Annual general meeting of VBORNET

18 Apr 2011 - 20 Apr 2011
Antwerp, Belgium

The European network for arthropod vector surveillance for human public health (VBORNET), funded by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, holds its second annual general meeting at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium, on 18-20 April 2011. The second day of the meeting, 19th of April 2011, is open for all interested participants.

The theme of the 2011 meeting is “Vector-borne diseases and public health”. Based on a questionnaire sent to the member states an analysis will be made of the current situation of vector-borne disease related public health expertise and activities in Europe.

Agenda, 19th April:

8h30 – 10h00:VBORNET public health questionnairePresentation by Agnetha Hofhuis and Florianne Bauer (RIVM, Netherlands)

10h30 – 12h00: VBORNET public health position paperPresentation by Marieta Braks (RIVM, Netherlands)

13h30 – 14h15: Disease mapping in public health: from theory to practice.

14h15 – 15h00: Burden of Disease assessments: the experience of BCoDE

15h30 – 16h15: Public health impact of West Nile virus outbreaks in Europe in 2010.

16h15 – 17h00: Public health impact Lyme disease in Temperate Europe.

17h00 – 18h00: Public health impact of leishmaniasis in Mediterranean Europe

For practical information please contact the project coordinator Guy Hendrickx at