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Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses (S3)


Organizer(s) William E. Dowling and Thomas W. Geisbert
December 4—8, 2016
Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel • Santa Fe, New Mexico USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Aug 4, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Sep 12, 2016
Scholarship Deadline: Aug 4, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Oct 4, 2016

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

Summary of Meeting:
Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (VHF) are caused by a disparate group of viruses from four different virus families – Arenaviruses, Bunyaviruses, Filoviruses and Flaviviruses. These viruses have a substantial public health impact with few effective vaccines or antivirals available. Although their structures, vectors and replication cycles are very different, there are common pathogenic features between them. The meeting is designed to bring together the research communities around these individual viral families, to explore common pathways and mechanisms employed by the viruses, to discuss current medical countermeasures, and to foster collaborations. The specific aims of the conference are to: 1) Discuss the methods employed by hemorrhagic fever viruses to subvert host innate immune responses; 2) Assess the mechanisms causing endothelial dysfunction and coagulopathy that are hallmarks of VHF disease; 3) Look at the contributions of host genetics in disease progression; 4) Describe the state of the art in diagnostics; and 5) Present data on promising candidate vaccines and therapeutics. This symposium will occupy a unique niche as there is not a current scientific conference which brings these communities together in a focused manner.

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Scholarships/Awards

Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Jonathan C. Guito
Centers for Disease Control, USA

Florine E.M. Scholte
Centers for Disease Control, USA

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Scholarship Recipients

Sarah Apple
University of Utah, USA

James Duehr
Icahn School of Medicine, USA

Masaharu Iwasaki
The Scripps Research Institute, USA

Michelle Toomey Olsen
Boston University School of Medicine, USA

Saori Sakabe
The Scripps Research Institute, USA

Nicolas Sarute
University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

Keystone Symposia Global Health Travel Award Recipients, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Funded by Keystone Symposia Global Health Travel Award Recipients, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Upasana Arora
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, India

Adedayo Omotayo Faneye
College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Birendra Prasad Gupta
Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Alagarasu Kalichamy
National Institute of Virology, India

Madhu Khanna
University of Delhi, India

Olatunji Matthew Kolawole
University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Sulaiman Adebayo Nassar
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria

Waranyoo Phoolcharoen
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Ankur Poddar
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, ICGEB, India

Beatriz de la Caridad Sierra Vázquez
Pedro Kouri Institute for Tropical Medicine, PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center, Cuba

Aime Marcel Simon Tongo Passo
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Mesfin Mengesha Tsegaye
Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Ethiopia