IMED 2021 Speakers and Moderators

IMED 2021 Speakers
and Moderators

Assaf Anyamba

Goddard Earth Science and Technology Research, NASA, USA

Talk Title: Anomaly Detection in Climate Data to Drive Rift Valley Fever Modeling

Nahid Bhadelia

Section of Infectious Diseases, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts , USA

Talk Title: Biosafety in Research on Potential Pandemic Pathogens

David Blazes

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, North Seattle, WA, USA

Panel Moderator: Broadening the Evidence-base for Mitigating Risk of Emerging Disease: Knowledge Gaps and Research Challenges in the Face of Rapid Global Environmental Change

Ilaria Capua

Director, One Health Center of Excellence, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

Talk Title: The COVID-19 Witch Hunt: Are Virologists at Risk?

Andrew Clements

U.S. Agency for International Development, Washington, DC, USA

Panel Discussion: Broadening the Evidence-base for Mitigating Risk of Emerging Disease: Knowledge Gaps and Research Challenges in the Face of Rapid Global Environmental Change

Elizabeth Cheung

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong

Talk Title: The Role of the Media during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Hong Kong

Filipe Dantas-Torres

Department of Immunology, Instituto Aggeu Magalhães, Recife, Brazil

Talk Title: Impact of Climate and Environmental Changes on Leishmaniasis

Devika Dixit

University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Chair: The Impact of Media and Politics on Outbreak Preparedness and Control

Veasna Duong

Institut Pasteur, Cambodia

Panel Discussion: Origins of SARS-CoV-2

Kristie L. Ebi

Center for Health and the Global Environment, Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

Plenary Talk Title: Global Climate Change and Emerging Infectious Diseases

Joseph Eisenberg

University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Talk Title: What Drives the Association Between Rainfall and Diarrhea – Interrogating Evidence in Support of the Concentration Dilution Hypothesis

Fraser Gaspar 

The MITRE Corporation, USA

Talk Title: Identifying and Predicting Healthcare Facilities in Africa Using Disparate Data Sources and Machine Learning Algorithms

Wondwossen Gebreyes

Global One Health Initiative (GOHI), Ohio State University, USA

Chair: Global Climate Change and Emerging Infectious Diseases

Natalie Hall

Florence Bascom Geoscience Center, US Geological Survey, USA

Talk Title: Monitoring of Harmful Algal Blooms Using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing

Christian Happi

African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases at Redeemer’s University in Ede, Nigeria

Plenary Talk Title: COVID-19, Ebola, Lassa Fever and More – Application of Genomics in Epidemic Surveillance and Response

Latiffah Hassan

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia One Health University Network, Selangor, Malaysia

Talk Title: One Health Response to Antimicrobial Resistance

Chair: Viruses in Bats and Potential Spillover to Animals and Humans

Chikwe Ihekweazu

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Nigeria

Chair: COVID-19, Ebola, Lassa Fever and More – Application of Genomics in Epidemic Surveillance and Response

Shahid Jameel

Trivedi School of Biosciences, Ashoka University, India

Plenary Talk Title: The Next Pandemic – A Look into the Future

Christine Kreuder Johnson

University of California – Davis, CA, USA

Panel Moderator: Broadening the Evidence-base for Mitigating Risk of Emerging Disease: Knowledge Gaps and Research Challenges in the Face of Rapid Global Environmental Change

Esron Karimuribo

Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Morogoro, Tanzania

Panel Discussion: Participatory Surveillance: How Communities are Finding and Responding to Outbreaks Faster

Erik Karlsson

National Influenza Center of Cambodia and H5 Reference Laboratory, WHO Global COVID-19 Referral Laboratory, Institut Pasteur, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Talk Title: Avian Influenza in the time of COVID-19: Stories from Cambodia

Maria Van Kerkhove

World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Plenary Talk Title: COVID-19 – How Far Have We Come, and Where Do We Go?

Marion Koopmans

Erasmus MC Department of Viroscience, Netherlands

Panel Discussion: Origins of SARS-CoV-2

Vipat Kuruchittham

Southeast Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN), Thailand

Panel Moderator: Transforming One Health Education During the Pandemic

Mohammed Lamorde

Global Health Security Programme, Kampala, Uganda

Talk Title: Strengthening Partnerships to Tackle Emerging Infectious Diseases

David Larsen

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA

Talk Title: Leveraging Wastewater Surveillance to Improve Health Security

Onicio Leal Neto

EpiTrack (Brazil) & University of Zurich (Guardians of Health Project)

Panel Discussion: Participatory Surveillance: How Communities are Finding and Responding to Outbreaks Faster

Hakan Leblebicioglu

VM Medicalpark Hospital, Infectious Diseases Department, Samsun, Turkey

Talk Title: Global Changes in Epidemiology and Burden of Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever

Scott McNabb

Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, USA

Chair: Global Health Security Risks

Pablo A. Mendez Lazaro

PR-CLIMAH, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Talk Title: Determining the Impact of Saharan Dust on Public Health and COVID-19 Patients in Puerto Rico

Saengduen Moonsom

Thailand One Health University Network (THOHUN), Thailand

Panel Discussion: Transforming One Health Education During the Pandemic

Erin Mordecai

Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

Talk Title: Global Change and the Ecology of Vector-Borne Disease

Miguel O’Ryan

Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

Plenary Moderator: Debate on COVID-19 Vaccination for Children

Sakulrat Pattamakaew

PODD Centre, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Panel Discussion: Participatory Surveillance: How Communities are Finding and Responding to Outbreaks Faster

Malik Peiris

Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Talk Title: Mers-CoV

Eskild Petersen

Aarhus University, Institute for Clinical Medicine, Denmark

Talk Title: The Role of International Travel and Border Restrictions in Managing the Spread of Outbreaks

Pham Duc Phuc

Vietnam One Health University Network (VOHUN), Vietnam

Panel Discussion: Transforming One Health Education During the Pandemic

Marjorie Pollack

ProMED Deputy Editor, USA

Chair: COVID-19 – How Far Have We Come, and Where Do We Go?

Gustav Praekelt

Praekelt Group, Johannesburg, South Africa

Panel Discussion: Participatory Surveillance: How Communities are Finding and Responding to Outbreaks Faster

David Relman

Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA

Panel Moderator: Origins of SARS-CoV-2

Mathieu Roche

CIRAD, France

Talk Title: Mining Online and Social Media to Analyze Epidemic Periods

Razitasham Safii

Malaysia One Health University Network (MyOHUN), Malaysia

Panel Discussion: Transforming One Health Education During the Pandemic

Balbir Singh

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia

Talk Title: Changes in the Epidemiology of Zoonotic Malaria in Southeast Asia

Mark Smolinski

Ending Pandemics, San Francisco, California, USA

Panel Moderator: Participatory Surveillance: How Communities are Finding and Responding to Outbreaks Faster

Agus Suwandono

One Health University Network (INDOHUN), Indonesia

Panel Discussion: Transforming One Health Education During the Pandemic

Channé Suy

inSTEDD iLab Southeast Asia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Panel Discussion: Participatory Surveillance: How Communities are Finding and Responding to Outbreaks Faster

Juan Pablo Torres

 Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Plenary Discussion: Debate on COVID-19 Vaccination for Children

Lin-fa Wang

Programme in Emerging Infectious Disease, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

Plenary Talk Title: Viruses in Bats and Potential Spillover to Animals and Humans

Chadia Wannous

Towards a Safer World Network (TASW), Sweden

Chair: Impact of Climate Change and Human Migration on Parasitic Infections

Terdsak Yano

Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Panel Discussion: Participatory Surveillance: How Communities are Finding and Responding to Outbreaks Faster

Tom Yuill

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA

Chair: One Health in Action

And more to come!