9 March 2011
77 Powerpoint Lectures online from the International Meeting on Emerging Diseases (IMED) & Surveillance
Speaker presentations from the superb February 4-7, 2011 International Meeting on Emerging Diseases (IMED 2011) and Surveillance, International Society of Infectious Diseases (ISID), held in Vienna, Austria are now posted on a public website at: http://imed.isid.org/symposia.shtml. The Final conference program and abstract book are also available via a link at the top of this page. The chair of the conference was again Dr. Lawrence Madoff, and the IMED 2011 was larger and even better than the biannual IMED 2009 and IMED 2007.
Over 75 excellent powerpoint presentations from IMED 2011 are now available from this remarkable collection of what is, in some ways, an ‘e-state-of-the-art’ for the accelerating global field of Emerging Diseases.
A sample of the spectrum of the “One Health” topics covered during this three-day meeting included: Wildlife and Emerging Diseases, Diseases at the Wildlife-Human Frontier, Climate Change and Infectious Diseases, H1N1 Pandemic, Farm to Table: Foodborne Diseases”, Vectorborne Diseases, Surveillance and Public Health, Emerging Infectious Pathogens of Animals and Man, and others.
A sample of specific lecture presentations for which powerpoint slides are now posted online include:
Monitoring Infectious Disease Threats in Europe, Identifying New and Emerging Viruses of Bat Origin, Gideon, Emerging Diseases in Public Health Education, Animals as Detectors of Bio-events, Using Data from social Networking sites to Predict the Spread of Pandemic Influenza, Surveillance of antimicrobial Resistance and antibiotic Use in Humans and Animals, Polio---Vaccine End game Strategy, Regional disease Surveillance Networks, the ProMED Experience in East Africa, Q-fever in the Netherlands, Plague and Climate Change;
Infection prevention and control challenges experienced in the Lujo Adenovirus outbreak, Controlling Transmission of Glanders in the Veterinary Health Setting, Re-emerging mosquito-borne diseases in Europe, Cholera outbreak in Haiti, 2010, Laboratory-acquired human cowpox infection in the USL case investigation, ProMED early warnings in Africa;
Using surveillance data to estimate influenza vaccine effectiveness in Spain during seven seasons (2002-2009), Cost-effectiveness of alternative case finding strategies for prisons with high prevalence of MDR-TB, Emergence of multidrug resistant NDM-1 producing superbugs in Bangladesh, Impact of vaccination on the genetic evolution of H5N1 viruses in Egypt, SARS-coronavirus ancestors foot-prints in southeast Asia: bat colonies and the biodiversity refuge theory, Origin and genetic evolution of swine influenza A virus isolated during winter 2008-2010 in Zhejiang province, China, Zoonotic pathogens present in South African bat species, and more.
This collection of over 77 powerpoint lecture presentations, and several hundred abstracts, from this biannual International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance (IMED) is highly recommended to clinicians, researchers, public health officials, teachers, students, and all other persons interested in this accelerating field of global Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Daniel R. Lucey, MD, MPH
Emergency Medicine Dept.,
Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Immunology