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    Vaccinology in the Tropics. Postcard

    Second International Conference, Panama

    TRADUCCIÓN SIMULTÁNEA- INGLÉS, ESPAÑOL

    Dates of Conference:        March 15-17, 2012

    Course Directors:

    • Xavier Saez-Llorens, Pediatrics Infectious Disease, Panama
    • Ricardo Izurieta, Tropical Medicine, Florida
    • Arlene Calvo, Public Health Research, Panama

    Further Information

    Email:                                            Vaccinology.Tropics@gmail.com
    Telephone:                                  (507) 317-1822
    Register Online:                        https://cmetracker.net/USF/selectEvents?  Select “March 2012” (Start Month)
    Registration in Panama:         goo.gl/UHUsX
    Download the program:          http://goo.gl/Hkxr9

    Thursday March 15, 2012:

    • 19:00 (7:00PM) –      Opening Reception/Cocktail- Conference Kickoff
      Keynote Speaker- Inaugural Address
      Why Panama? – Xavier Sáez-Llorens
      Panamanian National Folkloric Dance

    Local authorities:

    • President of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli
    • Minister of Health, Dr. Franklin Vergara
    • Director General, Caja de Seguro Social, Ing. Guillermo Sáez-Llorens
    • National Secretary of Science and Technology, Dr. Ruben Berrocal
    • Director Gorgas Memorial Institute, Dr. Néstor Sosa
    • Director National Institute of Scientific Research and Advanced Technologies (INDICASAT), Dr. S. Rao

    Distinguished Guests:

    • USF HEALTH Vice-President and Dean School of Medicine, Dr. Stephen Klasko
    • USF Dean of College of Public Health, Dr. Donna Petersen
    • Coordinator of the Panamanian National Immunization Program, Itzel de Hewitt, RN
    • Director of the Regional Section on Health, Nutrition and Water for UNICEF, Dr. Enrique Paz

     

    The conference will also serve as a venue for the historical encounter of the U.S. Alabama-based and Panama-based Gorgas Memorial Institutes (GMI). Since the turnover of the GMI from the US to the Panamanian government in 1990, an international meeting of this significance has yet to occur. During the conference, a satellite symposium that highlights the Gorgas historical vaccine research (malaria, dengue, yellow fever) and current vaccine research (pandemic influenza). The legacy of the GMI in vaccine research and training will be presented and discussed.

    • Gorgas Memorial Institutes: Two Research Institutions Make History Facilitator: Ricardo Izurieta, MD, Latin American Liaison, Gorgas Memorial Institute
      • Historical Perspective of the Gorgas Memorial Institute.

    i.     Speaker: Néstor Sosa, General Director, Gorgas Memorial Institute, Panama.

      • Contributing Researchers through Time

    ii.     Speaker: Jorge Motta, Previous General Director, Gorgas Memorial Institute, Panama.

      • Where do We Go from Here? Future Steps for Research Development and Collaboration.

    iii.     Speaker: David Freedman, President, US, Gorgas Memorial Institute at the University of Alabama.

     

     

    FRIDAY MARCH 16, 2012:
    INTRODUCTION TO VACCINOLOGY AND INTERNATIONAL TRENDS

    Morning Session

    Time/Horario

    Topic/Tema

    Speaker / Conferencista

    7:30-8:30
    On-site Registration / Inscripción
     
    8:30-9:00
    New and Innovative Strategies in Vaccination Programs: The Case of Varicella and IPV Implementation in Costa Rica
    Facilitator: Xavier Sáez-Llorens
    Speaker: María Luisa Ávila, ExMinistra de Salud, Costa Rica.
    9:00-9:30
    Comparing International Vaccination Programs: the US Vs. Latin America
    Delivering Vaccination Programs in Developing Countries
    Facilitator: Dora Estripeaut
    Speaker:  PAHO/OPS representative, Washington, DC
    Enrique Paz, UNICEF, Regional Office.
    9:30-10:00
    Can vaccines really cause autism, Guillain-Barre and other diseases? Myths and Realities of Vaccines: An Open Debate
    Facilitator: Patricia Emanuelle
    Speakers: 
    David Prado, Guatemala
    10:00-10:30
    Q&A Session
    Previous Speakers
    10:30-11:00
    COFFEE BREAK/RECESO
    SPONSORED EVENT
    11:00-11:30
    Travel Medicine Immunization Practices in the Tropics
    Facilitator: Ricardo Izurieta, USF, Florida
    Speakers: Raúl Isturiz, Venezuela
    11:30-12:00
    Bacterial Vaccines against resistant or problematic pathogens: S. aureus, C. difficile, Gram-negative bacteria
    Facilitator: Silvio Vega, Panama
    Speaker:Leslie Shaw, United Kingdom

      

    12:00-13:30
    LUNCH/ALMUERZO
    SPONSOR SCIENTIFIC SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM
     

    Afternoon Session

    Time/Horario

    Topic/Tema

    Speaker / Conferencista

    13:30-14:00
    Vaccine Innovations in Adults
    Facilitator: Néstor Sosa, Panama
    Speaker:Raúl Isturiz, Venezuela
    14:00-14:40

    Innovations in Vaccinology

    New Innovative Vaccines in the Tropics: Yellow Fever, Dengue, West Nile Virus, Hantavirus, Leishmaniasis.
    Helicobacter pylori
    Facilitator: José Eduardo Calzada
    Speaker: Ricardo Izurieta, USF, Florida
    Miguel O’Ryan, Chile
    14:40-15:00
    Q&A session
    Previous speakers
    15:00-15:30
    COFFEE BREAK/RECESO
    SPONSORED EVENT
    15:30-16:00
    Diseases Affecting our Populations: Meningococcal Diseases and Vaccines
    Facilitator: Marisol Troitiño
    Speaker: Maria Elena Santolaya, Chile
    16:00-16:15
    Summary and Closing Remarks for the First Day
    Xavier Sáez-Llorens

     

    SATURDAY MARCH 17, 2012:
    DISEASE SPECIFIC VACCINE INNOVATIONS

    Morning Session

    Time/Horario

    Topic/Tema

    Speaker / Conferencista

    8:30-9:00
    Respiratory Diseases
    Preparing for a Second Round: Pandemic Influenza Response and Vaccines

     

    Facilitator: Alberto Van Olphen, VM, USF Florida
    Speaker: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-CAP Representative
    9:00-9:30
    Respiratory Viruses: Syncytial Respiratory Virus
    Facilitator: Dora Estripeaut
    Speaker: Octavio Ramilo, Columbus Ohio.
    9:30-10:00
    Diseases Affecting our Populations: Pneumococcal Vaccines
    Facilitator: Xavier Sáez-Llorens, Panama
    Speakers:
    Keith Klugman (CDC)
    10:00-10:30
    Q&A Session
    Previous Speakers
    10:30-11:00
    COFFEE BREAK/RECESO
    SPONSORED EVENT
    11:00-12:00
    Malaria Research in the Tropics: A Continuing Evolution

     

    Facilitator: Carmenza Spadafora, INDICASAT
    Speakers:
    John Adams, Univ. of South Florida (USF) (10 min)
    Nicanor Obaldia, Harvard University (10 min)
    Wilbur Milhous, Univ. of South Florida (USF) (10 min)
    12:00-12:40
    Tropical Medicine
    The Fever That Never Ends: Dengue
    Facilitator: Ricardo Izurieta, USF, Florida
    Speakers: Scott Halstead, US
     
    12:40-14:00
    LUNCH/ALMUERZO
    SPONSOR SCIENTIFIC SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM

     

    Afternoon Session

    Time/Horario

    Topic/Tema

    Speaker / Conferencista

    14:00-14:30
    STI Related Vaccines
    Human Papillomavirus in Male Populations

     

    Facilitator: Arlene Calvo
    Speaker: Rolando Herrero, France
    14:30-15:00
    Sexually-Transmitted Diseases: gonorrea, herpes, chlamydia, HIV/AIDS
    Facilitator: John Sinnot
    Speakers: CDC Representative
    15:00-15:30
    COFFEE BREAK/RECESO
    SPONSORED EVENT
    15:30-16:30
    Behind the Scenes: Vaccine Research in LatinAmerica
    Facilitator: Pio López, Colombia
    Speakers: Miguel Tregnaghi, Argentina (10 min)

    Adriano Arguedas, Costa Rica (10min)

    Miguel O’Ryan, Chile (10min)

    16:30-17:00
    Summary and Closing Remarks- Conference Adjourns
    Ricardo Izurieta
    Xavier Saez-Lorens
    Arlene Calvo
    John Sinnot

      

    Call for Abstracts

    2nd International Conference on Vaccinology in the Tropics:
    Vaccines in a Globalized World.

    Intercontinental Playa Bonita Resort, Panama

     

    Abstract Submission Deadline:January 31, 2012

    Response Date: February 15, 2012

    Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese

     

    The Scientific and Advisory Committee invites you to submit an Abstract to the 2nd International Conference Vaccinology in the Tropics: Vaccines in a Globalized World, which will be held in Panama City, Republic of Panama, March 15-17, 2012.

    The 2ndInternational Conference Vaccinology in the Tropics is one of the most important meetings that take place in Latin America on Vaccine Research and Development, organized by the University of South Florida. Partners in the conference include the Gorgas Memorial Institute, United Nations Children’s Funds (UNICEF),the City of Knowledge, the National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation of Panama, the Center for Development of Advanced Projects of Argentina (CEDEPAP), and the USF Health and Education International Foundation. Representatives from nearly 30 countries provide a unique global networking and educational opportunity.

    This year’s program will once again attract physicians (infectious disease, general practitioners, pediatricians, gynecologists, internists, family doctors, etc.), clinical microbiologists, researchers, pharmacists, trainees, nurses, and other health care professionals and graduate students from around the globe. The conference faculty is composed of international experts that will discuss updated epidemiological data, vaccine research and development and future trends on infectious and chronic diseases. Topics include, but are not limited to: dengue fever, malaria, HPV and other STIs, influenza, pneumococcal diseases, national and international immunization programs, myths associated with vaccination, travel medicine vaccines, meningococcal diseases, leishmaniasis, etc.

     

    Instructions. You are invited to submit a 250 word, or less, abstract on any of the following vaccine-related topics:

    1. Disease specific vaccines (transmissible or non-transmissible)
    2. Vaccine research and development
    3. Vaccination programs or innovative processes
    4. Public Health and Outreach
    5. Special and vulnerable populations and innovations in vaccination

    The abstracts can be submitted in English, Spanish or Portuguese. Abstracts should include Learning Objectives. The poster sessions and exhibits will remain open through the inaugural ceremony and during the course of the conference. Schedules for authors to participate in poster sessions will not conflict with lectures.

    Please send all abstract submissions to:  Vaccinology.Tropics@gmail.com

    Abstract Deadline: January 31, 2012

     

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