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Translating New Technologies to Improve Public Health in Africa
Organizer(s): James L. Bennett, Mamoun Homeida, Stephanie L. James and Peter J. Hotez
Date: May 15 - 20, 2008
Location: Speke Resort & Conference Centre, Kampala, Uganda
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.
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: December 17 2007
Scholarship Deadline: January 15 2008
Discounted Abstract Deadline: January 15 2008
Abstract Deadline: February 18 2008
Discounted Registration Deadline: March 17 2008
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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Special thanks to the following for their support of Keystone Symposia initiatives to increase participation at this meeting by scientists from underrepresented backgrounds:

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Program

Thursday, May 15 | 3:00PM - 7:30PM
Registration
Room: Victoria Ballroom


Thursday, May 15 | 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Refreshments
Room: Poolside Garden


Thursday, May 15 | 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Keynote Session: Engineering Solutions for the Neglected Dis
eases
Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 1
Stephen Quake, Stanford University, USA
Low Cost Diagnostic Tools for the Developing World

Friday, May 16 | 7:30AM - 8:30AM
Breakfast
Room: Nyanja Restaurant


Friday, May 16 | 7:30AM - 8:30AM
Poster Setup
Room: Victoria Ballroom
Posters of sessions 1 and 2 may be set for both days.

Friday, May 16 | 8:30AM - 11:30AM
The Current Status or Overview of the Major Infectious Disea
ses of Africa

Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 4
Terrie E. Taylor, Michigan State University, USA
Malaria: A Cunning Adversary

Friday, May 16 | 8:30AM - 11:30AM
The Current Status or Overview of the Major Infectious Disea
ses of Africa

Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 4
* Charles H. King, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Helminths-A Reassessment of their Impact and the Need for New Approaches to Control

Friday, May 16 | 8:30AM - 11:30AM
The Current Status or Overview of the Major Infectious Disea
ses of Africa

Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 4
Elizabeth L. Corbett, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Med / MLW Trust Clinical Research Programme, Malawi
Current Status of TB in Africa

Friday, May 16 | 8:30AM - 11:30AM
The Current Status or Overview of the Major Infectious Disea
ses of Africa

Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 4
Gary J. Nabel, Sanofi, USA
Rational Vaccine Design and the Development of an AIDS Vaccine

Friday, May 16 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Victoria Ballroom Foyer


Friday, May 16 | 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Lunch
Room: Stables Restaurant


Friday, May 16 | 12:00PM - 2:30PM
Poster Session 1
Room: Victoria Ballroom


Friday, May 16 | 2:30PM - 4:45PM
Mining Genomic, Proteomic and Structural Information from In
fectious Agents

Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 3
David S. Roos, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Designing and Mining Pathogen Genome Databases: Genes to Drugs, Vaccines and Diagnostics

Friday, May 16 | 2:30PM - 4:45PM
Mining Genomic, Proteomic and Structural Information from In
fectious Agents

Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 3
Philip L. Felgner, University of California, Irvine, USA
Profiling the Immune Response to Infections on a Whole Microorganism Proteome Scale

Friday, May 16 | 2:30PM - 4:45PM
Mining Genomic, Proteomic and Structural Information from In
fectious Agents

Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 3
* Wim G.J. Hol, University of Washington, USA
Structure-Based Design of Anti-Protozoals

Friday, May 16 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Break
Room: Victoria Ballroom Foyer


Friday, May 16 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Workshop 1: Panel on Biomedical Capacity Building in Africa
Room: Victoria Ballroom
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.
Speaker 1 of 6
* Terrie E. Taylor, Michigan State University, USA

Friday, May 16 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Workshop 1: Panel on Biomedical Capacity Building in Africa
Room: Victoria Ballroom
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.
Speaker 2 of 6
Barbara J. Sina, FIC/NIH/HHS, USA

Friday, May 16 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Workshop 1: Panel on Biomedical Capacity Building in Africa
Room: Victoria Ballroom
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.
Speaker 3 of 6
Kelly Chibale, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Friday, May 16 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Workshop 1: Panel on Biomedical Capacity Building in Africa
Room: Victoria Ballroom
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.
Speaker 4 of 6
Mamoun Homeida, University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Sudan

Friday, May 16 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Workshop 1: Panel on Biomedical Capacity Building in Africa
Room: Victoria Ballroom
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.
Speaker 5 of 6
Julia Royall, National Library of Medicine, USA

Friday, May 16 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Workshop 1: Panel on Biomedical Capacity Building in Africa
Room: Victoria Ballroom
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.
Speaker 6 of 6
Amadou Garba, Niger Ministry of Public Health, Niger

Saturday, May 17 | 7:30AM - 8:30AM
Breakfast
Room: Nyanja Restaurant


Saturday, May 17 | 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Research in Support of Developing Better Strategies to Contr
ol Malaria

Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 3
* Janet Hemingway, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Innovative Disease Vector Control

Saturday, May 17 | 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Research in Support of Developing Better Strategies to Contr
ol Malaria

Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 3
Ian C. Bathurst, Medicines for Malaria Ventures, Switzerland
Discovering, Developing and Delivering a New Generation of Antimalarial Drugs

Saturday, May 17 | 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Research in Support of Developing Better Strategies to Contr
ol Malaria

Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 3
Sebastian A. Mikolajczak, Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases, USA
Live Attenuated Pre-Erythrocytic Malaria Parasite Vaccines

Saturday, May 17 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Victoria Ballroom Foyer


Saturday, May 17 | 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Lunch
Room: Stables Restaurant


Saturday, May 17 | 12:00PM - 2:30PM
Poster Session 2
Room: Victoria Ballroom


Saturday, May 17 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Research in Support of Developing Better Strategies to Contr
ol Tuberculosis

Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 3
Mark Perkins, Foundation for New Diagnostics, Switzerland
Developing New Technologies for Diagnosis of TB and Drug Susceptibility Testing

Saturday, May 17 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Research in Support of Developing Better Strategies to Contr
ol Tuberculosis

Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 3
Anthony J. Hawkridge, Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation, South Africa
Developing New Vaccines Against Tuberculosis

Saturday, May 17 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Research in Support of Developing Better Strategies to Contr
ol Tuberculosis

Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 3
* 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

Saturday, May 17 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Break
Room: Victoria Ballroom Foyer


Saturday, May 17 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Workshop 2: Respiratory Tract Infection / Diarrheal Disease
and Nutrition
Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 4
* Serap Aksoy, Yale University School of Public Health, USA

Saturday, May 17 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Workshop 2: Respiratory Tract Infection / Diarrheal Disease
and Nutrition
Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 4
Gagandeep Kang, Christian Medical College/Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, India
Diarrheal Disease

Saturday, May 17 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Workshop 2: Respiratory Tract Infection / Diarrheal Disease
and Nutrition
Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 4
Mike English, KEMRI / Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya
The Challenge of Childhood Pneumonia in Africa

Saturday, May 17 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Workshop 2: Respiratory Tract Infection / Diarrheal Disease
and Nutrition
Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 4
Jeff Williams, Halosource Inc., USA
Emerging Technologies for Point-of-Use Treatment and Storage of Household Drinking Water

Sunday, May 18 | 7:30AM - 8:30AM
Breakfast
Room: Nyanja Restaurant


Sunday, May 18 | 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Research in Support of Developing Better Strategies to Contr
ol the Helminths

Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 3
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

Sunday, May 18 | 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Research in Support of Developing Better Strategies to Contr
ol the Helminths

Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 3
* James H. McKerrow, University of California, San Diego, USA
Developing Drugs for Parasitic Diseases in an Academic Incubator

Sunday, May 18 | 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Research in Support of Developing Better Strategies to Contr
ol the Helminths

Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 3
Christopher D. Earl, BIO Ventures for Global Health, USA
Expanding Biotechnology Industry Initiatives in R&D for Neglected Diseases

Sunday, May 18 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Victoria Ballroom Foyer


Sunday, May 18 | 11:30AM - 12:30PM
Lunch
Room: Stables Restaurant


Sunday, May 18 | 12:30PM - 2:30PM
Workshop 3: How to Write Your Paper and Get it Published
Room: Victoria Ballroom
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.
Speaker 1 of 1
* Serap Aksoy, Yale University School of Public Health, USA

Sunday, May 18 | 2:30PM - 3:00PM
Coffee Break
Room: Victoria Ballroom Foyer


Sunday, May 18 | 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Research in Support of Developing Better Strategies to Contr
ol HIV Infections

Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 3
Jordan Tappero, U.S. Public Health Service, Uganda
Evaluating the Population Incidence Impact of High Coverage HIV Prevention Interventions

Sunday, May 18 | 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Research in Support of Developing Better Strategies to Contr
ol HIV Infections

Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 3
Gary J. Nabel, Sanofi, USA
Ebola Virus

Sunday, May 18 | 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Research in Support of Developing Better Strategies to Contr
ol HIV Infections

Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 3
Barbara J. Sina, FIC/NIH/HHS, USA
Building Research Capacity in Africa

Monday, May 19 | 7:30AM - 8:30AM
Breakfast
Room: Nyanja Restaurant


Monday, May 19 | 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Operational Issues Regarding Integration of Control Strategi
es to Reduce the Morbidity and Mortality of the Neglected Diseases

Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 3
Amadou Garba, Niger Ministry of Public Health, Niger
Progress of Schistosomiasis Control in West Africa

Monday, May 19 | 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Operational Issues Regarding Integration of Control Strategi
es to Reduce the Morbidity and Mortality of the Neglected Diseases

Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 3
* John Gyapong, Ghana Health Service, Ghana
Controlling Parasite Induced Blindness

Monday, May 19 | 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Operational Issues Regarding Integration of Control Strategi
es to Reduce the Morbidity and Mortality of the Neglected Diseases

Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 3
James Bennett, USA
Concluding Remarks

Monday, May 19 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Victoria Ballroom Foyer


Monday, May 19 | 11:00AM - 11:00AM
On Own for Lunch


Monday, May 19 | 3:30PM - 4:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Victoria Ballroom Foyer


Monday, May 19 | 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Challenges of Enhancing Biomedical Infrastructure in Africa
Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 3
Mamoun Homeida, University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Sudan
Self Sustaining Biomedical Institute in Sudan: A Private Initiative

Monday, May 19 | 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Challenges of Enhancing Biomedical Infrastructure in Africa
Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 3
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?


Monday, May 19 | 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Challenges of Enhancing Biomedical Infrastructure in Africa
Room: Victoria Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 3
* Kelly Chibale, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Unique Models for Collaborative Drug Discovery Networks and Partnerships in Africa

Monday, May 19 | 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Poolside


Monday, May 19 | 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Entertainment
Room: Poolside


Monday, May 19 | 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Cash Bar
Room: Poolside


Tuesday, May 20 | 10:25AM - 10:25AM
Departure


*Session Chair.