Scientific Sessions (updated September 18, 2014)

Plenary Lectures

MERS-CoV Update
Z. Memish (Saudi Arabia)
     Friday, October 31, 2014, 14.20-15.00hrs

Challenges and Controversies in the 2014 West African Ebola Virus Outbreak Response
A. Duse (South Africa)
     Friday, October 31, 2014, 16:30-17:15hrs 


The Global Emergence of Resistance
R. Laxminarayan (India)
     Saturday, November 1, 2014, 11.00-11.45hrs
Launching of the New OIE Global Wildlife Disease Reporting System: WAHIS-Wild
P. Caceres-Soto (France)
     Sunday, November 2, 2014, 11.00-11.45hrs
Changing Disease Landscapes
J. Lubroth (Italy)
     Monday, November 3, 2014, 11.00-11.45hrs
Break-out Sessions

In the Hot Zone: Ebola and MERS-CoV

Friday, October 31, 2014, 15:00-16:30hrs

  • Why Did the Camel Kiss the Bat?
    K. Olival (USA)
  • MERS-CoV: the Animal Human Interface
    M. Koopmans (The Netherlands)
  • TBD

West Nile Fever in the European Union: Challenges for Integrated Surveillance and Control
Saturday, November 1, 2014, 08.30-09.30
  • Status of West Nile Fever Surveillance in Humans in the European Union
    L. Marrama (Sweden)
  • Status of West Nile Fever Surveillance in Animals in the European Union
    A. Gervelmeyer (Italy)
  • Integrated West Nile fever surveillance: experience of Italy
    P. Calistri (Italy)
Rapid Diagnostics for Emerging Infectious Threats
Saturday, November 1, 2014, 09.30-10.30hrs
  • Rapid diagnosis of MDR Gram-negatives
    G. Cornaglia (Italy)
  • Rapid diagnosis of Invasive Mycosis
    C. Lass-Floerl (Austria)
  • Mobilization of Samples and Biocontaimnent Laboratories for the Diagnosis of Risk Group 4 Agents in Outbreak Response
    G. Ippolito (Italy)
Pathogen and Host Diversity - Are there Clues that Can Help Us Prevent Emerging Infectious Diseases?
Saturday, November 1, 2014, 14.30-16:00hrs
  • Can Host Breadth and Phylogeny Portend Viral Emergence?
    K. Olival (USA)
  • Viruses in a World of Bats
  • Virodiversity - How Many Viruses Are Out There
    S. Anthony (USA)
  • Ebola, SARS, MERS Oh My, Can We Limit Outbreaks?
    W. Karesh (USA)
  • Wrap up - the Big Picture
    P. Daszak (USA)
Ethics and Disease Surveillance
Saturday, November 1, 2014, 14.30-16:00hrs
  • Disease Surveillance in the Era of Big Data
    E. Vayena (Switzerland)
  • Ethical Disease Surveillance, the WHO Perspective
    A. Reis (Switzerland)
  • Uses of Big Data for Public Health
    S. Wallace (United Kingdom)
ProMED 20th Anniversary Symposium: Innovations in Outbreak Detection
Saturday, November 1, 2014, 16.30-18:00hrs
  • 20 Years of Outbreak Reporting
    S. Morse (USA), J. Woodall (UK)
  • Innovations in Participatory Surveillance
  • Innovations in Disease Detection
    J. Brownstein (USA)
  • Round Table Discussion
FAO Tools for Animal Health
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 08.30-10.30hrs
  • Progressive Control Pathway (PCP) for Disease Control and Global Strategies
    E. Raizman (Italy)
  • Global Animal Disease Surveillance and Health Information Tools
    J. Pinto (Italy)
  • Tackling Emergency Diseases Head On Through Good Emergency Management Practice (GEMP)
    I. Douglas (Italy)
  • Tools Supporting Laboratory Capacities and Information Sharing
    G. Dauphin (Italy)
  • Research Tools Supporting Livestock Development and Food Security; Peste des Petits Ruminants as a Working Example
    W. Dundon( Austria)
Healthcare Associated Emerging Infections
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 08.30-10.30hrs
  • Contact Networks and Emerging Infections at Local, National and Global Levels
    P. Polgreen (USA)
  • The role of Biologic Therapies in Emerging Infections
    J. Baddley (USA)
  • Emerging infections, Transplants and Transfusions
    M. Kuehnert (USA)
  • Emerging Device Related Infections Around the World
    D. Warren (USA)
Things are Heating Up: Emerging Infectious Diseases and Climate Change
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 14.30-16.00hrs
  • Indirect Effects of Climate on Disease Emergence: Population Stress and Migration and Emerging Infectious Diseases
    D. Fisman (Canada)
  • Water, Climate and Disease Emergence
    A. Greer (Canada)
  • Unraveling Disease Signatures in Climate for the Improvement of Disease Prediction
    X. Rodó (Spain)
Emerging Viral Threats
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 14.30-16.00hrs
  • Ebola and its Spread in West Africa
    O. Tomori (Nigeria)
  • Avian Influenza: pandemic potential?
    M. Koopmans (The Netherlands)
  • Chikungunya's Entry into the Americas
    A. Flahault (France)
Pastoralism, Rural Communities and the Human Animal Health Interface in East Africa
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 16.30-18.00hrs
  • Staying Mobile, Staying Healthy? Pastoralism, Mobility, and Human Health in the Drylands of East Africa
    B. Butt (USA)
  • Reaching the Fifth Child: Operational Challenges for Polio Eradication Among Pastoralist Communities
    V. Gammino (USA)
  • Control of Zoonotic Diseases: A Route to Poverty Alleviation Among Livestock-keeping Communities
    E. Fevre (UK/Kenya)
  • Integrated Human and Animal Health Surveillance and Services for Remote Rural Communities
    E. Schelling (Switzerland)
One Health: From Research to Public Health
Monday, November 3, 2014 08.30-10.30hrs
  • State-space Models, Risk Maps and Public Health: One Health Approach to Hantavirus Infections
    K. Tersago (Belgium)
  • From Risk Maps to Risk Alleviation in Public Health: Examples for Hantavirus and CCHF Virus Infections
    K. Dressel (Germany)
  • One Health as an Everyday Work: Example of Rift Valley Fever in the Animal and Human Health Network in the South-western Indian Ocean
    E. Cardinale (France)
  • How to Improve the Practical Implementation of One Hhealth?
    E. Schelling (Switzerland)