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      March 23, 2020

      Monday   8:00 AM

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      Vector-borne Infectious Diseases

      Among the many emerging and neglected infectious diseases that threaten large portions of the world’s populations, those transmitted by arthropod vectors (vector-borne) are among the most important in terms of mortality and morbidity. This conference will bring together many of the world’s experts on vector-borne diseases to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art information on vector biology and transmission, epidemiology and disease control, host defense and human immune responses to infection, diagnosis, pathogenesis and treatment, and vaccines and therapeutics. The conference will be held in the spectacular Moody Gardens Spa and Convention Center, a famous educational tourist destination, on Galveston Island, near the University of Texas Medical Branch, a premiere institution for the study of infectious diseases. Topics will include: Vector biology and disease transmission Epidemiology and control Human immune response to pathogens Disease management: pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment Vaccines and biologics Speakers will include: Jose de la Fuente (Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos, Spain) Roberto Barrera (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Puerto Rico) Gong Cheng (Tsinghua University, China)Ashok Chopra (University of Texas Medical Branch, USA)Andrea Crisanti (Imperial College London, UK)Patrick Duffy (National Institutes of Health, USA)Chris Engwerda (QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia)Nisha Garg (University of Texas Medical Branch, USA) Silvia Portugal (DZIF, Germany)Lee-Ching Ng (National Environment Agency, Singapore)Lisa Ng (A*STAR, Singapore) Jere McBride (University of Texas Medical Branch, USA) Rafick-Pierre Sekaly (Case Western, USA) David Walker (University of Texas Medical Branch, USA) Bridget Wills (University of Oxford, UK, and Wellcome Africa Asia Programme, Vietnam)Adriana Marques (NIAID, NIH, USA)Steve Ward (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK) Registration is open! Late registration starts 2/23/20 but space is limited so please register early. Refund Policy: Cancellations received on or before February 23, 2020 will be honored with a refund minus a $100 administrative fee. Refunds will be credited to the credit card account used for registration. No refunds will be honored for cancellations received after February 23, 2020.

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