Marking your card for COR-NTDs and ASTMH

16 Oct 2018

The NTD research community is convening in New Orleans the Us for the annual meetings of the Coalition for Operational Research on NTDs (COR-NTD) and the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH). This year with over 80 separate presentations, symposia, posters and stalls featuring researchers from Imperial College London, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the Royal Veterinary College and the Natural History Museum, the research outputs of the LCNTDR members are very well represented at these meetings. 

Listed below,organised by day and by agenda item, are some of the research communication activities being undertaken by LCNTDR members as part of the 2018 COR-NTD and ASTMH meetings. 

"Engage to Eliminate" - COR-NTD 2018 October 26-27

Breakout Sessions

Friday 26 October
1pm - 4pm: 1C-M&E for effective STH and Schistosomiasis programmes
Moderators - Suzy Campbell and Lynsey Blair

Saturday 27 October
9am - 12pm : 2C- Shrinking the Map for Schistosomiasis
Moderators - Fiona Fleming and Louis-Albert Tcheum-Tcheum

9am - 12pm: 2E- Challenges and Solutions for Trachoma Surveys
Moderators -  Anthony Solomon and Sheila West

1 - 4pm: 3G- Can Kala-azar transmission be interrupted?
Moderators - Mary Cameron and Simon Croft

1 - 4pm: 3I- Equality and Equity of NTD Interventions
Moderators - Camille Ducker and Fiona Fleming

Full agenda available at

ASTMH 2018

The Annual Meeting is a five-day educational conference attended by approximately 4,600 researchers and industry representatives.

29 October 2018


108 - Tackling Outbreaks
Organizer - Daniel G. Bausch (LSHTM)
Time and Room: 8 - 9:45 AM, Sheraton - Rhythms (2nd Floor)

39 - 100,000 Papers Later: Reviewing and Mapping the Etiology of Non-Malarial Febrile Illnesses Globally
Time and room: 4 - 5:45 PM, Sheraton - Waterbury (2nd Floor)

Scientific Sessions

12 - Filariasis: Epidemiology and Control II
Time and location: 10.15am. Sheraton - Waterbury (2nd Floor)

17 - Schistosomiasis - Trematodes: Epidemiology and Control
Time and location: 10.15am, Marriott - La Galerie 1/2 (2nd Floor)

37 - Mosquitoes: Vector Biology - Epidemiology II
Time and location: 1.45pm,Marriott - Balcony IJK (3rd Floor)

38 - Intestinal and Tissue Helminths: Soil-Transmitted Helminths - Biology and Immunology
Time and location: 4pm, Sheraton - Rodrigue Gallery (1st Floor)

Poster Presentations

Time and location: 12pm – 4pm Marriott - Grand Ballroom (Third Floor)
114 - Geo-statistical analysis of continual onchocerciasis transmission in and around areas receiving bi-annual ivermectin treatment regimens - Francis B. Veriegh, Maria-Gloria Basáñez, Philip K. Baidoo, Adelaide Agyeman, Kingsley Badu, Michael D. Wilson, Daniel A. Boakye, Robert A. Cheke, Mark Taylor, Mike Y. Osei-Atweneboana

187 - Using paired serology and surveillance data to quantify dengue transmission and control during a large outbreak in Fiji - Adam Kucharski, Mike Kama, Conall Watson, Maite Aubry, Sebastian Funk, Alasdair Henderson, Oliver Brady, Jessica Vanhomwegen, Jean-Claude Manuguerra, Colleen Lau, John Edmunds, John Aaskov, Eric Nilles, Van-Mai Cao-Lormeau, Stephane Hue, Martin Hibberd

200 - Dengue knowledge, attitudes and practices and their impact on community based vector control in rural Cambodia - Emmanuelle Kumaran, Dyna Doum, Vanney Keo, Sokha Ly, BunLeng Sam, Vibol Chan, Neal Alexander, John Bradley, Marco Liverani, Didot B. Prasetyo, Sergio Lopes, Jeffrey Hii, Rithea Leang, Muhammad Shafique, John Hustedt

226 - A community investigation of the Yellow fever outbreak in South Omo Zone, Ethiopia, 2012- Ranya Mulchandani, Fekadu Massebo, Fekadu Bocho, Yohannes Negash, Claire Jeffries, Thomas Walker, Louisa Messenger

416 - Combining serological and clinical incidence metrics from easy access group surveys and routine surveillance to guide elimination activities in Haiti - Lotus L. van den Hoogen, Thomas Druetz, Eric Rogier, Gillian Stresman, Vena Joseph, Kevin K. Tetteh, Alyssa Young, Alexandre Existe, Jacques Boncy, Ruth Ashton, Thomas P. Eisele, Michelle A. Chang, Jean F. Lemoine, Chris Drakeley

481 - Towards the design and optimization of intervention strategies against Taenia solium taeniosis/cysticercosis by multi-model comparison - Matthew A. Dixon, Uffe C. Braae, Peter Winskill, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Wendy E. Harrison, Martin Walker, Maria-Gloria Basáñez

482 - Treatment of individuals living with neurocysticercosis and HIV/AIDS: a scoping review - Paul D. Jewell, Annette Abraham, Veronika Schmidt, Kevin G. Buell, Javier Bustos, Hector H. Garcia, Matthew A. Dixon, Martin Walker, Maria-Gloria Basanez, Andrea Winkler

30 October 2018


57 - Progress Towards the Global Elimination of Trachoma through Integrated NTD Programs
Symposium Organizer - David C. Mabey 
Time and location: 8- 9:45 AM, Marriott - La Galerie 1/2 (2nd Floor)

69 - Debate: Secondary Data Users Should Pay to Access Individual Level Research Data
Time and location: 10:15-12:00pm, Sheraton - Grand Ballroom D/E (5th Floor)

98 - Climate Services for Health: Improving Public Health Decision-Making in a New Climate
Symposium Organizer – Rachel Lowe
Time and location: 4- 5:45pm, Sheraton - Grand Ballroom D/E (5th Floor)

Scientific Sessions

64 - Intestinal and Tissue Helminths: Soil-Transmitted Helminths - Epidemiology and Control
Time and location: 10:15am, Sheraton - Rodrigue Gallery (1st Floor)

67 - Dengue: Vaccines
Time and location: 10:15am, Sheraton - Grand Ballroom A/B (5th Floor)

70 - Integrated Control Measures for Neglected Tropical Diseases
Time and location: 10.15am, Marriott - La Galerie 1/2 (2nd Floor)

95 - Bacteriology: Trachoma
Time and location: 4:00pm, Sheraton - Waterbury (2nd Floor)

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine - Alumni Reception
Time and location: 7:15pm, Sheraton - Endymion/Mid-City/Proteus/Zulu (8th Floor)

Poster Session B

Time and location: 12 -4:00PM, Marriott - Grand Ballroom (Third Floor)

806 - A generalizable approach to incorporate location information in network reconstruction and outbreak analysis for improved understanding of the spatial aspects of transmission risk -Isobel E. Routledge, Kyle B. Gustafson, Nick W. Ruktanonchai, Azra C. Ghani, Samir Bhatt

842 - The 20 tools of VectorBase: A bioinformatics and population biology resource for invertebrate vectors of human pathogens - Gloria I. Giraldo-Calderon, Daniel Lawson, Scott J. Emrich, Frank Collins, VectorBase consortium

844 - Resistance of Aedes aegypti Populations to Deltamethrin, Permethrin, and Temephos in Cambodia - Sébastien Boyer, Sergio Lopes, Didot B. Prasetyo, John Hustedt, Sarady S. Ay, Dyna Doum, Sony Yean, Borin Peng, Vibol Chan, Bunleng Sam, Rithea Leang, Didier Fontenille, Jeffrey Hii

857 - A baseline entomological report of mosquito vectors and insecticide resistance in Uganda prior to a LLIN national universal coverage campaign - Amy Lynd, Samuel Gonahasa, Ambrose Oruni, Catherine Maiteki-Sebuguzi, Jimmy Opigo, Adoke Yeka, Grant Dorsey, Sarah G. Staedke, Moses R. Kamya, Martin Donnelly, Janet Hemingway

885 - Identification of Plasmodium falciparum-infectious Anopheles coluzzii mosquitoes using near-infrared spectroscopy - Dari F. Da, Pedro M. Esperanç, Bernard M. Somé, Maggy T. Sikulu-Lord, R. Serge Yerbanga, Thierry Lefèvre, Karine Mouline, Karidia Wermé, Floyd Dowell, Roch K. Dabiré, Thomas S. Churcher

889 - Simulating the Effects Of Clumped Egg Laying On Mosquito Population Dynamics In Relation To Gene-Drive Interventions - Aaron L. Morris, Neil Ferguson, Azra Ghani

903 - Spatiotemporal Variation in Dengue Transmission Intensity in Jakarta, Indonesia - Megan O'Driscoll, Natsuko Imai, Neil Ferguson, Sri Rezeki Hadinegoro, Hindra Irawan Satari, Clarence C. Tam, Ilaria Dorigatti

913 - Spatiotemporal heterogeneity of dengue transmission intensity in Colombia - Natsuko Imai, Benjamin Jeffrey, Zulma M. Cucunubá, Marcela Mercado, Franklyn Prieto, Martha Ospina, Neil M. Ferguson, Ilaria Dorigatti

941 - Characterization of Population Exposure (Seroprevalence) to Arboviruses after recent Outbreaks in Colombia: dengue, chikungunya and Zika - Pierre NouvelletZulma M. Cucunubá, Isabel Rodríguez-Barraquer, Jessica Vanhomwegen, Maria-Consuelo Montoya, Andrea Trujillo Correa, Erwin Camacho Burgos, Maria I. Estupiñán, Anyela Lozano, Margarita Gelves, Mauricio Herrera, Jean-Claude Manuguerra, Maria-Gloria Basañez, Christl A. Donnelly, Jorge Osorio, Luis A. Villar, Neil M. Ferguson

971 - Spatial and Temporal Spread of Zika and Chikungunya Viruses in Colombia, a Gravity-Model Based Approach - Kelly A. Charniga, Zulma M. Cucunubá, Marcela Mercado, Franklyn Prieto, Martha Ospina, Neil M. Ferguson, Pierre Nouvellet, Christl A. Donnelly

986 - Host anemia increases P. falciparum gametocytogenesis in vitro - Morgan M. Goheen, Martha A. Clark, Rowena Neville, Fatou Joof, Andrew M. Prentice, Carla Cerami

1041 - Using routine antenatal-care based RDT testing to measure population transmission: the key role of pregnancy-specific patterns of susceptibility and immunity. - Patrick Walker, Matt Cairns, Julie Gutman, Carole Khairallah, Aaron Samuels, Larry Slutsker, Kammerle Schneider, Steve Meshnick, Linda Kalilani-Phiri, Victor Mwapasa, Steve Taylor, Mwayi Madanitsa, Meghna Desai, Feiko ter Kuile

1054 - polyIBD: Inferring Identity by Descent from Complex, Polyclonal Infections - Nicholas F. Brazeau, Aimee R. Taylor, Jonathan J. Juliano, Steven R. Meshnick, Robert Verity

1197 - Understanding trachoma transmission dynamics at low prevalence levels: the timescales of infection and disease provide different signals before and after haulting interventions -Amy Pinsent, Robin Bailey, Deirdre Hollingsworth

1199 - The trachoma endgame in Nepal: trachomatous trichiasis-only surveys to substantiate elimination as a public health problem - Jeremiah M. Ngondi, Shekhar Sharma, Sailesh Mishra, Raman D. Prasad, Achut B. Ojha, Sudip Khatiwada, Joshua Sidwell, Mike French, Lisa Rotondo, Rob Henry, Aryc Mosher, Ana Bakhtiari, Rebecca Willis, Emma Harding-Esch, Anthony W. Solomon

1212 - Infantile anaemia and associated medical conditions in Guinea-Bissau - David McGregor, Olivia Farrant, Anna Last

1222 - From infection to disease in loiasis: a systematic review of clinico-epidemiological case reports -Kevin G. Buell, Charles Whittaker, Cédric B. Chesnais, Paul Jewell, Sébastien D. Pion, Maria-Gloria Basáñez, Michel Boussinesq

1241 - Environmental suitability for lymphatic filariasis in Nigeria - Obiora A. Eneanya, Jorge Cano, Tini Garske, Ilaria Dorigatti, Christl A. Donnelly

1246 - Predicted distribution and burden of podoconiosis in Cameroon - Kebede Deribe, Jorge Cano, Abdel Jelil Njouendou, Mathias Esum Eyong, Amuam Andrew Beng, Emanuele Giorgi, David M. Pigott, Rachel L. Pullan, Abdisalan M. Noor, Fikre Enquselassie, Melanie J. Newport, Gail Davey, Samuel Wanji

1254 - Investigating the impact of repeated, community-wide, mass drug administration on the aggregation of soil-transmitted helminth infection - James E. Wright, James E. Truscott, Sam H. Farrell, Roy M. Anderson.

1296 - Habitat fragmentation and land-use change as drivers of yellow fever outbreaks in South America- Arran Hamlet, Neil Ferguson, Tini Garske

1308 - Sensitivity and Specificity of Point-of-Care Circulating Cathodic Antigen Test before and after praziquantel treatment in diagnosing Schistosoma mansoni infection in adult population co- infected with Human Immunodeficiency virus-1, northwestern Tanzania - Humphrey D. Mazigo, Stella Kepha, Safari Kinung'hi

1310 - Ultrasonographic Evidence of Hepatic Disease due to Schistosoma mansoni in children in the Marolambo District, Madagascar - Hannah J. Russell, James J. Penney, Cortland Linder, Elizabeth C. Joekes, Alain M. Rahetilahy, John R. Stothard, Amaya L. Bustinduy, S. Bertie Squire, Stephen A. Spencer

1312 - Optimizing strategies to diagnose and control intestinal schistosomiasis in a low and moderate endemicity area of Brazil - Anna E. Phillips

1313 - Performance of POC- CCA and Kato-Katz to diagnose Schistosomiasis mansoniin low and moderate endemicity areas of Brazil - Agostinho Gonçalves Viana, Pedro Henrique Gazzinelli-Guimarães, Vanessa Normandio Castro, Lilian Lacerda Bueno, Stefan Michael Geiger, Silvio Santana Dolabella, Anna Phillips, Ricardo Toshio Fujiwara

31 October 2018


127 - Bumps in the Road to MDA-Based Schistosomiasis Control: Why Some Regions Will (and Others Will Not) Reach the 2020 or 2025 WHO Roadmap Goals
Time and location: 10:15- 12:00 PM, Marriott - La Galerie 1/2 (2nd Floor)

123 - Ethics in Tropical Public Health Today: Issues in NTDs
Time and location: 10:15- 12:00 PM, Sheraton - Waterbury (2nd Floor)

146 - Onchocerciasis Associated Epilepsy: An Important Neglected Public Health Problem
Symposium Organizer - Maria Gloria Basáñez 
Time and location: 4- 5:45 PM, Sheraton - Waterbury (2nd Floor)

147 - Real-Time Epidemic Analysis and Forecasting
Co-hosts - John Edmunds and Neil Ferguson
Time and location: 4- 5:45 PM, Sheraton - Rhythms (2nd Floor)

Scientific Sessions

111 - Zika I
Time and location: 8am, Sheraton - Rhythms (2nd Floor)

Poster Session C

Time and location: 12PM – 4:00 PM,Marriott - Grand Ballroom (Third Floor)

1619 - Co-developing climate services for public health: stakeholder needs and perceptions for the prevention and control of Aedes-transmitted diseases in the Caribbean - Anna M. Stewart-Ibarra, Moory Romero, Mercy J. Borbor-Cordova, Shelly-Ann Cox, Avery Q. Hinds, Rachel Lowe, Roché Mahon, Cedric Van Meerbeeck, Leslie Rollock, Sylvester St. Ville, Sadie J. Ryan, Adrian Trotman

1665 - Spatiotemporal heterogeneity in the distribution of chikungunya and Zika virus case incidences and risk factors during their epidemics in Barranquilla (Colombia) between 2014 and 2016 - Thomas C.McHale, Claudia Romero-Vivas, Claudio Fronterre, Andrew K. Falconar, Naomi Walker, Chad Nix, Jorge Cano

1716 - Modeling HRP2 Dynamics and the Implications for a New Ultra-sensitive Rapid Diagnostic Test (U-RDT) - Ruiyun Li, Azra Ghani, Patrick Walker, Hannah Slater, Gonzalo J. Domingo, Smita Das

1955 - Anthelmintic treatment response and emergence of anthelmintic resistance in human population of Southern Mozambique infected with soil-transmitted helminths - Berta Grau-Pujol, Maria Martinez-Valladares, Jorge Cano, Anelsio Cossa, Charfudin Sacoor, Jose uñoz

1957 - Risk factors for Human Hookworm Infection in a Tribal Population: Results from the Baseline Survey of the DeWorm3 India study subsite - Saravanakumar Puthupalayam Kaliappan, Jasmine Farzana, Dilip Abraham, Malathi Manuel, Chinnadurai Pandi, Katherine E. Halliday, William Oswald, Mira Emmanuel-Fabula, Sean Galagan, Kristjana H. Ásbjörnsdóttir, Sitara Ajjampur, Gagandeep Kang, Judd L. Walson

1959 - Pooling strategy validation and prevalence-based modeling for cost-effective and efficient monitoring of soil-transmitted helminth infections - Marina Papaiakovou, Nils Pilotte, Jessica Grant, James Wright, Fabian Schaer, Iain Gardiner, Raju Misra, Judd Walson, Steven Williams, Tim Littlewood

1960 - DeWorm3 India study site: Description of the Study Population and Prevalence of Soil-transmitted Helminths - Sitara Ajjampur, Saravanakumar Puthupalayam Kaliappan, Jasmine Farzana, Dilip Abraham, Malathi Manuel, Rajeshkumar Rajendiran, Sridhar Doss, Chinnadurai Pandi, Katherine Halliday, William Oswald, David Kennedy, Mira Emmanuel-Fabula, Sean Galagan, Kristjana Ásbjörnsdóttir, Gagandeep Kang, Judd Walson

1962 - Exploring socioeconomic equity in the reduction of hookworm infection prevalence and intensity during the TUMIKIA trial - Emma Beaumont, Katherine Halliday, William Oswald, Elizabeth Allen, Stella Kepha, Stefan Witek-McManus, Charles Mwandawiro, Sammy Njenga, Carlos Mcharo, Paul M. Gichuki, Simon Brooker, Rachel Pullan

1963 - The impact of data uncertainty on model predictions for soil-transmitted helminths - Marleen Werkman, Roy M. Anderson.

1964 - qPCR diagnostics for Ascaris lumbricoides: characterizing the connection between qPCR, Kato Katz and worm burden - James Truscott, Alice Easton.

1988 - Decreasing the Impact of Chagas Disease Through Modelling: The DICTUM framework for retrieving, collating, and analysing serosurvey data for Chagas disease across Latin America - Julia B. Halder, Denys Prociuk, Pierre Nouvellet, Maria-Gloria Basáñez, Zulma M. Cucunubá

2020 - Comparison of Methods for Evaluating the Motility, Infectivity and Viability of Schistosome Cercariae in Water - Laura Braun, Lucinda Hazel, Fiona Allan, Aidan M. Emery, Michael R. Templeton

2026 - The “GESHIARO” Project protocol: Developing a scalable and cost-effective model of interventions for the interruption of transmission of soil-transmitted helminths and schistosomiasis in Ethiopia - Anna E. Phillips

2029 - Effect of a behavior change intervention to improve peri-urban sanitation quality in Lusaka, Zambia: a randomized controlled trial - James Tidwell, Robert Aunger, Roma Chilengi, Jenala Chipungu

1 November 2018


160 - Redefining Control for Schistosomiasis: Identifying New Targets for Morbidity Control
Time and location: 8 - 9:45 AM, Sheraton - Rodrigue Gallery (1st Floor)

Scientific sessions

170 - Arthropods: Other Arthropods
Time and location: 8 - 9:45 AM, Marriott - Balcony IJK (3rd Floor)

175 - Global Health: Disease Surveillance and Outbreaks Response
Time and location: 10:15 AM, Sheraton - Grand Ballroom A/B (5th Floor)

183 - Global Health: Community Health Systems and Operational Program Implementation
Time and location: 10:15AM, Marriott - Balcony LMN (3rd Floor)