www.orionbio.com/caliconf2019

5TH 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:

MOSQUITO VECTOR AND PLANT PEST CONTROL:

+ Chair: William C. Wilson

United States Department of Agriculture (Kansas, USA)

+ Berlin Londono

Kansas State University (Kansas, USA)

+ Rebekah Kading

Colorado State University (Colorado, USA)

+ Janet Marroquin Pineda

Institute for Defense Analyses (Washington DC, USA)

AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY:

+ Chair: John Hernández Nopsa

AGROSAVIA (Bogota, Colombia)

+ Joseph Tohme

International Center for Tropical Agriculture (Cali, Colombia)

+ James Stack

Biosecurity Research Institute (Kansas, USA)

+ Michael Gomez Selvaraj

International Center for Tropical Agriculture (Cali, Colombia)

PROPHYLACTIC AND THERAPEUTIC STRATEGIES:

+ Chair: Juergen Richt

Kansas State University (Kansas, USA)

+ Maria P. Limberis

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA)

+ Kar Muthumani

The Wistar Institute (Philadelphia, USA)

+ Jonathan O. Rayner

University of South Alabama (Alabama, USA)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND INNOVATION POLICY:

+ Chair: Monica A. Bonnet

Posse Herrera Ruiz Abogados (Bogotá, Colombia)

BACTERIAL PATHOGENS:

+ Chair: Martha J. Vives

Universidad de los Andes (Bogota, Colombia)

+ Maria Mercedes Zambrano

CorpoGen (Bogota, Colombia)

GLOBAL HEALTH AND BIOSURVEILLANCE:

+ Chair: Willy A. Valdivia

Orion Integrated Biosciences (New York, USA)

+ Kay van der Horst

Pennsylvania State University (Pennsylvania, USA)

+ Guy Van den Eede

European Commission (Brussels, Belgium)

+ Robinson Pacheco Lopez

ICESI University (Cali, Colombia)

SUPPLY CHAIN DEFENSE:

AQUATIC HEALTH:

+ Chair: Paola Barato Gómez

Corporación Patología Veterinaria (Bogotá, Colombia)

+ Aristobulo Loaiza

Pebble Labs (New Mexico, USA)

NATURAL RESERVOIRS OF EMERGING PATHOGENS:

+ Chair: Juan C. Dib

Universidad del Norte (Santa Marta, Colombia)

+ David Hayman

Massey University (Palmerston North, New Zealand)

+ Pamela Hullinger

University of California, Davis (California, USA)

+ Jorge Enrique Gomez Marin

University of Quindio (Armenia, Colombia)

+ Francisco Veas

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

+ Gene Olinger

MRI Global (Missouri, USA)

+ Stephen Higgs

Biosecurity Research Institute (Kansas, USA)

GENOMICS OF MICROBES:

+ Chair: Garth D. Ehrlich

Drexel University (Pennsylvania, USA)

+ Christopher Detter

MRI Global (Missouri, USA)

Key information:

Venue:
Marriott Hotel
Abstract Deadline:
August 31, 2019
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