Consultation Agenda

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Day 1:Tuesday 3rd March, 2015

Room (s): Ruby and Sapphire

MORNING SESSION

07:45 - 08:15

Registration

 

CONSULTATION LAUNCH

08:30 - 09:00

Welcome and Introduction to the Consultation

Dr. C. James Hospedales

Executive Director

CARPHA

 

 

Welcome

Pan American Health Organization

Dr. Bernadatte Theodore-Gandi

PAHO/WHO Representative to Trinidad and Tobago

 

Welcome

The Minister of Health,

Trinidad and Tobago

The Hon. Dr. Fuad Khan

Minister of Health

Trinidad and Tobago

 

Consultation Overview

Dr. Babatunde Olowokure

Director,

Surveillance, Disease Prevention and Control

CARPHA

09:00 - 09:15

BREAK

 

Media Depart

 

Session 1: Global and Regional Patterns and Trends

09:15 - 10:15

Global Overview

Dr. Eldonna Boisson

PAHO/WHO

 

Chikungunya:

The Caribbean Experience

Dr. Avery Hinds

CARPHA

 

Plenary Discussion

 

10:15 -10:30

BREAK

 

 

Session 2: Surveillance and Outbreak Response

10.30– 12:00

Epidemiology of Chikungunya in St Maarten

Ms. Maria Henry

MOH-St Maarten

 

Chikungunya: The Dominica Experience, 2014

Dr. Paul Ricketts

MOH-Dominica

 

Imported Cases of Chikungunya in Canada

Ms. Kimberly Holloway PHAC - Canada

 

Chikungunya in US Travelers

Dr. Gary W. Brunette

CDC - Atlanta

 

Plenary Discussion

 

 

Group Photograph

 

12.00 - 13.00

LUNCH

JADE Room

Afternoon Session

13:00 - 15.00

Session 3: Entomological Surveillance, Control and Management

 

Entomological Surveillance, Control and Management a Regional Perspective

Dr. Christian Frederickson

CARPHA

 

National Experience

Dr. Alan Wheeler

Cayman Islands

 

Entomological Investigation and Lessons Learnt: Chikungunya in Martinique

Dr. Andre Yebakima

Martinique

 

Mexico Entomological Surveillance

Dr. Juan Arredondo

Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico

 

Lessons not Learnt

Prof. Dave Chadee

University of the West Indies (UWI)

 

Plenary Discussion

 

15:00 - 15.15

BREAK

 

Session 4: Clinical Care and Services

15:15 - 16:30

Severe and Atypical Forms of Chikungunya in Guadeloupe (video presentation)

Prof. Bruno Hoen,

University Medical Centre of Guadeloupe

 

Chikungunya: Looking at the Immediate Impact and Expecting the Long Term Consequences

Dr. Pilar Ramon-Pardon,

PAHO/WHO

WDC

 

CHIKV in the Young

Dr. Paula Robertson,

Eric Williams Medical Centre, Trinidad and Tobago

 

Plenary Discussion

 

Session 5: Laboratory Services

16:30 - 18:00

Comparative Evaluation and Performance of Chikungunya Laboratory Test in the Americas

Dr. Barbara Johnson,

CDC - Atlanta

 

Experience and Response of the Suriname National Public Health Laboratory to Chikungunya

Ms. Marina Sew-Atjon,

Suriname

 

CARPHA Laboratory Experience on the Regional Response to Chikungunya Outbreak in the English and Dutch Speaking Caribbean

Dr. Pablo Salazar,

CARPHA

 

Laboratory Experience on Outbreak Response to Chikungunya in the French Caribbean Territories

Dr. Dominique Rousset,

Institut Pasteur, Cayene

 

Plenary Discussion

 

 

Close

 

18:30

Cocktail Reception

 

Day 2: Wednesday 4th March, 2015

Room (s): Ruby and Sapphire

08:00 - 08:30

Registration

MORNING SESSION

 

Session 6: Long Term Impact of Chikungunya

08:30 - 09:00

Summary of Day 1

Ms. Marsha Ivey,

CARPHA

09:00 - 10:15

Rheumatological Manifestations of Chikungunya

Dr. Haramanauth Dyaanand, Specialist Medical Officer - Rheumatology, Trinidad and Tobago

 

Chikungunya - Related Arthralgia and Depression

Dr. Cheryl Jones,

CARPHA

 

Economic Impact of Chikungunya in the Caribbean

Ms. Leena B. Ramrattan,

Dr. Anton Cumberbatch,

University of the West Indies (UWI)

 

Plenary Discussion

 

10:15 - 10:30

BREAK

 

 

Session 7: Innovation and Research

10:30 - 12:15

Chikungunya: A Phylogenetic Approach

Prof. Christine Carrington,

University of the West Indies (UWI)

 

Chikungunya Vaccine Research and Development

Prof. Scott Weaver,

University of Texas, Medical Branch

 

A Field Evaluation of the In2Care Mosquito Trap for the Control of Aedes Aegypti in Trinidad and Tobago

Mr. Rajesh Ragoo,

Ministry of Health,

Trinidad and Tobago

 

A Brief Introduction on the Potential Use of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to control Aedes aegypti

Dr. Christian Frederickson

CARPHA

 

National Institutes of Health (NIH): Funding Opportunities and Product Development Resources

Dr. Patricia Repik

National Institutes of Health

 

Plenary Discussion

 

12:15 - 13:30

LUNCH

JADE Room

AFTERNOON SESSION

 

Session 8: Communication Strategies and Experience

13:15 - 15:00

Facts, Figures and Myth:

Communicating to a region

Ms. Carlon Kirton

CARPHA

 

Chikungunya Communication: The Experience of Trinidad and Tobago

Ms. Gina Joseph

Trinidad and Tobago

 

Saint Lucia’s Chikungunya Communication Campaign: Diversified Approaches for Reducing Risk Behaviours

Ms. Natasha Lloyd-Felix

St. Lucia

 

Help or Hinder: The Media and Chikungunya

Mr. Jones P. Madeira

Trinidad Newsday

 

Plenary Discussion

 

15:00 - 15:30

BREAK

 

 

Session 9: From Reflection to Action - The Way Forward

15:30 - 16:15

Summary: Learning from the Consultation

 

 

Plenary Discussion on Next Steps

 

16:15 - 16:30

Closing Remarks

Dr. C. James Hospedales

CARPHA

18:30

DINNER

Day 3: Thursday 5th March, 2015

Room (s): Ruby and Sapphire

08:00 - 08:30

Registration

MORNING SESSION

 

Session 10: Partners Forum

08:30 - 09:00

 

Welcome

Introduction to the Partners Forum

Dr. C. James Hospedales Executive Director

CARPHA

 

CARPHA Overview

Ms. Cherril Sobers

CARPHA

 

Chikungunya: Change Ahead

 

Dr. Babatunde Olowokure

Director, Surveillance, Disease Prevention and Control, CARPHA

 

Partners Forum: Structure and Expectations

Dr. C. James Hospedales Executive Director, CARPHA

09:00 - 10:30

Presentations

 

 

Plenary

 

10:30 - 11:00

B R E A K

 

11:00 - 12:30

Presentations

 

 

Plenary

 

12:30 - 13:30

LUNCH

JADE Room

AFTERNOON SESSION

13:30-13:45

Preparation for Group Work Interrupting transmission: Predicting the Future

Dr. Babatunde Olowokure

Director, Surveillance, Disease Prevention and Control, CARPHA

13:45– 15:15

Group Work (including break)

 

15:15 - 16:45

Group Feedback

 

 

Plenary Discussion

 

The Way Forward

 

16.45 - 17.00

Closing Remarks

Dr. C. James Hospedales

Executive Director

CARPHA

 

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