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

National Academies, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

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

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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

Filipe Dantas-Torres

Department of Immunology, Instituto Aggeu Magalhães, Recife, Brazil

Talk Title: Effects of Ecologic and Environmental Changes on Leishmaniasis

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

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

Shahid Jameel

Trivedi School of Biosciences, Ashoka University, India

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

Christine Kreuder Johnson

 EpiCenter for Disease Dynamics at the One Health Institute, University of California, Davis, California, 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 – from Wildlife to Livestock to Humans

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

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: Changing Epidemiology and Burden of Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Globally

Pablo A. Mendez Lazaro

PR-CLIMAH, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Talk Title: Title to be confirmed

Erin Mordecai

Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

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

Malik Peiris

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

Talk Title: Mers-CoV

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

Mark Smolinski

Ending Pandemics, San Francisco, California, USA

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

Channé Suy

inSTEDD iLab Southeast Asia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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

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

Terdsak Yano

Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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

And more to come!