Agenda


Sunday, August 27, 2017

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

12:00 – 12:15 pm

Wayne O. Carter, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
President and Chief Executive Officer
Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute
Speaker Biography

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

12:15 – 1:00 pm

One Health: An Increasingly Popular Approach to Wicked Global Health Problems

Greg Gray, MD, MPH, FIDSA
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University’s School of Medicine
Duke Global Health Institute, and Duke Nicholas School of the Environment
Professor, Program in Emerging Infectious Diseases at Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore 
Professor, Global Health at Duke Kunshan University in China
Speaker Abstract and Biography

PREDICTIVE BIOLOGY: Session 1 

1:00 – 1:40 pm

It is time to Stop Using Taxpayers as Urban Biosentinels – Lessons from the West Nile virus Outbreak of 1999

Tracy McNamara, DVM, DACVP
Professor of Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine
Western University of Health Sciences
Speaker Abstract and Biography 

Predicting Disease Spread Using Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Jorge Soberón, PhD
Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Kansas

Speaker Abstract and Biography

BREAK

1:40 – 2:00 pm

PREDICTIVE BIOLOGY: Session 2

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Surveillance Strategies for Emerging Diseases in Africa

Jean Paul Gonzalez, MD, PhD
Deputy Director, CEEZAD

Kansas State University
Speaker Abstract and Biography

Developing a Toolkit for Cholera Serosurveillance

Daniel Leung, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Utah

Speaker Abstract and Biography

Predictive Modeling Programs in Dengue and Influenza

Doug McNair, MD, PhD
President of Cerner Math, Inc.

Cerner
Speaker Abstract and Biography

BREAK

3:00 – 3:30 pm

PREDICTIVE BIOLOGY: Session 3

3:30 – 4:10 pm

Predicting Disease Outbreaks with Novel Data

Graham Dodge
Co-Founder & CEO

Sickweather 
Speaker Abstract and Biography

Leveraging Large Metadata Sources for Predictive Biology

Amado Guloy
Founder and CEO

Rex Animal Health
Speaker Abstract and Biography

4:10 – 4:30 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION

Monday, August 28, 2017

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

7:45 – 8:00 am

Wayne O. Carter, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
President and Chief Executive Officer
Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

8:00 – 8:40 am

Zika Vaccine Development: Starting from Scratch

Mark Challberg
Program Officer, Virology Branch, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Speaker Abstract and Biography

VACCINE PLATFORMS – VIRUSES

8:40 – 10:00 am 

Avian Influenza Vaccine Development

Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, PhD
Professor of Microbiology
Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Director, Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute
Director, Center for Research on Influenza Pathogenesis
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Speaker Abstract and Biography

Alternative Influenza Vaccine Platforms

Egbert Mundt, PhD
Head of Global Poultry Vaccine R&D
Boehringer Ingelheim
Speaker Abstract and Biography

Developing Viral Vector Vaccines Against Highly Pathogenic Influenza

Leticia Frizzo da Silva, DVM, PhD
Project Lead
Ceva Biomune

Speaker Abstract and Biography

PANEL DISCUSSION

BREAK

10:00 – 10:20 am

VACCINE PLATFORMS- EMERGING DISEASES

10:20 am – 12:00 pm

Veterinary Vaccine Innovations and Manufacture in sub-Saharan Africa

Samuel Thevasagayam, PhD
Deputy Director, Agriculture, Livestock, Gender, Nutrition
Development
Gates Foundation
Speaker Abstract and Biography

Development of the VSV-Ebola Vaccine (V920) in the Face of an International Emergency

Brian Martin, PhD
Director, Infectious Disease Division
NewLink Genetics
Speaker Abstract and Biography

Vaccine Regulations: Fast-Track Vaccines for Emerging Diseases

Scott McVey, DVM, PhD, DACVM
Director, Center for Grain and Animal Health Research
United States Department of Agriculture
Speaker Abstract and Biography

Developing Vaccines for Emerging Diseases: Addressing Zika, MERS and Ebola

Mark Bagarazzi, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Inovio
Speaker Abstract and Biography

 

PANEL DISCUSSION

LUNCH

12:00 – 12:50 pm

VACCINE PLATFORMS – NOVEL VACCINES / DISEASE APPROACHES

12:50 – 2:00 pm

What T Cells Do We Need to Protect Against Chronic Infection?

Robin Stephens, PhD
Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology and Immunology
University of Texas Medical Branch
Speaker Abstract and Biography

Interferon for Rapid Control of Foreign and Zoonotic Animal Diseases

Teresa de Los Santos, PhD
Foreign Animal Disease Research, Microbiology
United States Department of Agriculture
Speaker Abstract and Biography

MAIT Cells: Unconventional Players in Bacterial Control

Francisco Martinez Becerra, PhD
Director, Immunology Core Laboratory
University of Kansas
Speaker Abstract and Biography

PANEL DISCUSSION

ENDNOTE SPEAKER

2:10 – 2:55 pm

National Bio and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF): A New Paradigm

Marty Vanier, DVM
Director, Partnership Development
National Bio and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF), Kansas State University
Speaker Abstract and Biography