International Conference on Dengue and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever 2016
The International Conference on Dengue and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever 2016 will be held from 24-26 February 2016 at The Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Epidemiology Unit Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka, the Centre for Global Health Research, University of Umeå, through Dengue Tools Project and Partnership for Dengue Control (PDC) of the Fondation Mérieux (FMx), will jointly organize this conference, which is focused on improving surveillance, diagnosis, prevention and control of dengue. Following a colourful inauguration session the two-day comprehensive scientific programme is divided into 6 sessions. The first session will be a plenary on DengueTools project dissemination where work-package leaders will present the latest research findings giving an overview of dengue and its prevention and control strategies.
The session 2 will update the current aspects in the management of dengue and dengue haemorrhagic fever with a round table to discuss about the case classification issues and the implications on patient care. The third session will talk about different approaches being implemented on vector control taking Europe, Singapore and Sri Lanka as case studies. The fourth session will focus on the current profile of dengue vaccine development and highlight the important considerations for vaccine studies and implementation of future vaccine programmes in different settings. The session 5 will showcase possible new interventions in dengue control giving an update on the most promising methods and their current status.
The last session will be dedicated to discuss pathogenesis and diagnosis of dengue and its severe forms. The international conference on dengue and dengue haemorrhagic fever 2016 is designed to provide the participants with the most updated information on dengue and its prevention and control strategies. The key stakeholders of the conference include international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centre for Global Health Research, University of Umeå, Sweden, Partnership for Dengue Control (PDC), France and the Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health Sri Lanka among others.