Scientific programme

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Version 17 April 2015

Monday 20th April 2015
16.00 – 18.00 Registration
Tuesday 21st April 2015
10.00 – 14.00 Registration
14.00 – 14.30 Opening - General introduction
Session 1 - Genes

14.30 – 14.50

Chairman: M. Niedrig (Robert Koch Institut)

Keynote address:

Molecular taxonomy of sand flies: which species actually are out there? – Vit Dvorak (Charles University in Prague, Czech Rep.)

14.50 – 15.05 Mosquito-borne viruses in south Moravia (Czechland) - summary of an EDENext study – Zdenek Hubalek (Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Czech Rep.)
15.05 – 15.20 May complete genome-based distances be of help for taxonomical classification of members of the genus Phlebovirus within the Bunyaviridae family? – Rémi Charrel (Université de Marseille, France)
15.20 – 15.35 Transcriptomic studies of Ixodes ricinus salivary glands lead to the identification of vaccine candidates against tick and tick-borne pathogens – Ladislav Simo (INRA, France)
15.35 – 15.50 Questions
15.50 – 16.00 Poster announcement 1.1. to 1.18 (see the list of posters)
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break and poster session

16.30 – 16.45

Chairman: Annapaola Rizzoli (Fondazione Edmund Mach)

Using population genetics to assess tick dispersal, from the mainland to the landscape scale : a review of current knowledge and its utility to design tick-control methods – Olivier Plantard (INRA, France)
16.45 – 17.00 Modelling the effects of tick-host interaction on pathogen dynamics: TBE as a case study – Roberto Rosa (Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy)
17.00 – 17.20

Keynote address:

The future of research on TB pathogens: shifting from the «one pathogen» vision to the pathobiome paradigm – Muriel Vayssier (INRA, France)

17.20 – 17.35 Questions
17.35 – 18.30 Welcome drink
19.30 - EDENext Steering Committee dinner
Wednesday 22nd April 2015
Session 2 - Ecosystems: vectors

9.00 – 9.20

Chairman: Guy Hendrickx (Avia-Gis)

Keynote address:

Sharing scientific data: 1 + 1 = 3 – Els Ducheyne (Avia-Gis, Belgium)

9.20 – 9.35 Network “Rodent-borne pathogens” in Germany: An Overview – Rainer Ulrich (Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut)
9.35  – 9.50 Host preferences and circadian rhythm of Culicoides (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), potential vectors of African horse sickness and bluetongue viruses in Senegal - Moussa Fall (ISRA, Senegal)
9.50 – 10.05 Sandflies in the Cevennes Region: 3-year to investigate the parameters affecting their spatiotemporal dynamics – Jorian Prudhomme (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement-MIVEGEC, France)
10.05 – 10.20 Mechanistic modelling of midge vector population dynamics – Steven White (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK)
10.20 – 10.35 Fur or feather? Feeding preferences of species of Culicoides biting midges in Europe and its consequences for pathogen transmission – Josué Martínez-De La Puente (Estación Biológica de Doñana, Spain)
10.35 – 10.50 Questions
10.50 – 11.00 Poster announcement 2.1. to 2.21 (see the list of posters)
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break and poster session

11.30 – 11.45

Chairman: Catherine Cetre-Sossah (CIRAD)

Deer and rodents as determinants of tick density and Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. prevalence in ticks in the Netherlands – Tim Hofmeester (Wageningen University, Netherlands)
11.45 – 12.00 Seasonal activity of Ixodes ricinus and its dependence on weather factors in the course of the year: results of a multi-annual study under quasi-natural conditions – Olaf Kahl (Tick-radar GmbH, Germany)
12.00 – 12.20

Keynote address:

Ecology and eco-epidemiology of Culicoides-borne diseases: What have we learnt and where do we go from here? – Kate Searle (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK)

12.20 – 12.35 Questions
12.35 – 14.00 Lunch
Wednesday 22nd April 2015
Session 3 - Ecosystems: transmission

14.00 – 14.20

Chairman: Paul Reiter (Institut Pasteur France)

Keynote address:

Understanding the ecology of West Nile virus transmission in Europe – Jordi Figuerola (Estación Biológica de Doñana, Spain)

14.20 – 14.35 Evaluation of collection methods for Phlebotomus-borne viruses detection: isolation and viral RNA integrity performance – Marina Gramiccia (Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Italy)
14.35 – 14.50 Why Hantavirus prevalence does not always increase with host density: modeling the role of host spatial behavior and maternal antibodies – Jonas Reijniers (University of Antwerpen, Belgium)
14.50 - 15.05 Temporal variation of Dobrava-Belgrade virus (Bunyaviridae, Hantavirus) seroprevalence in a yellow-necked mice population in northern Italy – Valentina Tagliapietra (Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy)
15.05 – 15.20 Delayed and direct impacts of rodents and climate on human Tularemia in Finland – Heikki Henttonen (Finnish Forest Research Institute, Finland)
15.20 – 15.35 Testing mechanisms of a dilution effect for Puumala hantavirus: results of a large field experiment – Herwig Leirs (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
15.35 – 15.50 Questions
15.50 – 16.00 Poster announcement 3.1. to 3.29. (see the list of posters)
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break and poster session

16.30 – 16.45

Chairman: Hans Heesterbeek (Utrecht University)

Application of a Transdisciplinary Study Design for Understanding Dengue Transmission in Dhaka, Bangladesh – Parnali Dhar Chowdhury (University of Manitoba, Canada)
16.45 – 17.00 A Resource-based habitat approach for modelling vector-borne disease risks – Sophie Vanwambeke (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
17.00 – 17.20

Keynote address:

Vector-borne disease modelling; R0 and beyond – Nienke Hartemink (Utrecht University, Netherlands)

17.20 – 17.35 Questions
18.00 – 19.00 Presentation of  VECMAP and drink
Thursday 23rd April 2015
Session 4 - Ecosystems: change

9.00 – 9.20

Chairman: Heikki Henttonen (Natural Resources Centre Finland)

Keynote address:

Many faces of rodent-borne infections in Europe – Tarja Sironen (University of Helsinki, Finland)

9.20 – 9.35 Rift Valley fever in Senegal, 2013: a changing epidemiology? - Ismaïla Seck (ISRA, Senegal)
9.35 – 9.50 Assessing the risks of Puumala virus emergence from immunogenomics of its reservoir, the bank vole Myodes glareolus, and its links with environmental variations – Nathalie Charbonnel (INRA, France)
9.50 – 10.05 Autochthonous Chikungunya transmission and extreme climate events in Southern France – David Roiz (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France)
10.05 – 10.20 Forest fragmentation and metapopulation dynamics of bank voles govern the persistence and spread of hantavirus Puumala in Western Europe – Jean-François Cosson (INRA, France)
10.20 – 10.35 Modelling the effect of environmental drivers on mosquito populations. How might changing temperature affect seasonal dynamics? - David Ewing (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK)
10.35 – 10.50 Questions
10.50 – 11.00 Poster announcement 4.1. to 4.19. (see the list of posters)
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break and poster session

11.30 – 11.45

Chairman: Willy Wint (ERGO)

Identifying main drivers and testing control strategies for CCHFV spread – Thierry Hoch (INRA, France)
11.45 – 12.00 The impacts of climate change on the habitability of Aedes albopictus: challenges in global forecasting – Kamil Erguler (The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus)
12.00 – 12.15 Vector-borne disease intelligence: Strategies to deal with disease burden and threats – Marieta Braks (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment)
12.15 – 12.30 Questions
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch
Thursday 23rd April 2015
Session 5 - Risk of infection

14.00 – 14.20

Chairman: Martin Groschup (Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut)

Keynote address:

Public Health perspectives on vector-borne infections in Europe – Kerstin Dressel (Sine-Institut gGmbH)

14.20 – 14.35 Evaluation of the efficacy of Olyset® Plus in a village-based cohort study in the Cukurova plain, Turkey, in an area of hyperendemic cutaneous Leishmaniasis  – Mehmet Karakus (Ege University, Turkey)
14.35 – 14.50 The use of insecticide impregnated nets against Culicoides spp.: state of the art and progress in the project Edenext – Miguel Miranda (University of the Balearic Islands, Spain)
14.50 – 15.05 Field efficacy of pour-on 1% flumethrin treatment on the tick infestations in cattle in a CCHF hyper-endemic region in Turkey – Esin Guven (Ataturk University, Turkey)
15.05 – 15.20 Control of the Asian Tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1894): what's wrong? – Saïd Boubidi (EID Méditerranée, France)
15.20 – 15.35 Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus: the first line of protection is understanding – Marc Mertens (FLI, Germany)
15.35 – 15.50 The joint risk score for vector-borne diseases used for early detection – Egil Fischer (Central Veterinary Institute, part of Wageningen UR, Netherlands)
15.50 – 16.05 Questions
16.05 – 16.15 Poster announcement 5.1. to 5.23. (see the list of posters)
16.15 – 16.45 Coffee break and poster session

16.45 – 17.00

Chairman: Renaud Lancelot (Cirad)

Clues and tools to model spatial distribution of zoonoses based on the tip of the iceberg, the human cases – Caroline Zeimes (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
17.00 – 17.15 Getting prepared: Climate-based forecasting of Puumala hantavirus disease risk through space and time in Western Europe – Katrien Tersago (Evolutionary Ecology Group, University of Antwerp, Belgium -  Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases Unit, Scientific Institute of Public health, Belgium)
17.15 – 17.30 Questions
17.30 – 18.15

Poster award and concluding session

  • Public health perspectives for Vector-borne diseases
    • The ECDC point of view (Hervé Zeller, ECDC)
  • Poster award
Departure 20.00 – Conference dinner – Restaurant “El Greco”
Friday 24th April 2015
  Optional excursions (see on the website/practical information)

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