Thai Airways International support special air fare for delegate to attend the 2nd Asia Pacific Rickettsia Conference


Sunday, 3rd November, 2019
Conference Registration 14.00-17.00
17.00 - 18.00
Doi Tung
Abstract 16 Allen Richards Historical perspective and current status of the worldwide presence of orientiae and scrub typhus
Welcome Reception 18.00-21.00 Bell tower/Hor Rakang (outside)
Monday, 4th November, 2019
Session 1
08.30 - 10.20
Doi Tung
Session 1. Epidemiology/Diagnosis
Session Chair: Nicholas Day
Welcome Nicholas Day, Director of MORU
Plenary Speaker Thomas Weitzel Emerging rickettsial infections in South America - An update from Chile
Abstract 45 Stephen Graves and John Stenos An update on rickettsiae and rickettsial infections in Australia
Abstract 21 Sazaly Abubakar Serological evidence of Q fever, scrub typhus, spotted fever and typhus fever among Orang Asli populations of the Peninsular Malaysia
Abstract 38 Siraj Khan Spatiotemporal distribution of scrub typhus in Northeast India, 2014-2019
Abstract 86 Philippe Parola MALDI-TOF MS for rapid identification of arthropod vectors of rickettsial agents
Morning break (Poster preview)
10.20 - 10.45
Poster preview
Session 2
10.45 - 12.30
Session 2. Pathogenesis, pathophysiology, cell biology/Genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics
Session Chair: Matthew Robinson
Abstract 69 Jason Carlyon Orientia tsutsugamushi utilizes multiple mechanisms to antagonize NF-κB
Abstract 77 Christian Keller Differential recognition of live versus dead Orientia tsutsugamushi by endosomal RNA receptors
Abstract 5 Jeanne Salje Distinct developmental stages during the intracellular life cycle of Orientia tsutsugamushi
Abstract 28 Benjamin Makepeace An integrated Rickettsia africae chromosome in the nuclear genome of Amblyomma variegatum, vector of African tick-bite fever
Abstract 32 Constanza Martínez-Valdebenito Molecular description of Candidatus Orientia chiloensis, a novel Orientia species causing scrub typhus in Chile
Abstract 76 Elizabeth Batty Target enrichment sequencing: a new tool to investigate Orientia tsutsugamushi genomics
Lunch break (Poster preview)
12.30 - 14.00
Foyer and Blossom Restaurant
Poster preview
Session 3
14.00 - 15.00
Doi Tung
Session 3. Infection and Diagnosis
Session Chair: Tri Wangrangsimakul
Abstract 26 Katia Abarca Demographic, clinical, and laboratory features of South American scrub typhus in southern Chile, 2015-2019
Abstract 59 Khin Myint Rickettsial felis with Central Nervous System Involvement in Indonesia
Abstract 64 Abraham Goorhuis Searching for, and finding the hidden treasure: Rickettsial disease among Dutch international travelers
Abstract 65 Cecilia Kato Enhanced Laboratory Diagnosis of Rickettsial Diseases and Scrub Typhus at the Acute Stage of Illness
Session 4
15.05 - 16.20
Doi Tung
Session 4 - Parallel Session. Epidemiology -
Session Chair: Allen Richards
Abstract 12 Pierra Mazzega Power Laws of Scrub Typhus Incidence in Thailand (2003-2018)
Abstract 15 Remil Galay Molecular detection of Rickettsia spp. in dogs and Coxiella burnetii in ruminants in the Philippines
Abstract 37 Tamalee Roberts Differential spatiotemporal dynamics of scrub typhus and murine typhus in the Lao PDR
Abstract 71 Kartika Saraswati Mapping scrub typhus in Indonesia: Preliminary results
Abstract 24 Rachel Greer Importance and challenges of public engagement work on scrub typhus in Chiang Rai
Session 4
15.05 - 16.20
Doi Tong - M floor
Session 4 - Parallel Session. Pathogenesis, pathophysiology, cell biology/Genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics/Diagnosis
Session Chair: Jeanne Salje
Abstract 62 Sharanjeet Atwal Peptidoglycan in Rickettsiales species
Abstract 68 Piyanate Sunyakumthorn Dissemination of Orientia tsutsugamushi in the Rhesus Macaque Scrub Typhus Model
Abstract 9 Kentaro Kasama Genomic features of Rickettsia heilongjiangensis revealed by intraspecies comparison and detailed comparison with Rickettsia japonica
Abstract 55 Weerawat Phuklia Investigations of mutations in 16S rRNA gene sequences, a possible doxycycline target of Orientia tsutsugamushi
Abstract 58 Ratree Takhampunya Metagenomic approach to characterizing disease epidemiology in a disease-endemic environment
Afternoon break and Poster Session 1
16.20 - 17.30
Poster Session 1
Business Meeting
17.30 - 18.30
Doi Come
18.30 - 22.00
Hungry Wolf's Restaurant
Tuesday, 5th November, 2019
Session 5
08.30 - 10.15
Doi Tung
Session 5. Ecology/Epidemiology/Host-Pathogen-Vector Interactions -
Session Chair: Benjamin Makepeace
Plenary Speaker Serge Morand Integrating environmental changes in disease ecology of scrub typhus
Abstract 10 Ivo Elliott The clinical epidemiology of scrub typhus in humans, chiggers and rodents
Abstract 43 Kevin Macaluso The biology of emerging Rickettsia felis rickettsiosis
Abstract 35 Chi-Chien Kuo Invasive plants facilitated by socioeconomic change shelter vectors of scrub typhus
Abstract 17 Tshokey Tshokey Rickettsia and ticks in Bhutan
Morning break (Poster preview)
10.15 - 10.45
Poster preview
Session 6
10.45 - 12.00
Doi Tung
Session 6 - Parallel Session. Host-Pathogen-Vector Interactions/Epidemiology -
Session Chair: Chi-Chien Kuo
Abstract 40 Daniel Pavanelo Rickettsia rickettsii modulates the quantity but not the composition of Amblyomma aureolatum midgut microbiota
Abstract 46 Gerardo Acosta-Jamett First identification of trombiculid mites (Acari: Trombiculidae) on rodents captured on Chiloé Island, an endemic region of scrub typhus in southern Chile
Abstract 56 Chanakan Suwanbongkot Infection and Transmission Dynamic of Spotted Fever Group Rickettsia in Amblyomma Maculatum
Abstract 67 Khamsing Vongphayloth The hard tick of Laos: an update checklist of species record
Abstract 66 Matthew Robinson Sero-survey of market vendors associated with the bushmeat trade in Lao PDR
Session 6
10.45 - 12.00
Doi Tong - M floor
Session 6 - Parallel Session. Epidemiology/Diagnosis -
Session Chair: Cecilia Kato
Abstract 44 Ju Jiang Detection of Rickettsia species in Haemaphysalis flava from the Republic of Korea
Abstract 82 Nor-Azlina A.A. Molecular Prevalence of Ehrlichia canis and Anaplasma platys in Stray Dogs and Their Ticks in Peninsular Malaysia
Abstract 18 Sandhya Dhawan Review of diagnostic cut-offs for murine typhus IgM and IgG IFAs
Abstract 29 Sander Kuijpfers InBios Scrub Typhus Detect IgG and IgM ELISA kits for the diagnosis of scrub typhus acquired in Chile: proposed cut-off values
Abstract 72 Vanheuang Phommadeechack Review of factors affecting rickettsial isolations at Mahosot Hospital, Lao PDR
Lunch break and Poster Session 2
12.00 - 13.30
Foyer and Blossom Restaurant
Lunch and Poster Session 2
Free afternoon Optional trips
13.30 - 18.00
Conference Dinner
18.30 - 22.00
Chivit Thammada Restaurant
Wednesday, 6th November, 2019
Session 7
08.30 - 10.20
Doi Tung
Session 7. Epidemiology/Infection/Diagnosis/Treatment -
Session Chair: Stephen Graves
Plenary Speaker Yupin Suputtamongkol Scrub typhus and acute undifferentiated fever in Asia
Abstract 88 Manisha Biswal Rickettsia conorii and Rickettsia typhi: not uncommon causes of acute febrile illness in India
Abstract 57 Stuart Blacksell Biosafety and biosecurity requirements for Orientia spp. diagnosis and research: Recommendations for risk-based biocontainment, work practices and the case for reclassification to Risk Group 2
Abstract 13 J. Stephen Dumler High-throughput screening of modulators of cellular calcium metabolism as potential drugs against rickettsia-induced microvascular dysfunction
Abstract 31 Paul Newton Prospective, open-label, randomized trials of doxycycline versus azithromycin for the treatment of uncomplicated murine typhus and scrub typhus
Abstract 23 Tri Wangrangsimakul Scrub typhus and the misconception of doxycycline resistance
Morning break and Poster
Session 3
10.20 - 11.20
Poster Session 3
Session 8
11.20 - 12.25
Doi Tung
Session 8. Immunity and Prevention/Epidemiology/Diagnosis -
Session Chair: Paul Newton
Abstract 7 Nam-Hyuk Cho Immunization with a recombinant antigen composed of conserved blocks from TSA56 provides broad genotype protection against scrub typhus
Abstract 61 Roman Ganta Rickettsia rickettsii whole cell antigen vaccine confers protection against Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Abstract 70 John Stenos Evidence of Q fever and rickettsial disease in Chile
Abstract 87 George Varghese Performance of Molecular and Serologic Tests for the Diagnosis of Scrub Typhus
Session 8
11.20 - 12.25
Doi Tong - M floor
Session 8 - Parallel Session. Epidemiology/Diagnosis -
Session Chair: Stuart Blacksell
Abstract 84 Ram Raghavan Potential Geographic Distribution of Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) in New Zealand
Abstract 83 Carol Devamani Risk factors for scrub typhus, murine typhus and spotted fever sero-positivity in urban areas, rural plains, and peri-forest hill villages in South India: cross-sectional study
Abstract 85 Wolf Schmidt Antibody response following scrub typhus infection: Clinical cohort study
Abstract 89 Jasleen Kaur Prevalence and genetic diversity of Orientia tsutsugamushi in scrub typhus patients in North India
Awards, Invitations and Close
12.25 - 12.40
Doi Tung
Young Investigators' Awards - Oral and Poster; Provisional plans for APRC3; Invitation to International Rickettsia Meeting 24-27 August 2020, Lausanne, Switzerland; Invitation to TTP10 24-28 August 2020, Danube Delta, Romania; Close
Lunch break
12.40 - 14.00
Blossom Restaurant
Business Meetings
14.30 - 17.00
Doi Tong - M floor
Invitation only