BIT's 7th Annual World Congress of Infectious Diseases (WCID-2018)
★ Final Scientific Program
Program Tracks (Please click each Track for detailed program information)
Opening Ceremony & Keynote Forum
Track 1: Frontiers in Infectious Disease Research
Track 2: Viral Infectious Diseases
Track 3: Bacterial Infectious Diseases
Track 4: Fungal Infection: From Basic Biology to Therapy Research
Track 5: Parasitic Infectious Diseases
Track 6: New Antimicrobial Drugs Discovery and Development
Track 7: Global Epidemiology and Public Health

 

 

Keynote Forum of Infectious Diseases-2018

Keynote Forum

Time: 09:30-11:15 July 12, 2018 (Thursday); Galaxy, 10th Floor

 

Moderator

Dr. Tian Wang, Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch, USA

 

09:30-09:35

Moderator's Introduction

09:35-10:00

Title: Malaria Elimination Insight: Within Sight?

Dr. Yongyuth Yuthavong, Professor and Senior Adviser, National Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology,  Thailand National Science and Technology Development Agency, Thailand

10:00-10:25

Title: 1)The Nature of Disease Emergence

2) Role of Infectious Disease Hospital in the Elimination of Infections

Dr. Wiwat Rojanapithayakorn, Director of the Center for Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital; Former first Director, Prevention and Control of AIDS Center, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand

10:25-10:50

Title: Rabies: Advances in our Understanding of the Disease and Approaches to Therapy
Dr. Alan C. Jackson, Professor and Head, Section of Neurology, Department of Internal Medicine, Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Canada

10:50-11:15

Title: Nanotechnology Based Delivery Systems for Peptides Vaccines to Prevent GAS Infection

Dr. Istvan Toth, Professor, The University of Queensland, Australia

 

Track 1: Frontiers in Infectious Disease Research

Track 101: Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases

Time: 13:30-15:30, July 12, 2018 (Thursday); Air 1, 10th Floor

 

Chair

Dr. Jacob Pitcovski, Head of Vaccine Research and Development Branch, Migal–Galilee Technology Center, Israel

 

13:30-13:35

Chair's Introduction

13:35-14:00

Title: Genome Hypermobility in Staphylococcus aureus

Dr. John Chen, Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore

14:00-14:25

Title: Immuno- Phylogenetic Classification of H3N2

Dr. Jacob Pitcovski, Head of Vaccine Research and Development Branch, Migal–Galilee Technology Center, Israel

14:25-14:50

Title: Global and Regional Dissemination and Evolution of Burkholderia Pseudomallei

Dr. Claire Chewapreecha, Lecturer, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand

14:50-15:15

Title: Insight to the Better Leptospiral Vaccine Design from Leucine-Rich Repeat (LRR) Proteins Using Bioinformatics Tools

Dr. Siriwan Prapong, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine , Head of Bioinformatics and Genetic Engineering for Veterinary Medicine Research Unit, Center for Advanced Studies for Agriculture and Food (CASAF) , Kasetsart University, Thailand

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

Track 102 Host-Pathogen Interactions and Immunology of Infections

Time: 13:30-15:30, July 13, 2018 (Friday); Air 1, 10th Floor

 

Chair

Dr. Andrew A. Potter, Director, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Co-Chair

Dr. Nicholas Gascoigne, President, Singaporean Society for Immunology, Singapore

 

13:30-13:35

Chair's Introduction

13:35-14:00

Title: Exploiting a Host-pathogen Interaction to Design a Vaccine that Protects against Helicobacter pylori Pathogenesis

Dr. Phil Sutton, Professor, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Australia                                                                  

14:00-14:25

Title: The Role of Autophagy In Human Disease Conditions

Dr. Amal Amer, Professor, Ohio State University, USA

09:25-09:50

Title: Non-Stimulatory Peptide-MHC Enhance Human T-cell Responses to Viral Antigens by Amplifying Proximal TCR Signaling Strength

Dr. Nicholas Gascoigne, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore

14:50-15:15

Title: Mapk Phosphatase 5 Regulates Irf3 Activation and Type I Interferon Expression in Response to Virus Infection

Dr. Yongliang Zhang, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore, Singapore

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

 

Track 2: Viral Infectious Diseases

Track 201 Virology and Viral Infectious Diseases

Time: 13:30-17:10, July12, 2018 (Thursday); Air 2, 10th Floor

 

Chair

Dr. Alan C. Jackson, Professor and Head, Section of Neurology, Department of Internal Medicine, Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Canada

Co-Chair

Dr. Tian Wang, Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch, USA

 

13:30-13:35

Chair's Introduction

13:35-13:55

Title: The Human Cytomegalovirus, an Oncovirus as a Cause of Breast Cancer?

Dr. Georges Herbein, Professor of Medicine and Virology, University of Franche-Comté, France

13:55-14:15

Title: Effectiveness of Combined Immune Therapy of Laryngeal Papillomatosis in Children

Dr. Erkin Musabaev, Professor, Director of Institute of Virology, Uzbekistan

14:15-14:35

Title: Neuronal Injury in Rabies is Mediated by Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Oxidative Stress: Critical Role of the Rabies Virus Phosphoprotein.

Dr. Alan C. Jackson, Professor and Head, Section of Neurology, Department of Internal Medicine, Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Canada

14:35-14:55

Title: Coronavial Nucleocapsid Protein is a Potential Target for Drug Development

Dr. Ming-Hon Hou, Distinguished Professor and Director, Institute of Genomics and Bioinformatics, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

14:55-15:15

Title: HPV Vaccine: Flawed Female Reproductive Safety Research

Dr. Deirdre Little, MBBS (Syd), DRANZCOG, FACRRM, G Cert Bioeth (LUC), Visiting Medical Officer, Bellinger River District Hospital, Australia

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-15:50

Title: The Immunopathology of Zika Virus Infection in Mice and Humans

Dr. Tian Wang, Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch, USA

15:50-16:10

Title: Comparison of the AdvanSure HBV Real-time PCR Test with Three Other HBV DNA Quantification Assays

Dr. Hae Kyung Lee, Director, Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea

16:10-16:30

Title: Chitosan-Based Nanoparticles as Emerging Adjuvants for a Hepatitis B Therapeutic Vaccine

Dr. Olga Borges, Professor, University of Coimbra, Portugal

16:30-16:50

Title: System Biology Approaches for Antiviral Strategies Development against Human Enteroviruses that Cause Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) in Pediatric Patients

Dr. Justin Jang Hann Chu, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Health System, National University of Singapore, Singapore

16:50-17:10

Title: HBV and Extracellular Vesicles

Dr. Takahiro Ochiya, Professor, Tokyo Medical University, Japan

Track 202: Influenza

Time: 15:30-17:15, July12, 2018 (Thursday); Air 1, 10th Floor

 

Chair

Dr. Tang Lingling, Director, Infection Control Department, Consultant of National Key Lab of the Diagnosis and Treatment of infectious Diseases, The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, China

 

15:30-15:35

Chair’s Introduction

15:35-16:00

Title: Influenza Vaccines in Children and Pregnant Women

Dr. Paul Van Buynder, Professor, Griffith University, Australia

16:00-16:25

Title: The Adjuvanticity of a Whole Virus Inactivated Influenza Vaccine

Dr. Mohammed Alsharifi, Senior Lecturer and head, Research Centre for Infectious Diseases, School of Biological Sciences, the University of Adelaide, Australia

16:25-16:50

Title: Clinical Treatment of Severe Acute Viral Infectious Diseases in Respiratory System

Dr. Tang Lingling, Director, Infection Control Department, Consultant of National Key Lab of the Diagnosis and Treatment of infectious Diseases, The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, China

16:50-17:15

Title: Avian Influenza Surveillance in Poultry in Thailand

Dr. Ong-orn Prasarnphanich, Director, Animal-Human Interface Program, Division of Global Health Protection, U.S. CDC Southeast Asia Regional Office, Thailand

Track 203: Dengue

Time: 08:30-11:20, July13, 2018 (Friday); Air 2, 10th Floor

 

Chair

Dr. Kovit Pattanapanyasat, Emeritus Professor, Department of Research and Development, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand

Co-Chair

Dr. Zhang Fuchun, Professor, Guangzhou Eighth People's Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, China

 

08:30-08:35

Chair's Introduction

08:35-09:00

Title: A Diagnostics Platform for Dengue Fever and Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Dr. Filippo Bosco, CEO & Founder, BluSense Diagnostics ApS, Denmark

09:00-09:25

Title: The Impact of Empirical Hydrocortisone Therapy on Clinical Outcomes in Dengue Fever

Dr. Visula Abeysuriya, Research fellow, Nawaloka Hospital Research and Education Foundation, Nawaloka Hospitals PLC, Colombo, Sri Lanka

09:25-09:50

Title: Innate Immune Cells and the Severity of Dengue Infection

Dr. Kovit Pattanapanyasat, Emeritus Professor, Department of Research and Development, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand

09:50-10:15

Title: Immunogenetic Surveillance of Dengue in Thailand

Dr. Henry Stephens, Consultant Clinical Scientist, UCL Centre for Nephrology and Anthony Nolan Laboratories, Royal Free Hospital London, UK

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-10:55

Title: Decreased Levels of Platelets and Albumin Correlate with Dengue Severity, A Retrospective Multicenter Study

Dr. Zhang Fuchun, Professor, Guangzhou Eighth People's Hospital, Guangzhou Medical University, China

10:55-11:20

Title: Discovery of Dengue Tropism for Human Platelet Glycoprotein Ib

Dr. Nattapol Attatippaholkun, Medical Student, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand

 

Track 301: Bacterial Infectious Diseases

Track 301: Bacterial Infectious Diseases

Time: 13:30-16:20, July12, 2018 (Thursday); Air 3, 10th Floor

 

Chair

Dr. Mike Barer, Professor of Clinical Microbiology, University of Leicester, UK

Co-Chair

Dr. Juan J. Picazo, Emeritus Chairman, Emeritus Chairman, Department of Medicine, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain

 

13:30-13:35

Chair's Introduction

13:35-14:00

Title: Phylogeny, Classification and Ecology of Yersinia pestis from the Plague foci of East Europe and Central Asia

Dr. Galina A. Eroshenko, Chief Researcher, Russian Research Anti-Plague Institute “Microbe”, Russia

14:00-14:25

Title: The Grand Convergence in Public Health and Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

Dr. Fiona Mary Russell, Principal Research Fellow & Director, Murdoch Childrens Reseach Institute, Australia

14:25-14:50

Title: Aerosol Sampling in Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Dr. Mike Barer, Professor of Clinical Microbiology, University of Leicester, UK

14:50-15:15

Title: Performance of IGRA in Diagnosing Tuberculosis

Ms. Hongyan Jia, Associate Biologist, Beijing Chest Hospital, Capital Medical University; Beijing Tuberculosis and Thoracic Tumor Research Institute, China

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-15:55

Title: Effectiveness of 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccination on Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Children under 15 in Madrid, 2007-2016. The HERACLES Study.

Dr. Juan J. Picazo, Emeritus Chairman, Emeritus Chairman, Department of Medicine, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain

15:55-16:20

Title: Tuberculosis Determination Using Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy and Chemometric Methods

Dr. Raju Botta, Postdoctoral Researcher, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), Thailand

 

 

Track 401: Fungal Infection: From Basic Biology to Therapy Research 

Topic 1: Fungal Immunology

Topic 2: Fungal Skin Infections

Topic 3: New Therapeutic Strategies

Track 401: Fungal Infection: From Basic Biology to Therapy Research

Time: 08:30-09:25, July 13 2018 (Friday); Air 1, 10th Floor

 

Chair

Dr. Jia-Ching Shieh, Associate Professor, Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan

 

08:30-08:35

Chair's Introduction

08:35-09:00

Title: Antifungal Stewardship in Daily Practice in an Adult Haemato-Oncology Unit: Priorities, Challenges and Benefits

Dr. Nelun Perera, MBBS, DipMicro (Sri Lanka), FRCpath (UK), MDMicro (Sri Lanka), PGCertMedEd (Cambridge), Consultant Microbiologist & Hon Associate Professor, University Hospitals of Leicester & University of Leicester, UK

09:00-09:25

Title: THR1 Mediates GCN4 and CDC4 to Connect Morphogenesis with Stress Response and Nutrient Sensing in Candida albicans

Dr. Jia-Ching Shieh, Associate Professor, Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

 

Track 501: Parasitic Infectious Diseases

 

Track 501: Parasitic Infectious Disease

Time: 10:30-12:40, July 13, 2018 (Friday); Air 1, 10th Floor

 

Chair

Dr. Ming-Wei Chang, Associate Professor, Zhejiang University, China

 

10:30-10:35

Chair's Introduction

10:35-11:00

Title: DDD107498: A Novel Clinical Candidate for Malaria

Dr. Neil Norcross, Medicinal Chemistry Project Leader, Drug Discovery Unit, University of Dundee, UK

11:00-11:25

Title: CT Findings of Malaria Infection: P. vivax

Dr. Hyeon Je Cho, Asscociate Professor, Catholic Kwandong Univertisy International St. Mary's Hospital, South Korea

11:25-11:50

Title: Development of Random and Ordered Composite Fiber Hybrid Technologies for Customized Antimicrobial Drug Release

Dr. Ming-Wei Chang, Associate Professor, Zhejiang University, China

11:50-12:15

Title: Spatial Epidemiology of Malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Dr. Richard J Maude, Head of Epidemiology Department, Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Thailand

12:15-12:40

Title: Blastocystis sp Infection among Colorectal Cancer Patients: Is Screening Necessary?

Dr. Samudi Chandramathi, Senior Lecturer, University of Malaya, Malaysia

 

Track 601: New Antimicrobial Drugs Discovery and Development

Topic 1: Breaking Research of Drug Discovery

Topic 2: Novel Drug Targets

Topic 3: Drug Design and Synthesis

Topic 4: Next Generation Biotherapy

Track 601: New Antimicrobial Drugs Discovery and Development

Time: 13:30-16:45, July13, 2018 (Thursday); Air 2, 10th Floor

 

Chair

Dr. Roger Beuerman, Scientific Director, Professor, SERI, Duke-NUS, Singapore

Co-Chair

Dr. Hiroshi Tomoda, Professor, Kitasato University, Japan  

 

13:30-13:35

Chair's Introduction

13:35-14:00

Title: New Approaches for Characterization of Genetic Stability and Gene Copy Numbers in Vaccine Cell Lines

Dr. Ali Azizi, Senior Scientist, Sanofi Pasteur, Canada

14:00-14:25

Title: Development and Potency Testing of ARRIAH Vaccine against Type A FMD Virus of New G-VII Genetic Line

Dr. Dmitry Lozovoy, Director, FGBI «Federal Centre for Animal Health (FGBI «ARRIAH»), Russian

14:25-14:50

Title: New Compounds Inhibiting Mcr-1 Restores the Action of Colistin

Dr. Roger Beuerman, Scientific Director, Professor, SERI, Duke-NUS, Singapore

14:50-15:15

Title: Next Generation Disinfectants

Dr. Mihai Mares, Professor of Microbiology, Laboratory of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, USAMV Ion Ionescu de la Brad, Iasi, Romania

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-15:55

Title: New Anti-Mycobacterial Compounds from Microorganisms

Dr. Hiroshi Tomoda, Professor, Kitasato University, Japan

15:55-16:20

Title: A Safety and Immunogenicity of Genetically Modified Rabies Vaccine Strain in Several Animals

Dr. Dong-Kun Yang, OIE Expert for Rabies and JE, Senior Scientist in Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency, South Korea

16:20-16:45

Title: Current Epidemiological Situation and Specific Prevention of Animal Rabies in Russian Federation

Dr. Aleksander Kononov, Head of Department for Prophylaxis of Livestock Diseases, FGBI «Federal Centre for Animal Health (FGBI «ARRIAH»), Russia

 

Track 701: Global Epidemiology and Public Health 

Track 701: Global Epidemiology and Public Health

Time: 08:30-12:10, July 14, 2018, (Saturday); Air, 10th Floor

 

Chair

Dr. Richard E. Holliman, Professor of Public Health Microbiology at the University of London

Co-Chair

Dr. Ashish Swarup Verma, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Jadavpur University, India

 

08:30-08:35

Chair's Introduction

08:35-09:00

Title: Epidemiology and Burden of Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Infection in a Developing Country

Ms. Cherry Lim, Wellcome Trust Training Fellow, Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU), Thailand

09:00-09:25

Title: Humana People to People Established Examples of Reaching Large Number of People in Shorter Time with Home-Based Testing and Counselling Services in Southern Africa as the Primary Step of AIDS Elimination

Mr. Ib Ostergaard Hansen, Chairman, Humana People to People, Zimbabwe

09:25-09:50

Title: Neuro AIDS & HIV Virotoxins

Dr. Ashish Swarup Verma, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Jadavpur University, India

09:50-10:15

Title: ASP in Private Sector: Sharing the Experience and Challenges

Dr. Dirar Abdallah, Consultant Internal Medicine, Head of Adult Critical Care Services, Prime Hospital, Dubai-UAE

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

10:30-10:55

Title: Efficacy of Hand Drying Methods: Implications for Clinical Practice and Infection Control.

Dr. John Gammon, Professor, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Swansea University, UK

10:55-11:20

Title: A Carcinogenic Liver Fluke among Migrant Workers in Thailand

Dr. Natthawut Kaewpitoon, Assistant Professor, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand

11:20-11:45 Title: Impact of a Multimodal Hand Hygiene Improvement Intervention in a 1000-bed Hospital in NE Thailand: A Stepped Wedge Clustered Randomized Controlled Trial
Dr. Maliwan Hongsuwan, Research Associate, Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Thailand
11:45-12:10 Title: Biofilm and VBNC Study on Important Food Borne Pathogens and Spoilage Bacteria
Dr. Zhenbo Xu, Associate Professor, South China University of Technology, China; Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Maryland, US

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