Interested in Medical Entomology? Join the OMI in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam!

Sep 4, 2023

The Open Medical Institute and the Institut Pasteur present a Global Health Seminar in Vector-Borne Diseases at the Institut Pasteur in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from November 12 to 16, 2023.

Course director Anna-Bella Failloux, PhD from the Institut Pasteur in Paris and her team of  international experts will address central questions in medical entomology. Participants will gain a profound understanding of host-vector and vector-pathogen interactions and vector control. A special focus will be laid on vector-borne diseases in Southeast Asia. The seminar is held over four days and includes lectures, round tables, and conferences.

The seminar targets clinicians in the areas of Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, and Family Medicine, having either completed their specialization or being in the final phase of their residency, biologists, and microbiologists (PhD students). The seminar is limited to a maximum of 30 participants from Southeast Asia who must be fluent in English. This allows for intense interaction during lectures and discussions. Attendance is mandatory for the entire course.


  • Vector-Borne Diseases in Asia
  • Threat of Arboviral Diseases in Asia
  • Fear of Yellow Fever
  • Malaria Vectors and Transmission
  • Anti-Malarial Treatments and Resistance
  • Sand Flies: Bioecology and Transmission of Pathogens
  • Japanese Encephalitis: An Asian Specificity?
  • Animal Reservoirs and Risk of Spillovers
  • One Health Approach
  • Climate Change and VBD
  • Role of Social Sciences in Understanding VBD Transmission
  • Tick and Pathogen Transmission
  • Tick Prevention and Control Methods
  • Resistance to Insecticides
  • Interrupt Dengue Using Wolbachia
  • Mosquito World Program

Round Tables:

  • Asia, a Hot Spot of VBD Emergence
  • Vaccination, Vector Control, Community Engagement
  • How to Better Prevent and Control VBD
  • How to Predict VBD Emergences
  • Impact of Climate Change and Human Activities on VBD


  • Dengue Remains the Most Important Arboviral Disease in Asia
  • An Update on Vaccine Development against VBD
  • Predicting Emergences of VBD