General topics


The following topics will be covered through lectures, roundtable discussions, seminars, topic-specific symposia, and practical activities:
• Global situation: Dengue, Zika, Chikungunya and Yellow fever
• Situation in the Region of the Americas: Dengue, Zika, Chikungunya and Yellow fever – Where are we today?
• Current and future challenges: International initiatives
• Integrated Management Strategy for Arboviral Diseases
• Integrated surveillance
• Integrated Vector Management
• Clinical picture and pathology. Case definitions. Differential diagnosis. Clinical management
• Genome and viral structure. Replication and viral evolution (flavivirus, alphavirus)
• Zika in pregnant woman
• Zika sexual transmission
• Neurological disorders associated with dengue, Zika and chikungunya
• Chronic chikungunya: What do we know?
• Serological and molecular diagnostics. Challenges of laboratory surveillance for arboviruses
• Immune response
• Host genetic factors and dengue and Zika severity
• Pathogenesis. Role of immune-enhancement in dengue and Zika
• Flavivirus NS1 protein
• Vaccine and antiviral advances
Aedes aegypti ecology. Vector competence
• Vector dynamics in arbovirus transmission
• Chemical and biological methods for vector control
• New tools and strategies for vector control
• Sterile insect technique: Experiences in the Region of the Americas
• Mechanisms of insecticide resistance
• Virus-mosquito interaction
• Social and community aspects of arbovirus transmission and control
• Mathematical models for transmission of dengue and other arboviruses study. Prediction models
• Ecobiosocial approach for arbovirus control and prevention
• Role of the community in vector control
• Health economics and control of Aedes aegypti transmitted diseases
• Planning for emergency situations
• Climate change and transmission of arboviruses
• Research priorities