2nd Working Group Meeting 2014

The 2nd Working Group meeting took place on 4-5 September 2014 at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Campus Rochus, Rochusstraat 43, Antwerp (Belgium).

All presentations are available in the members section.



  • 09h30: Plenary session, Aula Janssens
    • Session chair: P. Dorny
    • Welcome: P. Dorny (Grantholder scientific representative, Head of the Unit of Veterinary Helminthology, Dept of Biomedical Sciences, ITM)
    • Presentation of the COST action TD1302 CYSTINET general progress: S. Gabriël (Chair).
    • Short Term Scientific Missions, an update: S. Lacour (STSM coordinator)
    • Presentation of WG updates:
      • WG1: Dr. B. Devleesschauwer (WG1 leader) & S. Smit: Country studies
      • WG2:
        • Dr. T. Garate (co-WG2 leader)
        • Dr. A. Winkler (WG2 leader):
          • Questionnaire session (Chaired by A. Winkler): Dr. J. Blocher (and S. Smit), with a coffee break of 30’
      • WG3: Dr. E. Papadopoulos (WG3 co-leader)
  • 13h00-14h00 Lunch
  • 14h00 Plenary session, Aula Janssens
    • Session chair: P. Dorny
    • Invited speaker: Dr E. Mwape, University of Zambia, School of Veterinary Medicine. Taenia solium in Zambia
    • Invited speaker: Dr. J. Charlier; Discontools; DISCONTOOLS, a novel initiative to prioritize research on infectious animal diseases in the E.U.
  • 15h00-15h30 coffee break
  • 15h30 Separate WG meetings, Forum 1, 2 and 3
  • Discussion
  • 20h00: Working Group Dinner: Café-Restaurant Bourla, Graanmarkt 7, Antwerp, http://www.bourla.be


  • 09h00: Plenary session, Aula Janssens
    • Invited speakers:
      • Session chair: M. Vilhena
      • Dr. J. Noh, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA. Development of diagnostics on Taenia spp, an update from CDC
      • Dr. K. De Smet, Dr A. Ottevanger, SANCO (European Commission). View of the EC on Taenia spp control
      • Dr. K. de Balogh, FAO, Senior Officer, Veterinary Public Health. What can One Health do for taeniasis/cysticercosis control? (Via Skype)
  • 10h30-11h00 coffee break
  • 11h00 Presentations of early stage researchers
    • Session chair: S. Thamsborg
    • A. Hernandez, Performance of T24H and Ts8B2 recombinant antigens in human neurocysticercosis serodiagnosis
    • J. Blocher, Prevalence of neurocysticercosis in people with epilepsy in the Eastern Province of Zambia
    • B. Victor, Development of a poly-mono clonal based antigen ELISA for the detection of Taenia solium taeniosis
    • C. Makungu, Community Led Total Sanitation for the control of Taenia solium
    • Q. Nicolau, Evaluation of health education as a control tool for Taenia solium
    • S. Gabriël, Development of a milk antibody ELISA for the detection of bovine cysticercosis
  • 12h30 Lunch
  • 13h30 Presentations of CYSTINET members
    • Session chair: J. Lindh
    • S. Abuseir, Immunoblot patterns of Taenia hydatigena cysticercosis
    • C. Cretu, Neurocysticercosis – Limits of the diagnosis
    • M. Pavlova, Some epidemiologic data related to T. saginata in R. Macedonia and a case study of human infection with T. saginata
    • J. Lindh, Validation of Tsol-P27 antigen as a diagnostic candidate for Cysiticercosis in Mozambique and Nicaragua
    • I.K. Phiri, University of Zambia
  • 15h00 Presentations of discussions and decisions of the previous day’s WG meetings
    • WG1: Dr. B. Devleesschauwer
    • WG2: Drs. A. Winkler & T. Garate
    • WG3: Dr. E. Papadopoulos
  • 16h30: closure


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