Mérieux Foundation event

Febrile illness: a unified approach to protocol design for multicentered studies

21 - 23 January 2019 - Les Pensieres Center for Global Health, Veyrier du Lac (France)


This 2 and half day meeting aimed to foster exchanges with experts currently conducting research, developing new tools and strategies relating to surveillance and management of febrile illnesses to address more accurately this syndromic paradigm, with the most primary focus in low-resource settings, in order to define key research questions to addressing identified gaps / novel hypothesis via multicentered studies.

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Day 1 Monday, January 21

Day 2 Tuesday, January 22

  • 17:45 - 18:30

    Keynote: understanding fever and the acute fever illnesses landscape

    David MABEY

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  • 18:30 - 19:10

    Keynote: WHO/Unicef Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) and child health

    Shamim QAZI

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Session 1 - Epidemiology of acute fevers

Chairs: Florence PRADEL & Yoel LUBELL

  • 8:20 - 8:50

    Epidemiology of fever: beyond malaria

    Blaise GENTON

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  • 8:50 - 9:20

    What are the preventable and/or treatable causes of febrile illness that we are currently failing to recognize in resource-limited settings

    Valérie D’ACREMONT

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Gabriel network members present descriptive data on fever

Understanding the relative importance of different causes of illness among adults and children with fever attending health care services

Session 2 - Fever: the research landscape

Chairs: Katherine PLEWES & Juliet BRYANT

  • 13:20 - 13:50

    Research on "causes of fever": an overview of studies to date, and a brief update on FIEBRE

    Heidi HOPKINS

  • 13:50 - 15:30

    Severity markers to risk-stratify fever syndromes

    Kevin KAIN

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  • 13:50 - 15:30

    The diagnostic fever landscape and ongoing studies (at FIND)

    Sabine DITTRICH

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  • 13:50 - 15:30

    MSF’s febrile illness diagnostic program: a multiplex, multi-analyte tool to improve diagnosis of severe febrile illness

    Teri ROBERTS

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  • 13:50 - 15:30

    Research progress in biomarkers for effective triage for viral and bacterial infections

    Jianwei WANG

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  • 16:15 - 16:45

    Novel case management strategies including algorithm development and validation

    Valérie D’ACREMONT

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  • 17:25 - 17:45

    The social role of C-reactive protein point-of-care testing to guide antibiotic prescription in Northern Thailand


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