International Conference on Dengue Fever Angkor
Cambodia: March 17-18, 2005
 
Dr. Beat Richner, Kantha Bopha Children's Hospitals
Siem Reap Angkor, March 11, 2005
 
 
After successfully hosting a clinical refresher course for Cambodia's provincial doctors coordinated by the Ministry of Health and WHO at the Kantha Bopha Center in Angkor, the Kantha Bopha Hospitals, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and WHO proposed to jointly organize and host an International Conference on Dengue Fever.
Dengue Fever in Cambodia is no longer an epidemic but rather, has reached endemic proportions. Thousands of children in a state of shock or pre-shock have to be hospitalized every year.
We are keen to learn what is actually known about all the different aspects of Dengue Fever. We are keen to learn what can be done better and what is actually being done in the field of research and development of medicines and drugs; what are the perspectives for the near future.
We are pleased that the Dengue project managers for all ASEAN countries are present.
We are very happy and grateful that so many experts and such prominent key speakers from all over the world have accepted our invitation.
I extend a heartfelt welcome to all the participants and I hope the work we will accomplish during these two intensive days will help brighten the darkness of Dengue fever suffering.
                                                                                                            
Dr. Beat Richner     PC 80-60699-1
 
 
PROGRAMME
 
Education and Conference center Jayavarman VII, Siem Reap Angkor
Thursday, 17th March 2005
 
Official Opening
0730-0830 : Registration of guests, speakers, delegates and participants
0830-0840 : Arrival of Secretary of States, Senior Staff members, Ministry of Health
0840-0845 : Arrival of Honorable Minister of Health, Dr. Nuth Sokhom
0845-0850: Arrival of the Honorable Prime Minister, His Excellency Samdech HUN SEN, Kingdom of Cambodia
0850-0900 : Welcome address by Organizing Chairman, Dr. Beat Richner
0900-0905 : Welcome address by Dr Duong Socheat, Director of National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control
0905-0915 : Address by Hon. Minister of Health, Dr Nuth Sokhom
0910-0915 : Address by the Honorable Prime Minister, Samdech Hun Sen
 
 
Session 1: Epidemiology and Control: country experiences
Chairpersons: Dr. Duong Socheat/Dr. Chang Moh Seng
 
0945-1045 : Dengue in the Western Pacific Region- Eva-Mara Christophel,
WHO, WPRO
1045-1115 : Community participation and mobilization on dengue prevention and control in Indonesia - Dr. Rita Kusriastuti - Vector Borne Disease Control, Directorate General Communicable Disease Control and Environmental Health, Ministry of Health Indonesia.
1115-1145 : Epidemiology and control of dengue in Singapore - Prof. Dr Goh Kee Tai Communicable Diseases Division, Ministry of Health, Republic of Singapore
1145-1215 : Epidemiology and control of DF/DHF in Cambodia - Dr. Ngan Chantha
Deputy Director, National Dengue Control Programme, National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control, Cambodia
 
 
Session 2: Immunopathology and clinical management
Chairpersons: Prof Dr Beat Richner / Dr. Dr.Suchitra Nimmannitya
 
1430-1500 : Advances in dengue virus research: A critical review - Prof Dr Jane Cardosa, Director, Institute of Health & Community Medicine, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
1500-1530 : Circumstance of admission of dengue cases and relation between status at admission and mortality - Prof Dr Yit Sunnara - Director of Kantha Bopha Children's Hospital, Cambodia
1530-1630 : Tea break & viewing poster presentation
1630-1700 : Therapeutic aspects of dengue shock syndrome - Prof Dr Thir Kruy,
Senior Pediatrician, Kantha Bopha Children's  Hospital, Cambodia
 
 
Friday, 18th March 2005
 
Session 3: Surveillance, Treatment and Vaccine development
Chairpersons: Prof Dr Jane Cardosa / Prof Dr Goh Kee Tai
 
0830-0900 : Dengue fever research @NITD: Towards finding new medicines for dengue – Novartis Tropical Research Center ,Singapore: Dr. Subhash Vasudevan
0900-0930 : Dengue fever research @NITD: Targeting the protease activity of dengue viruses NS3 - Dr Lim Siew Pheng - Novartis Tropical Research Center Singapore
0930-1000 : State of the art of dengue vaccine development - Dr Lewis Markoff
Chief, Laboratory of Vector-borne Virus Diseases, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA
1000-1100 : Tea break and viewing poster presentation
1100-1130 : The emergence of epidemic dengue/dengue haemorrhagic fever in the Americas: A case of failed public health policy - Dr. Guane J Gubler
Director, Asia-Pacific Institute of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases
John A. Burns School of Medicine University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu.
 
 
Session 4: Control of DHF and Recommendations
Chairpersons: Dr Eva/Prof Dr. Gubler
 
1430-1500 : The global strategy for dengue prevention and Control - Dr. M Nathan
 WHO HQ Geneva
1500-1530 : Dengue vector control-New prospective - Dr. Lee Han Lim
Head, Division of Medical Entomology, Institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1530-1545 : Tea break
1545-1630 : Plenary discussion - Chairpersons: Prof Dr Guane J Gubler – Prof K. Schopfer - Dr. M Nathan - Prof. Jane Cardosa- Dr. Lewis Markoff - Dr. Goh Kee Tai- Prof Yit Sunnara
1630-1700 : Closing session - H.E Dr. Nuth Sokhom /H.E Dr. Ouk Monna
Ministry of Health, Cambodia

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