VII EMCA WORKSHOP 2015: Global change: impacts and strategies to fight against mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases.

VALENCIA, 23-26th February 2015
Place: Complex Esportiu-Cultural de la Petxina

08:00-13:00 Participants registration
09:30-10:00 Press conference: presentation of the meeting to the press by local authorities and EMCA President.
10:00-10:30 Opening Ceremony: EMCA President, administrates/mayor of Valencia and representative of local Organizer Committee
10:30-11:00 Coffee-Break
11:00-13:00 Round table
"Situation of mosquito control programs in Europe, Africa and America".

Chaired by Dr. Spiros Mourelatos-EMCA Elect President and Keynote lectures by:
Dr. Frantisek Rettich-EMCA President: "Perspectives of mosquito control in Europe"
Dr. Steve Mulligan-AMCA President: "Who's Winning the Mosquito Wars? The State of Mosquito Control from an American Perspective"
Dr. Charles Mbogo-PAMCA President: "Insecticide Resistance in the African Region: Impacts and Operational implications"
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Keynote lecture:
"Vector control strategies against an outbreak of Chikungunya: lessons learnt form the French outbreak, 2014", by Dr. Gregory L’Ambert.
14:30-16:15 Session 1:
"Control and monitoring of Aedes albopictus and other exotic/native mosquitoes in Europe", chaired by Dr. Christophe Lagneau and Dr. Enrih Merdic.
  1. "Field evaluation of four widely used mosquito traps in Central Europe", by Wolf Peter Pfitzner et al.
  2. "Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1894) dispersion in Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Spain). Possible entry routes in 2012, 2014 surveillance and 2015 prediction", by Mikel Bengoa-Paulis
  3. "Spreading of asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) in continental Croatia", by Goran Vignjević et al.
  4. "Update on the surveillance of invasive mosquitoes in Switzerland", by Suter Tobias Till
  5. "The Aedes albopictus surveillance program in Southwest Germany: from 2005 to 2014", by Artur Jöst et al.
  6. "Current known distribution of Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1894) in Spain" by Sarah Delacour-Estrella et al.

  7. "The Mückenatlas: mapping native and detecting invasive mosquito species in Germany", by Helge Kampen et al.
  8. "Six years of invasive mosquito surveillance and local species monitoring in the Balearic Islands (Spain)”, by Miguel Ángel Miranda-Chueca et al.
  9. "Field evaluation of baited traps for surveillance of Aedes japonicus in Switzerland" by Balestrino et al.
16:15-16:45 Coffee-Break
16:45-18:30 Session 2:
"Mosquito control: application methods, insecticides assays, repellents and attractants", chaired by Dr. Peter Lüthy and Dr. Marija Zgomba.
  1. "Mosquito Bite Protection Evaluation of Permethrin-Treated US Military Combat Uniforms" by Ulrich Bernier et al.
  2. "Evaluation of nylon as a slow-release dispenser of synthetic mosquito attractants to increase the attractiveness of passive Mosquito Contamination Devices (MCDs) for Anopheles mosquitoes", by Jennifer McCaw et al.
  3. "Summary of efficacy trials with Aquatain AMF Silicone Film" , by Graham Strachan et al.
  4. "Evaluation of "Vectomax FG" performance in a routinary mosquito larvicide campaign in North East Italy", by Andrea Drago et al.
  5. "Mosquito larvicides based on S-Methoprene Insect Growth Regulator", by János Szilágyi et al.
  6. "The protective efficacy of portable commercial mosquito spatial repellents: an issue for consumers", by Leticia Martínez de Murguía- Fernández et al.
  7. "Polymer granules prove to be efficient dispensers of synthetic mosquito attractants for use in odor-baited devices for mosquito surveillance and control", by Jennifer McCaw et al.
  8. "Methods for larval control of Aedes aegypti in the city of Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal", by Carla Alexandre Sousa et al.
  9. "Effect of leaf extract of Rauvolfia Tetraphylla on Culex quinquefasciatus larvae: An ecofriendly approach", by R. S. Pandit.
18:30-19:45 ESOVE Board Meeting
19.45-21.00 Welcome cocktail at venue place-sponsored by AVIA-GIS: information about VecMap launch

08:30-10:30 Symposium I:
"Mosquito management in protected wetlands and nature conservation: how to avoid conflicts of interest?", chaired by Dr. Carles Aranda and Dr. Jan Lunsdtröm.
  1. "Biological Mosquito Regulation in Protected Wetlands – Conflicts with Conservation, Synergies and Solutions", by Hans Jerrentrup.
  2. "Multi-site assessment of potential effects of Vectobac©WG on non-target aquatic invertebrates in wetlands distributed along the French Atlantic Coast", by Laurent Lagadic et al.
  3. "Dynamic and Persistence of Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis spores in wetlands as an issue for biosafety", by Barbara Wiesendanger Ogieva et al.
  4. "Environmentally sound mosquito control in protected Swedish wetlands including Natura 2000 sites, Nature Reserves, and a National Park", by Jan O. Lundstrom et al.
  5. "Indirect effects of Bti spraying on the non-target fauna in the Camargue", by Brigitte Poulin et al.
10:30-11:00 Coffee-Break: brief presentation of GLORIA sprayer ProControl 100.
11:00-13:00 Symposium II:
"National strategies in Mosquito Control", chaired by Dr. Hans Jerrentrup and Dr. Norbert Becker.
  1. "Environmental and technical considerations after 35 years of wide-scale applications of Bacillus thuringiensis products in Germany", by Norbert Becker et al.
  2. "1999-2014, 16 years of Aedes albopictus monitoring in Western France-expertise and ways for control", by Sébastien Chouin et al.
  3. "Flood-water mosquito control in Sweden–the present and the future", by Jan O. Lundstrom.
  4. "Prevention and Control of Mosquito Vectors in Asian Ecohealth Network Countries using Eco-Friendly Tools and Eco-Bio- Social Strategies", by Pattamaporn Kittayapong et al.
  5. "European legislation for authorisation of biocides and its impact on the widespread use of proprietary microbial mosquito control insecticides Vectobac, Teknar, Vectolex and Vectomax", by Denise E.N. Munday.
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Session 3:
"Taxonomy and molecular tools for mosquito control and identification of sibling species" ,chaired by Dr. Paulo Almeida and Dr. Dusan Petric
  1. "Mosquito Vector Identifications, Interactive Keys and Distributions: an update", by Leopoldo Rueda.
  2. "Population genetics of Aedes japonicus japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Europe", by Dorothee Zielke et al.
  3. "Sterile insect technique to control Aedes albopictus", by Carlos Tur-Lahiguera
  4. "Towards the structure of genetic variation in Culex pipiens", by José Ignacio Lucas-Lledó et al.
  5. "Identification of Anopheles daciae in Germany through ITS2 sequencing" , by Thomas Weitzel et al.
  6. "Application of the sterile insect technique as part of area wide integrated pest management to control mosquito vectors invasive to Europe", by Rosemary Lees et al.
  7. "Mosquito feeding preference, with review of methods for identification of ornitophilic blood-sucking insects", by Rasa Bernotiene et al.
15:30-16:30 Session 4:
"GIS tools, modelling techniques and informatic applications for mosquito control and surveillance", chaired by Dr. Paulo Almeida and Dr. Dusan Petric
  1. "The deployement of a GIS Data Management System by a Florida Mosquito Control District", by Derek Wright.
  2. "Application of modelling tools for vector surveillance data of nuisance mosquito species (Diptera: Culicidae) in The Netherlands and in Spain", by Adolfo Ibañez-Justicia et al.
  3. "Mobilizing the government to stop the import and spread of health threatening mosquitoes", by Wilfred Reinhold.
  4. "Enlisting citizen-scientists in the war on tiger mosquitoes: a mobile-phone-based early warning system and surveillance tool", by John R Palmer et al.
  5. "Comparing APPS for determining and reporting tiger mosquitoes", by Wilfred Reinhold et al.
16.30-17.00 Coffe break
17:00-18:30 Poster session
  • P-01. Aedes aegypti’s breeding sites in Madeira Island and community´s perceptions regarding vector source reduction activities by Teresa Nazareth et al.
  • P-02. Approaches to the knowledge of current distribution of Aedes albopictus and implementation of specific action protocols against the species in Palma de Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Spain) by Rubén Bueno et al.
  • P-03. Culidicic fauna of northeast Italy by Sara Carlin et al.
  • P-04. Distribution and control of tiger mosquito in the municipality of Murcia by Pedro Javier Jiménez et al.
  • P-05. Distribution of lyme disease spirochaetes in german mosquitoes by Sina Zotzmann
  • P-06. Diversity of mosquitoes in protected wetlands of Teruel province (Northeastern Spain) by Rubén Bueno et al.
  • P-07. Effect of leaf extract of Rauvolfia Tetraphylla on culex quinquefasciatus larvae: An ecofriendly approach by R. S. Pandit
  • P-08. EID Atlantique, 40 years of mosquito control in salt marshes of western France by Norbert Barbarit et al.
  • P-09. Entomological investigation following imported Dengue and Chikungunya virus cases in Greece, summer 2014.  by Eleni Patsoula et al.
  • P-10. Environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the mosquito control activities of EID Méditerranée on Natura 2000 sites. by Benoît Francés et al.
  • P-11. Excite repellency properties of essential oils on Aedes Aegypti ( L) by Sudhakar Deshpande
  • P-12. Exploring in the use of GIS tools to identify mosquito breeding sites: the example of Castellón province (Eastern Spain) by Rubén Bueno et al.
  • P-13. Fauna of mosquitoes (Insecta: Diptera) of the Amur region, Russia by Elena N. Bogdanova
  • P-14. Identification Keys for Biosurveillance of Mosquito Vectors and Related Species by Leopoldo Rueda et al.
  • P-15. Identification of indigenous and invasive mosquito species using direct PCR by Antje Werblow
  • P-17. Mosquito control program in Valencia (Eastern Spain) by Rubén Bueno et al.
  • P-18. Pattern of west nile and Usutu viruses in culex pipiens of North-Eastern Italy, 2010-2014 by Stefania Cazzin et al.
  • P-19. Preliminary data on sympatric occurrence of Culex pipiens biotypes pipiens, molestus and hybrids, in Northern and Southern Greece (2013-2014) by Georgios Balatsos et al.
  • P-20. Release of Pyriproxyfen from polymeric microcapsules mediated by photocatalyptic nanoparticules: A novel tool for control of Aedes Aegypti in Maderia Island by Gonçalo Martins Alves et al.
  • P-21. Restoring degraded wetlands to reduce mosquito nuisances: the case of Pinoso (Southeastern Spain). by Rubén Bueno et al.
  • P-22. Surveillance and vector control in areas of arbovirus infection residents in the city of Barcelona by Tomás Montalvo et al.
  • P-23. The use of a ground granule applicator for mosquito control by Nicolas Sidos et al.
  • P-24. The vector surveillance and control programme for Aedes Albopictus in Barcelona city by Tomás Montalvo et al.
  • P-25. Two new Mosquito species for Austria: Ochlerotatus cyprius and Ochlerotatus riparius by Hans Jerrentrup et al.
  • P-26 First record and establishment of invasive mosquito Aedes japonicus in Croatia by Ana Klobucar et al.
  • P-27 The Esperanza Window Trap Reduces the Human Biting Rate of Simulium ochraceum s.l. in Formerly Onchocerciasis Endemic Foci in Southern Mexico by Mario A. Rodriguez-Pérez


18:30-20:00 EMCA General Meeting

08:30-09:00 Keynote lecture:
"Mosquito borne diseases in Europe: where are we and where do we go", by Francis Schaffner
09:00-11:00 Session 5:
"Control and surveillance of mosquito borne diseases", chaired by Dr. Rubén Bueno and Dr. Francis Schaffner
  1. "Assessing the global risk of chikungunya transmission by Aedes albopictus under climate change", by Kamil Erguler et al.
  2. "Entomological surveillance of WNV predisposed by low GDP per capita-Serbia", by Dušan Petrić et al.
  3. "Malaria prediction models: an early warning system which integrates entomological, environmental and social data in Greece", by Panagiotis Pergantas et al.
  4. "Evidence of West Nile Virus circulation in Lebanon", by Nabil Haddad et al.
  5. "Vector Ecology and WNV risk in a Mediterranean Wetland", by Ramón C. Soriguer et al.
  6. "Vector control against Malaria and West Nile Virus in Greece, 2010-2014", by Spiros Mourelatos.
  7. "First molecular identification of mosquito vectors of Dirofilaria immitis in Continental Portugal", by António Paulo Gouveia de Almeida et al.
  8. "The experimental study on development of avian malaria parasites and haemoproteids in vectors", by Rita Žiegytė et al.
  9. "The influence of avian haemosporidian parasites on mosquito survival", by Dovilė Bukauskaitė et al.
  10. "Video analysis of the behaviour of Anopheles in Eave Tubes, a novel delivery method for the control of Malaria vectors", by Andreas Rose et al.
11:00-11:30 Coffee-Break
11:30-13:15 Session 6:
"Ecology and bionomics of mosquitoes and other dipterans of medical and veterinary interest", chaired by Dr. Eva Veronesi and Dr. Miguel Ángel Miranda.
  1. "Seasonal and spatial variations of mosquito communities in Eastern Austria", by Carina Zittra et al.
  2. "Culex pipiens and Culex torrentium (Culicidae): Ecology and spatial distribution of two widespread mosquito species in Central Europe", by Thomas Weitzel et al.
  3. "After flood – Croatia, 2014", by Enrih Merdic et al.

  4. "Laboratory colonization and biological data of Aedes koreicus", by Frederic Baldacchino et al.
  5. "Sugar feeding behaviour and longevity of European Culicoides biting midge", by Christian Kaufmann et al.
  6. "Culicoides impunctatus: an important vector of avian blood parasites", by Rasa Bernotiene et al.
  7. "Control of culicoides (Diptera; Ceratopogonidae) farm associated species: reality and perspectives", by Miguel Angel Miranda- Chueca et al.
  8. "The house fly, Musca domestica: An overlooked vector of pathogens of public health significance", by Jerome Hogsette.
13:15-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:00 Keynote lecture:
"Outbreaks of blackflies and related problems in Europe with special focus to Serbia", by Aleksandra Ignjatović-Ćupina
15:00-16:00 Session 7:
"Biology and control of blackflies"chaired by Dr. Doreen Werner and Dr. Aleksandra Ignjatovic-Cupina.
  1. "Blackfly Control in the Ter River. First Control Program establised in Spain", by Patricia Valle-Trujillo et al.
  2. "River Mincio project (Northern Italy): control of blackfly with Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israeliensis", by Paolo Radeghieri et al.
  3. "Blackfly control program in the lower Ebro River: 8 years of experience", by Patricia Valle-Trujillo et al.
  4. "The situation after the end of successful blackfly control in Lithuania", by Rasa Bernotiene.
  5. "Expansion of simulids (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Spain", by Ignacio Ruiz-Arrondo et al.
16:00-16:30 Coffee-Break
16:30-18:00 ESOVE General Meeting
20:00 Gala dinner

09:00-14:00 Excursion to the lake of L'Albufera: guided tour to the bird observatory of Albufera's Integral Reserve, boat trip and simulation of aerial mosquito treatment on an helicopter sponsored by LOKÍMICA
14:00-16:30 Lunch in L’Albufera (Racó de l’Olla)-Closure of the Workshop
16:30-17:30 Return to meeting place

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