FSNWT in Guyana

Alberto M. Rivera Davila - CPAP alrida at sede.embrapa.br
Fri Aug 30 12:56:35 EST 1996


FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

                 FIRST SYMPOSIUM ON NEW WORLD TRYPANOSOMES
        (Trypanosoma vivax, T. evansi, T. cruzi and T. equiperdum)
                        November, 20-22, 1996
                         Georgetown - Guyana

DAY 1: EPIDEMIOLOGY

National Epidemiological data to be presented by participants. Emphasis on 
seasonal trends, vector transmission and economical impact is expected. This 
session will conclude with a synthesis on the epidemiological situations of
animal trypanosomiasis in the New World.

DAY 2: DIAGNOSIS

1) Parasitological diagnostic techniques
2) Antigen detection tests
3) Antibody detection tests
4) DNA detection tests

Papers should briefly present the techniques, with emphasis on:

- technical interest ans limits
- cost
- sensitivity and specificity (genus and species specificity must be clearly
  differentiated)
- parasite species and host species for which they are adapted

DAY 3: CONTROL AND ROUND TABLE

1) Parasite control
   Problems with resistance, techniques of investigation in vitro/in vivo
   Problems of multiple species treatments (T. vivax and T. evansi)

2) Vector Control
   Chemical treatments
   Livestock management strategies

3) Host parameters
   Immune status of the hosts
   Distinction between highly enzootic and non enzootic areas

4) The question of eradication

5) Round table and general conclusions at the end of day 3

SUPPORT: CIRAD-EMVT

SCIENTIFIC ORGANISING COMMITTEE: CIRAD-EMVT/IICA/EMBRAPA/FIOCRUZ

For further information or to submit an abstract, please contact :

Dr. Marc Desquesnes
CIRAD-EMVT
Institut Pasteur
BP 6010
Cayenne 97306
Guyane Francaise
Fax: (594) 30 94 16

or

Dr. Roberto Aguilar M. S. Silva
EMBRAPA/CPAP, Brazil
e-mail: ramss at sede.embrapa.br
Dr. Ana Maria Jansen / FIOCRUZ
e-mail: jansen at dcc001.cict.fiocruz.br

or

Dr. Sandra Vokaty
IICA TCA
18 Brickdam, Stabroek
Georgetowm, Guyana
Fax: (592) 2 58358
e-mail: svokaty at iica.org.gy






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