18th ICID | International Congress on Infectious Diseases, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Scientific Sessions (updated February 21, 2018)

Friday, March 2 | Saturday, March 3 | Surday, March 4 |

All Presentations will be in English with translation into Spanish (except: Room Retiro A, Golden Horn, Martin Fierro, Meet-the-Expert sessions, and The Guide Workshop).

 

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Friday, March 2, 2018

 

MEET-THE-EXPERT - no translation into Spanish!

Driving Innovation in Global Infectious Diseases
Friday, March 2, 2018, 07:45 - 08:45hrs, Room: Retiro BC

N. Preston (USA)


MEET-THE-EXPERT - no translation into Spanish!
Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy: A Medical Emergency?

(in collaboration with the Infectious Diseases Society of Argentina (SADI))

Friday, March 2, 2018, 07:45 - 08:45hrs, Room: La Pampa
R. Arduino (Argentina)

MEET-THE-EXPERT - no translation into Spanish!
Emerging Vaccines in the Prevention of Aedes-borne Diseases

(supported through an unrestricted educational grant by Takeda)
Friday, March 2, 2018, 07:45 - 08:45hrs, Room: Retiro A
A. Gentile (Argentina)

PLENARY I
Long-Term Zika Complications
Friday, March 2, 2018, 09:00 - 09:45hrs, Room: Libertador A,B,C

Vanessa van der Linden (Brazil)
Chair: Z. Memish (Saudi Arabia)


PARALLEL SYMPOSIA

How to Manage Antimicrobial Resistance
(in collaboration with the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases)
Friday, March 2, 2018, 10:15 - 12:15hrs, Room: Libertador B

Co-chairs: Y. Aoki (Japan), M. Doll (USA)

  • Update - Management of Drug-resistant Gram Negative Infections
    Y. Morinaga (Japan)
  • Update - Management of Drug-resistant Gram Positive Infections
    L. Grayson (Australia)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Across the Surgical Pathway in LMICs
    E. Charani (UK)
  • National Action Plans on Antimicrobial Resistance
    H. Kawamura (Japan)

New Approaches to Vaccines for Pneumonia
(in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
Friday, March 2, 2018, 10:15 - 12:15hrs, Room: Libertador A
Co-chairs: K. Klugman (USA), A. Shet (USA)

  • Pneumococcal Vaccines
    G. Rodgers (USA)
  • RSV Vaccine
    F. Polack (Argentina)
  • Group B Streptococcus (GBS) Vaccine
    S. Madhi (South Africa)
  • A Universal Influenza Virus Vaccine Strategy Targeting the Conserved Stalk Domain of the Hemagglutinin
    F. Krammer (USA)

Hot Topics in Travel Medicine
(in collaboration with the International Society for Travel Medicine)
Friday, March 2, 2018, 10:15 - 12:15hrs, Room: La Pampa
Co-chairs: B. Lassmann (USA), A. Wilder-Smith (Singapore)

  • Update on Travel Vaccines
    L. Visser (The Netherlands)
  • Building Travel Medicine Networks in South America
    A. Lepetic (Argentina)
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases and International Travelers
    A. Wilder-Smith (Singapore)
  • GeoSentinel - A Surveillance Network of Returning Traveler and Migrants
    D. Hamer (USA)

Oral Abstract Presentations (1) Public Health + Hackathon Presentations - no translation into Spanish!
Friday, March 2, 2018, 10:15 - 12:15hrs, Room: Retiro A

Co-chairs: L. Madoff (USA), J. P. Torres (Chile)


HIV and Hepatitis in the Americas
(in collaboration with the Infectious Diseases Society of Argentina (SADI))
Friday, March 2, 2018, 10:15 - 12:15hrs, Room: Retiro BC
Co-chairs: M.J Rolón (Argentina), G. Corral (Argentina)
  • New Antiretroviral Treatment Options
    R. Arduino (Argentina)
  • Novel Strategies for Antiretroviral Treatment
    P. Cahn (Argentina)
  • Management of HIV-Hepatitis B Co-infection
    A. Gadano (Argentina)

Early Career Track - Successful Behavior Interventions in the Hospital - no translation into Spanish!
Friday, March 2, 2018 12:45 - 13:45hrs, Room: Retiro A
E. Castro-Sanchez (UK)

E. Charani (UK)

Examples of successful interventions in infection prevention and control will be discussed, emphasizing how the initiatives are supported by traditional or novel sound behavioral theories, focused either on individual or collective levels; the attention to factors favoring or hindering knowledge mobilization and implementation efforts; and which evaluation designs are put in practice to ascertain effectiveness as well as other pragmatic outputs for patients, organizations and clinicians.


Early Career Track - Grant Application Strategies Workshop - no translation into Spanish!
(Lunch Session in collaboration with the Research in Germany Initiative)
Friday, March 2, 2018 12:45 - 13:45hrs, Room: Golden Horn
M. Neidhardt (Brazil), K. Winkler (Brazil), C. Dhooge (Argentina), A. Strecker (Germany), J. Ruiz (Argentina), L. Radivo (Argentina)

“Research in Germany” is an initiative launched by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research with the aim to inform students and researchers from all over the world about the German research landscape, its funding system and the collaboration opportunities with German scientists and research organizations. As part of the Early Career Track, the initiative will promote a lunch session where representatives of the main German funding agencies will inform the attendees of the 18th ICID about grant application strategies and funding opportunities.

Please follow this link to sign up: https://tms.aloom.de/research-in-germany---funding-opportunities-and-grand-application-strategies/


Innovative Disease Surveillance Workshop (EpiCore)
(in collaboration with Ending Pandemics)
L. Madoff (USA), M. Pollack (USA)
Friday, March 2, 2018 12:45 - 13:45hrs, Room: La Pampa

 

Nontraditional sources of information such as social and mass media can often alert public health officials to possible disease outbreaks faster than traditional surveillance methods. Field epidemiologists are learning how to leverage these sources for disease detection through innovative disease surveillance. Workshop participants will learn about innovative disease surveillance methods and how to use the EpiCore platform to verify outbreaks. After completion of the workshop, qualified participants will be able to enroll as EpiCore volunteers and participate in this global effort to combat emerging infectious diseases. EpiCore is a collaboration of ISID's Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases (ProMED), Ending Pandemics, TEPHINET and HealthMap.



PLENARY II
Evolutions in Global Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness
Friday, March 2, 2018, 14:00 - 14:45hrs, Room: Libertador A,B,C
Gaya Gamhewage (Switzerland)

Chair: J. Cohen (UK)


PARALLEL SYMPOSIA

Gorgas Lectures and Case Discussions in Clinical Tropical Medicine I
(in collaboration with the Gorgas Courses in Clinical Tropical Medicine)
Friday, March 2, 2018, 15:15 - 16:45hrs, Room: La Pampa
Co-chairs: F. Bravo (Peru), R. Colebunders (Belgium)

  • Typhoid fever: Global Perspective; HTLV-1: A Neglected Disease with Enormous Clinical Impact; Clinical Case Discussions
    E. Gotuzzo (Peru)

HIV - Hot Topics
(in collaboration with the Infectious Diseases Society (IDSA))

Friday, March 2, 2018, 15:15 - 16:45hrs, Room: Libertador B
Co-chairs: G. Lopardo (Argentina), W. Powderly (USA)

  • Prospects for Cure of HIV
    P. Tebas (USA)
  • HIV+/HCV+ Donor Transplantation
    C. Durand (USA)
  • Taking on the Challenges of an Ageing HIV-Infected Population
    B. Powderly (USA)
Infectious Diseases in Vulnerable Populations
(in collaboration with PAHO (Pan American Health Organization)/WHO (World Health Organization) and the Asociación Panamericana de Infectología (API)) )
Friday, March 2, 2018, 15:15 - 16:45hrs, Room: Libertador C
Co-chairs: S. Vega (Panama), TBD
  • HIV Among Indigenous Populations: A Regional Perspective
    M. E. Gutierrez Pimentel (Panama)
  • Meningitis & HIV in Africa
    R. Heyderman (UK)
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Americas
    T. Mancero (Argentina)
Different Models of Antibiotic Stewardship in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Friday, March 2, 2018, 15:15 - 16:45hrs, Room: Retiro BC
Co-chairs: M. Mendelson (South Africa), G. Levy Hara (Argentina)
  • The Role of the ‘A’ Team in the Hospital Near You
    G. Levy Hara (Argentina)
  • Non-specialist Pharmacists as Stewardship Champions
    D. van den Bergh (South Africa)
  • Nursing Leadership in AMS Interventions: Lessons Learnt Worldwide
    E. Castro-Sanchez (UK)
Oral Abstract Presentations (2) - Hot Topics - no translation into Spanish!
Friday, March 2, 2018, 15:15 - 16:45hrs, Room: Retiro A
Co-chairs: N. Pshenichnaya (Russia), G. Matar (Lebanon)

PARALLEL SYMPOSIA
New Outbreaks of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis and Management
(in collaboration with the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi))
Friday, March 2, 2018, 17:00 - 18:00hrs, Room: Libertador A
Co-chairs: T. Orduna (Argentina), B. Arana (Switzerland)

  • Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Outbreaks and Management
    O. Salomón (Argentina)
  • Cutaneous Leishmaniasis: Treatment Needs and Combination Therapies
    B. Arana (Switzerland)

PARALLEL SYMPOSIA
Clinical Applications of Whole Genome Sequencing

Friday, March 2, 2018, 17:00 - 18:00hrs, Room: La Pampa
Co-chairs: E. Nannini (Argentina), M. Stevens (USA)

  • Whole Genome Sequencing for Diagnosing Infectious Diseases
    P. Brown (Jamaica)
  • Genome Sequencing to Contain Viral Epidemics
    M. Kraemer (USA)

PARALLEL SYMPOSIA
Early Career Track - Leadership Skills Development – Presenting your Work: Storytelling Skills and Techniques to Make You a Great Presenter

(supported through an unrestricted educational grant by Sanofi Pasteur)

Friday, March 2, 2018, 17:00 - 18:00hrs, Room: Retiro BC
N. Hill (United Kingdom)

Communicating effectively is a skill; it involves preparation and practice and if done correctly can have a powerful impact. You can have discovered a scientific breakthrough, carried out amazing research, or come up with a brilliant idea, but you need to communicate this to make a difference to the scientific community.  Giving a presentation is a wonderful opportunity to share this information so it’s important that you really engage your audience’s attention. You should tell them an interesting story, don't simply data dump. Nicola Hill is an award winning journalist and communication specialist with over 25 years' experience in journalism, presenting and communications consultancy. She will share the storytelling skills and techniques to make you a good presenter.


PARALLEL SYMPOSIA
Oral Abstract Presentations (3)
- Arboviruses - no translation into Spanish!
Friday, March 2, 2018, 17:00 - 18:00hrs, Room: Retiro A
Co-chairs: J. Torres (Venezuela), A. Duse (South Africa)


PARALLEL SYMPOSIA
Hot Topics in Infection and Prevention Control
(in collaboration with the International Consortium for Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC))
Friday, March 2, 2018, 17:00 - 18:00hrs, Room: Libertador C
Co-chairs: D. Pittet (Switzerland), E.G. Andion (Argentina)

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) Clean Care is Safer Care promotion campaign, 2005-2018
    D. Pittet (Switzerland)
  • Hand Hygiene Promotion in Argentina
    E. G. Andion (Argentina)
  • The Train-the-Trainers Concept Applied in Brazil and Mexico
    F. Bellissimo Rodrigues* (Brazil), H. Marquez (Mexico)
    (* Dr. Bellissimo Rodrigues will not be at the congress, but Prof. Pittet will present his slides on his behalf.)

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Saturday, March 3, 2018


MEET-THE-EDITORS
- no translation into Spanish!
(in collaboration with Elsevier, the International Journal on Infectious Diseases, The Lancet Infectious Diseases and The Lancet Planetary Health)
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 07:45 - 08:45hrs, Room: La Pampa

 

E. Petersen (Oman)
J. McConnell (UK)
R. Bosurgi (UK)
L. Lutwick (USA)

MEET-THE-EXPERT - no translation into Spanish!
Infectious Diseases, IT and Innovation - How to Stop the Next Pandemic
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 07:45 - 08:45hrs, Room: Retiro A

M. Smolinksi (USA)

MEET-THE-EXPERT - no translation into Spanish!
Adult Vaccination - Key Aspects
(in collaboration with the Infectious Diseases Society of Argentina (SADI))
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 07:45 - 08:45hrs, Room: Retiro BC

P. Bonvehi (Argentina)

PLENARY III
Advances and Challenges in the Treatment of Chagas Disease - a Global Perspective
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 09:00 - 09:45hrs, Room: Libertador A,B,C

Sergio Sosa-Estani (Argentina)
Chair: M. O'Ryan (Chile)

PARALLEL SYMPOSIA

New World Arenaviruses
(in collaboration with The Lancet Infectious Diseases)
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 10:15 - 12:15hrs, Room: Libertador C

Co-chairs: J. McConnell (UK), P. Padula (Agentina)

  • Epidemiology and Virology of New World Arenaviruses
    A. Sinchi (Argentina)
  • Mechanisms of Candid #1 Vaccine Attenuation
    T. Manning (USA)
  • Clinical Management of Arenavirus Infections
    D. Bausch (UK)
Gorgas Lectures and Case Discussions in Clinical Tropical Medicine II
(in collaboration with the Gorgas Courses in Clinical Tropical Medicine)
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 10:15 - 12:15hrs, Room: La Pampa
Co-chairs: E. Gotuzzo (Peru), D. Hamer (USA)
  • Medical Considerations Before International Travel; Infections in Returning Travelers; Clinical Cases
    D. Freedman (USA)

New Approaches for the Diagnosis of Invasive Infections
(ISID member proposed symposium)
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 10:15 - 12:15hrs, Room: Retiro BC
Co-chairs: F. Pasteran (Argentina), M. O'Ryan (Chile)

  • Etiological Diagnosis of Bloodstream Infection: Direct Molecular Diagnosis from Blood
    M. van der Brand (The Netherlands)
  • Blood Culture Pellets Coupled to MALDI TOF &Gram Staining to Improve Fast and Accurate Microbial Diagnosis of Bloodstream Infections
    O. Opota (Switzerland)
  • Metagenomics for the Diagnosis of Exotic Infections
    R. Schlaberg (USA)
  • Improving the Outcome of Invasive Fungal Diseases: Early Diagnosis of Invasive Aspergillosis
    M. Nucci (Brazil)

Diagnosis and Management of Difficult to Treat Fungal Infections

(in collaboration with the Infectious Diseases Society of Argentina (SADI)
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 10:15 - 12:15hrs, Room: Libertador B
Co-chairs: R. Vitale (Argentina), J. Afeltra (Argentina)

  • Molecular Tools for the Detection of Azole Antifungal Drug Resistant Phenotypes in Aspergillus Species
    G. Garcia Effron (Argentina)
  • C. auris: What Do We Know about the Emergence of this Multidrug Resistant Yeast?
    R. Vitale (Argentina)
  • Epidemiology of Fusarium, a Significant Emerging Group of Human Opportunistic Infections
    M. Nucci (Brazil)
  • Current Trends and Future Perspectives in the Treatment of Emerging Yeasts and Molds
    J. Afeltra (Argentina)

Oral Abstract Presentations (4) - Bacterial Infections & Antimicrobial Resistance - no translation!
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 10:15 - 12:15hrs, Room: Retiro A
Co-chairs: L. Lutwick (USA), T. Ochoa (Peru)

Early Career Track - Vaccine Ethics - no translation into Spanish!
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 12:45 - 13:45hrs, Room: Retiro A
A. Shet (USA)

The invention of vaccines is irrefutably one of the greatest medical achievements in the past century. The worldwide implementation of vaccination has dramatically reduced the incidence of, and in some cases even eradicated some of the most devastating diseases among adults and children. Despite all these benefits, vaccines have also been one of the most hotly debated topics in public health. There are no clear answers to many ethical questions related to vaccines. Often the ideal response is highly contextual, and what works in one setting may not always work in other settings. These questions will be addressed in this interactive session in the form of case studies and input from the audience.



The Guide to Infection Control in the Hospital - Author/User Meeting - no translation into Spanish!
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 12:45 - 13:45hrs, Room: Golden Horn

  • G. Bearman (USA)
  • S. Mehtar (South Africa)
  • M. Stevens (USA)
  • M. Doll (USA)
  • Z. Memish (Saudi Arabia)

    We seek your input on the newest edition of ISID's "Guide for Infection Control in the Hospital" to identify gaps in the international infection prevention and control (IPC) resource landscape and to facilitate the implementation of IPC measures across a wide range of resource settings. As the field of infection prevention grows in importance and the science supporting it continues to evolve, the Guide’s objectives is to facilitate the implementation of effective prevention and control measures across different resource levels to improve quality of care; minimize risk; save lives; reduce costs; and limit the use of antibiotics to fight these, often, preventable infections around the world. The Guide is a free, online resource written in collaboration of international leaders and front line practitioners from around the world.

     

    Sign up to participate in the workshop using this link: https://isid.typeform.com/to/vu9YLA

PLENARY IV

Enteric Infections in Under-resourced Countries – From Research to Clinical Practice
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 14:00 - 14:45hrs, Room: Libertador A,B,C

Gagandeep Kang (India)
Chair: R. Hajjeh (Egypt)


PARALLEL SYMPOSIA

A Planetary Health Approach to Emerging Infectious Diseases
(in collaboration with The Lancet Planetary Health and the Planetary Health Alliance)
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 15:15 - 16:45hrs, Room: Libertador A
Co-chairs: R. Bosurgi (UK), E. Veidis (USA)

  • How Climate, Species Interactions, and Global Change Drive Infectious Disease Dynamics
    J. Caldwell (USA)
  • Modeling the Impact of Environmental Change on Infectious Diseases
    R. Lowe (UK)
  • Anthropogenic Global Defaunation and its Consequences for Planetary Health
    S. Morand (Thailand)
Alternative Strategies to Deliver Affordable Treatment for Hepatitis C Patients
(in collaboration with the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi))
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 15:15 - 16:45hrs, Room: Libertador B
Co-chairs: P. Tambyah (Singapore), F. Viegas Neves da Silva (Brazil)
  • HCV- Global Challenges
    M. Silva (Argentina)
  • Affordable Treatment Approaches for HCV with Sofosbuvir plus Ravidasvir Combination
    G. Diap (Switzerland)
  • Addressing IP Barriers To The Elimination of HCV As A Public Health Problem in Latin America
    F. Viegas Neves da Silva (Brazil)
Gorgas Lectures and Case Discussions in Clinical Tropical Medicine III
(in collaboration with Gorgas Courses in Clinical Tropical Medicine)
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 15:15 - 16:45hrs, Room: Retiro BC
Co-chairs: S. Roberts (New Zealand), D. Freedman (USA)
  • Leprosy; Clinical Case Discussions
    P. Legua (Peru)
Infection Prevention and Control - Controversies and New Perspectives
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 15:15 - 16:45hrs, Room: Libertador C
Co-chairs: W. Cornistein (Argentina), L. Grayson (Australia)
  • Applicability of Infections and Prevention Control Guidelines in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
    S. Mehtar (South Africa)
  • Contact Isolation for Endemic Pathogens: Universal versus Selective Isolation
    G. Bearman (USA)
  • Round Table Discussion
    L. Grayson (Australia)
Oral Abstract Presentations (5) - HIV / Tuberculosis - no translation into Spanish!
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 15:15 - 16:45hrs, Room: Retiro A
Co-chairs: T. Brewer (USA), S. Wasserman (South Africa)

 

PARALLEL SYMPOSIA

Optimized Antibiotic Use
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 17:00 - 18:00hrs, Room: Libertador C
(in collaboration with the International Society of Anti-Infective Pharmacology (ISAP))
Co-chairs: U. Theuretzbacher (Austria), W. Belloso (Argentina)
  • Individualized Antibiotic Use - an Introduction
    U. Theuretzbacher (Austria)
  • Bring your tablet - individualized Antibiotic Dosing with Interactive Case Studies
    S. Wicha (Germany)

  • Case Discussions


Early Career Track
Dragons' Den
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 17:00 - 18:00hrs, Room: La Pampa
Judges: A. Holmes (UK), A. Nerlinger (USA), M. O'Ryan (Chile)

  • Dragons' Den is a competition with the goal to encourage early career researchers to move forward in their fields of interest. Finalists will pitch their projects to the audience and the Dragons (senior investigators in the field of global infectious diseases), and will answer their fiery questions. The winner will receive the 500$ PandemicTech Prize http://www.pandemictech.com. More information on how to apply to compete will be sent to registered congress attendees. More information including application link: http://www.isid.org/icid/dragonsden.shtml


Oral Abstract Presentations (6) - Zoonoses and One Health - no translation into Spanish!
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 17:00 - 18:00hrs, Room: Retiro A
Co-chairs: B. Singh (Malaysia), N. Petrosillo (Italy)


Pandemic Preparedness
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 17:00 - 18:00hrs, Room: Libertador A
Co-chairs: M. Smolinksi (USA), J. Brownstein (USA)

  • Innovative Disease Surveillance
    J. Brownstein (USA)
  • Critical Care Considerations and Pandemic Preparedness
    P. Tambyah (Singapore)

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

MEET-THE-EXPERT
- no translation into Spanish!
Clinical Management of Device-related Bone Infections
(in collaboration with the Infectious Diseases Society of Argentina (SADI))
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 07:45 - 08:45hrs, Room: Retiro A

D. Stamboulian (Argentina)
M. Sanchez (Argentina)

 

MEET-THE-EXPERT - no translation into Spanish!
Mass Gatherings and Infectious Diseases
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 07:45 - 08:45hrs, Room: La Pampa

Z. Memish (Saudi Arabia)

PLENARY V
The Human Microbiome
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 09:00 - 09:45hrs, Room: Libertador B

David Relman (USA)
Chair: K. Klugman (USA)

 

 

PARALLEL SYMPOSIA

Gorgas Lectures and Case Discussions in Clinical Tropical Medicine IV
(in collaboration with the Gorgas Courses in Clinical Tropical Medicine)
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 10:15 - 12:15hrs, Room: Libertador A
Co-chairs: A. Barac (Serbia), P. Legua (Peru)

  • Emerging Infectious Diseases of the Skin; Cases
    F. Bravo (Peru)

Infectious Diseases in Transplant and Immunocompromised Hosts
(in collaboration with the Brazilian Society for Infectious Diseases (BSID))
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 10:15 - 12:15hrs Room: Libertador B
Co-chairs: J. Cohen (UK), S.Cimerman (Brazil)
  • Parasitic Infections in Solid Organ Transplant
    W. Clemente (Brazil)
  • Emerging Viral Infections in Transplantation
    L. Pierrotti (Brazil)
  • Viral Respiratory Infections in BMT - A Common Cold is not Just a Cold in Transplant Recipients
    O. de la Cruz (USA)
Diagnosis and Management of Difficult to Treat Bacterial Infections
(in collaboration with the Infectious Diseases Society of Argentina (SADI))
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 10:15 - 12:15hrs Room: Libertador C
Co-chairs: M. J. Lopez Furst (Agentina), L. de Vedia (Argentina)
  • New Diagnostic Techniques Applied to Infection Control
    F. Pasteran (Argentina)
  • New and “Recycled” Antimicrobials
    M. Stryjewski (Argentina)
  • Therapeutic Efficacy of Antimcrobials in Critically Ill Patients
    E. Nannini (Argentina)

Zika: Regional Experiences in Neurological Diseases and Severe Cases
(ISID member proposed symposium)
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 10:15 - 12:15hrs Room: La Pampa

Co-chairs: F. Riera (Argentina), M. Pollack (USA)

  • Neurological Complications of Zika Virus: Experience in French Polynesia
    D. Musso (French Polynesia)
  • Zika Congenital Syndorme: Experience in Brazil
    K. Luz (Brazil)
  • Severe, Atypical and Fatal Cases of Zika Virus Infection: Experience in Colombia
    A. Rodriguez-Morales (Colombia)
  • Risk Factors, Comorbidities and Coinfections with Zika Virus Infection
    J. Cardona-Ospina (Colombia)

Oral Abstract Presentations (7) - Tropical Infectious Diseases - no translation into Spanish!
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 10:15 - 12:15hrs Room: Retiro A

Co-chair: T. Gebre (Ethiopia), D. Lew (Switzerland)


PLENARY VI
New Frontiers in our Approaches to Antimicrobial Resistance
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 14:00 - 14:45hrs, Room: Libertador B

Alison Holmes (UK)
Chair: M. Mendelson (South Africa)

 

PARALLEL SYMPOSIA

Dengue, Chikungunya and Yellow Fever
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 15:15 - 16:45hrs, Room: Libertador C
Co-chairs: P. Acosta (Argentina), A. Gentile (Argentina)

  • The Human Antibody Response in Dengue and Zika Virus Infection
    G. Screaton (UK)
  • Drivers of Spread of Aedes aegypti-borne Infections in Latin America
    J. Torres (Venezuela)

  • Yellow Fever
    P. Vasconcelos (Brazil)

Malaria - Hot Topics
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 15:15 - 16:45hrs, Room: La Pampa
Co-chairs: E. Ashley (Myanmar), E. Petersen (Oman)

  • Plasmodium vivax: It is Complicated
    A. Siqueira (Brazil)

  • Update on the Management of Multidrug Resistant falciparum Malaria
    E. Ashley (Myanmar)
  • Correlates of Protection from Controlled Human Malaria Infections (CHMI) in Semi-immune Kenyan Adults
    F. Osier (Kenya)

Point of Care Technology for Infectious Diseases Management and Applications in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 15:15 - 16:45hrs, Room: Libertador A
Co-chairs: M. Balcells (Chile), A. Desai (USA)

  • Individualized Approaches to Infection Management
    T. Rawson (UK)
  • Advances in Point of Care Testing Technologies
    J. Rodiguez-Manzano (UK)
  • Point of care diagnostics for TB: Where are we?
    M.E Balcells (Chile)

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