2014 Program

Sunday, April 27

Conference Welcome and Introductions
Srirama Rao, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

University Welcome
President Eric Kaler, University of Minnesota
Brian Herman, Vice President for Research, University of Minnesota

A Unified Vision of One Medicine One Science
Trevor Ames, Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

Global Challenges at the Interface of Humans, Animals & the Environment: Role of Science and Discovery in the Pursuit of One Health

Moderator:

Maggie Koerth-Baker, Columnist, The New York Times Magazine; Science Editor, BoingBoing 

Panelists: 

Nobel Laureate Peter Agre, University Professor & Director, Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, Johns Hopkins University

William Bazeyo, Dean, School of Public Health, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

U.S. Congresswoman Betty McCollum-invited

David M. Morens, Senior Advisor to the Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Lertrak Srikitjakarn, Former Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Samuel Thevasagayam, Director, Bill & Melida Gates Foundation

Monday, April 28

Role of Science in Solving Emerging Health Threats at the Interface

The Science of Disease Recognition at the Human-Animal-Environment Interface
Brooks Jackson, Medical School Dean and Vice President for Health Sciences, University of Minnesota

Aquaporin Water Channels: From Atomic Structure to Malaria
Nobel Laureate Peter Agre, University Professor & Director, Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, Johns Hopkins University

Role of Science in One Health

Session Chairs: 
Beth Virnig, Associate Dean for Research and Professor, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota 
Bill Stauffer, Associate Professor of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota

Recognition of Disease Emergence at the Interface: Influenza
Richard Webby, Director, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

Postcards from the Destabilized Edge: Novel Pathogen Emergence
Kariuki Njenga, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya

The Ecology of Tuberculosis in Pastoralist Communities
Rudovick Reuben Kazwala, Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania

Evidence Based Approach to One Health: A Perspective from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Sam Thevasagayam, Director, Bill & Melida Gates Foundation

NIAID Efforts in Infectious Disease at the Animal-Human Interface
Tina Parker, Program Officer, Translational Research Section of the Office of Biodefense, Research Resources and Tranlational Research, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Disease (DMID), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH) 

Evolving Solutions to the Changing Infectious Disease Horizon

Session Chair: Clifford Steer, Professor, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Medical School, University of Minnesota

Vaccine Prevention Strategies in a Changing World
Mark Feinberg, Vice President and Chief Public Health Science Officer, Merck Vaccines

Strategies for HIV Interventions in Africa
Phyllis Kanki, Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Department of Immunology and Infectious Disease, Harvard School of Public Health

Monkeypox Emergence in the Aftermath of Smallpox Eradication: Ecological Opportunity and Evolutionary Potential
James Lloyd-Smith, Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles 

Social, Cultural, and Political Solutions to Emerging Disease-Video Presentation

David Nabarro, Special Representative for Food Security and Nutrition, United Nations

Scientific Partnerships for Solving the Global Health Crisis –Moderated Panel Discussion

Moderator: Brian Herman, Vice President for Research, University of Minnesota

Panelists:

Sonny Ramaswamy, Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), US Department of Agriculture

Andrew Clements, Deputy Director of Pandemic Influenza and Other Emerging Threats Program, US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Samuel Thevasagayam, Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 

Carole Heilman, Director, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Disease (DMID), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Food Animal Domestication and Human Advancement
Moderator: Karen Hanson, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, University of Minnesota\
Sonny Ramaswamy, Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), US Department of Agriculture

Tuesday, April 29

Alignment of Safe Food, Sustainable Production, and Consumer Attitudes

Grand Challenges of Food Production
Session Chair- John Finnegan, Dean, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

PepsiCo Global R&D: Addressing Today's and Tomorrow's Food and Beverage Challenges and Opportunities
Mehmood Khan, Executive Vice President, PepsiCo Chief Scientific Officer, Global Research and Development

Meeting the Conflicting Challenges of Feeding the World-Moderated Panel Discussion
Moderators: 

Allen Levine, Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

Shaun Kennedy,  Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine

Panelists: 

Sarah Brew, Partner, Food Litigation and Regulatory Practice Lead, Faegre Baker Daniels

Erin Fitzgerald, Senior Vice President for Sustainability of Dairy Innovation Center

Mehmood Khan, Executive Vice President, PepsiCo Chief Scientific Officer, Global Research and Development

Mike Robach,  Vice President, Corporate Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory Affairs, Cargill

The Reality of Food Production Needs Globally
Jonathan Foley, Director, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota

The Law of Unintended Consequences: Bee Health Affects Human Health
Marla Spivak, MacArthur Fellow, Distinguished McKnight Professor, Department of Entomology, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, University of Minnesota

Linking Antibiotic Resistance in Animals and Humans
Henrick Wegener, Provost, Technical University of Denmark

The Anthropology of Food: Consequences for Humans, Animals and the Environment
Introduction: Brian Buhr, Interim Dean, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, University of Minnesota
Andrew Zimmern, James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, food writer, and teacher

GRAND CHALLENGES IN FOOD SAFETY

Session Chair: Will Hueston, Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

The Wicked Problem of Food Safety 
Catherine Woteki, Chief Scientist and Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics, US Department of Agriculture

Evolution of Food-Borne Pathogens
Stanley Maloy, Dean, College of Sciences, San Diego State University 

How Safe Do We Really Want to Be? The Paradox  
Michael Apley, Professor and Section Head, Production Medicine/Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University

Consumer Attitudes Toward Emerging Technologies and Food
Jennifer Kuzma, Professor, North Carolina State University

Perspective of the Future
Michael Murtaugh, Professor of Molecular Biology, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota
Trevor Ames, Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

Wednesday, April 30

Workshops

ONE HEALTH PARTNERSHIP: THE REALITY ON THE GROUND

One Health in the "real world" takes people, time, commitment and collaborations. We are excited to offer a one day workshop that will explore One Health from the concept through the everyday realities on the ground. We will commence with a plenary session addressing what One Health is and the actors who make the One Health system work. Following the morning plenary session we will hit the ground for an on-site panel discussion at the Minnesota Sate Fairgrounds to address animal human interactions in public settings. We will end the afternoon in an interactive learning room where we will delve into the realities of how One Health works in the 'real world' and how we can build on this with synthesis of insights and improving One Health partnerships. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to carry these insights forward in a published synthesis document that can be used to inform stakeholders who bring One Health to the realities of disease detection, cure, and prevention. 

VISION FOR SAFE FOOD SYSTEMS FROM LOCAL TO GLOBAL

This workshop is a collaborative program with the Minnesota Food Safety and Defense Task Force, The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the University of Minnesota. 

Consumers get products from a wide range of food systems that operate on local, regional and global scales. The food industry imports from local, regional and global producers and exports to distributors acting on all scales. Each scale has its own advantages and challenges when it comes to food safety. Importantly, each scale can benefit from innovations in the other systems. Presentations will consider the current state of food safety, predicted demands on food systems, resources needed to maintain food quality in the future, innovations in the pipeline, and the impact of consumer expectations on food security. Emphasis will be on meat and eggs at local, upper Midwest region, national and global levels. Interactive discussions will involve participants on how future food systems might look and the resulting opportunities, risks and benefits across the scales.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO PREDICT THE NEXT OUTBREAK THREAT?

This workshop will challenge the existing paradigm (tools, technologies, systems used) in infectious disease emergence and/or reemergence based on an analytical review of key concepts. Participants will engage with mathematical modelers, field epidemiologists and bench scientists in interactive and formative sessions to discuss challenging situations and problems in the thematic areas of (1) mathematical models of patterns of infectious disease as a predictor of new events, (2) modeling pathogen evolution to predict pandemics - are the existing approaches sufficient?, (3) technological advances - What is the resolution needed for discovery of emergent events? (4) the computational challenge - biocomputation as an aid in pathogen discovery, and (5) case-in-point - synthesis of the challenge of prediction.

GRANTSMANSHIP IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT 

The workshop led by NIH grants program directors and administrators and leading researchers in areas of infectious disease and one health, will provide a forum for information exchange in the following areas: assist early and established investigators in the development of strategies that would enable them to secure research funds; strategies for submitting a successful application; identify new funding opportunities; highlight international collaborative/partner opportunities; explore new traning paradigms to meet future research needs; and Institutional support (e.g. in identifying funding opportunities for investigators). This interactive workshohp will provide many opportunities for participants to ask questions and seek additional information from the experts.