The Pan-American Dengue Research Network (Pan-Dengue Net) is a self-organized group established for the purpose of managing, organizing, and advancing a scientific conference series on dengue to create opportunities for scientific exchange between academia, government and industry in the Americas. Pan-Dengue Net emerged as a continuation of pediatric Dengue Vaccine initiative efforts to hold multidisciplinary meeting in the american regions. These bi-annual meetings have taken place in Recife, Brazil (2008) and Cancun, Mexico (2010). After its inception Pan-Dengue Net has managed four meetings the 2012 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, 2014 in Belem, Brazil, 2016 in Panama, Panama City, and 2018 in Galveston, Texas, USA.
The participation in these conferences has progressively increased (250-300 participants). Due to the success of this meeting series, the Pan-American Dengue Research Network has been incorporated as a non-profit corporation. It is formed of a chair person, who will change every two years according to the location of the conference, a secretariat, an organizing committee and a scientific committee. This group will gather resources and support for the conferences, manage the outreach, invitation and abstract submission/acceptance, and review the scientific content of the presentations.