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This meeting took place in 2015


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Co-Infection: A Global Challenge for Disease Control (C6)


Organizer(s) Rodrigo Corrêa-Oliveira, David Dunne and Andrea Graham
March 15—20, 2015
Centro de Artes e Convenções (UFOP) • Ouro Preto, MG Brazil
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Nov 17, 2014
Abstract Deadline: Dec 16, 2014
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 17, 2014
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 14, 2015

Organized in collaboration with the Minas Gerais State Agency for Research Development (FAPEMIG). Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Summary of Meeting:
Multi-species co-infections pose one of the greatest challenges to global health and to our efforts to develop effective methods of infectious disease control. Populations living in rural areas of many low-income countries are exposed to both chronic and acute infection with multiple pathogens. In such conditions, co-infection is common and the cause of additive or synergistic morbidities. Studying co-infections is difficult and complex as different pathogens may interact in many different ways, either directly or via the host immune response. Indeed, in some contexts, a community of organisms within a host may promote defense against other organisms. This Keystone Symposia meeting will focus on our current understanding of synergism/antagonism among pathogens causing common co-infections. In doing so it will bring together leading researchers and their knowledge of immune responses in co-infected individuals, co-infection immunoepidemiology, modeling of co-infections to predict disease and infection outcomes, and the specific challenges that co-infection presents to vaccine design strategies, and effective application of chemotherapy. This diversity of scientific disciplines will together address the impacts of co-infection, particularly in the context of the Neglected Tropical Diseases that are prevalent in many low- and middle-income countries. For example, in some of the poorest parts of the world, HIV, TB, leprosy, HTLV, malaria, dengue and chronic helminth infections are co-endemic. To improve understanding and the means to effectively tackle the diverse clinical and public health problems of co-infection, we need to combine information derived from basic hypothesis-led research, descriptive epidemiology and new computational modeling techniques. The goal of this symposium is to broaden and deepen our understanding of within-host and population-level interactions between different co-infecting pathogens and propose appropriate multidisciplinary strategies to move toward clinical and public health solutions, including the delivery of effective vaccination and chemotherapy.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 15

16:00—20:00
Arrival and Registration

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

Sabara

MONDAY, MARCH 16

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Own Hotel
08:30—09:30
Keynote Address
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

São João de Rel
* Rodrigo Corrêa-Oliveira, FIOCRUZ, Brazil

Thomas B. Nutman, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
Bystander Efects of Tissue Invasive Helminths on Mycobacterial and Other Infectious Diseases of Humans

09:30—12:00
Co-Infection by Intracellular Pathogens I
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São João de Rel
* Shona Wilson, University of Cambridge, UK

Rodrigo Corrêa-Oliveira, FIOCRUZ, Brazil
The Effect of Helminth Co-Infections on the Outcome of the Immune Response to Schistosoma mansoni

Lena Serghides, University Health Network, Canada
Innate Immune Responses to Malaria in the Context of HIV Co-Infection

Bruno B. Andrade, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil
Profiling the Monocyte Inflammatory Responses in Tuberculosis-Associated IRIS

Teck Hui Teo, Singapore Immunology Network, Singapore
Short Talk: Co-Infection with Chikungunya Virus Alters Pathogenic Host Response and Prevents Experimental Cerebral Malaria

Caline G. Matar, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, USA
Short Talk: Gammaherpesvirus Co-Infection Promotes Malaria Lethality by Impairing the Generation of Anti-Parasitic Humoral Immunity

09:50—10:10
Coffee Break

Sabara
12:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Tiradentes
12:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Tiradentes
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Sabara
17:00—19:00
Co-Infection by Intracellular Pathogens II
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

São João de Rel
* Maria Yazdanbakhsh, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

Richard K. Grencis, University of Manchester, UK
Chronic Gastrointestinal Nematode Infection: The Interplay between Microflora, Host Immunity and Trichuris

Vinicius Martins de Menezes, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Leprosy Type 1 Reaction in HIV Co-Infected Patients

Ann M. Moormann, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Malaria and EBV Co-Infections in the Etiology of Endemic Burkitt Lymphoma

Jacqueline M. Leung, Princeton University, USA
Short Talk: The Effects of Anthelmintic Treatment on the Incidence and Severity of Diarrheal Disease

19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Tiradentes
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Tiradentes

TUESDAY, MARCH 17

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Own Hotel
08:30—17:00
Additional poster viewing of Poster Session 1

Tiradentes
08:30—11:45
Helminth Co-Infection and its Impact on Intracellular Pathogens
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

São João de Rel
* Donald A. Harn, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, USA

Henry J. McSorley, Queen's Medical Research Institute, UK
Intestinal Helminth Infection, Innate Immunity and the Anti-Viral State

Frank Brombacher, International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, South Africa
Immune Responses in Helminth and Bacterial Co-Infections

Eyrun F. Kjetland, Oslo University Hospital, Norway
S. haematobium and HIV Interactions Affecting Odds of Transmission in Zimbabwe

Norman Nausch, University Hospital Duesseldorf, Germany
Short Talk: The Influence of Mansonella Perstans Co-Infection on the Anti-Mycobacterial Immune Response in Children with Buruli Ulcer or Tuberculosis

Clarissa Prazeres da Costa, Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene, Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany
Maternal Immune Response to Helminth Infection during Pregnancy Determines Offspring Susceptibility to Allergic Airway Inflammation

09:50—10:10
Coffee Break

Sabara
11:30—17:00
On Own for Lunch

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Sabara
17:00—19:00
Immunological Effects of Parasite Co-Infections in Disease-Endemic Areas
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

São João de Rel
* Frank Brombacher, International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, South Africa

Edgar M. Carvalho, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil
Clinical and Immunologic Features of the Association between Tuberculosis and Human T Cell Lymphotropic Virus Type 1 (HTLV-1) Infection

Shona Wilson, University of Cambridge, UK
Impact of Co-Infection in Human Hepatic Diseases Caused by Parasites

David Dunne, University of Cambridge, UK
Using Helminth Co-Infections to Study Modulation of Allergic Responses

Daniel Hoces, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru
Short Talk: Immunologic Hallmarks of Strongyloides stercoralis and HTLV-1 Co-Infection

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

Tiradentes

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Own Hotel
08:30—11:45
Modeling Co-Infections to Improve Predictive and Interpretive Capacity
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São João de Rel
* Jacqueline Araújo Fiuza, René Rachou Center of Research, Brazil

Andy Fenton, University of Liverpool, UK
Modeling Population-Level Effects of Within-Host Interactions among Co-Infecting Parasites

Pej Rohani, University of Michigan, USA
Inferring Pathogen Interactions from Epidemiological Data

Andrea L. Graham, Princeton University, USA
Predicting the Outcome of Microparasite-Helminth Co-Infection from First Principles, in Lab and Field

Lynn Meurs, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium
Short Talk: Within-Host Interactions Drive Co-Occurrence of Schistosoma Mansoni and S. haematobium at the Local Level

Raquel Alves Pinna, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil
Short Talk: Malaria-Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Co-Infection: Influence on Disease Outcomes

09:50—10:10
Coffee Break

Sabara
11:45—13:00
Poster Setup

Tiradentes
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Tiradentes
11:45—17:00
On Own for Lunch

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Sabara
17:00—19:00
Drug Treatment in Co-Infected Populations
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

São João de Rel
* Edgar M. Carvalho, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil

Maria Yazdanbakhsh, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
The Effect of Helminths on the Immune System and its Consequence for Malarial Parasitemia, Allergy and Homeostasis

Alison M. Elliott, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Co-Infection and the Hygiene Hypothesis: Insights from Africa

Jonathan A. McCullers, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, USA
Prevention and Treatment of the Consequences of Co-Infections

Pedro Gazzinelli-Guimaraes, National Institutes of Health, USA
Short Talk: The Concomitant Larval Ascaris sp. Infection Downmodulates Vaccinia Virus-Specific Immune Response and Might Represent a Serious Risk for the Host

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

Tiradentes
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Tiradentes

THURSDAY, MARCH 19

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Own Hotel
08:30—17:00
Additional poster viewing of Poster Session 2

Tiradentes
08:30—11:00
Co-Infections in the Context of Mucosal Microflora
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

São João de Rel
* Richard K. Grencis, University of Manchester, UK

W. Evan Secor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
Parasitic Infections Affecting Genital Tract Mucosa Increase Risk of HIV Transmission

Jeffrey M. Bethony, George Washington University Medical Center, USA
Infection with the Carcinogenic Liver Fluke Opisthorchis viverrini Modifies Intestinal and Biliary Microbiome

Guido Silvestri, Emory University School of Medicine, USA
Microbial Translocation and Immunopathology in HIV Infection and AIDS

Taylor K. Oniskey, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Short Talk: Hookworm Pathogenesis Is Regulated by the Suppressive Role of Trefoil Factor Family Proteins

Renata Braga, Merck S.A., Brazil
Short Talk: Female Genital Schistosomiasis and its Impact on HIV/AIDS: Targeting to Address Impact of ‘Co-Infection’

09:50—10:10
Coffee Break

Sabara
11:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

Sabara
17:00—18:45
Co-Infections and the Challenges for Vaccine Development
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

São João de Rel
* David Dunne, University of Cambridge, UK

Donald A. Harn, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, USA
New-Generation Vaccines against Helminths in Co-Infection Situations

Chiaka I. Anumudu, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Short Talk: Co-Infections in Southwestern Nigeria: Puzzling through the Maze

Marguerite Massinga Loembe, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Gabon
Short Talk

Ruthie Birger, Princeton University, USA
Short Talk: Modeling Impact of ART-MMT Scale-Up and HCV Therapy on HIV and HCV Burden among People Who Inject Drugs in Ho Chi Minh City, VN

18:45—19:00
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
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São João de Rel
19:00—20:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Tiradentes
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.

Sabara

FRIDAY, MARCH 20

 
Departure


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Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsors for generously supporting this meeting:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Minas Gerais State Agency for Research Development (FAPEMIG) - Brazil

We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:


National Institutes of Health

Grant No. 1R13AI115998-01

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 AI 115998 - 01 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


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