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Ento '19

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 09:00 to Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 16:00

International Symposium & Annual National Science Meeting .

'Vectors of diseases'

Venue: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT

Convenors: Prof Mary Cameron, LSHTM, Dr James Logan, LSHTM

The Meeting will consist of three plenary sessions in the International Symposium, which will be held at the start of each day. The plenary sessions, each with an associated themed session, will explore important challenges to the control of vector-borne diseases: evaluation, innovation and implementation. The plenary sessions will be followed by parallel sessions in the National Science Meeting.

The remaining sessions of the meeting will be linked to the areas of interest highlighted by major stakeholders involved in vector control and surveillance. In addition, oral and poster presentations on any topic of entomology are welcomed. Open sessions will be scheduled as required. 

Plenary sessions

Innovation will explore new tools on the block to address challenges such as insecticide resistance and exophily of vectors.
Chair: James Logan (LSHTM)
Plenary speaker: Luke Alphey (Pirbright Institute)
Invited speaker: Orin Courtenay (Warwick University)

Evaluation will explore how to test the efficacy and practice tools (products, technologies and approaches) to be used in vector control
Chair: Mark Rowland (LSHTM)
Plenary speaker: Nick Hamon (Innovative Vector Control Consortium, Liverpool)
Invited speaker: Natacha Protopopoff (LSHTM, Moshi, Tanzania)

Implementation will explore the challenges relating to upscaling new tools and sustaining control.
Chair: Mary Cameron (LSHTM)
Plenary speaker: Raman Velayudhan (Vector Control Advisory Group, WHO Geneva)
Invited speaker: Hmooda Tota Kafy (Federal Ministry of Health, Sudan)

Parallel sessions

1. Insecticide resistance management

2. Transmission of vector borne diseases
Chair & invited speaker: Filipe Dantas Torres (Fiocruz, Recife, Brazil)

3. Innovative tools for vector research
Chair: Martin Hall (Natural History Museum, London)
Invited speaker: Richard Bomphrey (Royal Veterinary College, University of London)

4. Vector/Host/Pathogen Interactions
Chair: Simon Carpenter (Pirbright Institute)

5. Role of mathematical modelling in vector-borne diseases
Chair: Kathleen O'Reilly (LSHTM)

6. Integrated Vector/Pest Management
Chair Tbc
Invited speaker: Steve Lindsay (University of London)

The conference will conclude with a plenary session on The Grand Challenges for Entomology.

Conference workshops/panel discussions

The conference will feature 4 workshops reflecting the specialist interests of researchers at the School and the Royal Entomological Society. These will be available for booking prior to the conference and be of 90 mins duration.


Authors are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations and posters. Oral presentations will be allocated a 15 minute slot, with 12 minutes for the presentation, followed by 3 minutes for questions. Powerpoint presentations are encouraged. A poster session will also take place, with posters available throughout the meeting for viewing. Posters should be A1 size portrait.

Abstract submission

Deadline 31st May 2019

To offer a presentation please send the following information to  

Author(s) (presenting author first):
Address for correspondence:
Title of presentation (20 word max)
Abstract (200 word max):

Venue information

Founded in 1889 at the London Docks, "the School" is now based in Bloomsbury, where it has two main sites at Keppel Street and Tavistock Place. ENTO'19 will be based in our Keppel Street building, which was officially opened on 18th July 1929 by HRH the Prince of Wales. It was listed as Grade II in the 1980's. For more information about our Keppel Street building please see and for general information for the visitors, including maps and travel advice, please see .

Note that there is no parking at any of the School's sites, but our Central London location is well served by a variety of public transport options. 

There is wheel chair access to all rooms allocated for this event, but please let the organisers know if you need any special requirements. 


There will not be any accommodation on site at LSHTM, the local convenors have provided a list of local hotels for delegates to book their own requirements. List here

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