On behalf of the Asia Dengue Summit Organising Committee, we are pleased to invite you to the 3rd Asia Dengue Summit to be held from 5th to 6th July 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Riding on the overwhelming success of the past two Asia Dengue Summits, the organising committee is geared for the 3rd Asia Dengue Summit. The summit will provide a unique opportunity for everyone in the dengue community (clinicians, researchers, government public health leaders and policymakers) to come together to exchange ideas, updates and achievements on dengue management strategies for the region.
The 3rd Asia Dengue Summit is co-convened by ADVA, Global Dengue and Aedes transmitted Diseases Consortium (GDAC), Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Tropical Medicine and Public Health Network (SEAMEO TROPMED) and Fondation Merieux. The Summit is supported locally by the Malaysian Society of Infectious Diseases and Chemotherapy and the Malaysian Paediatric Association. Along with dengue experts from academies and research institutions, representatives from the Ministries of Health, the regional and global World Health Organization (WHO), the Asian Dengue Vaccination Advocacy (ADVA), the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Tropical Medicine and Public Health Network (SEAMEO TROPMED), Global Dengue and Aedes transmitted Diseases Consortium (GDAC), the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), the Fondation Mérieux (FMx) and others will participate to provide a broad overview of the current status of dengue and its management across Asia.
Dengue has gripped our region for many decades and it continues to remain a global threat. Concerted efforts on educating the public, implementing vector control and advocacy for dengue vaccination are important means of dealing with this mammoth problem. At the Asia Dengue Summit, dengue experts from across the region (and worldwide) will be invited to participate and discuss about the current issues that surround dengue disease management and propose strategies that can enhance dengue control. Such a wide representation of key stakeholders will help throw light on the burden of dengue, its management, new vector control strategies and successful vaccine introduction across the region.
The local organizing committee is working relentlessly to make this summit a fruitful platform of learning and collaboration. I urge you to come and join us in Kuala Lumpur and take home with you valuable insights on dengue management and the many wonderful sights, sounds and experiences from the scenic country!
Datuk Prof. Zulkifli Ismail
Dr Maria Rosario Capeding