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IVCC at the ASTMH 2023 Annual Meeting

18th October 2023
Dr Laura Roberts
IVCC at the ASTMH 2023 Annual Meeting

IVCC is delighted to take part in the upcoming Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH) in Chicago, USA from 18th to 22nd October.

David McGuire, IVCC’s Director of Access and Market Shaping, will present an overview of vector control for malaria elimination during the Alan J. Magill Malaria Eradication Symposium: Using Vector Control to Advance Malaria Elimination, on Thursday 19th October, starting at 10:15* (Grand Ballroom CDEF – Ballroom Level (East Tower)).

Led by IVCC, the New Nets Project (NNP) piloted new tools to strengthen the insecticide-treated net (ITN) market. At ASTMH, NNP Partners** will present evaluations of new, insecticide-treated net products meta-analysis of observational studies, and economic evaluations from five sub-Saharan African settings.

Supported by IVCC, Project BITE*** (Bite Interruption Toward Elimination) aims to create a toolbox of vector control products to address malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases in the Indo-Pacific Region. Hear about the most recent project findings during Symposium 43 and hear about the latest thinking when it comes to locations where traditional epidemiological data, via a randomized controlled trial or other form of study, is not practical.

Other presentations will touch on a range of IVCC projects, see the full list below. There are poster presentations, as well as oral presentations.

148 – Malaria – Prevention I, October 22, 2023, 08:00 to 09:45, Grand Ballroom B – Ballroom Level (East Tower). Do Attractive Targeted Sugar Bait (ATSB) stations reduce malaria burden in Zambia? First results from a Phase III community-randomized efficacy trial of ATSB in Western Province, Zambia (Abstract #7201).

158 – Mosquitoes – Epidemiology and Vector Control I, October 22, 2023, 08:00 to 09:45, Regency Ballroom C – Ballroom Level (West Tower). The IVCC supported project, iDEM presents The impact of integrated vector management on the incidence of dengue in urban Malaysia: the iDEM cluster-randomized controlled trial (Abstract #7224, presented by Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine).

162 – Malaria Prevention II, October 22, 2023, 11:30 to 13:15, Grand Ballroom B – Ballroom Level (East Tower). We recommend the full symposia and highlight the talk by IVCC collaborator, Joshua Yukich at 13:00 on Evaluation of new, insecticide-treated net products, meta-analysis of observational studies, and economic evaluations from five sub-Saharan African settings (Abstract # 7242)

43 – Targeting “Gaps in Protection” to Prevent Malaria in Hard to Reach Communities: A Staged Approach to Test New Vector – Control Tools, and Insights Toward Future Evaluation, October 19, 2023, 15:00 to 16:45.

5951: Residual bio-efficacy of Attractive Targeted Sugar Bait stations targeting malaria vectors during seasonal deployment in Western province, Zambia (presented by Macha Research Trust, Choma, Zambia, October 20, Riverside Centre – Exhibit Level (East Tower) and Grand Hall GHI)

Find out more about the 2023 Annual ASTMH Meeting online, including the full conference programme, details about keynote speakers, the event’s sponsors, and exhibitors.

*All times shown are given in Central Daylight Time (CDT), the local time zone (Chicago is GMT -5h).

** NNP implementation partners are: The Alliance for Malaria Prevention, Imperial College London, LSTM, LSTMH, PATH, PSI and Tulane University. NNP Industry partners are: BASF and DCT (Disease Control Technologies). NNP Funding partners are: Unitaid and The Global Fund. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, along with USAID are supporting partners.


***Project BITE partners are UCSF Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative.

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