Via the Caribbean Public Health Agency: CKLN & CARPHA Symposium on Dengue & Chikungunya Virus. Excerpt:
Dengue Fever and the more recent Chikungunya virus, are growing public health threats in the Caribbean, and the CKLN [Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network] and sister CARICOM agency, the Caribbean Public Health Agency, CARPHA, are collaborating to convene a special Networking Symposium on June 12 in Trinidad focusing on these viruses .
The symposium will enable clinicians, researchers and network engineers to share experiences tackling & managing Dengue Fever & the Chikungunya Virus in the Caribbean and Latin America. Importantly, practitioners will learn how the dedicated, high bandwidth research and education (R&E) networks in the region - C@ribNET and RedCLARA - can support and facilitate the collaborative work among the various health-related communities and researchers.
The Symposium follows the lead of R&E partner network the Trans EurAsia Information Network (TEIN) Cooperation Center who jointly organized a dedicated Dengue Fever workshop at the Asia Pacific Advanced Networking (APAN) in Bandung, Indonesia in January.
Topics will focus on areas of most need in the region including Surveillance, a Regional Overview of The Viruses- how and why the two diseases have emerged and spread in the Caribbean & Latin America, Vector Control, Integrated Vector Management, Clinical Management, Laboratory Diagnostic Testing, Social Communication as well as an overview of Research and Education networks. Speakers and participants will be drawn primarily from Caribbean institutions as well as other universities or research institutions in Asia, and the Americas.