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Arboviral Diseases: Focus on Dengue and Chikungunya 20 – 24 October 2014

In collaboration with

Under the scientific patronage of the Sociedad Española de Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica (SEIMC). “The views expressed by the authors do not necessarily reflect the official position of the SEIMC”

This five-day course, directed at professionals and students in medicine and other health sciences, covers key elements of the epidemiology of arboviral diseases. The 2014 edition of the course will be focused on dengue (an arbovirus of critical importance) and chikungunya (recently emerging in the Americas).

Arboviral Diseases: Focus on Dengue and Chikungunya Programme of Studies


Monday, 20 October 09.30-10.00 Welcome and practical issues 10.00-11.00 Ned Hayes Memorial Lecture 11.00-11.30 Break 11.30-12.30 Pathogenic arboviruses: evolution and classification 12.30-13.30 Biology and control of Culex mosquito vectors 13.30-15.00 Lunch break 15.00-16.15 The history of efforts to control Aedes aegypti 16.15-17.15 Aedes albopictus expansion

• Dr. Miguel Martínez (course coordinator), Hospital ClínicUniversitat de Barcelona, ISGlobal, Spain • Dr. Lyle Petersen, CDC, USA • Dr. Paul Reiter, Institut Pasteur, France • Dr. Héctor Gómez-Dantés, INSP, México • Dr. Hervé Zeller, ECDC, Sweden • Prof. Matthias Niedrig, Robert Koch Institute, Germany • Dr. Carles Aranda, Mosquito Control Service, Baix Llobregat, Spain • Dr. Jean Lang, Sanofi-Pasteur, France

Tuesday, 21 October 09.00-10.00 New strategies for control of Aedes aegypti

and Aedes albopictus 10.00-11.00 Effects of environmental change on arboviral disease 11.00-11.30 Break 11.30-12.30 Immunopathology of arboviral infections 12.30-13.30 Introduction to laboratory diagnosis of arboviral infections 13.30-15.00 Lunch break 15.00-17.15 Lab seminar: Interpretation of laboratory results

Wednesday, 22 October 09.00-10.00 Dengue 10.00-11.00 Chikungunya 11.00-11.30 Break 11.30-12.30 Burden of vector-borne diseases 12.30-16.30 Lunch & entomology workshop Thursday, 23 October 09.00-10.00 Transmission dynamics and the challenge of

predicting arboviral disease epidemics 10.00-11.00 Dengue & chikungunya surveillance systems in endemic areas 11.00-11.30 Break 11.30-12.30 European arboviral disease surveillance programs 12.30-13.30 Discussion: Prevention of arboviral diseases 13.30-15.00 Lunch break 15.00-17.15 Surveillance workshop

Friday, 24 October 09.00-10.00 Vaccination against vector-borne diseases 10.00-11.00 Dengue vaccine: state of the art 11.00-11.30 Break 11.30-13.30 Other medically important arbovirosis: West Nile virus and tick-borne encephalitis 13.30-14.30 Final exam 14.30-15.30 Lunch break 15.30-16.30 Discussion and conclusions

Requirements • Current enrollment in a health-related Master or doctoral program OR national licensure in the practice of medicine, nursing, or clinical laboratory diagnostics OR professional experience in laboratory diagnostics, disease prevention, or epidemiology • A solid prior understanding of principles of biology, determinants of human health, and pathophysiology of diseases in humans • English proficiency

Scholarships A limited number of scholarships, sponsored by Relec, are available for Spanish resident physicians, for the full tuition fees. Also available are scholarships for young researchers, sponsored by Kenogard and Vircell Spain S.L. at 50% discount of the full tuition fees. To apply, send a letter requesting consideration for a scholarship and detailed C.V. to

Practical Details Dates: 20–24 October 2014 Location: Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona Language: English Format: Course based on lectures by subject experts, inclass workshops and independent study and reading

Tuition: 900€ (includes course materials, workshops, lunches and coffee breaks) Application: Send a detailed C.V. and letter of motivation to

Registration & payment deadline: 10 October 2014 Maximum enrolment: 30 students, accepted based on admissions requirements, in order of application. Course accredited by tropEd Network for Education in International Health with 2 ECTS and the Catalan Council for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (09/10835-MD) with 4,7 credits.


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