Amazonian Conference on Emerging and Infectious Diseases
26th to September 28th, 2014 Cayenne, French Guiana
Organized by the STRonGer consortium, the Amazonian Conference on Emerging and Infectious Diseases (ACEID) will be held from September 26th to September 28th, 2014 in Cayenne, French Guiana.
Since the late 19th century, tremendous efforts have been made to fight against infectious agents responsible for human diseases. The development of hygiene, including the quality of drinking water, better food, the advent and generalization of vaccination, the widespread use of pesticides as well as antibiotics are only a few steps that led to a drastic reduction of public health burden due to infectious diseases.
However, parasites, bacteria and viruses remain a major cause of human mortality worldwide. New diseases have emerged, others have re-emerged in areas where they had been eradicated or at least controlled, and a few others have seen their geographical distribution dramatically expanded.
In parallel with the emergence of new infectious agents, we have to face an increased resistance of bacteria, parasites and viruses respectively to antibiotics, antiparasitic and antiviral molecules. Lastly, numerous arthropod vectors have developed a resistance to insecticide molecules commonly used for vector control.
Some of these infectious agents and their associated diseases have a huge impact worldwide on public health and socio-economic development. Their control has become a major political and strategic international issue. This has led to increased institutional support of research.
In this context, there is an important need for sharing and disseminating the latest developments in emerging and infectious diseases field within the scientific community. The Amazonian Conference on Emerging and Infectious Diseasesthus aims to get together a broad range of scientists “linking fieldwork, benchside and bedside approaches”.
Attending this conference will be the opportunity to stimulate and strengthen collaborations across fields, and to network with a worldwide interdisciplinary group including researchers and academics, as well as health professionals.
Chikungunya: epidemiological situation, virological & entomological context, public health answers
Diseases at the interface of humans, wildlife and other animals
Dynamics of ID: Tele-epidemiology and spatio-temporal approaches
Ecological factors and climate change in disease emergenceGenetics of insecticide resistance
Infections related to travel and migration
Influenza and other respiratory infections
Innovation in diagnostic tests
Mechanisms of drug resistance
Methods and models of disease surveillance detection and prediction
Molecular epidemiology of malaria
New, emerging and neglected diseases
Omics for pathogen discovery
Omics in drug discovery
Outbreak response and control
Population genetics of parasites and vectors
Tools for detection of resistance