Dr.Michael Macdonald

IVCC (Innovative Vector Control Consortium), USA

Covid-19 and the public health response; climate change and increasing severe weather events; political instability and conflict has dramatically changed our world, forcing us to stop and reassess our strategies for vector-borne disease control.  Now is the time to reflect and share how countries reimagine and optimize vector surveillance and control through innovations and alliances across the public sector, the private sector and industry, academia, and civil society.

The four-day conference, with an expected 1500 participants, is a unique opportunity to bring together a broad spectrum of partners to strengthen Asia-Pacific regional mosquito and vector control capacities, network, and engage with new technologies and approaches to address the rapidly changing landscape for mosquito control in the region.

Jointly planned and hosted by the Royal Thai Ministry of Public Health, the Thai Pest Management Association, and Kasetsart University, the Asia Pacific Conference on Mosquito and Vector Control exemplifies the creative partnerships needed for reimagining mosquito control and engaging innovations for a changed world.