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 3:30 to 5:45 p.m.
The day will also feature plenary 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
(in the Meridian Foyer)
Eric Kaler, President, University of Minnesota
Plenary Presentation: 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
Moderators: Laura Bloomberg, Kaylee Errecaborde, 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 and CEO designate, Refugees International, United States
Familial early onset Alzheimer Disease in Colombia: An opportunity for prevention
Francisco Lopera, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
Social and behavioral drivers of antimicrobial resistance
Ramanan Laxminarayan, The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, Princeton University, United States
Addressing societal norms that affect well-being through transectoral collaboration: examples from the field
Lynne Gaffikin, Stanford University, United States
Networking lunch (and/or special lecture)
Session II: Infectious Disease and Environmental Disturbance
1–4 p.m., Meridian Ballroom
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.
Predicting and preventing emerging infectious diseases
Jonna Mazet, University of California, Davis, United States
Pandemic avian influenza: the Chinese experience
Hualan Chen, UNESCO Women-in-Science Laureate, Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, China
Viral biocontrol of invasive vertebrates: An Australian perspective
Ken McColl, CSIRO, Australia
(in Summit and Meridian Foyer)
Social Hour, Dinner, and Featured Presentation
6:00−8:15 p.m., McNamara Alumni Center
Featured Presentation: The Killer Defense
Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty, University of Melbourne, Australia
Introduction: Karen Hanson, Executive Vice President and Provost, University of Minnesota