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Co-Infection: A Global Challenge for Disease Control (C6)


Organizer(s) Rodrigo Corrêa-Oliveira, David Dunne and Andrea Graham
March 15—20, 2015
Centro de Artes e Convenções (UFOP) • Ouro Preto, MG Brazil
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Nov 17, 2014
Abstract Deadline: Dec 16, 2014
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 17, 2014
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 14, 2015

Organized in collaboration with the Minas Gerais State Agency for Research Development (FAPEMIG). Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Summary of Meeting:
Multi-species co-infections pose one of the greatest challenges to global health and to our efforts to develop effective methods of infectious disease control. Populations living in rural areas of many low-income countries are exposed to both chronic and acute infection with multiple pathogens. In such conditions, co-infection is common and the cause of additive or synergistic morbidities. Studying co-infections is difficult and complex as different pathogens may interact in many different ways, either directly or via the host immune response. Indeed, in some contexts, a community of organisms within a host may promote defense against other organisms. This Keystone Symposia meeting will focus on our current understanding of synergism/antagonism among pathogens causing common co-infections. In doing so it will bring together leading researchers and their knowledge of immune responses in co-infected individuals, co-infection immunoepidemiology, modeling of co-infections to predict disease and infection outcomes, and the specific challenges that co-infection presents to vaccine design strategies, and effective application of chemotherapy. This diversity of scientific disciplines will together address the impacts of co-infection, particularly in the context of the Neglected Tropical Diseases that are prevalent in many low- and middle-income countries. For example, in some of the poorest parts of the world, HIV, TB, leprosy, HTLV, malaria, dengue and chronic helminth infections are co-endemic. To improve understanding and the means to effectively tackle the diverse clinical and public health problems of co-infection, we need to combine information derived from basic hypothesis-led research, descriptive epidemiology and new computational modeling techniques. The goal of this symposium is to broaden and deepen our understanding of within-host and population-level interactions between different co-infecting pathogens and propose appropriate multidisciplinary strategies to move toward clinical and public health solutions, including the delivery of effective vaccination and chemotherapy.

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Scholarships/Awards

Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Daniel Hoces
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru

Lynn Meurs
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Scholarship Recipients

Jacqueline M. Leung
Princeton University, USA

Caline G. Matar
Vertex Pharmaceuticals, USA

Teck Hui Teo
Singapore Immunology Network, Singapore

Keystone Symposia Global Health Travel Award Recipients, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Oyindamola Olajumoke Abiodun
College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Olumuyiwa Nureni Adedeji
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Olusegun Adelowo Adefioye
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria

Seid Mussa Ahmed
Jimma University, Ethiopia

Motswedi Anderson
University of Botswana, Botswana

Yenny Djuardi
Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia

Ifeoma Chinwude Ezenyi
National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Nigeria

Olutayo Israel Falodun
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Santhanalakshmi Gengiah
CAPRISA, South Africa

Tanuja Marayansamy Gengiah
CAPRISA, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Rukaiyah Kassim Ginwalla-Lakhi
University Teaching Hospital, Zambia

Walaa Aly Hazzah
High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University, Egypt

Gideon Kofi Helegbe
University for Development Studies, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghana

Rahizan Issa
, Malaysia

Kulachart Jangpatarapongsa
Faculty of Medical Technology, Mahidol University, Thailand

Victor Tunje Jeza
Technical University of Mombasa, Kenya

Imna Issa Malele
Vector & Vector Borne Diseases Institute, Tanzania

Marguerite Massinga Loembe
Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Gabon

Takafira Mduluza
University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

Angela Nalwoga
Medical Research Council, Uganda

Gyaviira Nkurunungi
MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS, Uganda

Veronica Olatimbo Ogunleye
University College Hopital, Nigeria

Jovvian George Parakkal
New York Blood Center-LFKRI, USA

Farah Naz Qamar
Aga Khan University, Pakistan

Olawunmi Rashidat Rabiu
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

karuna Rameshkumar
Rainbow children's hospital, India

Silvia Analia Repetto
Medicine University, Argentina

Desalegn Yibeltal Reta
Debre Markos University, Ethiopia

Oyetunde Timothy Salawu
University of Medical Sciences, Nigeria

Habtamu Seyoum Tolla
Clinton Foundation Health Access Initiative, Ethiopia

Oluyomi Abayomi Sowemimo
Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Sujatha Sunil
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, India

Suriyani Tan
Universitas Trisakti, Indonesia

Roslyn Stella Thelingwani
African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology, Zimbabwe

Sahil Tulsi
CAPRISA, South Africa

Paul Mwangi Waiganjo
Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya