The 5th EMCA Workshop

10th - 14th March 2009

Turin, ITALY



During the 5th EMCA workshop in Turin (Italy), in all, 185 delegates from 36 countries participated.

The workshop was pleased to host three notable speakers, Dr Charles Mbogo (KEMRI, Kenya), Dr Major Dhillon (President, American Mosquito Control Association) and Dr Roberto Romi (National Health Service-ISS). Both Dr Mbogo & Major Dhillon
gave keynote talks about two very topical issues, the control of mosquito vectors in Sub-Saharan Africa and the impact of West Nile Virus in the USA. Dr Romi gave a talk on "Mosquitoes and medical entomology in Italy: Past, present and future of a neglected matter.

For the first time in the history of EMCA, a new session entitled Young Researchers

in Progress was held. This session provided students at different stages of their academic career with a platform to present their work. Oral and poster resentations were varied, covering a variety of vectors and areas of entomology. Congratulations to all those who participated, in particular Renita Danabalan (Natural History Museum, UK) and Elcin Eksi together to Gurbet Korkmaz (Haceteppe University, TK), who won awards for best oral and poster presentations.

Also a number of social events were held during the week including a social dinner, skiing excursion entitled 'mos-skiing' and tour of the city.

Another new feature of the EMCA 2009 workshop was the livestreaming facility, which enabled those with access to the internet to view the conference in 'real time' live on the web. A selection of oral presentations from the various sessions are available on the website


Asghar Talbalaghi




Monday 09th March


13:00 - 15:00 Delegate arrival and registration
15:00 - 16:00 E-SOVE Board of Directors (Small Hall B)
16:00 - 17:00 E-SOVE General Meeting (Main Hall )
16:00 - 17:00 EMCA Working Groups - MOTAX (Small Hall B)
16:00 - 18:00 Meeting EMCA Board Meeting (Small Hall A )
18:00 - 19:00 Blackflies" working group (Small Hall B)


Tuesday 10th March


8:30 - 9:30 Registration

9:30 - 10:15


Welcome Address by Organisers, Local authorities and EMCA President



Inroduction of Keynote speakers and Award Ceremony
by Prof Peter LUETHY and Executive Director Prof Norbert BECKER



Keynote Talk
Dr Charles MBOGO Kenya Medical Research Institue-Kenya
10:30-11.00 Coffee Break




Session 1:
Chikungunya - A Risk for Mediterranean countries and European risk assessment
13:15-14:15 Lunch



Session 2:
Surveillance And Control Of Mosquito-Borne Diseases
15:45-16:15 Coffee Break




Session 3:
The impact of climate change In Europe on medically important
vectors (Mosquitoes, Black Flies &...)



Session 4:
Poster Session - Poster Hall
18:30-20:00 Welcome Party (at entrance Hall)


Wednesday 11th March





Keynote Talk
West Nile Virus in USA, its progress and impact
Dr Major DHILLON (USA), President Of AMCA





Keynote Talk
Mosquitoes and medical entomology in Italy: past, present and future of a neglected matter
Dr Roberto ROMI (ITALY), Italian National Health Service (ISS)
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break




Session 5:
Action Plans for the control of mosquitoes in specific ecosystems
(urban Mosquitoes Ae. albopictus, Cx. pipiens)

12:00 - 13:15



Session 6:
Control measures against mosquitoes In specific ecosystems (Rural - Ricefields And Floodplains)
13:15-14:30 Lunch




Session 7:
Application Technology in Mosquito Control: Tools for improving efficiency, effectiveness and targeting of treatments
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break





Session 8:
From Mosquito Control to Vector Control, Innovation, Regulation and Registration of Biocides, Public Awarness, International and Local legislation

Thursday 12th March




Session 9:
Black Flies and other biting insects in Europe
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break




Session 10:
Young Researchers In Progress (applicable to Bsc and Msc students only)
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:45 Closing Ceremony
14:45-15:45 EMCA General meeting
15:45 -16:00 Coffee Break




Round Table on Local Issues:
"Technical and operational issues in Mosquito Control Programmes in Italy." (In Italian Language in Main Hall)


Friday 13 th March





Excursion to:
1- Sestriere Winter Olympic Village - "Mos-Skiing"
2- Turin Sight seeing



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