www.orionbio.com/caliconf2018

4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON

MITIGATION STRATEGIES FOR EMERGING
INFECTIOUS DISEASES

CALI, COLOMBIA

Pathogens continue to threaten global health, causing millions of deaths yearly and producing significant economic loss. Emerging infections present in many forms, as seasonal influenza, which kills millions of people every year, to the violently fatal hemorrhagic fevers caused by the Ebola virus, which has a 90% case fatality rate in humans. The contagiousness virulence of many microbes has raised concerns about the possibility of their intentional use to harm humans, livestock and crops. Because of the relevance of these diseases many which are poorly known, this event seeks to congregate researchers in the forefront of innovation for pathogen discovery and the development of countermeasures against them.

Invited speakers:

KEY NOTE:

+ Adolfo Garcia Sastre

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York, USA)

+ Heinz Feldmann

Laboratory of Virology National Institutes of Health (Montana, USA)

+ Maria Cristina Lesmess

Secretary of Health of the Valle del Cauca, (Cali, Colombia).

MOSQUITO VECTOR AND PLANT PEST CONTROL:

+ William C. Wilson

Chair: United States Department of Agriculture (Kansas, USA)

+ Fradique González Villalobos

Oxitec Ltd (Abingdon, United Kingdom)

+ Kenneth J Linthicum

Center for Medical, Agricultural & Veterinary Entomology, USDA-ARS (Florida, USA)

AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY:

+ James Stack

Chair: Biosecurity Research Institute (Kansas, USA)

+ Maria Banguero Carabali

Secretary of Agriculture (Cali, Colombia)

VETERINARY MEDICINE:

+ Juergen Richt

Chair: Kansas State University (Kansas, USA)

+ Maria Antonia Rincón Monroy

Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (Bogota, Colombia)

+ Yolanda Revilla

Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa (Madrid, Spain)

+ Klaus Osterrieder

Institut für Virologie (Berlin, Germany) (Equine Viruses)

+ James Maclachlan

University of California-Davis (California, USA)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND INNOVATION POLICY:

+ Monica A. Bonnet

Chair: Posse Herrera Ruiz Abogados (Bogota, Colombia)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND MACHINE LEARNING:

+ Willy A. Valdivia

Chair: Orion Integrated Biosciences (New York, USA)

SUPPLY CHAIN DEFENSE:

+ Romel Lapitan

Chair: US Customs and Border Protection (Washington DC, USA)

+ Guy Van Den Eende

Health, Consumers & Reference Materials. European Commission (Belgium, EU)

AQUATIC HEALTH:

+ Paola Barato Gómez

Chair: Corporación Patología Veterinaria (Bogota, Colombia)

+ Esteban Soto Martinez

University of California-Davis (California, USA)

+ Carlos Iregi

National University of Colombia (Bogota, Colombia)

+ Jorge Cuéllar-Anjel

Independent Consultant (Bogotá, Colombia)

+ Luis Carlos Peña Cortes

Universidad de Pamplona (Santander, Colombia)

NATURAL RESERVOIRS OF EMERGING PATHOGENS:

+ David Hayman

Chair: Massey University (Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand)

+ Elaine Sumera

Pennsylvania State University (Pennsylvania, USA)

+ Vincent Munster

Laboratory of Virology National Institutes of Health (Montana, USA)

+ Francisco Veas

French Research Institute for Development (IRD) (Montpellier, France)

+ Ana Fernandez-Sesma

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York, USA)

+ Juan Fernando Arias

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis Tenessee)

+ Juan C Dib

Universidad del Norte (Santa Marta, Colombia)

GENOMICS OF MICROBES:

+ Garth D. Ehrlich

Chair: Drexel University (Pennsylvania, USA)

+ Leonard F. Peruski

Center for Global Health / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Georgia, USA)

+ Max Perelman

Biomeme Inc. (Pennsylvania, USA)

+ Evan Skowronski

TMG Biosciences, LLC (Texas, USA)

+ Christopher Detter

MRI Global (Missouri, USA)

BACTERIAL PATHOGENS:

+ Martha J. Vives

Chair: Universidad de los Andes (Bogota, Colombia)

+ Claudia Patricia Calderon Parra

Nacional Laboratory for Veterinary Diagnostics (Bogota, Colombia)

+ Juan Carlos Gomez Lopez

Universidad Libre (Cali, Colombia)

Key information:

Venue:
Marriott Hotel
Abstract Deadline:
August 31, 2018
Contact:
Registration:
Free
Airport Code:
CLO

Topics covered:

  • Food Security
  • Discovery platforms to accelerate known and unknown
  • pathogen identification
  • Innovative Antimicrobial Discovery and Development
  • Epidemiological Assessment and Modeling
  • Genomics-based solutions for pathogen characterization
  • Vaccine Development for Human and Veterinary Infectious Diseases
  • Vector Monitoring and Modeling
  • Innovation Enterprise  to Counter Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence for Pathogen Surveillance
  • Public and Private Partnerships to minimize infectious diseases