Scientific Program

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

Pre-recorded Sessions will be made live every evening at midnight EST for registered/paid attendees and can be viewed any time during the conference period and will be available for 3 months after conclusion of the conference. Q&A periods will not be live and questions can be sent to presenters which will be answered via email.

All Plenary Sessions and Q&A periods will be live (EST) and can be attended by registered/paid attendees.

The program is subject to change.

Plenaries:

PL01 I Plenary Session 01:
COVID-19 – How Far Have We Come, and Where Do We Go?

01:00 PM to 01:45 PM Central European Time (CET) I 08:00 AM – 08:45 AM (EST)

Chair: Marjorie Pollack, ProMED Deputy Editor, USA

Speaker: Maria Van Kerkhove, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

PL02 I Plenary Session 02:
COVID-19, Ebola, Lassa Fever and More – Application of Genomics in Epidemic Surveillance and Response

07:00 PM to 08:00 PM CET I 02:00 PM – 02:45 PM

Chair: Chikwe Ihekweazu, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Nigeria

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

Scientific Sessions:

SS01 I Scientific Session 01:
The Impact of Media and Politics on Outbreak Preparedness and Control

5:00 AM to 6:00 AM CET I 12:00 AM midnight – 01:00 AM

Moderator: Devika Dixit, University of Saskatchewan & University of Calgary, Saskatoon and Calgary, Canada

The Covid-19 Witch Hunt: Are Virologists at Risk?: Ilaria Capua, One Health Center of Excellence, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

The Role of the Media during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Hong Kong: Elizabeth Cheung, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong

Mining Online and Social Media to Analyze Epidemic Periods: Mathieu Roche, CIRAD, France

SS02 I Scientific Session 02:
Global Health Security Risks

This session was developed in collaboration with the ESCMID Emerging Infections Task Force

5:00 AM to 6:00 AM CET I 12:00 AM midnight – 01:00 AM

Chair: Scott McNabb, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, USA

Strengthening Partnerships to Tackle Emerging Infectious Diseases: Mohammed Lamorde, Global Health Security Programme, Kampala, Uganda

The Role of International Travel and Border Restrictions in Managing the Spread of Outbreaks: Eskild Petersen, Aarhus University, Institute for Clinical Medicine, Denmark

Biosafety in Research on Potential Pandemic Pathogens: Nahid Bhadelia, Section of Infectious Diseases, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts , USA

SS03 I Scientific Session 03:
Broadening the Evidence-base for Mitigating Risk of Emerging Disease: Knowledge Gaps and Research Challenges in the Face of Rapid Global Environmental Change

This session was developed in consultation with The US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

5:00 AM to 6:00 AM CET I 12:00 AM midnight – 01:00 AM

Moderators: David Blazes, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, North Seattle, WA, USA & Christine Kreuder Johnson, University of California – Davis, CA, USA

•  What Drives the Association Between Rainfall and Diarrhea – Interrogating Evidence in Support of the Concentration Dilution Hypothesis: Joseph Eisenberg, University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

•  Global Change and the Ecology of Vector-Borne Disease: Erin Mordecai, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

•  Leveraging Wastewater Surveillance to Improve Health Security: David Larsen, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA

•  Discussant: Andrew Clements, U.S. Agency for International Development, Washington, DC, USA

SS11 I Scientific Session 11:
Ethics of Novel Data Streams for Pathogen Surveillance

This session was developed in collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation

5:00 AM to 6:00 AM CET I 12:00 AM midnight – 01:00 AM

Program to be confirmed

Oral Abstract Sessions:

Submitted abstracts underwent a rigorous peer-review process. Highest scoring abstracts were selected for oral presentation – this constituted approximately 8% of all abstracts submitted for presentation at IMED 2021.

OP01 I Oral Abstract Presentations 01:
One Health – Emerging Threats across Species Boundaries

5:00 AM to 6:00 AM CET I 12:00 AM midnight – 01:00 AM

Title: Serum Neutralisation profiles of Straw-Coloured Fruit Bats (Eidolon helvum) against four Lineages of Lagos Bat Lyssavirus

Speaker: Veronica Odinya Ameh, Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria 

Title: Trichinella britovi Outbreak in North-West Italy, 2019-2020: Beware of Wild Boar

Speaker: Giacomo Stroffolini, Amedeo di Savoia Hospital, Torino, Italy

Title: Evidence of Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 in Cats and Dogs in Luxembourg

Speaker: Chantal Snoeck, Luxembourg Institute of Health, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Title: Recovering Influenza Genomes from Wild Bird Habitats for Outbreak Prevention and Pandemic Preparedness

Speaker: Kevin Kuchinski, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Title: Systems’ Barriers and Facilitators of One Health Programs that Address Zoonotic Diseases: A Review of the Literature

Speaker: Lisset Dumet Poma, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, Portland, Oregon, USA

Title: Molecular Methodology for Tick Speciation and Tickborne Pathogen Surveillance

Speaker: Evangeline Green, University of New England College of Medicine, Biddeford, Maine, USA

Title: West Nile and Usutu Virus Circulation in Wild Birds and Equids in Piedmont, Liguria and Aosta Valley, Northwestern Italy, in 2018-2020

Speaker: Monica Marchino, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Turin, Italy 

Title: High Prevalence of Rickettsia Slovaca in Dermacentor Marginatus in Euganean Hills Regional Park

Speaker: Laura Grassi, University of Padua, Legnaro, Padua, Italy 

Title: Italy as a Hotspot of Usutu Virus in Europe

Speaker: Bianca Zecchin, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Legnaro, Padova, Italy

Title: Results of Genotyping of the Congo-Crimean Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Circulating in Southern Kazakhstan

Speaker: Gulzhan Abuova, South Kazakhstan Medical Academy, Shymkent, Kazakhstan

OP02 I Oral Abstract Presentations 02:
COVID-19: Surveillance, Diagnosis and Response

5:00 AM to 6:00 AM CET I 12:00 AM midnight – 01:00 AM

Title: COVID-19 Cluster among 2020 Matric Rage Festival Attendees, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, November–December 2020

Speaker: Andronica Moipone Shonhiwa, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, a Division of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa

Title: Excess Deaths during COVID-19 Pandemic in Alberta, Canada

Speaker: Sanjay Beesoon, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 

Title: Implementing a SARS-CoV-2 Early Warning System in Valencia (Spain) and its Correlation with Epidemiological Indicators

Speaker: Paloma Perez, Global Omnium, Valencia, Spain

Title: Co-circulation of SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern Alpha and Gamma in Italy

Speaker: Mattia Manica, Bruno Kessler Institute, Trento, Italy

Title: Colorimetric Reverse Transcriptional Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification for Rapid Detection of SARS-CoV-2

Speaker: Praveen Rai, Nitte University Centre for Science Education and Research, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India

Title: Trends of a Syndromic Approached Based Respiratory PCR during the Second Wave of the COVID 19 Pandemic in a Tertiary Care Center in Mumbai

Speaker: Aruna Pojary, Breach Candy Hospital Trust, Mumbai, India

Title: Methods for Counting COVID-19 Deaths in U.S. States and Territories

Speaker: Quang Nguyen, The COVID Tracking Project at The Atlantic, Washington, D.C., USA

Title: Assessing the Shift in Reasoning for COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in the United States Using a Six-Month Cross-Sectional Analysis from December 2020 to June 2021

Speaker: Autumn Gertz, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Title: Assessing the Epidemiological and Economic Impact of Alternative Vaccination Strategies: A Modeling Study

Speaker: Sooyoung Kim, New York University School of Global Public Health, New York, USA

Title: Tracking Changes in SARS-CoV-2 Transmission with a Novel Outpatient Sentinel Surveillance System in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Speaker: Reese Richardson, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA

ePosters:

Submitted abstracts underwent a rigorous peer-review process. High scoring abstracts were selected for ePoster presentations. IMED 2021 will feature more than 300 ePosters across all areas of interest to IMED 2021 attendees. ePoster presentations will be available to registered attendees only and include audio or video presentation options for presenting authors. Attendees can use the IMED 2021 Question and Answer functionality to connect with poster presenters.

Plenaries:

PL03 I Plenary Session 03:
Viruses in Bats and Potential Spillover to Animals and Humans

01:00 PM to 01:45 PM Central European Time (CET) I 08:00 AM – 08:45 AM (EST)

Chair: Latiffah Hassan, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Speaker: Lin-fa Wang, Programme in Emerging Infectious Disease, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

PL04 I Plenary Session 04:
Global Climate Change and Emerging Infectious Diseases

07:00 PM to 08:00 PM CET I 02:00 PM – 02:45 PM

Chair: Wondwossen Gebreyes, Global One Health Initiative (GOHI), Ohio State University, USA

Speaker: Kristie L. Ebi, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

Scientific Sessions:

SS04 I Scientific Session 04:
Impact of Climate Change and Human Migration on Parasitic Infections

5:00 AM to 6:00 AM CET I 12:00 AM midnight – 01:00 AM

Chair: Chadia Wannous, Towards a Safer World Network (TASW), Sweden

Changes in the Epidemiology of Zoonotic Malaria in Southeast Asia: Balbir Singh, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia

Global Changes in Epidemiology and Burden of Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever: Hakan Leblebicioglu, VM Medicalpark Hospital, Infectious Diseases Department, Samsun, Turkey

Impact of Climate and Environmental Changes on Leishmaniasis: Filipe Dantas-Torres, Department of Immunology, Instituto Aggeu Magalhães, Recife, Brazil

SS05 I Scientific Session 05:
Novel Applications for Earth Observation and Non-traditional Data Analytics for Public Health Impact at Scale

This session was developed in collaboration with The MITRE Corporation

5:00 AM to 6:00 AM CET I 12:00 AM midnight – 01:00 AM

Monitoring of Harmful Algal Blooms Using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing: Natalie Hall, Florence Bascom Geoscience Center, US Geological Survey, USA

Identifying and Predicting Healthcare Facilities in Africa Using Disparate Data Sources and Machine Learning Algorithms, Fraser Gaspar, The MITRE Corporation, USA

Determining the Impact of Saharan dust on Public Health and COVID-19 Patients in Puerto Rico: Pablo A. Mendez Lazaro, PR-CLIMAH, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Anomaly Detection in Climate Data to Drive Rift Valley Fever Modeling: Assaf Anyamba, Goddard Earth Science and Technology Research, NASA, USA

SS06 I Scientific Session 06:
Panel Discussion: Participatory Surveillance: How Communities are Finding and Responding to Outbreaks Faster

This session was developed in collaboration with Ending Pandemics

5:00 AM to 6:00 AM CET I 12:00 AM midnight – 01:00 AM

Moderator: Mark Smolinski, Ending Pandemics, San Francisco, California, USA

Discussants:

Esron Karimuribo, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Morogoro, Tanzania

Gustav Praekelt, Praekelt Group, Johannesburg, South Africa

Channé Suy, inSTEDD iLab Southeast Asia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Terdsak Yano, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Sakulrat Pattamakaew, PODD Centre, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Onicio Leal Neto, EpiTrack (Brazil) & University of Zurich (Guardians of Health Project)

SS07 I Scientific Session 07:
Panel Discussion: Transforming One Health Education During the Pandemic

This session was developed in collaboration with Southeast Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN)

5:00 AM to 6:00 AM CET I 12:00 AM midnight – 01:00 AM

Moderator: Vipat Kuruchittham, Southeast Asia One Health University Network (SEAOHUN), Thailand

Discussants:

Agus Suwandono, Indonesia One Health University Network (INDOHUN), Indonesia

Razitasham Safii, Malaysia One Health University Network (MyOHUN), Malaysia

Saengduen Moonsom, Thailand One Health University Network (THOHUN), Thailand

Pham Duc Phuc, Vietnam One Health University Network (VOHUN), Vietnam

Oral Abstract Sessions:

Submitted abstracts underwent a rigorous peer-review process. Highest scoring abstracts were selected for oral presentation – this constituted approximately 8% of all abstracts submitted for presentation at IMED 2021.

OP03 I Oral Abstract Presentations 03:
Outbreak Preparedness and Response

5:00 AM to 6:00 AM CET I 12:00 AM midnight – 01:00 AM

Reserved for the best submitted abstracts in the, “Outbreak Preparedness and Response” category.

Title: Structural-Equation-Modelling (SEM) to Analyze Climatic Factor’s Role on COVID-19 Spreading

Speaker: Alessia Spada, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy

Title: Concept of Resampling: Protocol for the Field-based Detection and Characterization of the European Filovirus (Lloviu cuevavirus)

Speaker: Gabor Toth, University of Pécs, Pécs, Baranya, Hungary

Title: The Use of Culture, Molecular Methods and Whole Genome Sequencing to Detect the Source of an Outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease in New York State

Speaker: Danielle Wroblewski, Wadsworth Center, NYSDOH, Albany, New York, USA

Title: Meshing Biosurveillance and Climate Data to Inform Chikungunya Disease Surveillance

Speaker: Assaf Anyamba, Universities Space Research Association, Columbia, Maryland, USA

Title: Assessing Effectiveness of Ring Vaccination in Mitigating a Mumps Outbreak on a College Campus

Speaker: Omotoyosi Soniyi, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Title: A Pilot Study on the Serostatus of Parvovirus B19 in Blood Donors at a Tertiary Healthcare Centre in South India

Speaker: Swati Kumari, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education & Research Centre, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India 

Title: Rubella Epidemiology in the Central African Republic, 2015-2016 and Molecular Characterization of Virus Strains from 2008-2016

Speaker: Marilou Pagonendji, Institut Pasteur de Bangui, Bangui, Central African Republic

Title: Using an AEFI Parent Diary Card following Fractional-Dose Yellow Fever (fYF) Vaccination in Uganda; a Tool for Consideration for Future Clinical Trials in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Speaker: Courtney Sciarratta, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Title: High Serological Evidence of Human Papillomavirus Type 16 Infection in Women of Child-Bearing Age in Central Nigeria

Speaker: Rine Reuben, Anchor University, Biological Sciences, Lagos, Nigeria

Title: Detection of Dengue Virus Serotype 3 in Cajamarca, Peru: Molecular Diagnosis and Clinical Characteristics

Speaker: Hugo Carrillo-Ng, Instituto de Investigación Nutricional, Lima, Peru

OP04 I Oral Abstract Presentations 04:
COVID-19: Hot Topics

5:00 AM to 6:00 AM CET I 12:00 AM midnight – 01:00 AM

Title: COVID-19 in People Living with HIV

Speaker: Larisa Ermakova, Rostov Research Rostov Research Institute of Microbiology and Parasitology, Rostov-on-Don, Russian Federation

Title: Assessment of High-Titer Convalescent Plasma as an Adjunctive Therapy in the Reduction of Mortality Rate and Viral Load in Patients with Severe COVID-19: A Meta-Analysis

Speaker: Mikaella Ramos, University of Santo Tomas, Sampaloc, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

Title: Investigation of SARS-CoV-2 RNAemia in the Convalescent Plasma of COVID-19 Patients

Speaker: Nagaraj Perumal, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Title: Emerging COVID-associated Mucor-Aspergillosis – A Need of Separate Definition

Speaker: Vanya Singh, AIIMS Rishikesh, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India 

Title: Characterization of the Nasopharyngeal Microbiota of COVID-19 Patients According to Disease Severity

Speaker: Hugo Carrillo-Ng, Instituto de Investigación Nutricional, Lima, Peru

Title: Risk Factors Associated with the Mucormycosis Epidemic during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Speaker: Kundakarla Bhanuprasad, Vellore Christian Medical College And Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Title: Implementing Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in slums and overcrowded housing settings: A cogent factor that may fuel resurgence of the pandemic waves

Speaker: Sabdat Ekama, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Lagos, Nigeria

Title: COVID-19 Associated Invasive Fungal Rhinosinusitis: A Retrospective Analysis of 15 Cases

Speaker: Vettakkara Kandy Muhammed Niyas, KIMSHEALTH, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Title: Prediction of Hospital-onset COVID-19 using Networks of Patient Contact: An Observational Study

Speaker: Ashleigh Myall, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Title: Investigating SARS-CoV-2 Test Positivity Calculations Across US Jurisdictions

Speaker: Jessica Rivera, The COVID Tracking Project at The Atlantic, Washington, D.C., USA

ePosters:

Submitted abstracts underwent a rigorous peer-review process. High scoring abstracts were selected for ePoster presentations. IMED 2021 will feature more than 300 ePosters across all areas of interest to IMED 2021 attendees. ePoster presentations will be available to registered attendees only and include audio or video presentation options for presenting authors. Attendees can use the IMED 2021 Question and Answer functionality to connect with poster presenters.

Plenaries:

PL05 I Plenary Session 05:
The Next Pandemic – A Look into the Future

01:00 PM to 01:45 PM Central European Time (CET) I 08:00 AM – 08:45 AM (EST)

Speaker: Shahid Jameel, Trivedi School of Biosciences, Ashoka University, India

PL06 I Plenary Session 06:
Debate on COVID-19 Vaccination for Children

07:00 PM to 08:00 PM CET I 02:00 PM – 02:45 PM

Moderator: Miguel O’Ryan, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

Discussants:

Juan Pablo Torres, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

TBD

Scientific Sessions:

SS08 I Scientific Session 08:
Panel Discussion: Origins of SARS-CoV-2

5:00 AM to 6:00 AM CET I 12:00 AM midnight – 01:00 AM

Moderator: David Relman, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA

Discussants:

Marion Koopmans, Erasmus MC Department of Viroscience, Netherlands

Veasna Duong, Institut Pasteur, Cambodia

SS09 I Scientific Session 09:
One Health in Action

5:00 AM to 6:00 AM CET I 12:00 AM midnight – 01:00 AM

Chair: Tom Yuill, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA

Avian influenza in the time of COVID-19: Stories from Cambodia: Erik Karlsson, National Influenza Center of Cambodia and H5 Reference Laboratory, WHO Global COVID-19 Referral Laboratory, Institut Pasteur, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Mers-CoV: Malik Peiris, Chair of Virology, Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

One Health Response to Antimicrobial Resistance: Latiffah Hassan, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia One Health University Network, Selangor, Malaysia

SS10 I Scientific Session 10:
ProMED Moderators’ Experiences with the Covid-19 Pandemic

This session was developed in collaboration with ProMED

5:00 AM to 6:00 AM CET I 12:00 AM midnight – 01:00 AM

•  Program to be confirmed

Oral Abstract Sessions:

Submitted abstracts underwent a rigorous peer-review process. Highest scoring abstracts were selected for oral presentation – this constituted approximately 8% of all abstracts submitted for presentation at IMED 2021.

OP05 I Oral Abstract Presentations 05:
Late-Breaker Abstracts

5:00 AM to 6:00 AM CET I 12:00 AM midnight – 01:00 AM

Title: Vaccination May Not Have a Significant Impact on Super Spreading Events

Speaker: Haziq Nasir, National University Hospital, Singapore

Title: Estimating SARS-CoV-2 Prevalence from Large-scale Wastewater Surveillance: Insights from Combined Analysis of 44 sites in England

Speaker: Kathleen O’Reilly, LSHTM, London, United Kingdom

Title: Marek’s Disease in Vaccinated Free-range Chickens in the Mekong Delta

Speaker: Chien Nguyen Tran Phuoc, Can Tho University, Can Tho City, Viet Nam

Title: Successful Reversal of the 2020 Covid-19 Response Induced Collateral Damage on Malaria Control in Saudi Arabia

Speaker: Shamsudeen Fagbo, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Title: Development of Highly Sensitive DENV NS1 Antigen Detection Immunoassay

Speaker: Farha Mehdi, Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad, Haryana, India 

Title: Severe Acute Respiratory Infection Collaborative surveillance and Monitoring Outbreak, Viet Nam

Speaker: Tuan Le, Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam

Title: SARS-CoV-2 Variants Detection Using TaqMan SARS-CoV-2 Mutation Panel Molecular (Genotyping) Assays

Speaker: Puja Neopane, Patients Choice Laboratories, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Title: Yellow Fever Outbreak Investigation-Enugu State, Nigeria, November 2020

Speaker: Peter Amede, AFENET, Abuja, Nigeria 

Title: Novel Application of Capture-Recapture Methods to Estimate the Completeness of Contact Tracing During a Large Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2018-2020

Speaker: Jonathan Polonsky, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Title: Extensively Drug-Resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi in Pediatric population during CoVID-19 Pandemic

Speaker: Maria Khan, Rehman Medical Institute, Peshawar, Pakistan

OP06 I Oral Abstract Presentations 06:
Antimicrobial Resistance, Infection Prevention and Control

5:00 AM to 6:00 AM CET I 12:00 AM midnight – 01:00 AM

Title: Introducing ProMED-AMR

Speaker: Sophie Bowman-Derrick, Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases (ProMED), International Society for Infectious Diseases, Northern Territory, Australia 

Title: Distribution of blaOXA Genes among Malaysian Burkholderia pseudomallei Isolates and Correlation with Patient Outcome

Speaker: Revathy Arushothy, Institute for Medical Research, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia 

Title: A First Large-Scale Monitorization Report Highlighting Exotic Pets As An Emergent Reservoir of MultiDrug Resistant Bacteria (Toulouse, France)

Speaker: Eduarda Silveira, University School Vasco da Gama, Coimbra, Portugal 

Title: Acquired resistome and plasmid sequencing of mcr-1 carrying multi-drug resistant Enterobacterales from poultry and their potential transmissibility to humans

Speaker: Ghassan, Matar, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon 

Title: Low Macrolide and Fluoroquinolone Susceptibility in Non-pathogenic Neisseriae in the General Belgian Population and STI Clinic Attendees

Speaker: Christophe Van Dijck, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Title: Antimicrobial Susceptibility Profile of Healthcare-Associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus with Special Reference to Vancomycin and Ceftaroline

Speaker: Sreejisha M, Kasturba Medical College, A Constituent Unit of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Mangalore, Karnataka, India 

Title: Achieving Success by Validation! Decontamination Protocols of Category A Medical Waste for Patients with Serious Communicable Diseases

Speaker: Jessica Tarabay, Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Title: Evaluation of Antibiotic Use in Inpatients at the Evangelical Medical Institute of Kimpese Hospital, Democratic Republic of Congo

Speaker: Mi Budiongo, Institut Médical Evangélique de Kimpese/ Centre de Recherche en Santé de KImpese, Cité de Kimpese, Ville de Bangu, Congo, D.R.

Title: Effects of Antibiotic Treatment on Antimicrobial Resistance in Pig Microbiomes: a Longitudinal Study

Speaker: Ruchita Balasubramanian, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

ePosters:

Submitted abstracts underwent a rigorous peer-review process. High scoring abstracts were selected for ePoster presentations. IMED 2021 will feature more than 300 ePosters across all areas of interest to IMED 2021 attendees. ePoster presentations will be available to registered attendees only and include audio or video presentation options for presenting authors. Attendees can use the IMED 2021 Question and Answer functionality to connect with poster presenters.