We are pleased to announce that the date of the 7th Congress of the Pan-American Dengue Research Network will be on Apr 19-23, 2020 in Lima, Peru.
Dengue viruses (DENV) are the most important human arboviral pathogens. They are the cause of dengue fever, an arthropod-borne viral infection which affects people all over the world. In many Latin America countries all four DENV serotypes are actively circulating. In tropical and subtropical regions in the Americas, dengue is considered among the most serious health problems; moreover, demographic changes, rapid urbanization, and global travel have contributed to the spread of the virus to new geographic regions.
Our goals for this year’s meeting include:
- Provide an update on the status of dengue and relevant flaviviruses currently impacting public health in the Americas (Zika, chikungunya and others)
- Present the most recent research from the Americas on virology, immunology, pathogenesis, control and prevention, economic impact, treatment and vaccines, clinical studies of dengue and other relevant flaviviruses and their co-morbidities
- Provide information on funding opportunities to study dengue and other relevant flaviviruses in developing countries
Pan-Dengue 2020 Keynote Speaker
Thomas W. Scott, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Professor of mosquito transmitted disease ecology and epidemiology at the University of California, Davis. He received his Ph.D. in ecology from the Pennsylvania State University and was a post-doctoral fellow in epidemiology at the Yale School of Medicine. After initially examining the relationship of mosquito ecology to pathogen transmission in Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Africa in the early 1990s, in an effort to strengthen the public health connection of his work, he began longitudinal dengue epidemiological studies in Thailand and Peru. He currently focuses on assessment of recommendations for mosquito-borne disease prevention, testing assumptions in public health policy, and developing innovative, cost, and operationally effective concepts for disease prevention.