Voorjaarssymposium 2017


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Congres commissie
18 mei 2017
Vergadercentrum Pieterskerkhof .......... Pieterskerkhof 23,3512 JS Utrecht

This year the NVP spring meeting will take place on the 18th of May and the program of this years meeting can be found below.

The "theme" of this years meeting is Controling or Controlled Human Infections

The principle of deliberate infections with parasites in a controlled setting, is not novel, as numerous animal models exist. However, applying  this to  out-bread higher animals or even humans is something that is gaining more acceptance.  Controlled human infection (CHI) models with parasites have a long history and were established decades ago, whereby for example, malaria infections were used as a treatment for neurosyphilis in the 1920's. Nowadays, controlled human malaria infections are increasingly used  worldwide and many other infections such as with hookworm or cryptosporidium are beginning to get established. Controlled infection models provide unprecedented opportunities for development and refinement of diagnostic methods as well as for the full dissection of  host- pathogen interaction and the physiological, immunological and metabolic changes that occur upon infection.  However, it is clear that no controlled parasitic infection can be considered before there is careful deliberation of the issues surrounding controlled infections: safety, ethics, quarantine, scientific output and the production of infectious material.

This year at the annual NVP meeting,  we will focus on the theme of controlled parasitic infections that are practiced in humans and higher animals and bring those interested in animal and human health together to discuss the opportunities that can be created in this area. We invite those working on medical and veterinary parasitology to join us and discuss diagnostics, parasite biology, host immunology and metabolism in the context of controlled parasitic infections.


Program NVP spring meeting 18 May 2017

9:45 – 10:30

Registration, coffee (and putting up posters)


10:30 – 12:00 Session 1

10:30-11.15 Keynote Speaker: David Diemert (George Washington University)

11:15-11:30 SE de Jong (Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum)

Mass cytometry details the distinct dynamic changes in immune responses of Africans and Europeans after controlled human malaria infection

11:30-11:45 YD Maouwenda (Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum)

Cellular immune responses to hookworm vaccine candidates tested in Gabon

11:45-12:00 GM de Jong (Erasmus Medisch Centrum)

Sequential changes in immunological, endothelial and coagulation parameters during early controlled human falciparum malaria


12:00 - 13:30

Lunch buffet, poster session

Annual meeting NVP (12:15-13:00)



13:30 - 15:00 Session 2

13:30-14:15 Keynote Speaker: Meta Roestenberg (Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum)

14:15–14:30 P Hoekstra (Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum)

Diagnosis of Schistosomiasis without a microscope: a community-based survey using PCR and CAA detection on banked stool and urine samples from DR Congo.

14:30-14:45 YM Yang (Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum)

Anti-Glycan IgG Subclass Responses in Schistosome Infected Humans Studied by Glycan Microarray

14:45-15:00 HJP van der Zande (Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum)

Helminth antigens improve glucose tolerance in obese mice by promoting a STAT6-dependent type 2 immune response in white adipose



15:00 - 15:30

Coffee and tea


15:30 - 16:30 Session 3

15:30-15:45 J Deng (Rijks Instituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu)

Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in the mainland of China: using a one health approach

15:45-16:00 ME Kuipers (Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum)

Characterizing extracellular vesicles from Schistosoma mansoni: tackling technical challenges

16:00-16:15 CM Mogollon (Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum)

P. falciparum 230p is essential for male gamete fertility

16:15-16:30 AAK Lovers (Vrije Universiteit)

Checklist for the medical sector to improve the recognition of poultry red mite (PRM), Dermanyssus gallinae, in humans 


16:30 – 17:00

Merial award ceremony







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