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Emerging Vector-borne Diseases in a Changing European Environment

10-11-12th May 2010 - Le Corum, Montpellier, France

Scientific programme

The programme of parallel sessions is available!!

Opening of registration: Sunday 9th May from 16h00 to 19h00

Monday 10th May 2010

8h00-9h00 Registration

9h00-10h00 Opening session

Gérard Matheron, Director General (CIRAD, France)

Anne-Yvonne le Dain (Région Languedoc-Roussillon, Communauté d’Agglomération de Montpellier)

Sacha Kallenbach (Direction Régionale à la Recherche et à la Technologie Languedoc-Roussillon)

Tuomo Karjalainen (European Commission):  Welcome and Update on Activities from the European Commission

Renaud Lancelot, EDEN Coordinator (CIRAD, France)


David Rogers, EDEN Chair Steering Committee (University of Oxford, UK): EDEN: still travelling hopefully

10h30-11h00 Coffee break + posters

Chairman: Joseph Domenech (Ministère de l’Alimentation, de l’Agriculture et de la Pêche, France)


Sarah Randolph (University of Oxford, UK): Tick-borne disease emergence in Europe: complexity, analysis and spotlights


Heikki Henttonen (Finnish Forest Research Institute, Finland): Rodent-borne viruses in EDEN: biomes, dynamics, viruses and epidemiologies

12h20-12h50 Hard talk - Round table session

12h50-14h00 Lunch + posters

Chairman: David Taylor (Centre for Infectious Diseases, United Kingdom)


Paul Ready (Natural History Museum, UK): Spatio-temporal impact of EDEN's leishmaniasis research


Didier Fontenille (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France): « Past, present and future of malaria in Europe »

15h20-15h50 Hard talk – Round table session

15h50-16h20 Coffee break + posters

Chairman: Jan Slingenbergh (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Italy)

16h20-17h00 West Nile review – Paul Reiter (Institut Pasteur, France)


Amadou Diaïté (Institut Sénégalais de Recherche Agricole, Senegal) : The Africa platform in the EDEN project: key achievements in a very challenging working environment

17h40-18h20 Hard talk – Round table session

18h30-19h00 Press conference

19h00-20h30 Welcome cocktail  

Tuesday 11th May 2010

Chairman: Santiago Mas Coma (University of Valencia, Spain)


Hans Heesterbeek (University of Utrecht, The Netherlands): Quantifying risk for emerging vector-borne infections


Invited speaker Tick-borne diseases: Jean Tsao (Michigan State University, USA)


James Mills (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, USA): "Anthropogenic Disturbance, Biodiversity Loss, and the Emergence of Rodent-Borne Zoonotic Disease."

10h00-10h30 Coffee break + posters

Chairman: Gérard Duvallet (Université Montpellier 3, France)


Simon Hay (University of Oxford, UK): Mapping malaria risk with a view towards its control and elimination

Stéphane de Rocque (Food and Agricultural Organisations): From research oucomes to disease early warning and early control: the experience of WHO and FAO with Rift Valley fever

11h30-13h00 Parallel sessions   (SEE DETAIL HERE)

1- Predictive and quantitative models


2- Tick-borne diseases

3- From the tropics to Europe

4- Leishmaniasis

13h00-14h30 Lunch + posters

14h30-16h00 Parallel sessions

5- Malaria

6- Tick-borne diseases

7-  From the tropics to Europe

8- Leishmaniasis

16h00-16h30 Coffee break + posters  

16h30-18h00 Parallel sessions

9- Malaria

10- Tick-borne diseases

11- Rodent-borne diseases

12- West Nile in Europe

20h00 Gala dinner

Wednesday 12th May 2010

Chairman: François Monicat, (Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement)


Eric Lambin (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium): Pathogenic landscapes": Interactions between land, people,

disease vectors, and their animal hosts


Nicholas Komar (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, USA): West Nile Virus in the New World: Lessons learned during a decade of death


Townsend Peterson (The University of Kansas, USA): Understanding the Geography of Disease Transmission Risk: Getting the Methods Right, with Illustrations from Leishmaniasis

10h00-10h30 Coffee break + posters


Jean-François Guégan (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France): Ecosystems dynamics, biodiversity and
infectious diseases

11h00-12h30 Parallel sessions

13- Malaria

14- Tick-borne diseases

15- Rodent-borne diseases

16- West Nile in Europe

12h30-14h00 Lunch + posters

14h00-15h30 Parallel sessions

17- Leishmaniasis

18- From the tropics to Europe

19- Rodent-borne diseases

20 -West Nile in Europe

15h30-16h00 Coffee break + posters

Chairman: David Rogers (University of Oxford, UK)


Uriel Kitron (Emory University, USA): Emerging Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases: Climate, Landscape and Transmission


Hervé Zeller (European Centre for Disease Control): The Emerging and Vector borne Disease (EVD) program in ECDC: perspectives for an interactive platform. First achievements and ongoing projects.


Léa Knopf (World Organisation for Animal Health): Networks – it works! OIE opportunities for effective collaboration on the animal-human-ecosystem interface


Jan Slingenbergh (Food and Agriculture Organisation): Disease emergence: What can be done about the drivers?


Christian Desaintes (European Commission): EU-funded research on human infectious diseases

17h30-17h45 EDEN coordinator

Update: 18 March 2010