The COST action ‘EURNEGVEC – EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR NEGLECTED VECTORS AND VECTOR-BORNE INFECTIONS’, TD1303 (http://www.eurnegvec.org/ ) had its 3rd management committee meeting and 2nd annual meeting themed ” THE 2ND CONFERENCE ON NEGLECTED VECTORS AND VECTOR BORNE DISEASES (EURNEGVEC) WITH MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE AND WORKING GROUP MEETINGS OF THE COST ACTION TD1303″ in Izmir (Kushadasi), Turkey on the MARCH 31 – APRIL 2, 2015.
The purpose of the meeting was to get an overview of what is going on in COST countries on the topic of vectors, pathogens and vector borne diseases in humans animals and vectors. It was attended by around 100 people from Europe, Israel and Turkey. Dr Sara Savic (http://niv.ns.ac.rs/?p=238&lang=en), the Working Group 2 leader in NEOH, gave a presentation on the scope, activities, work plan and members of NEOH in the session themed “One Health”, which was chaired by Prof. Dr David Modry. The presentation was well received, people were interested and in general welcomed this new One Health initiative. Questions raised enquired mostly about the ways of possible cooperation between two actions and also on possible publications among both actions; both activities warmly supported by COST.