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This meeting took place in 2008



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Translating New Technologies to Improve Public Health in Africa (E1)


Organizer(s) James L. Bennett, Mamoun Homeida, Stephanie L. James and Peter J. Hotez
May 15—20, 2008
Speke Resort & Conference Centre • Kampala, Uganda
Abstract Deadline: Jan 15, 2008
Late Abstract Deadline: Feb 18, 2008
Scholarship Deadline: Jan 15, 2008
Early Registration Deadline: Mar 17, 2008

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

Summary of Meeting:
The question of how to employ new technologies that have evolved out of the various genome/proteome projects and apply them to the neglected diseases within a clinical or research setting in Africa, or any other part of the developing world, will be the focus of this meeting. The organizers of this meeting have brought together a group of internationally recognized investigators who will provide practical insights for taking cutting edge concepts in the biosciences and applying them towards a better understanding of these diseases and/or the design of better strategies for controlling them. This meeting will also address operational issues such as the better integration of the various disease-specific control strategies and the need for capacity building especially as it relates to the issues surrounding clinical trials.

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THURSDAY, MAY 15

15:00—19:30
Registration

Victoria Ballroom
18:30—19:30
Refreshments

Poolside Garden
19:30—20:30
Keynote Session: Engineering Solutions for the Neglected Diseases
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Victoria Ballroom
Steve Quake, Stanford University, USA
Low Cost Diagnostic Tools for the Developing World


FRIDAY, MAY 16

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Nyanja Restaurant
07:30—08:30
Poster Setup
Posters of sessions 1 and 2 may be set for both days.

Victoria Ballroom
08:30—11:30
The Current Status or Overview of the Major Infectious Diseases of Africa
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Victoria Ballroom
Terrie E. Taylor, Michigan State University, USA
Malaria: A Cunning Adversary

* Charles H. King, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Helminths-A Reassessment of their Impact and the Need for New Approaches to Control

Elizabeth L. Corbett, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine/Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Malawi
Current Status of TB in Africa

Gary J. Nabel, Sanofi, USA
Rational Vaccine Design and the Development of an AIDS Vaccine

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Victoria Ballroom Foyer
11:30—12:30
Lunch

Stables Restaurant
12:00—14:30
Poster Session 1

Victoria Ballroom
14:30—16:45
Mining Genomic, Proteomic and Structural Information from Infectious Agents
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Victoria Ballroom
David S. Roos, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Designing and Mining Pathogen Genome Databases: Genes to Drugs, Vaccines and Diagnostics

Philip L. Felgner, University of California, Irvine, USA
Profiling the Immune Response to Infections on a Whole Microorganism Proteome Scale

* Wim G.J. Hol, University of Washington, USA
Structure-Based Design of Anti-Protozoals

16:30—17:00
Coffee Break

Victoria Ballroom Foyer
17:00—19:00
Workshop 1: Panel on Biomedical Capacity Building in Africa
Discussion and debate on the best mechanisms for neglected disease research capacity building, examined at three levels: basic scientific research, translational research, and field research.

Victoria Ballroom
* Terrie E. Taylor, Michigan State University, USA

Barbara J. Sina, FIC/NIH/HHS, USA

Kelly Chibale, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Mamoun Homeida, University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Sudan

Julia Royall, National Library of Medicine, USA

Amadou Garba, Niger Ministry of Public Health, Niger


SATURDAY, MAY 17

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Nyanja Restaurant
08:30—11:30
Research in Support of Developing Better Strategies to Control Malaria
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Victoria Ballroom
* Janet Hemingway, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Innovative Disease Vector Control

Ian C. Bathurst, Medicines for Malaria Ventures, Switzerland
Discovering, Developing and Delivering a New Generation of Antimalarial Drugs

Sebastian A. Mikolajczak, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, USA
Live Attenuated Pre-Erythrocytic Malaria Parasite Vaccines

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Victoria Ballroom Foyer
11:30—12:30
Lunch

Stables Restaurant
12:00—14:30
Poster Session 2

Victoria Ballroom
14:30—16:30
Research in Support of Developing Better Strategies to Control Tuberculosis
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Victoria Ballroom
Mark Perkins, Foundation for New Diagnostics, Switzerland
Developing New Technologies for Diagnosis of TB and Drug Susceptibility Testing

Anthony J. Hawkridge, Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation, South Africa
Developing New Vaccines Against Tuberculosis

* Stefan H. E. Kaufmann, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany
Biomarkers in Tuberculosis for Monitoring of Vaccine and Drug Trials and Protection of Disease Susceptibility

16:30—17:00
Coffee Break

Victoria Ballroom Foyer
17:00—19:00
Workshop 2: Respiratory Tract Infection / Diarrheal Disease and Nutrition

Victoria Ballroom
* Serap Aksoy, Yale University School of Public Health, USA

Gagandeep Kang, Christian Medical College, India
Diarrheal Disease

Mike English, KEMRI / Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya
The Challenge of Childhood Pneumonia in Africa

Jeff Williams, Halosource Inc., USA
Emerging Technologies for Point-of-Use Treatment and Storage of Household Drinking Water


SUNDAY, MAY 18

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Nyanja Restaurant
08:30—11:30
Research in Support of Developing Better Strategies to Control the Helminths
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Victoria Ballroom
Richard W. Komuniecki, University of Toledo, USA
Aminergic Signaling as a Target for Anthelminthic Drug Discovery: Use of Chimeric Caenorhabditis elegans Expressing Homologous Amine Receptors from Parasitic Nematodes as a Screening Platform

* James H. McKerrow, University of California, San Diego, USA
Developing Drugs for Parasitic Diseases in an Academic Incubator

Christopher D. Earl, BIO Ventures for Global Health, USA
Expanding Biotechnology Industry Initiatives in R&D for Neglected Diseases

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Victoria Ballroom Foyer
11:30—12:30
Lunch

Stables Restaurant
12:30—14:30
Workshop 3: How to Write Your Paper and Get it Published
Preparation: Structuring your paper; Tips on how to present your work to an editor; Why editors reject papers and how you can reduce the chances of rejection; and Writing style: Using effective communication to present your research.

Victoria Ballroom
* Serap Aksoy, Yale University School of Public Health, USA

14:30—15:00
Coffee Break

Victoria Ballroom Foyer
15:00—17:00
Research in Support of Developing Better Strategies to Control HIV Infections
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Victoria Ballroom
Jordan Tappero, U.S. Public Health Service, Uganda
Evaluating the Population Incidence Impact of High Coverage HIV Prevention Interventions

Gary J. Nabel, Sanofi, USA
Ebola Virus

Barbara J. Sina, FIC/NIH/HHS, USA
Building Research Capacity in Africa


MONDAY, MAY 19

07:30—08:30
Breakfast

Nyanja Restaurant
08:30—11:30
Operational Issues Regarding Integration of Control Strategies to Reduce the Morbidity and Mortality of the Neglected Diseases
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Victoria Ballroom
Amadou Garba, Niger Ministry of Public Health, Niger
Progress of Schistosomiasis Control in West Africa

* John Gyapong, Ghana Health Service, Ghana
Controlling Parasite Induced Blindness

James Bennett, Keystone Symposia, USA
Concluding Remarks

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Victoria Ballroom Foyer
11:00
On Own for Lunch

15:30—16:00
Coffee Available

Victoria Ballroom Foyer
16:00—18:00
Challenges of Enhancing Biomedical Infrastructure in Africa
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Victoria Ballroom
Mamoun Homeida, University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Sudan
Self Sustaining Biomedical Institute in Sudan: A Private Initiative

Julia Royall, National Library of Medicine, USA
The Change Challenge of Information Technology Infrastructure in Research: Are there Positive Outcomes or is Everything Just Louder and Faster?

* Kelly Chibale, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Unique Models for Collaborative Drug Discovery Networks and Partnerships in Africa

18:00—19:00
Social Hour with Lite Bites

Poolside
19:00—22:00
Entertainment

Poolside

TUESDAY, MAY 20

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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