Date: 27 February to 03 March 2023.
Venue: Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM), Hamburg.
«Mosquito-borne pathogens such as West Nile virus or chikungunya virus are an increasing threat to veterinary and public health in Europe. Emerging and re-emerging transmission patterns are influenced by diverse ecological, environmental, and socio-economic factors. Meanwhile, vaccination and pharmaceutical treatment is either not available or very limited.
One Health, Planetary Health or EcoHealth concepts underline the close linkages between the state of ecosystems and transmission cycles. Beside climatic changes, the role of biodiversity on disease transmission is not well established. Biodiversity links to mosquito-borne diseases through different pathways such as mosquito and host diversity, or predator diversity for vector control.
The trainings workshop will discuss current topics in mosquito-borne disease research linked to biodiversity such as sources of uncertainties, eco-bio-social drivers, interdisciplinary research as basis for the implementation of One Health concept. Host-feeding patterns of mosquitoes and insecticide resistance will also be covered.
Methodologically, different mosquito identification techniques will be adressed, experimental design and data analysis for disease ecologists, sampling methods, vector control strategies and evaluation of the effectiveness of such measures. Modeling techniques that consider interactions of different species in addition to environmental parameters will be aslso be presented»