IRAC held their 48th International Spring Meeting at Syngenta’s Research Centre in the UK on 18-22 March 2013. There were 12 session held over the 5 days including various working group planning meetings, a meeting of the IRAC Executive, and an “International Day’ with a session of guest speakers covering different aspects of resistance and resistance management. Presentations from the ‘International Day’ can be found on the IRAC website Resources Page and by filtering for Spring Meeting 2013
- Bedbug IRM Poster Aug 2008 144 KB
- Cockroach IRM Poster Aug 2008 97 KB
- Housefly IRM Poster Aug 2008 68 KB
- Vector IRM Strategies Mexico Poster 2008 145 KB
- Mosquito IRM Poster March 2012 215 KB
- Vector Biomolecular Monitoring 2010 138 KB
- Control of Mosquito Vectors Nov 2010 256 KB
- MOA for Mosquitoes Poster Oct 2010 1 MB
- Public Health IRM Poster Aug 2008 613 KB
Team Leader: Mark Hoppe, Syngenta
Deputy Leader: Tessa Knox, Vestergaard Frandsen
The Public Health Team was formed in 2006 to continue the work initiated by the previous IRAC Vector Team and has the extended remit covering hygiene pests as well as vectors. Most of the efforts have focused on forming links with key groups working in the vector control area (WHO, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation BMGF and Innovative Vector Control Consortium IVCC). A key IRAC publication “Prevention and Management of Insecticide Resistance in Vectors and Pests of Public Health Importance” was first published with inputs from these groups in 2007 and an updated second edition was published in 2010. A mini-version of this comprehensive booklet was published in 2011.
- Identify potential, new or existing resistance issues. Set up Team Working Groups or Focal Points as necessary
- Provide expert input into IRM initiatives with identified partners.
- Preparation of Public Health communication material
- Develop IRAC methods for hygiene pests
- Develop a position paper on WHOPES discriminating rates
Links to External Test MethodsWHO Methods
- WHO test procedures for insecticide resistance monitoring in malaria vectors
- Discriminating concentrations of insecticides for adult mosquitoes
- Supplies for monitoring insecticide resistance and procurement of WHO test kits
CDC Vector resistance Assays:
IRAC, in consultation with its Executive member companies and representatives, have developed a general one-page position statement that presents the IRAC view on the use of mixtures and their relevance to insecticide resistance management. This includes the crop and public health sectors but more specific guidance, relevant to each area, will be developed over time using the position statement as a starting point. Copies of the IRAC Position Statement can be download via this link or from links found on a number of the team pages (Executive, Crop, Public Health and Biotech).