Scientific Sessions (updated February 14, 2013)

Download the IMED 2013 Final Program & Abstracts as pdf here.

Plenary Lectures
Science and sensationalism, Emerging infections and Emergency!!
A. Schuchat (USA)
     Friday, February 15, 2013, 14:20 - 15:00hrs
       IMED2013_Schuchat.pdf (3.7 MB)
Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Hajj
Z. Memish (Saudi Arabia)
     Friday, February 15, 2013, 16:30 - 17:15hrs
       IMED2013_Memish.pdf (7.5 MB)
Emerging Fungal Threats to Animal, Plant and Ecosystem Health
M. Fisher (United Kingdom)
     Saturday, February 16, 2013, 11:00 - 11:45hrs
       IMED2013_Fisher.pdf (4.2 MB)
Approach to the Global Control and Eradication of Foot and Mouth Disease
B. Vallat (France)
     Sunday, February 17, 2013, 11:00 - 11:45hrs
       IMED2013_Vallat.pdf (4.9 MB)
Big Data, Industry and Disease Surveillance
A. Signorini (USA)
     Monday, February 18, 2013, 11:00 - 11:45 hrs
       IMED2013_Signorini.pdf (8.4 MB)
Ecology, Biodiversity, Climate and Emerging Infectious Diseases
Friday, February 15, 2013, 15:00 - 16:30hrs
Emerging Disease Prevention
Saturday, February 16, 2013, 08:30 - 10:30hrs
Of Bats and Men: Nipah and Other Infections
Saturday, February 16, 2013, 14:30 - 16:00hrs
  • The Role of Bats in Nipah Virus Disease in Asia
    J. Epstein (USA)
  • From Bats to Human-To-Human Transmission of Nipah Virus in Bangladesh
    H.M. Shahed Sazzad (Bangladesh)
           IMED2013_Sazzad.pdf (1.9 MB)
  • One Health Surveillance for Nipah Virus in Thailand
    S. Wacharapluesadee (Thailand)
Emerging Disease Mysteries
Saturday, February 16, 2013, 16:30 - 18:00hrs
  • Nodding Disease
    A. Winkler (Germany)
  • Magnitude and Distribution of Nodding Syndrome in Northern Uganda
    J. Wamala (Uganda)
           IMED2013_Wamala.pdf (2.3 MB)
  • EV71 Virus
    P. Chua (USA)
  • Zoonotic Aspects of Ebola Infection
    P. Formenty (Switzerland)
           IMED2013_Formenty.pdf (2.8 MB)
Vectorborne Diseases in Humans and Animals
Saturday, February 16, 2013, 16:30 - 18:00hrs
  • A Novel Orthobunyavirus in European Livestock: the Emergence of Schmallenberg
    M. Beer (Germany)
  • Emerging Zoonotic Vectorborne Diseases in Europe
    N. Nowotny (Austria & Oman)
           IMED2013_Nowotny.pdf (7.5 MB)
  • Emerging Insect Vectorborne Animal Diseases in the Eastern Mediterranean
    E. Klement (Israel)
           IMED2013_Klement.pdf (7.5 MB)
Neglected Zoonotic Diseases
Sunday, February 17, 2013, 08:30 - 10:30hrs
Cutting Edge Diagnostics for the Detection of Novel and Neglected Diseases
Sunday, February 17, 2013, 14:30 - 16:00hrs
Updates from ProMED
Sunday, February 17, 2013, 14:30 - 16:00hrs
       IMED2013_Madoff.pdf (1.0 MB)
Disease Surveillance
Sunday, February 17, 2013, 16:30 - 18:00hrs
Economics of Emerging Infectious Diseases
Monday, February 18, 2013, 08:30 - 10:30hrs
Diseases with Borders
Monday, February 18, 2013, 08:30 - 10:30hrs
Oral Sessions
One Health in Action
Saturday, February 16, 2013, 08:30 - 10:30 hrs
  • Evaluating long-term behavior change resulting from an intervention to prevent Nipah virus transmission from bats to humans in Bangladesh
    R. Sultana (Bangladesh)
  • Characterizing high risk disease transmission interfaces in the global pursuit of emerging zoonotic diseases
    C. Johnson (USA)
  • Rabies control in Bali: a “one health” approach
    F. Abson (United Kingdom)
  • Monitoring of influenza virus in pigs and humans in Switzerland
    S. Bruhn (Switzerland)
  • Coxiella burnetti seroprevalence and risk factors in dairy cattle farmers and farm residents in the Netherlands
    J. Hautvast (Netherlands)
  • High colonization rate of farmers, their relatives and employees at pig farms with emerging Clostridium difficile PCR ribotype 078
    E. Keessen (Netherlands)
  • West Nile Disease in Italy: animal surveillance activities as an early warning system for the prevention and control of the infection in humans
    D. Di Sabatino (Italy)
  • Sylvatic origin and geographic spread of St. Louis encephalitis virus
    S. Junglen (Germany)
  • Considerable relation with Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) infection in Japan, 2010; traffic roads and pig farming area
    R. Ushijima (Japan)
  • West Nile virus in Canada: 2002-2012
    H. Zheng (Canada)
  • Zoonotic diseases monitored by Brazil National IHR Focal Point from March 2006 to June 2012
    M. Santos (Brazil)
'Contagion': Contemporary Viral Pathogens
Saturday, February 16, 2013, 14:30 - 16:00 hrs
  • Hepatitis E Virus Antigen Detection: An Early Diagnostic Marker 
    R. Ratho (India)
  • Evolution of H3N2 influenza viruses from the Philippines
    D. Klinzing (Philippines)
  • Influence of the viral membrane, inherited from different host species, on survival of influenza A viruses in water
    L. Sawoo (France)
  • Investigation of deaths due by Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 in Southern Brazil, July-August, 2012
    R. Soletti (Brazil)
  • Enhancing the specificity of surveillance case detection of Monkeypox in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
    L. Osadebe (USA)
  • First autochthonous outbreak of dengue in the island of Madeira, October 2012: A challenge for the European Union Region
    P. Vasconcelos (Portugal)
  • Dengue fever outbreak in North Eastern Kenya, 2011
    M. Obonyo (Kenya)
  • Evaluation of Innate Immune response in Acute and Fulminant Hepatitis E
    M. Majumdar (India)
Infection, Detection, & Protection: Adventures in Epidemiology
Sunday, February 17, 2013, 08:30 - 10:30 hrs
  • Evaluation of cholera and other diarrheal diseases surveillance system, Niger State, Nigeria, 2012
    A. Bashorun (Nigeria)
  • Surveillance during Hajj: Patterns and causes of mortality amongst Indonesian pilgrims
    G. Samaan (Australia)
  • ECDC/EpiNorth epidemic intelligence activities during EURO 2012 in Poland and Ukraine
    A. Gherasim (Sweden)
  • Improving capacity to investigate and respond to emerging infectious disease outbreaks in East and Central Africa
    H. Amuguni (USA)
  • Characterizing zoonotic disease outbreaks in the United States
    H. Allen (USA)
  • Estimating global mortality associated with the influenza A H1N1 pandemic in 2009: the WHO Global Pandemic Mortality Assessment (GLaMOR) project
    P. Spreeuwenberg (Netherlands)
  • Domestic birds as surveillance systems for monitoring West Nile virus lineage 2 enzootic circulation: three years of experience in Greece
    C. Dovas (Greece)
  • Weekly monitoring of human cases of West Nile fever: an efficient way to assess the evolution of the disease in Europe
    L. Marrama Rakotoarivony (Sweden)
  • Determinants of active participation in internet-based surveillance survey
    D. Paolotti (Italy)
  • An investigation of Salmonella Enteritidis PT1 cases linked to consumption of a pasteurised liquid egg white product in England and Wales, 2012
    O. Esan (United Kingdom)
  • Effects of climate change on the distribution of bluetongue and epizootichaemorrhagic disease vector in Southern Alberta (Canada) and Montana(USA)
    A. Zuliani (Canada)
Hot Topics
Sunday, February 17, 2013, 14:30 - 16:00 hrs
  • Anthrax pleural effusions and drainage 1979-2011: A Russia-USA partnership study.
    D. Lucey (USA)
  • Schmallenberg virus – Harmonised European data collection for a emerging disease
    A. Afonso (Italy)
  • No evidence for zoonotic transmission of Schmallenberg virus in areas with veterinary activity
    C. Reusken (Netherlands)
  • The interaction of the spike glycoproteins of bat-borne SARS-like-CoVs with chiropteran cells during the entry process
    M. Hoffmann (Germany)
  • Sequelae of human Cryptosporidiosis in patients living in Östersund during a large waterborne outbreak
    J. Lindh (Sweden)
  • Evolution of goncoccal strain susceptibility to antibiotics in France: data from a national sentinel surveillance network, 2001-2012
    A. Goubard (France)