GEIS VECTORMAP WORKSHOP OCTOBER 11-12, 2011 CAPITAL GALLERY, SUITE 4200 600 MARYLAND AVENUE, SW WASHINGTON, DC 20013

The VectorMap team thanks all those who participated in the October workshop on future directions for VectorMap. The discussions at the meeting and recommendations you provided have been very helpful in charting future directions. A summary of the proceedings of the workshop can be found here

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Agenda

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11

8:30-9:00 Coffee/light breakfast

9:00-9:20 Welcome and introductions

Jason Richardson, Director, Entomology Branch, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

 Ron Burke, MAJ, Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, Global Emerging Infections System (GEIS)

9:20-9:30 Brief comments

Scott Miller, Deputy Under Secretary for Collections and Interdisciplinary Support, Smithsonian Institution

9:30-9:45 Overview of key questions, desired outcomes, and agenda

Carole Neves, Director, Office of Policy and Analysis, Smithsonian Institution

9:45-10:05 Keynote address:Febrile and Vector-borne Illnesses (FVBIs) and the State of Play

Dan Strickman, National Program Leader, Veterinary and Medical Entomology, US Department of Agriculture

10:05-12:00 Panel:What can VectorMap learn from the experiences of four organizations involved with vector and vector-borne disease data, Part 1

Moderator: Townsend Peterson, Natural History Museum & Biodiversity Research CenterandDepartment of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas

 10:05-10:20 CalSurv: A Data Management and Reporting Tool for Operational Decision Support

Bill Reisen, Research Entomologist, Center for Vector-borne Diseases, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis

10:05-12:00 Panel:What can VectorMap learn from the experiences of four organizations involved with vector and vector-borne disease data, Part 1 (cont.)

Moderator: Townsend Peterson

10:20-10:35 DengueMap: A CDC-HealthMap Collaboration
Michael Johansson, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

10:35-10:45 BREAK

10:45-11:00 The Malaria Atlas Project (MAP): Mapping the Global Distribution of Anopheles Vectors

Marianne Sinka, Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, University of Oxford

11:00-11:15 VectorBase
Frank Collins, Professor of Biological Sciences, Notre Dame University

11:15-12:00 Discussion

12:00-1:00 LUNCH

1:00-1:45 VectorMap

1:00-1:15 Strategic view of VectorMap

Jason Richardson

1:15-1:35 Overview of VectorMap

Desmond Foley, Research Entomologist, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

1:35-1:50 VectorMap Going Forward (Smartphone App, Markups)

Jamie Christensen, Lead Project Coordinator, WorldView Solutions, Inc.

1:50-2:00 Q&A

Whitney Watriss, Office of Policy and Analysis (OP&A), Smithsonian Institution

 2:00-4:50 Looking to the future
Carole Neves

2:00-3:00 Takeaway points from the presentations and discussion

Carole Neves

3:00-3:15 BREAK

3:15-4:00 Whatvalue-added does and could VectorMap offer?
Group 1: VectorMap’s Value Added Now

Facilitator: Whitney Watriss

Group 2: VectorMap’s Value Added in the Future

Facilitator: Carole Neves

4:00-4:50 Report out and discussion

4:50-5:00 Plan for Day 2

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12

8:30-9:00 Coffee/Light breakfast

9:00-9:10 Review of Day 1 and preview of Day 2

Whitney Watriss

9:10-9:55 Panel: What can VectorMap learn from the experiences of four organizations involved with vector and vector-borne disease data, Part 2Moderator: Dan Strickman

 9:10-9:25 The Vector Ecology and Control Network

Tom Burkot,Australian Institute of Tropical Health Medicine, James Cook University

9:25-9:40 ArboNET- National surveillance system for arboviral diseases in the United States

Harry Savage, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ft. Collins

 9:40-9:55 Discussion

9:55-10:25 VectorMap’s Full Potential: A Predictive Understanding of Vector Distributions over Space and Time

Townsend Peterson

10:25-10:40 BREAK

10:40-12:00 VectorMap 5 to 10 yearsout

10:40-11:25 Break-out working groups

Group 1: Identifying VectorMap users and priorities

Discussion leaders: Bill Reisen and Ron Fukuda, AFHSC/GEIS

Group 2: Exploring VectorMap’s organizational structure

Discussion leaders: Frank Collins, University of Notre Dame, and Mark Beavers, Army Forces Pest Management Board

Group 3: Making VectorMap funding and data sources sustainable

Discussion leaders: Peter Pesenti, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and Ron Burke

11:25-12:00 Report outs and discussion

12:00-1:00 LUNCH

1:00-4:50 A plan of action for the future VectorMap

Carole Neves

1:00-2:40 Break-out working groups

Group 1: Tasks to Be Accomplished

Facilitator: Maria Raviele, Office of Policy and Analysis

Group 2: VectorMap’s organizational structure, governance, management

Facilitator: Whitney Watriss

 Group 3: VectorMap and the larger data sharing network

Facilitator: Carole Neves

2:40-3:00 Report outs and discussion

Carole Neves

3:00-3:15 BREAK

3:15-4:50 Next steps for VectorMap and the larger community

Whitney Watriss

Group 1: Building a plan of action for VectorMap: key tasks, roles and responsibilities, schedule, resources

Facilitator: Carole Neves

Group 2: Building a collaborative community: what might it look like, how will it happen

Facilitator: Whitney Watriss

4:50-5:00 Conclusion and thanks

Jason Richardson

 

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