The Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) is accepting abstract submissions ahead of the 9th edition of its Annual Conference and Exhibition. The organization is calling for proposals exploring topics related to vector control and this year’s meeting’s main theme: “Reorienting surveillance and management in the context of emerging threats of disease vectors”. The deadline for submissions is March 31.
The conference will take place from September 17-21, 2023, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It will be an opportunity for diverse actors from the field of vector control to share experiences and lessons learned through plenary discussions, presentations, and workshops.
Two types of abstract submissions are open. Scientific abstracts should fall within the following thematic areas:
- Vector bionomics: vector biology, ecology, taxonomy and population genetics
- Vector surveillance: surveillance systems, community-based surveillance, epidemiology, disease control programs and global health
- Precision public health and innovations for VBD elimination: artificial intelligence, entomological databases, genomic surveillance
- LLINS, IRS and insecticide resistance management
- Larval source management and integrated vector management
- New and re-emerging disease vectors, climate change, and One Health
- Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)
- Social science: mainstreaming social science in VBD interventions
- Women in science: centering the role of the women in vector control professionally and in the community
Selected abstracts will be published in the annual conference program and the online abstract book.
Submissions are also open for symposia to be presented in person at the conference. Proposals addressing the meeting theme are highly welcome, although any proposals that fall under the conference’s broad thematic areas will be considered.
For more submission instructions, visit PAMCA’s website.