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Emerging Vector-borne Diseases in a Changing European Environment

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Emerging Vector-borne Diseases in a Changing European Environment


The EDEN project has been operating in 24 countries with 49 partner institutions and 80 scientific teams since 2004 and will do so until 2010. This represents more than 200 research years of work on how environmental changes affect the emergence of vector-borne diseases in Europe.
EDEN is organising an International Conference in Montpellier, 10-12 May 2010, to present its most exciting scientific results to the international community, and to stimulate debates with prominent world scientists in this critical area.
To ensure a wider debate the conference is not restricted to contributions from EDEN partners only but is open to any interested scientist or research team working on similar topics in Europe or at its fringes.
The conference will cover the following groups of vectors and vector-borne diseases:
- Mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases, including arboviral diseases (e.g. West Nile, Rift Valley fever), and Malaria, 
- Ticks and Tick-borne diseases,
- Rodents and Rodent-borne diseases, 
- Sandflies and Sandfly-borne diseases. 

The content of posters and oral communications presented during the conference should focus on:
- The identification of high-risk ecosystems for the emergence of vector-borne diseases, 
- Biological, ecological and epidemiological processes involved in the emergence of vector-borne diseases, and their modelling, 
- Applications for improved vector or disease monitoring, and disease information systems.


Submissions of proposed talks, and posters are welcome up to 1st December 2009.