Tuesday, December 11, 2007: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Royal Palm Salon Two, Royal Palm Ballroom, First Floor (Town & Country)

Symposium: Recent Advances in Vector Sand Fly Research: Connecting Laboratory and Field Efforts to Develop Novel Approaches to Leishmaniasis Control

Organizer(s): Phillip G. Lawyer, Phillip.Lawyer@amedd.army.mil
Marcelo Ortigao, mortigao@nd.edu
8:00 AM Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM0787Recent advances and persistent problems in mass rearing of phlebotomine sand flies for leishmaniasis research
Phillip G. Lawyer, Phillip.Lawyer@amedd.army.mil, Lisa M. Jones, Tobin E. Rowland, Edgar Rowton, Edgar.Rowton@na.amedd.army.mil
8:25 AM0788Salivary glands of sand fly vectors of leishmaniasis: An anatomical and ultrastructural study
Nagila Secundino, nagila@cpqrr.fiocruz.br, Luciana Da Conceicao Pinto, luciana-pinto@cpqrr.fiocruz.br, Jeannie Santos, Jeannie@ufpa.br, Vera Volfova, volf@cesnet.cz, Petr Volf, volf@cesnet.cz, Paulo Pimenta, pimenta@cpqrr.fiocruz.br
8:45 AM 0789The consequences of sand fly salivary diversity on the epidemiology of leishmaniasis
Dia Elnaeim, elnaiemd@niaid.nih.gov, Jesus G. Valenzuela, jvalenzuela@niaid.nih.gov
9:05 AM 0790Towards development of a sand fly saliva-based vaccine against Leishmania major: A population genetics approach
Marcelo Ortigao, mortigao@nd.edu, Iliano Coutinho-Abreu, coutinhoiv@yahoo.com.br, Valdir Balbino, vbalbino@nd.edu, Shaden Kamhawi, shamhawi@naiad.nih.gov, Jesus G. Valenzuela, jvalenzuela@niaid.nih.gov, Hanafi A. Hanafi, HanafiH@namru3.med.navy.mil, David F. Hoel, HoelD@NAMRU3.med.navy.mil, Mahmoud Abo-Shehada, mshehada@just.edu.jo, Rami Mukbel, rmukbel@nd.edu, Mary Anne McDowell, mcdowell.11@nd.edu
9:25 AM0791Glycosidase and chitinase activities of Phlebotomus papatasi (Diptera: Psychodidae) from diverse ecological habitats
RL. Jacobson, jacobsr@cc.huji.ac.il, L. Studentsky, liora20020@walla.com, Y. Schlein, Schlein@md.huji.ac.il
9:45 AM Break
10:05 AM0792Proteophosphoglycan confers Leishmania resistance to midgut digestive enzymes induced by blood feeding in vector sand flies
Nagila Secundino, nagila@cpqrr.fiocruz.br, Nicola Kimblin, secundinon@niaid.nih.gov, Phillip G. Lawyer, Phillip.Lawyer@amedd.army.mil, Stephen Beverley, Beverly@borcim.wustl.edu, Sam Turco, turco@email.uky.edu, David Sacks, dsacks@niaid.nih.gov
10:25 AM0793A survey of phlebotomine sand flies at U.S. military installations: Implications relative to potential transmission of Old World Leishmanias introduced by redeployed soldiers
Edgar Rowton, Edgar.Rowton@na.amedd.army.mil, Phillip G. Lawyer, Phillip.Lawyer@amedd.army.mil, David Florin, florin@nmrcd.med.navy.mil, David Claborn, dclaborn@usuhs.mil, Lisa Keep, lkeep@usuhs.mil
10:45 AM0794Relative abundance and seasonal distribution of potential vector sand fly species (Diptera: Psychodidae) in a focus of Leishmania infantum in Tbilisi, Georgia
Giorgi Babuadze, giorgibabuadze@mail.ru, Nato Dolidze, merabiosava@yahoo.com, Shaden Kamhawi, shamhawi@naiad.nih.gov, Phillip G. Lawyer, Phillip.Lawyer@amedd.army.mil, Ekaterina Giorgobiani, egiorgobiani@yahoo.com
11:05 AM0795Effects of ivermectin on blood feeding Phlebotomus papatasi and on the promastigote stage of Leishmania major
Hanafi A. Hanafi, HanafiH@namru3.med.navy.mil, D. E. Szumlas, daniel.szumlas@med.navy.mil, S. S. El Hossary, ElHossaryS@namru3.med.navy.mil, G. A. Singer, galene8@hotmail.com, S. G. Osman, begawy@yahoo.com, David F. Hoel, HoelD@NAMRU3.med.navy.mil, D. J. Fryauff, fryauffd@nmrc.navy.mil
11:25 AM0796Evaluation of long-lasting, insecticide-impregnated bed nets to control adult sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae): A comparison of animal feeding studies and human landing studies
Gabriela E. Zollner, gabriela.zollner@us.army.mil, David F. Hoel, HoelD@NAMRU3.med.navy.mil, Hanafi A. Hanafi, HanafiH@namru3.med.navy.mil, Roxanne Flores, Roxanne.Flores@AMEDD.ARMY.MIL, Russell Coleman, russell.coleman@na.amedd.army.mil
11:45 AM Concluding Remarks

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