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The 12th Mosquito Control Association of Australia and Arbovirus Research in Australia Symposium 4-9 September 2016. “Managing challenges and threats with new technology”

Downloads: 2016 Symposium Abstracts | Registration Form | Program Summary

The 12th Mosquito Control Association of Australia and Arbovirus Research in Australia Symposium will be held at The Mantra Legends Hotel in Surfers Paradise, Queensland from the 4th -9th September 2016. The symposium is shaping up to be an exciting forum.

The theme of the 2016 symposium is “Managing challenges and threats with new technology and research”.

The symposium celebrates its 40th birthday by bringing together research scientists, field biologists, and vector control specialists in a unique networking environment designed to promote collaboration and partnerships to improve preparedness, prevention, and control of vector-borne diseases of medical importance.

This meeting will present an exciting forum for the exchange of ideas and expertise. International and national keynote speakers and discussion groups will ensure that delegates have access to the latest developments on existing and emerging mosquito management technologies, methodologies and options.

Topics currently proposed include:

  • New approaches to local arbosurveillance.
  • Exotic mosquitoes at Australian ports.
  • Communication and personal protection.
  • New mosquito control strategies.
  • National Arbovirus surveillance roundup.
  • Urban development and environmental management.
  • Mosquito ecology & biology.
  • Global Arboviral challenges – Zika, dengue and Chikungunya.
  • Vaccines, diagnostics and antivirals to arboviruses.
  • Virus Discovery and Evolution.
  • Neglected arboviruses characterised with new technology.
  • Veterinary Arboviruses.
  • Tick-borne pathogens.

There will also be a “rapid fire” session of presentations of around 10 minutes duration that will allow attendees to share their research, observations, experiences and operational insights into mosquito and biting insect control from across Australia.