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IMED 2011 • Vienna, Austria • February 4-7,2011

Scientific Program (updated January 26, 2011)
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Monitoring Infectious Diseases Threats in Europe
Marc SPRENGER (Sweden)
Friday, February 4, 2011, 14:20 - 15:00hrs
IMED2011_Sprenger.pdf (3.1MB)

Wildlife and Emerging Diseases: Drivers, Maps and the Road Ahead
Friday, February 4, 2011, 16:30 - 17:15hrs
IMED2011_Daszak.pdf (4.4MB)
Emerging Arenaviruses
Robert SWANEPOEL (South Africa)
Saturday, February 5, 2011, 11:00 - 11:45hrs

The Spread of Emerging Diseases by Global Air Travel
Kamran KHAN (Canada)
Sunday, February 6, 2011, 11:00 - 11:45hrs

Identifying New and Emerging Viruses of Bat Origin
Linfa WANG (Australia)
Monday, February, 7, 2011, 11:00 - 11:45hrs
IMED2011_Wang.pdf (3.3MB)

Steve BERGER (Israel)
Saturday, February 5, 2011, 07:00 - 08:00hrs
IMED2011_Gideon.pdf (9.2MB)

Surveillance of Antibiotic Stewardship
Sunday, February 6, 2010, 07:00 - 08:00hrs

Emerging Diseases in Public Health Education
Antoine FLAHAULT (France)
Monday, February 7, 2010, 07:00 - 08:00hrs
IMED2011_Flahault.pdf (4.6MB)

Diseases at the Wildlife-Human Frontier
Friday, February 4, 2011, 15:00 - 16:30hrs
H1N1 Pandemic
Saturday, February 5, 2011, 08:30 - 10:30hrs
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Biosecurity and One Health
Saturday, February 5, 2011, 14:30 - 16:00hrs
Emerging Diseases and the Media
Saturday, February 5, 2011, 14:30 - 16:00hrs
  • Health Security Communicators Network of the EC and Lessons Learned from H1N1: Germain THINUS (Luxembourg)
    IMED2011_Thinus.pdf (876kB)
  • Using Data from Social Networking Sites to Predict the Spread of Pandemic Influenza: John ÖSTH (Sweden)
    IMED2011_Osth.pdf (880kB)
  • 'OMG, Are We All Gonna Die?' Covering the 2009 Flu Pandemic, From Confusion to Terror to Indifference, With Stops at Journalistic Poverty, White House Intimidation, Google-Worship, Summer Camp and the Video Game Formerly Known as Sneeze: Donald G. McNEIL Jr. (USA)
Antibiotic Resistance
Saturday, February 5, 2011, 16:30 - 18:00hrs
  • Emergence of Resistance in the Clinic: Giuseppe CORNAGLIA (Italy)
  • Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance and Antibiotic Use in Humans and Animals: Ole HEUER (Sweden)
    IMED2011_Heuer.pdf (1.8MB)
  • Shared Resistance Determinants in Humans and Animals: Robert SKOV (Denmark)
    IMED2011_Skov.pdf (1.5MB)
  • Common Epidemiological Cutoffs (ECOFFs) for Surveillance of Resistance: Gunnar KAHLMETER (Sweden)
    IMED2011_Kahlmeter.pdf (2.0MB)
New Vaccines and Old Foes: Emerging Issues in Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Saturday, February 5, 2011, 16:30 - 18:00hrs
New Surveillance Strategies
Sunday, February 6, 2011, 08:30-10:30hrs
Q Fever in the Netherlands
Sunday, February 6, 2011, 14:30 - 16:00hrs
Climate Change and Infectious Diseases
Sunday, February 6, 2011, 14:30 - 16:00hrs
Emerging Infection Prevention in the Healthcare Setting
Sunday, February 6, 2011, 16:30 - 18:00hrs
Farm to Table: Foodborne Diseases
Monday, February 7, 2011, 08:30 - 10:30hrs
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Vectorborne Diseases
Saturday, February 5, 2011, 08:30 - 10:30

  • Transgenic mosquitoes to control dengue and chikungunya in Malaysia: S. Vasan, N. W. Ahmad, H. L. Lee
    IMED2011_Vasan.pdf (3.0MB)

  • First report of concomitant leptospirosis and hantavirus nephropathy, and of an as yet unknown hantavirus in Sri-Lanka: J. Clement, N. Sunil-Chandra, M. van Esbroeck, P. Maes, M. van Ranst
    IMED2011_JClement.pdf (1.3MB)

  • West Nile Outbreak in the Mediterranean region, August - November 2010: P. Barboza, S. Ioos, F. Ait- El-Belghiti, V. Gauthier, G. La Ruche, I. Capek, M. Dente, R. Vorou, M. Gastellu
    IMED2011_Ait-El-Belghiti.pdf (723kB)

  • Mosquito flavivirus survey in Portugal, 2006-2009: L. Zé-Zé, H. C. Osório, F. Amaro, I. M. Chelo, Revive Workgroup, M.-J. Alves
    IMED2011_Ze-Ze.pdf (2.6MB)

  • Characterization of Chikungunya infection in an in vitro primary human skeletal muscle model: K. Mohamed Hussain, M. L. Ng, J. J. H. Chu
    IMED2011_Mohamed_Hussain.pdf (1.8MB)

  • Detection of rickettsia and aAnaplasma in lizards ticks, Algeria: H. Soualah-Alila, A. Belabed, Z. Bouslama

  • First autochthonous dengue virus infections in south-east France in a context of a sharp increase in imported dengue cases in 2010: S. Ioos, G. La Ruche, Y. Souares, A. Armangaud, P. Despres, I. Leparc Goffart, M. Debruyne, G. Denoyel, S. Brichler, S. Plumet, D. Dejour Salamanca, M. Grandadam, M. Gastellu
    IMED2011_Ioos.pdf (957kB)

  • Laboratory based surveillance of dengue viral infection in a tertiary care hospital of Pakistan: T. Ijaz, Z. Salahuddin, S. Aslam, B. M. Ahmad, S. Ijaz, M. K. Shahzad, S. A. Raja

  • Re-emerging mosquito-borne diseases in Europe: W. van Bortel, E. Warns-Petit, K. Leitmeyer, T. Mollet, H. Zeller
    IMED2011_Van_Bortel.pdf (280kB)

  • West Nile: An emerging viral disease in North East (NE) India: S. Khan, P. Dutta, P. Chowdhury, J. Borah, J. Mahanta
    IMED2011_Khan.pdf (322kB)

  • Emergence and explosive spread of West Nile virus infections in Europe: N. Nowotny, T. Bakonyi
    IMED2011_Nowotny.pdf (5.7MB)
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Surveillance & Public Health
Sunday, February 6, 2011, 08:30 - 10:30
  • Information management in PREDICT: digital and field surveillance to detect emerging infectious diseases of wildlife origin and protect human and animal health: D. Joly, T. O'rourke, J. Palmer, J. Brownstein, A. Sonricker, L. Madoff, P. Rabinowitz, J. Wilson, L. Gunasekara, T. Goldstein, C. Kreuder Johnson, N. Wolfe, P. Daszak, W. Karesh, J. Fair, S. Morse, J. Mazet
    IMED2011_Joly.pdf (542kB)

  • Electronic health market used to predict the spread of dengue: C. Franco, T. K. Sell, A. T. Y. Ho, P. Polgreen
    IMED2011_Franco.pdf (631kB)

  • EpiSouth Plus Project: the new challenge of the EpiSouth Network for enhancing the Control of Public Health Threats and other risks in the Mediterranean Region and Balkans: M. Dente, M. Bejaoui, M. Fabiani, V. Alfonsi, D. Lausevic, G. Salamina, K. Victoir, H. Kalaycioglu, F. Simon Soria, C. Martin de Pando, D. Hannoun, P. Barboza, F. Belghiti, A. Leventhal, F. Riccardo, P. Nabeth, S. Declich
    IMED2011_Fabiani.pdf (200kB)

  • Comprehensive Analysis of OIE World Animal Health Data as a Means to Identify Global Disease Trends: U. Sperling, U. Kihm, J. W. Smith
    IMED2011_Sperling.pdf (532kB)

  • Cholera outbreak in Haiti, 2010 –: A. Tuite, J. Tien, D. J. Earn, M. Eisenberg, D. Fisman
    IMED2011_Fisman.pdf (1.0MB)

  • A method for quantifying transmission of Stage III zoonoses: J. Pulliam, S. Blumberg, J. O. Lloyd-Smith
    IMED2011_Pulliam.pdf (4.3MB)

  • Laboratory-acquired human cowpox infection in the US: case investigation: A. McCollum, C. Austin, J. Nawrocki, J. Howland, J. Pryde, A. Vaid, D. Holmes, R. Weil, Y. Li, K. Wilkins, H. Zhao, S. Smith, K. Karem, M. Reynolds, I. Damon
    IMED2011_McCollum.pdf (653kB)

  • Recurring transmission of norovirus on a passenger aircraft: C. Thornley, J. Rapana, G. Greening
    IMED2011_Thornley.pdf (1.5MB)

  • Deomography, migration and health: mosaics of a globalized world: D. Tomianovic, K. Liske, V. Lee, M. Cetron
    IMED2011_Tomianovic.pdf (2.8MB)

  • Understanding the multidimensional socio-economic impacts of animal diseases: a case study of PPR and HPAI: N. de Haan, T. Kimani, E. Geerlings

  • ProMED-mail early warnings in Africa: : P. Cowen, F. N. Ekue, A. Sonricker, N. Mtui-Malamsha, O. O. Babalobi, G. Anaclet, B. Estambale, S. Coulibaly, J. Brownstein, E. Chan, T. Garland, M. Hugh-Jones, A. Shimshony, A. Bodenheimer, L. Madoff, M. Pollack
    IMED2011_Babalobi.pdf (416kB)

  • Impact of a Video-based Intervention on Knowledge and Attitudes of Ebola Prevention and Care in Rural Republic of Congo, 2007-2010: A. Roess, C. Moses, S. Gallagher, E. Kinzonzi
    IMED2011_Roess.pdf (2.0MB)
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Current Approaches to New Threats
Sunday, February 6, 2011, 16:30 - 18:30
  • Polio in Europe: Strategies to Prevent Further Resurgence: D. Jankovic, E. Gavrilin, A. Goel, S. Deshevoi, S. Huseynov, R. Martin
    IMED2011_Jankovic.pdf (844kB)

  • The epidemiology of hospitalised adults from a 22 year whole-population study on bacteraemic Streptococcal pneumoniae community acquired pneumonia (CAP)–: S. Jacups, S. Moberley, A. Cheng
    IMED2011_Jacups.pdf (588kB)

  • Cost-effectiveness of Alternative Case Finding Strategies for Prisons with High Prevalence of Mulidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis: D. Winetsky, D. Negoescu, E. Demarchis, O. Almukhamedova, D. Pulatov, N. Vezhnina, B. Zhussupov, A. Dooronbekova, J. Goldhaber-Fiebert
    IMED2011_Winetsky.pdf (366kB)

  • Emergence of multidrug resistant NDM-1-producing superbugs in Bangladesh: M. Islam, P. Talukdar, A. Hoque, M. Huq, A. Nabi, I. Azmi, D. Ahmed, K. Talukder, J. Hays, A. Cravioto, H. Endtz
    IMED2011_Islam.pdf (902kB)

  • Novel multiplex polymerase chain reaction primer and probe design tools applied to rapid diagnosis and characterization of viruses and bacteria: P. Naraghi-Arani, S. Gardner, D. Hysom, M. El-Sheikh, A. C. Carrillo, J. Olivas
    IMED2011_Naraghi-Arani.pdf (963kB)

  • Impact of vaccination on the genetic evolution of H5N1 viruses in Egypt: A. Fusaro, I. Monne, A. Salviato, F. Coven, A. Dakman, I. Capua, G. Cattoli
    IMED2011_Fusaro.pdf (1.3MB)

  • Using surveillance data to estimate influenza vaccine effectiveness in Spain during seven seasons (2002-2009): C. Savulescu, S. Jimenez-Jorge, S. de Mateo, A. Larrauri, &
    IMED2011_Savulescu.pdf (337kB)

  • Timing, Progression and Community impact of 2009 Influenza Pandemic: A comparison with historical seasons in countries of WHO/European Region: L. Martirosyan, J. W. Paget, P. Jorgensen, C. S. Brown, D. Pereyaslov, T. Meerhoff, J. Mott
    IMED2011_Martirosyan.pdf (1.7MB)

  • A strategy on antimicrobial reistance for WHO regional office for Europe: B. Ganter
    IMED2011_Ganter.pdf (524kB)

  • Evaluation of the 2009-2010 Oral Fox Vaccination (OFV) campaigns in North-Eastern Italy: P. Mulatti, L. Gagliazzo, M. Lorenzetto, T. Patregnani, P. de Benedictis, F. Mutinelli, V. Guberti, L. Bonfanti, S. Marangon
    IMED2011_Mulatti.pdf (1.4MB)
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Emerging Infectious Pathogens of Animals & Man
Monday, February 7, 2011, 08:30 - 10:30

  • Prevalence of campylobacters in patients and poultry in and around Chandigarh, India: C. Vaishnavi, M. Singh, B. R. Thapa, J. Thakur
    IMED2011_Vaishnavi.pdf (914kB)

  • SARS-Coronavirus ancestors foot-prints in South-East Asia: bat colonies and the biodiversity refuge theory: M. Le Gouil, S. Puechmaille, J.-P. Gonzalez, E. Teeling, P. Kittayapong, J.-C. Manuguerra

  • Sentinel organisms as biomonitors for emerging zoonotic pathogens at the environmental interface of humans, wildlife, and livestock: D. B. Conn, T. K. Graczyk
    IMED2011_Conn.pdf (1.8MB)

  • Zoonotic arboviruses threatening wildlife in Southern Africa: M. Venter, J. Styel, S. Human, C. van Eeden, S. Smit, J. Williams
    IMED2011_Venter.pdf (2.8MB)

  • Emergence and spread of human adaptation markers in avian influenza viruses during an HPAI A(H7N7) virus outbreak: M. Jonges, A. Bataille, R. Enserink, J. A. Stegeman, G. Koch, A. Meijer, M. Koopmans
    IMED2011_Jonges.pdf (792kB)

  • Origin and genetic evolution of swine influenza A virus isolated during winter of 2008~2010 in Zhejiang province, China: L. Jiang, Q. Jiang, Y. Zhou, X. Lv, Q. Shi, Y. Gao, X. Zhu, L. Ju

  • Surveillance of leptospirosis in an urban slum: Using animal population surveillance data to assess human risk: J. Halliday, D. Knobel, B. Agwanda, S. Cutler, B. Olack, R. Breiman, K. Njenga, S. Cleaveland, M. Bronsvoort
    IMED2011_Halliday.pdf (420kB)

  • Epidemic Intelligence (EI): Assessing event-based (EB) tools and users' perception in the GHSAG community: L. Vaillant, P. Barboza, R. R. Arthur
    IMED2011_Vaillant.pdf (787kB)

  • Discovery of Mycobacterium mungi sp nov.: A novel, emerging M. tuberculosis complex pathogen affecting banded mongoose living at the human-wildlife interface: K. A. Alexander, P. N. Laver, A. L. Michel, M. Williams, P. D. van Helden, R. M. Warren, N. C. Gey van Pittius

  • Zoonotic pathogens present in South African bat species: W. Markotter, M. Geldenhuys, M. Tjale, M. Moller, S. McCulloch, J. Coertse, L. Nel
    IMED2011_Markotter.pdf (1.1MB)
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