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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: Aug 8, 2018 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Aug 8, 2018 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Aug 23, 2018 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Oct 6, 2018 [details]

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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 August 8, 2018 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After August 8, 2018 until October 14, 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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August 8, 2018 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On October 6, 2018 845.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After October 6, 2018 1045.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On October 6, 2018 620.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After October 6, 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: August 8, 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: August 8, 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 August 8, 2018)

Discounted Registration Deadline: October 6, 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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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

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

Majestic Hall

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26

09:00—10:15
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 10/25/2018

Victoria Ballroom
* Michèle Ramsay, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

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

10:15—11:30
Genomic Diversity in Health
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 10/25/2018

Victoria Ballroom
* Han G. Brunner, Radboud Maastricht University Medical Center, Netherlands

Charles N. Rotimi, NHGRI, National Institutes of Health, USA
Global Genomic Diversity: History, Adaptation and Health

Coffee Break

Jordi Barretina-Ginesta, Girona Biomedical Research Institute, Spain
Characterization of Nigerian Breast Cancer Reveals Prevalent Homologous Recombination Deficiency and Aggressive Molecular Features

11:30—17:00
On Own for Lunch

11:30—13:00
Poster Setup

Victoria Ballroom
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Victoria Ballroom
15:00—16:30
Workshop: Impact of Animal Pathogens on Human Health

Victoria Ballroom
* Appolinaire Djikeng, Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health, University of Edinburgh, UK

Jeremaih Okoro Ijomanta, National Veterinary Research Institute, Nigeria
Continuous Circulation of Human-Derived Pandemic H1N1pdm09 Influenza Virus in Nigerian Pigs: Implication for Public Health and Pandemic Preparedness

Kolawole Elijah Oladipo, Adeleke University, Nigeria
Genetic Characterization of H5N1 Influenza A Virus Isolated from Pigs in Ogbomoso, Nigeria

Patricia Ihuaku Otuh, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Molecular Analyses Unravel Mycobactrium ulcerans Transmission Pathway from Animal Host and Environment to Human in Ogun State, Nigeria

Abdul Walusansa, Islamic University in Uganda, Uganda
Non-Typhoidal Salmonella and Zoonotic E. coli as Potential Drivers of Antimicrobial Resistance in Pastoralist Communities in Kasese District, Uganda

Oluwatoyin Modupe Aladejana, Kings University Odeomu, Nigeria
Occurrence and Multiple-Antibiotics Resistance Profile of Enterobacteriaceae Isolated from Bats Faecal Samples in Osun State, Nigeria

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

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

Victoria Ballroom
* Christian T. Happi, Redeemer's University, Nigeria

Han G. Brunner, Radboud Maastricht University Medical Center, Netherlands
Genetic Diagnosis of Intellectual Disability

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

Mohamed Z. Alimohamed, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands
Short Talk: Routine Use of Targeted NGS Panel in a Dutch Cardiomyopathy Cohort

Jorge Da Rocha, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Short Talk: Addressing Cancer Treatment in an African Setting: A Bioinformatics Analysis of Pharmacogenomically Relevant Variants

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

Victoria Ballroom Foyer
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1

Victoria Ballroom

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27

09:00—12:00
Livestock Translational Genomics
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 10/25/2018

Victoria Ballroom
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

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

Vivien Jepchirchir Chebii, Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Tanzania
Short Talk: Exploring Association of Copy Number Variations in Wild African Goats (Capra nubiana) Adaptations

Owen Powell, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Short Talk: Can Genomics Enable Genetic Evaluations with Phenotypes Recorded on Smallholder Dairy Farms?

12:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

12:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Victoria Ballroom
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Victoria Ballroom
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

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

Victoria Ballroom
* Niklas Blomberg, ELIXIR Europe, UK

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

Simon Lillico, University of Edinburgh, UK
Editing Livestock Genomes: Harnessing and Expanding Genomic Diversity

Luísa Pereira, Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto, Portugal
The Power of Local Ancestry Inference Algorithms in Mapping Candidate Genes: The Case Study of African Ancestry Protection against Hemorrhagic Dengue Fever

Martha Nginya, US Army Medical Research Directorate, Kenya
Short Talk: Evaluation of Plasmodium falciparum Histidine-Rich Protein 2 and 3 Gene Deletions in Kenya

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

Victoria Ballroom Foyer
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2

Victoria Ballroom

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

09:00—12:00
Solutions for Implementation of Genomic Tests
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 10/25/2018

Victoria Ballroom
* Michèle Ramsay, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

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

David Evans, University of Queensland, Australia
Using Genetics to Investigate the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

Elizabeth Sibongile Tshabalala, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
Short Talk: Genetic Diversity of Pharmacogenes in a Bantu-Speaking Cohort and Evaluation of Variants Associated with Tenofovir-Induced Nephrotoxicity

Liberata Mwita, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania
Short Talk: Genome-Wide Associations of Liver Function in Sickle Cell Patients in Tanzania

Chiaka I. Anumudu, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Short Talk: Improving Schistosomiasis Control Using Genomics and Proteomics Tools

12:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

12:00—13:00
Poster Setup

Victoria Ballroom
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Victoria Ballroom
15:30—16:30
Virtual Lab Tour: Makerere University
Come view the labs virtually and meet local researchers, Professor Moses Joloba and Dr. David Kateete, representing the following:
Genomics and Molecular Biology facilities
Bioinformatics/Computational Infrastructure
H3Africa Biorepository
Mycobacteriology Laboratory
Immunology facilities
Bacteriology facilities

Victoria Ballroom
16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

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

Victoria Ballroom
* Han G. Brunner, Radboud Maastricht University Medical Center, Netherlands

Mark S. Fife, Pirbright Institute, UK
Genetic Diversity of Immune Loci in Chickens across Africa and Europe

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

Soanandrasana Rahelinirina, Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Madagascar
Short Talk: First Molecular Detection of Pathogenic Leptospira in Livestock from Slaughterhouses in Madagascar

Isoken H. Igbinosa, University of Benin, Nigeria
Short Talk: Characterization and Detection of Antibiotic Resistance, Virulence Gene Elements and Biofilm Formation in Aeromonas Species Isolated from Cattle

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

Victoria Ballroom Foyer
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3

Victoria Ballroom

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29

09:00—12:00
Enablers for Translational Genomics
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 10/25/2018

Victoria Ballroom
* Appolinaire Djikeng, Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health, University of Edinburgh, UK

Niklas Blomberg, ELIXIR Europe, UK
Global Data Infrastructure for the Scientific Enterprise

Bassirou Bonfoh, CSRS/Afrique One-African Science Partnership for Intervention Research Excellence, Côte D'Ivoire
Genomics: A Half-Full Glass in One Health

Coffee Break

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

Jim Kaufman, University of Cambridge, UK
Short Talk: Typing MHC Haplotypes of African Village Chickens for Structure-Function Studies

Acho Fon Abongwa, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon
Short Talk: Evolution of Plasmodium Falciparum Strains and Resistance Markers in Pregnant Women in Cameroon: 2008-2018

12:00—17:00
On Own for Lunch

14:30—15:30
Panel Discussion: How Do We Build the Ideal Cattle Breeds for Different Ecological Niches?

Victoria Ballroom
* John M. Hickey, University of Edinburgh, UK

Sumaya Y. Kambal, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudan
Mitogenomic Analysis of Western Baggara Cattle Breed-Nyalawi Population

Edward J. Smith, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
Genomic Characterization of Zambian Indigenous Cattle Breeds

15:30—16:30
Panel Discussion: What Do We Need to Know About Our Ancestry?

Victoria Ballroom
* Han G. Brunner, Radboud Maastricht University Medical Center, Netherlands

Gretchen Z. Johnson, Howard University, USA
Molecular Genomic Diversity of Mid-19th Century Liberated Enslaved Africans from St. Helena Island, South Atlantic

16:30—17:00
Coffee Available

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

Victoria Ballroom
* Charles N. Rotimi, NHGRI, National Institutes of Health, USA

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

Elizabeth Marincola, African Academy of Sciences, Kenya
How African Researchers Can Lead the Way in Global Science Communication

Alison L. Van Eenennaam, University of California, Davis, USA
Public Perception of Animal Biotechnology

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

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

Poolside Lawn
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.

Poolside Lawn

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30

 
Departure


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Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor for generously supporting this meeting:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

We gratefully acknowledge additional support from these exhibitors at this conference:

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


National Institutes of Health

Grant No. 1 R13 HG010287-01

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 HG010287-01 from the National Institutes of Health. 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 by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


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