Congenital Zika Syndrome: Updates and Gaps in Knowledge

Prof David Baud

Materno-Fetal and Obstetrics Research Unit

Department of Femme-Mère-Enfant

University Hospital, Lausanne


Prof David Baud, MD PhD, is an obstetrician, specialist in feto-maternal medicine and is presently head of the obstetric service at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), Switzerland. He is board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and operative Gynecology. After his PhD, which focused on the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine, he trained at various hospitals worldwide READ MORE

Aedes Related Infections: European Point of View

Dr. Céline Gossner

Senior Expert Emerging and Vector-borne Diseases,

Surveillance and Response Support Unit,

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC),

Solna, Sweden

Dr. Céline Gossner is a doctor in veterinary medicine specialised in public health. She joined the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2009 to strengthen the early detection and response to outbreaks. Her main interests are emerging and vector-borne diseases including the animal-human interface.

Zika and Other Aedes Transmitted Diseases, Past, Present, and Future

Dr Duane J. Gubler

Emeritus Professor,

Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases

Duke-NUS Medical School,


Dr Duane J Gubler, ScD, FAAAS, FIDSA, FASTMH, has spent his entire career working on tropical infectious diseases with an emphasis on dengue and other Aedes-transmitted diseases. He has extensive field experience in Asia, the Pacific, tropical America and Africa, and has published extensively on all aspects of dengue and other vector-borne infectious diseases. READ MORE

Mosquito, Host and Virus: Love Triangle in the Urban Jungle

Prof Paul Reiter

Chercheur Invitée, Institut Pasteur

Paris, France

Prof Paul Reiter is a specialist in the biology, ecology and behaviour of mosquitoes, the transmission dynamics of the diseases they transmit, and methods/strategies for their control. During 22 years with U.S. Centers for Disease Control, his work was mainly centered on Saint Louis, dengue, and West Nile transmission and methods of mosquito control. READ MORE

The Drama of the First Dengue Vaccine

Prof Annelies Wilder-Smith

Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,

London, UK

Consultant, WHO Initiative for Vaccine Research