WORKSHOP ON MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY

Ananias Escalante abe1 at CIDDPD2.EM.CDC.GOV
Mon Apr 29 09:49:52 EST 1996


PRE-REGISTRATION FORM:

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON MOLECULAR
EPIDEMIOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS OF PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISMS
  		

LOCATION 	CDC, Clifton Road,  Atlanta, GA
		June 17-19, 1996 		

 APPLICATION PROCEDURES:	

	Because of the limited number of spaces available the applicants 
should provide the following information by May 15.:

 	First and last name.
 	Educational degree.
 	Phone number.
 	Research interest.
 	Interest in presenting in the poster session.

SEND PRE-REGISTRATION FORM TO:

PAMELA PATTERSON  AT
E-mail:
PSP0 at CIDDPD2.EM.CDC.GOV   
770-488-4454 (Fax)

Please note the deadline of 5/15/96

NOTE:  INDIVIDUALS SELECTED FOR THE CONFERENCE  WILL BE NOTIFIED BY 
E-MAIL BY  MAY 22, 1996.

OTHER INFORMATION:  There is no registration fee for the meeting but 
space is limited.    It is my understanding that a room in Atlanta, GA 
near the CDC is around $82.00.
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WORKSHOP AGENDA:

International Workshop on Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary 
Genetics of   Pathogenic Microorganisms

June 17-19, 1996

	A three-day workshop at the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC) organized under the auspices of the CDC, ORSTOM (the 
National French agency for scientific research in developing countries), 
and CNRS (the National French agency for basic research) is being 
organized to bring together clinicians, epidemiologists, molecular 
biologists, and evolutionary geneticists working on infectious diseases 
(parasites, fungi, bacteria, and viruses) to discuss the various genetic 
tools in studies of microbe identification, evolution, and epidemiologic 
investigations. This meeting is co-sponsored by the National Institute of 
Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, National 
Foundation for CDC, Emory University School of Public Health, and 
Boehringer Mannheim.
	Health care providers, public health professionals, and 
laboratory scientists are facing a range of issues in combating 
infectious diseases.  To meet these challenges, the scientific community 
needs to be able to rapidly identify  infectious agents in a manner that 
allows discrimination of closely related strains and species, and to use 
genetic information for studying evolution, emergence, and dispersal of 
these pathogens.
	Over the last two decades, intense efforts have been devoted in 
several laboratories toward developing molecular tools for the detection 
and strain identification of pathogens.  Some of these tools have been 
employed in epidemiologic investigations of infectious agents in 
hospitals and communities.  Studies of population genetics have also 
created opportunities for strain identification and molecular taxonomy 
and for exploring the relationship between genetic diversity and 
properties of medical relevance such as virulence, resistance to drugs, 
antigenic variation, susceptibility to potential vaccines, and host and 
vector specificity.
	To address the emerging infectious disease threats, the National 
Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID), CDC, has developed a strategic 
plan that emphasizes using surveillance and applied research to maintain 
a strong defense against infectious diseases.  A goal of this plan is the 
integration of laboratory science and epidemiology to develop and use 
tools to detect and promptly identify emerging and re-emerging pathogens, 
and investigate factors that influence their emergence.
	  This international workshop will provide health care providers, 
public health professionals, and laboratory scientists who are using 
different tools to work on different pathogens an opportunity to interact 
and discuss the joint use of methodologies needed to meet the challenges 
of the diagnosis and management of emerging, re-emerging, and endemic 
infectious diseases.
	For more information about the workshop, please contact:

Dr. Michel Tibayrenc 
770-488-4524 (phone),
770-488-4454 (fax),
mdt3 at CIDDPD2.EM.CDC.GOV (e-mail)

or

 Dr. Altaf Lal 
770-488-4047 (phone), 
770-488-4454 (fax),  
aal1 at CIDDPD2.EM.CDC.GOV (e-mail)


June, Monday 17

Opening Session
8:20-8:25A.M.  	Daniel Colley, Introduction and welcome

8:25-8:45 A.M.    	Ruth Berkelman, National Center for Infectious 
Diseases,
		CDC. Opening remarks.

8:45-9:00 A.M.         Michael Gottlieb, National Institute of Allergy 
and 
                                    Infectious Disease, NIH	
	
9:00-9:15 A.M.	Davy Koech, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, 
Kenya. 
			
9:15-9:30 A.M.    	Jean-Marie Guastavino, Scientific advisor, French
		 Embassy,  Washington.

9:30-10:00 A.M.   	Michel Tibayrenc: Unified approach to molecular 
epidemiology.

10:00-10:30 A.M.	Francisco Ayala: Origin of human malarias

10:30-11:00		Coffee Break

Parasitic Diseases: 	

Chairpersons: Thomas Navin and William E. Collins

11:30-12:00 PM	Dan Colley, Division of Parasitic Diseases, NCID. The 
need
		 for molecular epidemiologic approaches in response 	
		to emerging, re-emerging, and endemic parasitic diseases.


12:00-12:30 PM	David Walliker, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. 
Genetics
		 and field populations of malaria parasites.

12:30-1:00 PM 	Altaf Lal, Division of Parastic Diseases, NCID. Molecular
 		epidemiology of human malaria parasites: From
		 identifying parasites to detecting variation.

1:00-2:00 PM	Lunch

2:00-2:30 PM	Mariano Levin, INGEBI, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The
		 Trypanosma cruzi genome project: First consequences.

2:30-3:00 PM	Andrea Crisanti, Imperial College, London. Genetic 
		polymorphism of TRAP genes among different species 
		and isolates of Cryptosporidium.

3:00-3:30 PM	John Baker, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and 
Hygiene.
		 London.  Microevolution within the subgenus Trypanozoan.

3:30-4:00 PM	Coffee


Fungal Disease	Chairpersons: Errol Reiss and Arvind Padhye

4:00-4:30 PM	Brad Perkins, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, 
NCID. 
		 Fungal diseases of public health importance: 
Epidemiology 
		and the role of molecular subtyping.

4:30-5:00 PM	David Soll, Iowa University.  DNA fingerprinting Candida 
for 
		broad epidemiological studies.

5:00-5:30 PM	Jim Stringer, University of Cincinnati College of 
Medicine,
		 Cincinnati, Ohio. Molecular genetic approaches to the
		 epidemiology of P. carinii pneumonia.

5:30-6:00 PM	John James, The Children's Hospital Denver, Colorado. 
		 Epidemiology of 	Candida parapsilosis fungemia 
determined 
		by Pyrolysis Mass Spectroscopy (PYMS).

June, Tuesday 18 	(bacterial and viral diseases)

Bacterial Disease: 	
Chairpersons: Bruce Levin and Don Brenner

8:30-9:00 AM	Mitch Cohen, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, 
NCID.
		 Molecular epidemiology and emerging bacterial diseases.

9:00-9:30 AM	James Musser, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas. 
Molecular
		 population genetics of emerged pathogenic bacteria.

9:30-10:00 AM	Thomas Whittam, Pennsylvania State University, PA. 
Evolution
		 of pathogenic E. coli: The accretion model.

10:00-10:30 AM	Dan Dykhuizen, Stonybrook University, Stonybrook.  
		The paradox of clonality at some genes and recombination 
		at others as illustrated in Borrelia burgdorferi.

10:30-11:00 AM	Coffee

11:00-11:30 AM	Jan van Embden, Research Laboratory for Infectious 
Diseases,
		National Institute of Public Health and Environmental 
Protection,
		The Netherlands. Molecular epidemiology of M. 
tuberculosis and
		 The Netherlands experience.

11:30-12:00 	Peter Small, Stanford University, CA.  Lessons learned 
from the
		 molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis.


12:00-12:30 PM	Robert Tauxe, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, 
NCID. 
		 E pluribus unum: The molecular diversity of pandemic
		 Vibrio cholerae.

12:30-1:00 PM	Fred Tenover, Hospital Infections Program, NCID.  The 
		emergence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in 
hospitals:
		 Genetics and molecular epidemiology.

1:00-2:00 PM	Lunch

Viral Diseases:	Chairperson: C.J. Peters and Tim Dondero

2:00-2:30 PM	Brian Mahy, Division of Viral and Rickettesial Diseases, 
NCID. 
		 Emergence and re-emergence of virus infections.

2:30-3:00 PM	Martine Peeters, ORSTOM, Montpellier, France.  Molecular
		 epidemiology of African HIV strains.

3:00-3:30 PM	Mark Rayfield, Division of AIDS, STD, TB Laboratory 
Research,
		 NCID. Molecular Epidemiology of HIV

3:30-4:00 PM	Coffee Break

4:00:4:30 PM	Jeff Chang, Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases, 
NCID. 
		 Applications of molecular genetics to flaviviruses 
research.

4:30-5:00 PM	Nancy Cox, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, 
NCID. 
		 Molecular epidemiology of Influenza virus.

5:00-5:30 PM	Olen Kew, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, 
NCID. 
		 Molecular epidemiolgy of Polioviruses.

5:30-6:00 PM             William Bellini, Division of Viral and 
Rickettsial Diseases, NCID. 
		 Molecular epidemiology of measles: Evidence for
		measles 	elimination in the U.S.


Wednesday, 19th

Simultaneous sessions

1.  Tools and approaches in molecular epidemiology:  
Michel Tibayrenc, ORSTOM, France and Steve Monroe, DVRD, NCID. 
8:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

2.  Emerging infections:  
Bernard Nahlen, DPD,NCID/KEMRI and Bob Pinner, NCID, CDC  
8:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

3.  Concomittant infections:  
Daniel Colley, DPD, NCID and Thomas Folks, DASTLR, NCID 
8:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

4.  Insect Disease Vector:  
Frank Collins, DPD, NCID and Jean-Pierre Dujardin, ORSTOM, France
8:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

5.  Definition of strain: 
 Bruce Levin, Emory University and Karen Day, Oxford University, London.
2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

6.  Opportunistic infections: 
 Thomas Navin, DPD, NCID and Charles Beard, DPD, NCID.
2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

7.  Tropical parasites: 
 Nouzha Guessous, University of Casablanca, Morroco and David Addis, DPD, 
NCID 
2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

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Thank you for your interest.






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Ananias A. Escalante
Division of Parastic Diseases
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Mail Stop F-12
4770 Buford Hwy, Chamblee, GA 30341
Phone: 770-4884030/ Fax: 770-4884454
e-mail: abe1 at ciddpd2.em.cdc.gov
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