1st Working Group and Management Committee meeting 2016

  • 2 - 3 June 2016
  • Location: Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

The 1st Working Group and Management Committee meeting took place in the Institut Pasteur, in Paris, France (28 rue Dr Roux, 75015 Paris), on 2-3 June 2016.

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Final programmeCYSTINET Paris 2016 Programme



CYSTINET Paris 2016 Programme

02/06/2016 Working Group Meeting:

Amphitheater Duclaux

09:00 – 10:00 Plenary session

  • 09:00 Reception of participants
  • 09:15 Welcome
    • Jouan, Directeur International Institut Pasteur
    • Boileau,Directeur Laboratoire Santé Animale, Anses
    • Polack (ENVA) & R. Jambou (Institut Pasteur), local organizers
  • 09:30 Presentation of the COST action TD1302 CYSTINET and general progress, introduction Year 3 WBP (S. Gabriël)- STSM presentation (B. Soba)
  • COST rules: a quick reminder (A. Vlaminck)

10:00-10:15 Coffee break

10:15 – 11:15 Short separate Working Group session

(briefing of activities since last meeting)

11:15-12:15: Plenary session of all working groups

  • WG1. Brecht Devleesschauwer & Alberto Allepuz

12:15 – 13:00 Lunch (Carrel 3 underground level, social building)

13:00 – 17:00 Plenary session of all working groups cont.

  • WG1. cont if needed
  • WG2. Andrea Winkler & Teresa Garate & Pierre Dorny
    • Ring Trial to detect anti-Cysticercus cellulose IgG in human sera. A. Gomez-Morales

15:00-15:15: coffee break

  • WG3. Maria Vang Johansen & Elias Papadopoulos

Abstract presentations:

Full carcass dissections of naturally Taenia solium infected pigs: new insights. E. Mwape

Identification of practices of home slaughtering of livestock and official meat inspection management in slaughterhouses in the different EU countries to assess the risk of solium and T. saginata. A. van Roon


02/06/2016 Management Committee Meeting

17:00 -18:00 Only for MC members


CYSTINET Dinner (restaurant PROCOPE)


03/06/2016 Working Group Meeting:

09:00 – 10:30 Plenary session:

Amphitheater Duclaux

Presentations of invited speakers

  • P. Torgerson, Vetsuisse Faculty, Zurich, Switzerland. The global burden of Neurocysticercosis
  • A. Lucianez, Pan American Health Organisation. Control of Taenia solium in Latin America
  • S. Ramiandrasoa, Cysticercosis ‘s National country coordinator, Ministry of Public Health, Madagascar. Current situation of the fight against Taeniosis/cysticercosis in Madagascar
  • Men-Bao Qian, National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, People’s Republic of China. Control of Taenia solium in China

10:30-10:45: coffee break

Two parallel sessions:

  1. Session abstract presentations and
  2. closed session on control of Taenia solium in endemic areas (on invitation only)


11:00-13:00 Abstract presentations: Amphitheater Duclaux

  • Evaluation of plasma n-glycome as potential biomarker for neurocysticercosis. T. Garate
  • Sensitivity and specificity of lamp assays for taenia species detection. T. Garate
  • Comparison of diagnostic tools for diagnosis of Taenia solium cysticercosis in naturally infected pigs. C. Laforet
  • Socio-economic impacts of Taenia solium cysticercosis and neurocysticercosis in eastern Zambia. E. Hobbs
  • Evaluation of three recombinant proteins for the serodiagnosis of neurocysticercosis (NCC).A.  Hernandez-Gonzalez

13:00-14:30 lunch: (Carrel 3 underground level, social building)

14:30-15:30: museum visit

15:30- 16:30 Abstract presentations cont.

  • Costs involved with implementation of different post-mortem detection techniques for bovine cysticercosis in Belgium. Jansen
  • Teniosis and some other foodborne parasites in Hungary regarding 10 years period. J. Laki
  • Seroprevalence of porcine cysticercosis in north-western Romania. Cozma
  • Porcine Cysicercosis in Serbia. B. Bobic
  • Mapping areas contaminated by Taenia solium eggs: a spatial multi-criteria evaluation approach in Madagascar. Porphyre


11:00-13:00 Parallel Closed Session (on invitation):

Salle Bordet Room – Building Metchnikoff

Taenia solium control in endemic areas: The aim of this specific session is to move the dialogue forward from the 2014 WHO informal consultation and 2015 WHO diagnostics meeting as we strive to achieve the goals set by the road-map for control of neglected tropical diseases.  Moderated by E. Fèvre.

13:00-14:00 lunch: (together with other group)

14:00-16:30 Parallel Closed session: Taenia solium control in endemic areas cont.


(Bordet Room Building Metchnikoff)


16:30: closing of the meeting and Coffee


For more information visit the website www.cystinet.org or contact cystinet-paris2016@vet-alfort.fr 

More information

For more information, please contact cystinet-paris2016@vet-alfort.fr

How to reach Institut Pasteur

How to join the meeting room in Pasteur

We will welcome you on Thursday June 2, 2016 from 8:00 am in the Amphithéatre Duclaux:

Institut Pasteur

28 rue du Dr Roux, 75015 Paris

Metro: Pasteur Station (line 6 or 12)



The Institut Pasteur, where the meeting will be held, is currently under the French Vigipirate national security alert system. Here are the instructions to follow at your arrival at the Institut Pasteur :

At the front desk (25, rue du Dr Roux), a receptionist will check your ID or passport to match your name on the participants’ list and give you a voucher to pass the security control.

Visual check of your bags and luggages by the security team at the entrance of the Institute (please bring as few bags as possible in order to facilitate this step).

At the welcome desk of the conference, hostesses will give you your badge and documentation for the meeting. All participants are requested to wear their badge visibly at all times.

Visual check of your bags and luggages each time you enter the campus.



By Metro or Bus:

One ticket allows you to travel on the metro and includes all connections as long as you do not leave the metro network. For most bus and tram routes in Paris and Ile-de-France, one ticket is valid for a single journey without connections regardless of length. On some routes (Balabus, Noctambus, Orlybus, Roissybus, 221, 297, 299, 350 and 351) fares depend on journey length.

  • By Metro:

Get off at either Volontaires (line 12) or Pasteur (lines 6 and 12) station. These stations are just a 5 minute walk from the Institut Pasteur.

Map of the metro network: http://www.ratp.fr/en/ratp/c_5000/accueil

  • By Bus:

Bus number 95 (Institut Pasteur stop, direction Porte de Vanves) stops in front of the Institute’s entrance. Bus numbers 39 and 70 (Volontaires-Vaugirard or Sèvres-Lecourbe stops) stop slightly further away (5 to 10 minute walk) and not far from Pasteur metro station.

Map of bus routes: http://www.ratp.fr/en/ratp/c_5000/accueil


From Paris airports:

The journey from Paris airports to the Institut Pasteur takes from 45 minutes (if you are coming from Orly airport) to

90 minutes (if you are coming from Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport)

  • Orly airport

Tel.: +33 (0)1 49 75 15 15

Different routes are possible from Orly airport:

  • By Orlyval, you must buy a special ticket to travel between Paris and Orly via Antony which is valid throughout the metro and RER networks. At the Antony RER station, take RER line B to Denfert-Rochereau station. Then take line 6 to Pasteur station.
  • By Orlybus, you must also buy a special ticket to travel by bus between Paris (Terminus at Denfert-Rochereau) and Orly. From Denfert-Rochereau take the metro (line 6 direction Charles de Gaulle Etoile) to Pasteur station.

You can take the Air France bus to Paris-Montparnasse. You can either walk about 15 minutes or take the metro (line number 6 direction Charles de Gaulle – Etoile) to get from Montparnasse-Bienvenue station to Pasteur station.

  • An Orlyrail shuttle will also take you to the RER C (Aéroport d’Orly station)
  • Finally, the Jetbus will take you to the Villejuif-Aragon metro station, terminus of line 7.
  • Roissy – Charles de Gaulle airport

Tel.: +33 (0)1 48 62 22 80

Different routes are possible from Roissy – Charles de Gaulle airport:

  • Cars Air France (01 41 56 89 00) :

CdG – Porte Maillot – Arc de Triomphe

CdG – Gare de Lyon – Gare Montparnasse

  • Metro/RER: Go to the RER station at the airport accessible from terminals 1 or 2, or use the free Aéroports de Paris shuttles if your flight lands at the other terminals. Take the RER B to Denfert-Rochereau. Then take line 6 to Pasteur station.
  • By Roissybus

This bus goes from the airport to rue Scribe, near place de l’Opéra.

Tickets are on sale at line terminus, in the airports and on board buses


By train, from Paris’ main SNCF stations:

Paris has several SNCF (railway) stations. Below are the routes by metro between the Institut Pasteur and the main stations.

  • Montparnasse station

This is the closest station to the Institut Pasteur. You can either walk about 15 minutes or take line 6 to Pasteur station.

  • Saint Lazare station

Take line 12 to Pasteur station (about 20 minutes).

  • ‘Gare de Lyon’ station

Take line 14 to Bercy station. Change to line 6 to Pasteur station. Journey time is roughly 35 minutes.

  • Austerlitz station

Take line 5 to Place d’Italie. Change to line 6 to Pasteur station. Journey time is roughly 30 minutes.

  • ‘Gare de l’Est’ station

Take line 4 to Raspail station. Then change to line 6 to Pasteur station. Journey time is roughly 35 minutes.

  • ‘Gare du Nord’ station

Take the RER B to Denfert-Rochereau. Change and take line 6 to Pasteur station. Journey time is roughly 35 minutes.


Visiting, cultural activities: Paris Tourist Office Information and City hall of Paris (Mairie de Paris)
Paris, the good taste capital: Find a restaurant on Paris Info

The Paris Tourist Information Office is available at the following link:


You will also find information at the Paris City Hall (mairie) site:


For a weather report, please consult:


Visit of the Pasteur Museum (for those who registered) : Friday 3rd May 15h


Lunches will be taken near the Amphitheater

Dinner will be held in the PROCOPE Thursday 2nd at 8:00 pm

13, rue de l’Ancienne Comédie – 75006 PARIS

It is the holdest restaurant in Paris founded in 1686

(Métro Odéon)

For an appetizing walk we will leave Institut Pasteur at 7:15 for a 30-40min walk

But you can join directly the restaurant

(Metro Pasteur line 12 to Montparnasse / Line 4 to Métro Odéon)


These are hotels near the Institut Pasteur with special prices: 20160126_Liste hotels IP 2016. To obtain these prices , you just need to specify that you will attend the CYSTINET meeting 2-3 jun in Institut Pasteur, and mention Ronan Jambou