Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong Floorplan

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Framing the Response to Emerging Virus Infections (S2)

Scientific Organizers: Ralph A. Tripp, Suresh Mahalingam, John W. Lowenthal, Andrew G. Bean and Malik Peiris


October 14—18, 2018

Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong


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** Registration currently unavailable **



Discounted Abstract Deadline: June 14, 2018


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is July 17, 2018)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


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Scholarship Deadline: June 14, 2018


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

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Abstract Deadline: July 17, 2018


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is June 14, 2018)

Discounted Registration Deadline: August 14, 2018


Registration Fee: 945.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 720.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 1145.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 920.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 24 hr (international) time


The meeting will begin on Sunday, October 14 with registration from 16:00 to 20:00 and a welcome mixer from 18:00 to 20:00. Conference events conclude on Thursday, October 18 with a closing plenary session from 17:00 to 19:00, followed by a social hour and entertainment. We recommend return travel on Friday, October 19 in order to fully experience the meeting.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14

4:00—8:00 PM
Arrival and Registration

6:00—8:00 PM
Welcome Mixer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.


MONDAY, OCTOBER 15

9:00—10:00 AM
Welcome and Keynote Address
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/14/2018

Margaret Chan†, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Interdisciplinary Research Approaches in Tackling Emerging Viral Infections

10:00 AM—12:15 PM
Zika Virus: Biology and Host Interactions
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/14/2018

Michael S. Diamond, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Talk Title to be Announced

Coffee Break

Tatjana Avsic-Zupanc, Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Slovenia
Zika Virus Associated with Microcephaly

Scott C. Weaver†, University of Texas Medical Branch, USA
Zika Virus: Biology and Host Interactions

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

12:15—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

12:15—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

1:00—10:00 PM
Poster Viewing

4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

5:00—7:00 PM
ZIKV Diagnostics and Countermeasures
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/14/2018

Rajeev V. Venkayya†, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, USA
Talk Title to be Announced

Nicholas Jackson, Sanofi Pasteur, France
Zika Virus: Knowledge Gaps and Vaccine Research and Development Challenges

Ana Maria  Bispo  de Filippis†, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil
Talk Title to be Announced

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 1


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16

9:00—10:10 AM
Ebola Virus: Biology and Host Interactions
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/14/2018

Rafi Ahmed†, Emory University School of Medicine, USA
Human Ebola Virus Infection Results in Substantial Immune Activation

Heinz Feldmann, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, USA
Animal Models of Ebola Virus

Coffee Break

10:30 AM—12:00 PM
Ebola Virus: Vaccines and Therapeutics
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/14/2018

Ana Maria Henao-Restrepo†, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Talk Title to be Announced

Erica Ollmann Saphire, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Antibodies Against Ebola Virus: A Global Collaboration

Maria Grazia Pau†, Johnson & Johnson Inc., USA
Novel Vaccines

Short Talk(s) Chosen from Abstracts

12:00—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

12:00—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

1:00—10:00 PM
Poster Viewing

4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

5:00—7:00 PM
Zoonotic Influenza
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/14/2018

Yi Guan†, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Talk Title to be Announced

Leo Poon, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Talk Title to be Announced

Short Talk Chosen from Abstracts

7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 2


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17

9:00 AM—12:00 PM
MERS and Influenza Viruses: Immunity and Vaccines
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/14/2018

Gavin J.D. Smith, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore
Talk Title to be Announced

Ralph S. Baric, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Rapid Response Strategies to Control Emerging Coronavirus Infections

Coffee Break

Bart L. Haagmans, Erasmus MC, Netherlands
MERS Coronavirus: from Discovery to Intervention

Jincun Zhao, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease, China
Immune responses in MERS-CoV infected mice and humans

KY Yuen†, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Talk Title to be Announced

Ralph A. Tripp, University of Georgia, USA
Short Talk: Virus-Host Interactions, Development of Vaccine Cell Lines

12:00—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

12:00—1:00 PM
Poster Setup

1:00—10:00 PM
Poster Viewing

4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

5:00—7:00 PM
Emerging Disease Preparedness Research
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/14/2018

Marion P.G. Koopmans, Erasmus MC, Netherlands
Challenges and Opportunities in Global Disease Detection

Anna-Bella Failloux, Institute Pasteur, Paris, France
Mosquito-Borne Disease Expansion

Linfa Wang, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
Bat-Borne Diseases

Suresh Mahalingam, Griffith University, Australia
Short Talk

7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

7:30—10:00 PM
Poster Session 3


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

9:00—10:25 AM
Drivers of Disease and Emerging Viral Infections – Late Breaking Developments
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/14/2018

Peter Daszak, EcoHealth Alliance, USA
Emerging Infectious Diseases of Wildlife

Malik Peiris, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Emerging Virus Disease at the Animal-Human Interface

Andrew G. Bean, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia
Short Talk

Coffee Break

10:45 AM—12:00 PM
Outbreak Preparedness and Responses I
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/14/2018

Ted M. Ross, University of Georgia, USA
Broadly Protective Influenza Vaccines: Protection Against Mismatch – Bettering Standard of Care

Stephen Whitehead, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
Evaluation of Live Attenuated Vaccines for Dengue and Zika Viruses (and Their Challenge Models)

12:00—5:00 PM
On Own for Lunch

4:30—5:00 PM
Coffee Available

5:00—6:45 PM
Outbreak Preparedness and Responses II
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/14/2018

Scott B. Halstead†, Dengue Vaccine Initiative, South Korea
Talk Title to be Announced

Mario Barro, Sanofi Pasteur, USA
Talk Title to be Announced

Richard Hatchett†, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations CEPI, Norway
Talk Title to be Announced

6:45—7:00 PM
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions (Organizers)
Registered attendees can view abstracts starting on 09/14/2018

7:00—8:00 PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

8:00—11:00 PM
Entertainment
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



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