Conference Schedule for "Contagion: Causes, Costs, and Containment"

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Contagion:  Causes, Costs, Containment:  Infectious Disease in a Global Perspective

 

Friday, November 6, 2015

 
2:30 pm

Registration

IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom
3:00 pm

Welcome & Opening Comments

IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom
3:15 pm

Keynote Address "Local to Global Perspectives of Infectious Diseases"
Dr. Ruth Lynfield, State Epidemiologist, Medical Director, Minnesota Department of Health

IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom
4:00 pm Panel Presentations:  Driving Infectious Diseases at Home and Abroad
Food Production:
(Presenter TBD)
Climate: Dr. Maureen McCue, Coordinator Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility
Poverty:  Ted Powers, PhD, Medical Anthropology, University of Iowa
Antibiotic Resistance:  Professor Erika Ernst, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases, University of Iowa
IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom
5:00 pm

Audience Interaction and Q&A

IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom
5:15 pm

Break

 
5:30 pm

Dinner and Table Talk

IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom
7:00 pm Film Viewing:  "In the Shadow of Ebola" by Professor Gregg Mittman, University of Wisconsin
Introduction and Discussion:  Professor Mariola Espinosa, Medical Historian, University of Iowa
IMU 2nd Floor Ballroom
 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

 
8:30 am

Coffee & Tea

PBB W10
9:00 am

Keynote Address "Ebola - Current Status, Risks & Cautions"
Dr. Hans R. House, Emergency Medicine, UIHC
Moderator:  Professor Ted Powers

PBB W10
9:45 am Panel Presentations:  Costly Infectious Threats Ignored:  Diarrhea, Malaria, HIV, TB
Diarrheal Disease  Dr. Chris Buresh, Emergency Medicine, UIHC; Founder, Community Health Initiative (CHI), Haiti
Malaria: Dr. William Stauffer, University of Minnesota
HIV& Tuberculosis: Dr. Brett Hendel-Paterson, University of Minnesota
PBB W10
10:45 am

Audience Interaction and Q&A

PBB W10
11:00 am

Break and Poster Viewing

PBB W10
11:30 am

Breakouts:  The Conversation Continues
1.  Poverty:  Dr. Chris Buresh, Emergency Medicine, UIHC; Founder, Community Health Initiative (CHI), Haiti, and Dr. Bill Stauffer, University of Minnesota
2.  Ebola:  Dr. Hans R. House, Emergency Medicine, UIHC
​3.  HIV:  Dr. Brett Hendel-Paterson, University of Minnesota, and Ted Powers, PhD, UI
4.  Food:  Dr. Maureen McCue, Coordinator Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility​

1.  PBB W10
2.  PBB W151
3.  PBB W207
4.  PBB W307
12:15 pm

Breakout Reports

PBB W10
12:30 pm

Lunch

 
1:30 pm Keynote Address "Combating & Containing Disease in a Conflict Zone
Jon Stillman, End Polio Now Zone Coordinator
Moderator:  Associate Dean, Hazel Seaba
PBB W10
2:15 pm Panel Presentations:  Conflict as Infectious Disease Vector - 3 Case Studies
Polio Eradication in Conflict Chaos:  Nigeria  Elisha Renne, PhD, Department of Anthropology and Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan
Conflict Destroys Health Resources:  Physical & Intellectual: Iraq.  Maureen McCue, MD, PhD Coordinator Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility​
Conflict Exacerbated Disease:  Water Scarcity, Crowded Refugee Camps:  Syria, Yemen, Libya.  Newman Abuissa, Syrian-American Activist
 
PBB W10
3:30 pm

Audience Interaction and Q&A

PBB W10
3:45 pm

Break

 
4:00 pm Small Pox Eradication:  Lessons for Today's Infectious Threats
Professor Paul Greenough, South Asian Studies and Medical Historian, University of Iowa
Moderator:  Christine Brunner Luse
 
4:30 pm

Breakouts:  The Conversation Continues
1. Career Consults: Christine Brunner-Luse and Dr. Brett Hendel-Paterson
2. Eradication, Ethics & Public Health, Professor Paul Greenough and  Professor Elisha Renne
3.  Vaccination Campaigns in Conflict, Jon Stillman and Hazel Seaba
4. War as Infectious Disease Vector, Dr. Maureen McCue

1.  PBB W10
2.  PBB W151
3,  PBB W207
4.  PBB W307
5:15 pm

Breakout Reports

PBB W10
5:30 pm

Adjourn

 
 

Sunday, November 8, 2015

 
8:30 am

Coffee & Tea

 
9:00 am Keynote Address "CAFOs as Infectious Disease Incubators:  Iowa Risks, Roles & Responses
Tara Smith, PhD, Associate Professor Epidemiology, Kent State University
Moderator:  Margaret Carrel, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Iowa

PBB W10

9:45 am

Audience Interaction and Q&A

PBB W10
10:00 am

Break

 
10:15 am

False Prophets, Crusaders & Antivaxers:  Measles Epidemic in the post-Vaccination Era
Michal (Maggie) Milstein, Writer & Journalist, Southern California

PBB W10
10:45 am

Overlooked Threats Here in the Heartland
Managing Infectious Disease Risk in Iowa's Vulnerable Elders & Young Nursing Staff
, Dr. John Rachow, Geriatrician UIHC
Every Day Conflict Zones:  Infectious Disease and Hospitals, Dr. Loreen Herwaldt, Hospital Epidemiologist, UIHC

PBB W10
11:30 am

Audience Interaction and Q&A

PBB W10
11:45 am Concluding Remarks
Dr. Christopher Squier
PBB W10
12:00 pm

Adjourn