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Leveraging Genomic Diversity to Promote Animal and Human Health (S5)

Scientific Organizers: Michèle Ramsay, Han Brunner and Appolinaire Djikeng


November 25—29, 2018

Speke Resort & Conference Centre, Kampala, Uganda


Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


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DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: Jun 26, 2018 [details]
Scholarship Deadline: Jul 25, 2018 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Jul 25, 2018 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Aug 23, 2018 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Sep 25, 2018 [details]

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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2019-S5 "Leveraging Genomic Diversity to Promote Animal and Human Health" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On July 25, 2018 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After July 25, 2018 until August 23, 2018 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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July 25, 2018 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On September 25, 2018 845.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After September 25, 2018 1045.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On September 25, 2018 620.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After September 25, 2018 820.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
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Discounted Abstract Deadline: July 25, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is August 23, 2018)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline: June 26, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline: July 25, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

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Abstract Deadline: August 23, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is July 25, 2018)

Discounted Registration Deadline: September 25, 2018

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 845.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 620.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1045.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 820.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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We highly recommend that you not make a reservation with these companies or any other housing service! These companies' representations to participants have been misleading. Please report any calls or correspondence you might have received to Keystone Symposia and book only through lodging links in your Keystone Symposia account, an established travel agency or directly with the hotel(s) listed on our website.
No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, November 25 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, November 29 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, November 30 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

18:00—20:00
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Victoria Ballroom Foyer
08:30—09:30
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 10/25/2018

Evan E. Eichler, HHMI/University of Washington, USA
Relevance of Primate Evolution to Human and Animal Diversity

09:30—11:45
Genomic Diversity in Health
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 10/25/2018

Charles N. Rotimi, National Institutes of Health, USA
Global Human Genome Diversity and Health

Coffee Break

Eamonn G. Sheridan, University of Leeds, UK
Impact of Consanguinity on Birth Defects: Facts and Consequences

Kári Stefánsson, deCode Genetics, Iceland
WGS of an Island Population - Benefit to Health?

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:45—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:45—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

14:30—16:30
Workshop 1: Simple Genomic Solutions for a Complex World
Background: During the registration process the organizers will ask participants to send up to 200 words on a simple solution to a complex genomic problem; something related to a genomic solution/test/assay that can be implemented at an affordable rate in a low- and middle-income setting. The objective and relevance of the test should be clearly stated. Questions: What is the problem you have solved? How did you solve it and is it transferrable to low resource scenarios? The organizers will choose up to 10 people whose submissions offer the most innovative and translatable solution and award them with 5-minute presentations to present their pitch. Outcomes: • Identifying emerging themes on tractable solutions in low income settings • Develop some understanding of the synergies between human and animal genomic applications • Opportunity for networking among participants • Short publication on emerging themes

Short Talks Chosen from Abstracts

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Human Translational Genomics
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 10/25/2018

Han G. Brunner, Radboud UMC, Netherlands
The Use of Genomics in Diagnosing Mendelian Diseases

Brunhilde Wirth, University Hospital Cologne, Germany
Therapeutic Approaches to SMA: In the Challenges is a Solution

Lea M. Starita, University of Washington, USA
Using Multiplexed Functional Assays to Understand the Effects of Genetic Variation

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Victoria Ballroom Foyer
08:30—11:30
Livestock Translational Genomics
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 10/25/2018

Michel A.J. Georges, University of Liège, Belgium
Translation of Animal Genomics to Health: European Perspective

Susan J. Lamont, Iowa State University, USA
Genomics to Enhance Poultry Health Using Biodiversity

Coffee Break

Gerard Davis, BioInfo Consulting and Investment Pty Ltd, Australia
Integrating Genomics and Digital Technology for Tropical livestock improvement.

Appolinaire Djikeng, Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health, University of Edinburgh, UK
Development of Genomics-Based Tools and Resources for Tropical Animal Productivity and Resilience

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:30—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:30—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Technological Innovations for Tomorrow
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 10/25/2018

Christian T. Happi, Redeemer's University, Nigeria
Genomics in Stemming the Tide of Infectious Epidemics

Bruce Whitelaw, University of Edinburgh, UK
Genome Editing could make all Animal Sequence Information Usable

Speaker to be Announced

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Victoria Ballroom Foyer
08:30—11:30
Solutions for Implementation of Genomic Tests
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 10/25/2018

Farai C. Muchadeyi, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa
Landscape Genomics as a Tool to Understand Genetic Adaptation to Local Conditions

John M. Hickey, University of Edinburgh, UK
Modern Breeding Programs for Local and Global Economies

Coffee Break

Collen Masimirembwa, African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology, Zimbabwe
Implementation of Pharmacogenomic Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa

Speaker to be Announced

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:30—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:30—13:00
Poster Setup

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—19:00
Genomics in Animal and Human Health
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 10/25/2018

Karen E. Nelson, J. Craig Venter Institute, USA
Microbiomes and Implications to Animal and Human Health

Ben Hayes†, University of Queensland, Australia
Genes that Regulate Body Size in Mammals

Michèle Ramsay, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
Impact of Demographic History and Local Adaptation on Population Health: Studies from Africa

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Victoria Ballroom Foyer
08:30—11:30
Enablers for Translational Genomics
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 10/25/2018

Niklas Blomberg, Elixir, UK
Global Data Infrastructure for the Scientific Enterprise

Bassirou Bonfoh, Afrique One-African Science Partnership for Intervention Research Excellence, Côte D'Ivoire
Zonootic Diseases Control - Emerging Technological Approaches for Human and Animal Scientists

Coffee Break

Anna Wargelius†, Institute of Marine Research, Norway
Salmon and CRISPR

Nicholas Katsanis, Duke University Medical Center, USA
Zebrafish Models for Diseases

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

11:30—17:00
On Own for Lunch

14:30—16:30
Panel: Ethical Dilemmas in the Application of Genomics to Health
Objectives: To sensitize the audience to the ethical issues around the implementation of genomic tests in the context of diagnosis, treatment and therapy. Outcomes: • Enhanced understanding of the ethical dilemmas of translational genomics in animals and humans. Questions: Although there are many potential applications of genomic health interventions, should they all be pursued? What is both useful and ethical, now and in the future? What are the boundaries that cannot be crossed? Active debates: Safety / future generations / differences between human and animal health objectives / CRISP-Cas9 / embryo editing / exogenous organ growth.

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

17:00—18:45
Toward a Perfect World - Emerging Themes
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 10/25/2018

Stephen T. McGarvey, Brown University, USA
Genetics, History, Modernity and Obesity – Lessons from the Samoan Archipelago

Elizabeth Marincola, African Academy of Sciences, Kenya
Growing African Science on the World Stage: A View from the African Academy of Sciences

Speaker to be Announced

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 10/25/2018

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

20:00—23:00
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30

 
Departure


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