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iCOMOS Monday, April 30


Monday's activities start with a continental breakfast at 7 a.m., followed by a welcome from University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler. The two main sessions will cover “Social and Economic Impact on Health” and “Infectious Disease and Environmental Disturbance.” Posters will be presented from 3:00 to 5:45 p.m. 

The day will also feature keynote presentations by two Nobel Laureates: “Opening Doors Worldwide Through Medical Science” at 8:15 a.m. and  the "The Killer Defense” at 7:30 p.m.

Networking and lunch breaks are scheduled throughout the day, with a social hour and dinner starting at 6 p.m.

Breakfast, Welcome, and Plenary Presentation

7−9 a.m., Meridian Ballroom

7:00−8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

(in the Meridian Foyer)

8:00−8:15 a.m.

University Welcome

Eric Kaler, President, University of Minnesota

8:15−9:00 a.m.

Nobel Keynote: Opening Doors Worldwide through Medical Science 

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

Session I: Social and Economic Impact on Health

9 a.m.−1 p.m. Meridian Ballroom

9:00−9:05 a.m.

Moderators: Laura Bloomberg, Beth Virnig, University of Minnesota 

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.

9:05−9:35 a.m. Migration and Health

Eric Schwartz, President, Refugees International, and Professor of Public Affairs (on leave), Humphrey School, University of Minnesota, United States

9:35−10:05 a.m.

Familial Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease in Colombia: An Opportunity for Prevention

Francisco Lopera, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia 

10:05−10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

10:30−11:00 a.m.

Social and Behavioral Drivers of Antimicrobial Resistance

Ramanan Laxminarayan, The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, Princeton University, United States

11:00−11:30 a.m.

Addressing Societal Norms That Affect Well-being Through Transectoral Collaboration: Examples from the Field

Lynne Gaffikin, Stanford University, United States

11:30 a.m.−12:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion

12:00−1:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch 

Session II: Infectious Disease and Environmental Disturbance

1–4 p.m., Meridian Ballroom

1:00−1:05 p.m.

Moderators: Srinand Sreevatsan, Michigan State University; Nick Phelps, University of Minnesota

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. 

1:05−1:35 p.m. 

Keynote: Pandemic Avian Influenza: The Chinese Experience

Hualan Chen, UNESCO Women-in-Science Laureate, Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, China

1:35−2:05 p.m.

Predicting and Preventing Emerging Infectious Diseases

Woutrina Smith, University of California, Davis, United States

2:05−2:35 p.m.

Viral Biocontrol of Invasive Vertebrates: An Australian Perspective

Ken McColl, CSIRO, Australia

2:35−3:00 p.m. 

Networking Break

Poster Presentations

3:00−5:45 p.m.

Summit and Meridian Foyer

Social Hour, Dinner, and Featured Presentation

6:00−8:15 p.m., McNamara Alumni Center

6:00−6:30 p.m.

Social Hour

6:30−7:30 p.m.


7:30−8:15 p.m.

Nobel Keynote Presentation: The Killer Defense

Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty, University of Melbourne, Australia

Introduction: Karen Hanson, Executive Vice President and Provost, University of Minnesota