The Symposium on
Surveillance Response System
Leading to Tropical Diseases Elimination






Jun 15


Jun 16


Opening ceremony

Welcome remarks by Dr. Wang Panshi, Vice Director General of Shanghai Municipal Health and Family Planning Commission, China

Remarks by Dr. Richard Cibulskis , Coordinator, Global Malaria Programme, WHO

Remarks by Dr. Gao Fu, Vice Director General, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China

Remarks by Dr. Dirk Engels, Director, NTD Department / Dr. Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuente, AFRO, WHO

Welcome remarks by Dr. Juerg Utzinger, Professor, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland

Remarks by Dr. Lei Zhenglong, Vice Director General of Disease Control Bureau, National Health and Family Planning Commission, China

(Chaired by Dr. Zhou Xiaonong, Director, National Institute of Parasitic Diseases)

Cheng Gu Hall, 5F


MoU signing Ceremony

MoU between TBRI and NIPD

MoU between IHI and NIPD

MoU between DGHI and NIPD

MoU between Fudan U and NIPD

(Chaired by Dr. Gao Fu, Vice Director General, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China, Witnessed by VIPs from WHO and NHFPC)

Cheng Gu Hall, 5F

Jun 16


Coffee break, Group photo


Keynote speech

Presentation 1  Surveillance experiences for infectious diseases control supported by advanced technology (by Gao Fu, China )

Presentation 2  World malaria situation and surveillance for malaria elimination (by Richard Cibulskis, WHO)

Presentation 3  Advances in artemisinin resistance (by Christopher V. Plowe, USA)

Presentation 4  In memory of the 140th anniversary for the discovery of Clonorchis sinensis (by Zhou Xiaonong, Juerg Utzinger,  Lei Zhenglong)

(chaired by Dr. Randall Kramer, USA & Dr. Pan Weiqing, China)

Cheng Gu Hall, 5F



Peninsula Buffet, 3F


Parallel 1: Sino-Africa schistosomiasis control network

  • Research network for schistosomiasis in Africa (RNSA) (by Moussa Sacko, Mali)
  • Adaptability of schistosomiasis control strategy with focusing on the Infectious resources control to the goal of schistosomiasis control in Dongting lake (by Hou Xunya,China )
  • Research needs for schistosomiasis control and elimination in Africa(by Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuente, Cameroon)
  • Schistosomiasis research skills, needs and future directions: ANDI Excellence Center on Antitrematodal R&D (by Sanaa Botros, Eygpt)
  • Process on surveillance of schistosomiasis control in Zhejiang Province, China (by Yu Lingli, China)
  • Enhancing the collaboration between P.R. China and African countries to tackle schistosomiasis (by Xu Jing, China)
  • Zanzibar pilot proposal in schistosomiasis (by Yang Kun, China)

(Chaired by Dr. Moussa Sacko, Mali & Dr. Qiu Dongchuan, China)

Chang Gong Hall, 5F


Parallel 2: Clonorchiosis and other NTDs

  • Key excretory/secretory proteins involved in the pathogenesis of Clonorchis sinensis infection (by Huang Yan, China)
  • Clonorchis sinensis tames immune responses via anti-inflammatory cytokine production in murine antigen presenting cells (by Jin Yan, Korea)
  • Transmission and control of clonorchiasis in Guangdong, China (by Fang Yueyi, China)
  • Recent advances in opisthorchiasis research and control using EcoHealth approach in Thailand (by Banchob Sripa, Thailand)
  • Development and application of rapid diagnostics of clonorchiosis in China (by Xu Xuenian, China)
  • Opisthorchis viverrini in Lao People democratic Republic: studies in central and southern parts of country (by Somphou Sayasone, Lao PDR)
  • Strategy needed to tackle clonorchiasis in China (by Qian Menbao, China)
  • Clonorchiosis treatment with tribendemidine : a case study in China (by Juerg Utzinger)

(Chaired by Dr. Banchob Sripa, Thailand & Dr. Wu Zhongdao, China)

Cheng Gu Hall, 5F


Parallel 3: Advance in surveillance response system of tropical diseases

  • Research gap in elimination of malaria at global level (by Zhou Shuisen, WHO/NIPD)
  • The role of civil society in prevention and control of infectious diseases: a case study of global fund malaria programs along China-Myanmar border (by Zhang Jun, HPA)
  • Launching the first postgraduate diploma in medical entomology and disease vector control in Pakistan (by Aijaz Ali, Pakistan)
  • Serological markers for monitoring Plasmodium vivax transmission in the elimination stage (by Chen Junhu)
  • Sub-mekong Project and working plan on border malaria surveillance (by Zhang Shaosen, WHO)
  • Mosquito surveillance in China(by Liu Qiyong, China)
  • Contribution of the combination dihydro-artemisinin plus piperaquine to the treatment of malaria  (by Mu Zexun, China)
  • Prediction and inference of Plasmodium vivax transmission from tempo-spatial surveillance data (by Shi Benyun, HK, China)

 (Chaired by Dr. Salim Abdulla, Tanzania & Dr. Xiao Ning, China)

Zhou Ren Hall, 5F


Seminar: Publishing your research in international journals through scientific writing (by Ben Johnson, BioMed Central, UK, Chaired by Joyce Li & Yang Pin)

Chang Gong Hall, 5F



Jun 17


Parallel 4: Malaria control and elimination

  • Challenges in the elimination of artemisinin resistant malaria (by Francois Nosten, France)
  • Malaria elimination in China: opportunity and challenges (Dr. Xiao Ning, China )
  • Malaria in Myanmar (by Myaing Nyunt, USA)
  • Malaria epidemiological profile and challenges for malaria control in Tanzania (by Chait Prosper, Tanzania)
  • Targeting high risk populations for malaria elimination (by Adam Bennett, USA)
  • Mass drug administration with Artemisinin-piperaquine eliminating malaria on high epidemic area Comoros (by Ye Qiaobo , China)
  • 10-year Global Fund project on malaria control and elimination in P.R. China (by Wang Rubo, China)
  • Quick response to imported malaria, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (by Wang Duoquan, China)
  • Communicating and monitoring surveillance and response activities for malaria elimination in China (by Cao Jun, China)

(Chaired by Dr. Francois Nosten, France & Dr. Gao Qi, China)

Zhou Ren Hall, 5F


Parallel 5: Sino-Africa schistosomiasis control network

  • Progress in schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminthiasis control and elimination in Zimbabwe (by Nicholas Midzi, Zimbabwe)
  • Introduce the only environmental new molluscicide of world-TDS (by Zhang Nengmin,China)
  • YZ type machinery with mechanized removing obstacles & automatized spraying molluscicide (by Gao Yang,China)
  • Field evaluation of a Loop-Mediated Amplification Kit for detection of Schistosoma japonicum-infected snails (by Qin Zhiqiang, China)
  • New diagnosis tool development platform for parasitic diseases in China (by Hu Wei,China)
  • Genome-wide identification of a protein marker for serodiagnosis of schistosomiasis (by Pan Weiqing,China)

(Chaired by Dr. Hanna El-Baz, Egypt & Dr. Hu Wei, China)

Chang Gong Hall, 5F


Parallel 6: Advance in surveillance response system of tropical diseases

  • Surveillance response system for NTD in China (Yang Guojing, China)
  • Analyzing the transmission threshold of schistosomiasis by exploring the Basic Reproduction Numbe (by Xia Shang, China)
  • The social marketing of household toilets among the Bai: a strategy for cysticercosis reduction (by Mary Dickey, USA)
  • Mechanism of agriculture in control and elimination of schistosomiasis in Hubei (by Huang Xibao, China)
  • Surveillance of angiostrongyliasis in China (by Lv Shan, China)
  • Early warning system in schistosomiasis surveillance in Jiangsu (by Yang Kun, China)
  • An altra sensitive assay targeting the CAA for the diagnosis of schistosomiasis japonicum in low-endemic area(by Robert Bergquist)
  • NTDs control in Cambodia (by Sinuon Muth, Cambodia)
  • Rapid assessment of schistosomiasis risk following an earthquake in Sichuan (by Liu Yang)

(Chaired by Dr. Robert Bergquist, Sweden & Dr. Yang Guojing, China)

Ming Long Hall, 5F


Parallel 7: Working group meeting for GHSP partners (close meeting)

  • ŸIntroduction of partners (by Guan Yayi, China)
  • Introduction of GHSP (by Lu Guoping, NHFPC)
  • Practice and outlook of GHSP (by Qiao Jianrong, DFID)
  • Progress report in OP1 and Expected outcomes of OP1(by Ding Wei, NIPD, China )
  • Progress report in OP2 and Expected outcomes of OP2(by Yao Jiawen, NIPD, China )
  • Discussion for work plan and activities (by Zhou Xiaonong)
  • Define the duties for partners and communication mechanism (by Zhou Xiaonong)

(Chaired by Dr. Guan Yayi, China)

Cheng Gu Hall, 5F


Roundtable discussion

  • The significance of Surveillance-Response System in BRICS malaria elimination programmes: lessons learnt and consternations to other endemic countries (by Ernest Tambo, South Africa)
  • Harnessing China-Africa Cooperation Initiatives in Malaria Control and Elimination (by Xia Zhigui, China)
  • DFID Pilot proposal on control of malaria in Tanzania (by Salim Abdulla, Tanzania / Xiao Ning, China)
  • Sino-Africa network proposal on schistosomiasis control (by Louis-Albert TCHUEM TCHUENTE, AFRO / Zhou Xiaonong, China)

 (Panels: Dr. Salim Abdulla, Tanzania; Dr. Robert Bergquist, Sweden; Dr Hanna El-Baz, Egypt; Muth Sinoun, Cambodia; Mr. Zee Leung, IDRC; Louise-Albert Tchuem Tchuente, AFRO/WHO; Randall Kramer, USA; Xiao Ning, NIPD) 

Closing session

  • ŸSummary report: Research priorities for surveillance response system leading to the tropical diseases elimination  (by Juerg Utzinger/ Zhou Xiaonong)
  • Remarks by international partners

(Chaired by Xiao Ning, NIPD) 

Cheng Gu Hall, 5F

Jun 18