Conference Scientific Program

CONFERENCE SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM


CONFERENCE SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Opening Session                                                                        

Conference Welcome and Introductions

Global Health Diplomacy

Panel Vignettes and Discussion: Science and Policy at the Interface of Environment, Agriculture and Medicine – Global Challenges and Opportunities
Moderator: Kerri Miller, Minnesota Public Radio

Opening Reception and Networking                                                     

Monday, April 30, 2018 

Session I:  Role of Science in Solving Emerging Health Threats

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

Session I: Topic 1: Social and Societal Impacts on Health

Session Summary: The structural determinants and conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. These social determinants of health include factors like socioeconomic status, education, the physical environment, employment, and social support networks, as well as access to health care. Within this conference we will focus specifically on migration, age, poverty/well-being and the challenges of antimicrobial resistance and how these topics influence health and policy.

Migration and Health
Eric Schwartz, Refugees International

Familial Early Onset Alzheimer Disease in Colombia: An Opportunity for Prevention
Francisco Javier Lopera Restrepo, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia

Social and Behavioral Drivers of Antimicrobial Resistance
Ramanan Laxminarayan, The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, United States

Addressing Societal Norms that Affect Well-being through Transectoral Collaboration: Examples from the Field
Lynne Gaffikin, Stanford University

Session I: Topic 2: Infectious Disease and Environmental Disturbance  

Session Summary: Speakers will present science issues surrounding infectious diseases as they pertain to emerging, zoonotic and other infectious diseases. The session will end with a panel discussion of issues. A major outcome of this session is expected to be a monograph on problems and expert suggestions of mitigation strategies.

One Health Approach to Pandemic Prevention
Jonna Mazet, University of California, Davis, United States

Pandemic Avian Influenza: the Chinese Experience
Hualan Chen, Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, China

Viral Biocontrol of Invasive Vertebrates: An Australian Perspective
Ken McColl, CSIRO, Australia

Biocontrol of Mosquito Borne Infections
Hadyn Parry, Oxitec, England

Poster Session

Dinner

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Session II: Environment at the Interface of Food, Health and Policy        

Session II: Topic 1: Agriculture and Environment Advancing Health

Session summary: The future of global health is inextricable linked to agriculture, the key source of human and animal nutrition and energy. The session highlights the central role of agriculture in improving health, along with economic and policy issues that intersect with science.  Speakers in this session will explore engineering and genetic selection of plants for production of medicines and vaccine delivery in food, growing healthy food in stressed environments, and enhancement of food qualities that limit waste, increase nutrition, and increase economic return.

Plant Modification to Reduce Hunger and Improve Health
Robert Mwanga, World Food Prize Laureate, Uganda

The Science and Policy of Livestock Production in the Era of Gene Editing
Alison Van Eenennaam, University of California, Davis, United States

Plants Engineered to Improve Health
Dan Voytas, University of Minnesota, United States

Panel:  International Aspects of Food Enhancement and Nourishment

Space, Environment and Health

Session II: Topic 2: New Paradigms at the Interface of Environment, Food and Health

Session summary: All health problems have an environmental component at some level, yet recognizing and focusing solutions on environmental linkages remains a challenge Speakers in this session ill highlight new scientific paradigms focused on fostering novel solutions to the complex linkages between health, agriculture and the environment. Presentations will highlight issues and approaches directed toward long-term, multi-disciplinary management of public health and food security through the lens of environment and economics. A panel combining academic experts, policy makers and industry experts will discuss ways to achieve new approaches and training the future professionals needed for the new paradigms.

Environmental Health Impacts on the Microbiome
Linda Birnbaum, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program, National Institutes of Health

Urbanization, Environment and Health
Maria Neira, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, WHO

Static Public Health Policies Conflicting with Dynamic Environmental Change
Kristie Ebi, University of Washington, Seattle

Environmental Change and Planetary Health
Samuel Myers, Harvard University, Director, Planetary Health Alliance

Panel discussion: Economics, Policies, and Science of Environmental Change on Health and Agriculture

Overview of iCOMOS-2019 and iCOMOS-2020
Chaing Mai University, Thailand and Univ Andres Bello, Chile

Closing Remarks and Perspective for the Future

Workshops: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Workshop 1: Biomedical, Social and Environmental Aspects of Pandemic Outbreaks

Workshop 2: How to Construct Effective One Health Policy when Preferences and Choices Do Not Match 

Workshop 3: Breaking Silos, Building Bridges: One Health Diplomacy Within and Across Geographies

Workshop 4: Precision Medicine and Gene Editing

Workshop 5: Science Communication and Strategic Engagement of Policy Makers