IMED 2014 – International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance

IMED 2014 – International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance

October 31- November 3
Vienna, Austria



MERS-CoV Update Z. Memish (Saudi Arabia)

MERS-CoV and Ebola

  • The Human Perspective of MERS-CoV and Ebola: (speaker TBD)
  • Why Did the Camel Kiss the Bat?
    K. Olival (USA)
  • MERS-CoV: the Animal Human Interface: M. Koopmans (Netherlands)                                      
Challenges and Controversies in the 2014 West African Ebola Virus Outbreak Response A. Duse (South Africa)



The Global Emergence of Resistance R. Laxminarayan (India) 
Rapid Diagnostics for Emerging Infectious Threats
  • Rapid Diagnosis of MDR Gram-negatives G. Cornaglia (Italy)
  • Rapid Diagnosis of Invasive Mycosis C. Lass-Floerl (Austria)
  • Mobilization of Samples and or Biocontaimnent Laboratories for Diagnostic of Risk Group 4 agents in Outbreaks Response
    G. Ippolito (Italy)
Ethics and Disease Surveillance
  • Disease Surveillance in the Era of Big Data E. Vayena (Switzerland)
  • Ethical Disease Surveillance, the WHO Perspective A. Reis (Switzerland)
  • Uses of Big Data for Public Health S. Wallace (United Kingdom)
West Nile Fever in the European Union: Challenges for Integrated Surveillance and Control
  • Status of West Nile Fever Surveillance in Humans in the European Union L. Marrama (Sweden)
  • Status of West Nile Fever Surveillance in Animals in the European Union A. Gervelmeyer (Italy)
  • Integrated West Nile fever surveillance: experience of Italy
    P. Calistri (Italy)

Pathogen and Host Diversity – Are There Clues that Can Help Us Prevent Emerging Infectious Diseases

  • Does Host Breadth and Phylogeny Portend Viral Emergence K. Olival (USA)
  • Viruses in a World of Bats (Speaker TBD)
  • Virodiversity – How many Viruses are Out There S. Anthony (USA)
  • Ebola, SARS, MERS Oh My, Can We Limit Outbreaks?              W. Karesh (USA)
  • Wrap up – the Big Picture P. Daszak (USA)
ProMED 20th Anniversary Symposium: Innovations in Outbreak Detection
  • 20 Years of Outbreak Reporting S. Morse (USA), J. Woodall (UK)
  • Innovations in Participatory Surveillance (Speaker TBD)
  • Innovations in Disease Detection J. Brownstein (USA)
  • Round Table Discussion


Launching of the New OIE Global Wildlife Disease Reporting

System: WAHIS-Wild P. Caceres-Soto (France)


FAO Tools for Animal Health
  • Progressive Control Pathway (PCP) for Disease Control and Global Strategies E. Raizman (Italy)
  • Global Animal Disease Surveillance and Health Information Tools J. Pinto (Italy)
  • Tackling Emergency Diseases Head on through Good Emergency Management Practice (GEMP) I. Douglas (Italy)
  • Tools Supporting Laboratory Capacities and Information Sharing G. Dauphin (Italy)
  • Research Tools Supporting Livestock Development and Food Security; Peste des Petits Ruminants as a Working Example
    W. Dundon (Italy)
Things are Heating Up: Emerging Infectious Diseases and Climate Change
  • Indirect Effects of Climate on Disease Emergence: Population Stress and Migration and Emerging Infectious Diseases
    D. Fisman (Canada)
  • Water, Climate and Disease Emergence A. Greer (Canada)
  • Assessment of the Role of Climate Change on Vector Borne Diseases X. Rodó (Spain)
Pastoralism, Rural Communities and the Human Animal Health Interface in East Africa
  • Staying Mobile, Staying Healthy? Pastoralism, Mobility, and Human Health in the Drylands of East Africa B. Butt (USA)
  • Reaching the Fifth Child: Operational Challenges for Polio Eradication Among Pastoralist Communities V. Gammino (USA)
  • Control of Zoonotic Diseases: a Route to Poverty Alleviation Among Livestock-keeping Communities E. Fevre (UK/Kenya)
  • Integrated Human and Animal Health Surveillance and Services for Remote Rural Communities E. Schelling (Switzerland)
Healthcare Associated Emerging Infections
  • Contact Networks and Emerging Infections at Local, National and Global Levels P. Polgreen (USA)
  • The Role of Biologic Therapies in Emerging Infections J. Baddley (USA)
  • Role of Organ Transplants in Emerging Infectious Diseases: M. Kuehnert (USA)
  • Medical Device Related Infections Around the World D. Warren (USA)
Emerging Viral Threats
  • Ebola and its Spread in West Africa O. Tomori (Nigeria)
  • Chikungunya’s Entry into the Americas  A. Flahault (France)
  • Avian Influenza: Pandemic Potential A. Flahault (France)

Changing Disease Landscapes J. Lubroth (Italy)


One Health: From Research to Public Health
  • State-space Models, Risk Maps and Public Health: One-health Approach to Hantavirus Infections K. Tersago (Belgium)
  • From Risk Maps to Risk Alleviation in Public Health: Examples for Hantavirus and CCHF Virus Infections K. Dressel (Germany)
  • One Health as an Everyday Work: Example of Rift Valley Fever in the Animal and Human Health Network in the South-western Indian Ocean E. Cardinale (France)
  • How to Improve the Practical Implementation of One-health?
    E. Schelling (Switzerland)

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