Deadline for Abstract submission: June 1, 2020
Contact information (NUS)
R Manjunatha Kini, Professor
Organised by National University of Singapore, Singapore
Vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, schistosomiasis, human African trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and onchocerciasis, cause more than 700,000 deaths globally. Mosquitoes, sandflies, blackflies, ticks, tsetse flies, mites and lice transmit the pathogens including parasites, viruses and bacteria that cause these diseases. The major vector-borne diseases account for 17% of all infectious diseases. Tropical and subtropical areas, including Singapore, are disproportionately affected. Recent outbreaks of dengue, malaria, chikungunya, yellow fever and Zika afflicted populations around the globe, claimed lives and overwhelmed health systems. Singapore has an excellent community of scientists focused on various aspects of vector-borne diseases. To encourage and entice participation of the next generation of young scientists to work in this research area, and to find solutions to reduce the burden of vector-borne diseases, we are planning to organize this international conference and bring regional and global leaders together to tackle this threat to global health. The Conference will serve as a platform for researchers to present their recent research findings as well as to exchange cutting-edge strategies in various aspects of vector-borne diseases. The Scientific Sessions include epidemiology, vector control, vaccination, host-pathogen interactions, vector-pathogen interactions, vector-host interactions, pathogenicity, vector barriers, and vector competence.
There will be about 20 Oral presentations. The speakers, preferably graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early career scientists, will be selected to give these oral presentations based on the submitted abstracts.
Two or three poster sessions will also be organized. Abstracts will be evaluated for poster presentations.