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Arthropod Vectors and Disease Transmission: Translational Aspects

May 13-14, 2014
6001 Executive Boulevard, Conference Room C
Rockville, MD, 20852


This workshop is the fifth in a series of activities focusing on the topic of how vector factors influence the transmission of pathogens to humans.   In May 2011, we organized a meeting on the Immunological Consequences of Vector Derived Factors, followed by a symposiu​m​​ during the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in Philadelphia, PA on December 2011.   In May 2012, we convened a workshop focusing on the Role of Immune-Cell Subsets in the Establishment ofVector-Borne Infections​.  In May 2013, the workshop focused on the Effect of Vector Innate Immunity and Human-DerivedImmune Molecules on the Transmission of Vector-Borne Pathogens​.


This fifth event will focus on how arthropod vector salivary factors and vector microbiome can be used to prevent, control or assess vector exposure and vector-borne disease transmission.  The four areas we will explore are: vaccines, bugs-to-drugs, biomarkers, and microbiome.  Another important goal of this meeting is to engage investigators doing basic and translational research in a productive discussion on how to drive translational concepts forward.

Registration is now closed.

If you have questions regarding the  workshop, please contact:

Haleh Miraftabzadeh
Project Manager
Parasitology and International Programs Branch

Last Reviewed March 20, 2014