Haceteppe University, Ankara

03:50 - 04:10           VectorNet: A pan-European approach towards a standardized data collection on distribution and abundance vectors of medical
                                   and veterinary importance

                                   Veerle Versteirt, Avia-GIS

04:10 - 04:30           The WIN Initiative: A Global Network to Combat Insecticide Resistance in Arbovirus Vectors

                                   Vincet Corbel, Jean-Phillippe David, Claire Durot, IRD, CNRS

 

04:30 - 04:45           Break

 

04:45 - 06:45           Symposium 13 - Novel Approaches towards species identification of parasitic arthropods

                                   Chairs: Vit Dvorak and Claudia Paredes Esquivel

04:45 - 05:05           Vector Soup: benefits, limits and real world applications of sand flymetabarcoding

                                   Arthur Kocher, French National Centre for Scientific Research

05:05 - 05:25           Mosquito identification by morphology versus molecular tools: from rivalry to symbiosis

                                   Francis Schaffner, University of Zurich

05:25 - 05:45           DNA-barcoding to uncover hidden diversity and phenotypic plasticity in Mediterranean mosquitoes

                                   Claudia Paredes Esquivel, University of Balearic Islands

05:45 - 06:05           Easy Identification of arthropod vectors by mass spectrometry: we are getting real

                                   Alexander Mathis, University of Zurich

06:05 - 06:25           MALDI-TOF protein profiling-a tool of choice for sand fly species identification

                                   Petr Halada, Czech Academy of Sciences

06:25 - 06:45           MALDI-TOF MS for the identification of arthropods, their blood meal sources and microbes they carry

                                   Maureen Laroche or Philippe Parola, University Hospital Institute Mediterranee Infection

*09:30 - 12:30         Brokerage Event

                                   Bilateral meeting

 

 

Friday - October 6, 2017

08:30 - 10:00           Symposium 14 - Vector control strategies against mosquitoes and biting flies:
                            Attract and kill technologies, barrier treatments and space sprays
           

                                   Chairs: Dan Kline and Alexandra Chaskopoulou

08:30 - 08:45           Biting midge population control measures

                                   Lee Cohnstaedt, USDA-ARS

08:45 - 09:00           New technologies to reduce the threat of Stegomyia transmitted arboviruses

                                   Ken Linthicum, USDA-ARS

09:00 - 09:15           Attractive targeted sugar baits (ATSB) against mosquito populations

                                   Gunter Muller, Hebrew University

09:15 - 09:30           Trap placement in animal exhibits at zoos increases the stable fly catch

                                   Jerry Hogsette, USDA-ARS

09:30 - 09:45           Utilization of traps and attractants to understand the ecology of Tabanidae and develop management strategies

                                   Dan Kline, USDA-ARS

09:45 - 10:00           Night time aerial sprays, will they control crepuscular biting midge spp?

                                   Mark Breidenbaugh, USAF

 

10:00 - 10:30           Break

 

10:30 - 12:30           Symposium 15 - Focus on Sand flies-Saliva, microbiome and vector competence

                                   Chair: Fabiano Oliviera and Petr Volf

10:30 - 10:50           Recombinant salivary proteins as markers of host exposure to sand flies

                                   Tatiana Spitzova, Charles University, Prague

10:50 - 11:10           The influence of midgut microbiota of the sand fly vector on the development and virulence of Leishmania infantum

                                   Mary Wilson, University of Iowa

11:10 - 11:30           Priming with a salivary protein from visceral leishmaniasis vector enhances antigenicity of parasite antigens in the context of vaccination

                                   Anabela Cordiero-da-Silva, Universidade do Porto

11:30 - 11:50           Lutzomyia longipalpis vectorial competence of different species of Leishmania

                                   Nagila Secundino, FIOCRUZ

11:50 - 12:10           Sand fly salivary proteins drive neutrophil recruitment and exacerbate Leishmania infection

                                   Fabiano Oliveira, NIH

12:10 - 12:30           Oviposition ecology of Phlebotomus papatasi

                                   Gideon Wasserburg, University North Carolina Greensboro

 

12:30 - 1:00              Break

 

01:00 - 02:45           Symposium 16-Global Research on Culicoides Biology and Control

                                   Chair: Miguel Angel Miranda and Alec Gerry

01:00 - 01:15           Vector capacity of pre-alpine Culicoides and Bluetongue virus

                                   Eva Veronesi, University of Zurich

01:15 - 01:30           Predicting and managing impacts of midge-borne infections in changing environments: Why vector host ecology matters

                                   Beth Purse, NERC CEH

01:30 - 01:45           Where do they come from? Where do they go? Population genetics studies on Culicoides biting midges

                                   Karine Huber, INRA

01:45 - 02:00           Culicoides eggs: What do we know and why should we care?

                                   Bradley Mullens, UC Riverside

02:00 - 02:15           Flight behavior of Culicoides imicola at controlled temperatures and humidity conditions

                                   Gert Venter, Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute

02:15 - 02:30           The gnatwork: A network of development of skills in the study of biting midges, sand flies and black flies

                                   Simon Carpenter, Pirbright Institute

 


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