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Asia Dengue Conference

Dengue has emerged as a worldwide problem since the 1950’s. About half of the world’s population is at risk of this mosquito-borne disease.

Dengue is found in tropical and sub-tropical climates areas, with cases reported in more than 150 countries. Dengue patients show non-specific febrile syndrome in early stage which may delay early diagnosis. Although not all dengue infections result in illness, some dengue patients may progress to life-threatening haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome.Today, we are facing huge challenges in managing dengue associated complications which can lead to hospitalizations and/or deaths.

In view of these challenges and with the support from the Ministry of Health Malaysia, the Malaysian Society of Infectious Diseases & Chemotherapy (MSIDC), Tropical Infectious Diseases Research & Education Centre (TIDREC), Aesculap Academy, Malaysia and WHO Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) for Arbovirus Reference & Research have taken the initiative to provide a platform to address various pertinent issues on the challenges, diagnosis, treatment and best practices in managing this growing menace in the region.

Drawing expertise from more than twenty international, ASEAN and local speakers, the scientific committee has put together a comprehensive programme which features seven (7) plenary sessions and eleven (11) concurrent symposia, covering topics such as:

• Clinical Predictors of Severe Dengue
• Dengue Vaccination : Current Landscape in Asia
• Innovative strategies & tools for dengue surveillance & control
• Dengue detection tools
• Viral Tropism and pathogenesis
• Updates on Pathophysiology of Dengue Infection
• Challenges and Strategies to Decrease Dengue Morbidity & Mortality
• Sharing of Experience from various countries in ASEAN on Monitoring In Severe Dengue, Advances in Lab Diagnosis for Dengue, Fluid Management in Dengue, Best Practices in Vector Control, Dengue in Special Groups, and many more.