2017 Conference: Chronic Consequences of Global Infectious Diseases

Chronic Consequences of Global Infectious Diseases
January 22-24, 2017
Nashville, Tennessee

Registration is now closed.

Please contact donna.j.ingles@vanderbilt.edu if you have questions.

Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University
2555 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
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This conference will highlight successful models for intervention and discuss global implementation to prevent and control infection-related chronic consequences in low-resource settings. Attendees will include U.S. and international researchers, clinicians, policymakers, funding partners, and others working at the interface between infectious and chronic diseases.

Conference begins: Sunday 01/22/2017 at 6 p.m.
Conference ends: Tuesday 01/24/2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Keynote Speakers

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Ian Crozier, M.D.
Consultant, 
World Health Organization
Groesbeck Parham, M.D.
Director, Women’s Cancer Control
UNC Global Projects, Zambia
David Wilson, Ph.D.
Head of Disease
Modeling and Financing,
Burnet Institute & Monash University

Debate Speakers

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Ambassador-at-Large,
Deborah Birx, M.D.
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
and U.S. Special Representative
for Global Health Diplomacy
K.M. Venkat Narayan, M.D., M.Sc.
Ruth and O.C. Hubert Professor of
Global Health and Epidemiology
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

 

Organizers and Contact

This conference is funded by the Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke (VECD) Consortium of Global Health Fellows and the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH).

Please direct questions regarding this conference to Donna Ingles at donna.j.ingles@vanderbilt.edu.

 

Goal: To showcase successful models and initiatives for preventing and treating infectious disease-related non-communicable diseases and building capacity to address these issues in low-resource settings

Downloadable Agenda: VECD Conference 2017 Program

 

 

Sunday, January 22
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
Douglas Heimburger, M.D., M.S.
Associate Director for Education and Training,
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health 

 

George Hill, Ph.D.
Chief Diversity Officer and Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity,
and Inclusion, Vanderbilt University

 

Monday, January 23
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. First Keynote Lecture 

 

Introduction
Moderator: Muktar Aliyu, M.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H.
Associate Director for Research, Vanderbilt Institute
for Global Health
Professor of Health Policy and Preventive Medicine,
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Chronic consequences of (acute) Ebola virus disease: Update from a steep learning curve
Ian Crozier, M.D.
Consultant, World Health Organization

9:00-9:15 a.m. Welcome
Jeffrey Balser, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
President and CEO, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
9:15 – 11:30 a.m. Plenary Session 1: Impactful ID-Related NCD Programs
in Low-Resource Settings
Moderator: Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice President for Global Health
Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health 

 

Pre-diabetes and diabetes among patients starting ART when malnourished in Mwanza: Need for interventions
George PrayGod, M.D., Ph.D.
Principal Research Scientist, National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania

Severe malnutrition, sickle cell disease and pediatric infections in northern Nigeria: A new epidemic?
Najibah Galandanci, M.D., M.P.H.
Attending Hematologist, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
VECD Fogarty Global Health Fellow, 2014-2015

HIV and hypertension in Haiti
Daniel Fitzgerald, M.D.
Co-Director, Center for Global Health, Cornell University
Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, Weill Cornell Medicine

BREAK: 10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Cancer control capacity building in the Central 
America CA-4 region
Doug Morgan, M.D., M.P.H.
Director for Latin America Sites,
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Professor of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition,
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Depression: A hidden driver of the global TB epidemic
Annika Sweetland, Dr. P.H., MSW
Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences in Psychiatry, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

A framework for action to enhance cardiovascular 
care in Kenya
Gerald Bloomfield, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Global Health,
Duke School of Medicine

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Networking Luncheon
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Second Keynote Lecture 

 

Introduction
Douglas Heimburger, M.D., M.S.
Associate Director for Education and Training,
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

Increasing access to cervical cancer screening and treatment in Zambia from the front line
Groesbeck Parham, M.D.
Director, Women’s Cancer Control
University of North Carolina Global Projects, Zambia

1:30 – 3:10 p.m. Plenary Session 2: NCD Informatics Technologies
Moderator: Trent Rosenbloom, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 

 

Optimizing health information technology use for NCDs
Martin Were, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine,
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

REDCap: overview and global applications
Paul Harris, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Use of health IT for NCDs in Kenya
Jemima Kamano, M.D.
Assistant Program Manager
AMPATH Chronic Disease Management

Integrating geospatial technologies into global health research
Charlotte Cherry, M.P.H., M.S.
Program Manager for Latin American Sites
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

Using REDCap for cancer registration in LMICs: advantages and challenges
Dagoberto Estevez Ordonez, B.S., M.D. Candidate,
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
VECD Fogarty Global Health Fellow, 2015-2016

3:10 – 3:30 p.m. BREAK
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. NIH Panel: Opportunities for global NCD research and training: The view from NIH
Moderator: Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D.
Director, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Executive Vice President for Research
Vanderbilt University Medical Center 

 

Roger Glass, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Fogarty International Center

Douglas Lowy, M.D.
Acting Director, National Cancer Institute

Vesna Kutlesic, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Global Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

LeShawndra Price, Ph.D.
Branch Chief, Health Inequities and Global Health Branch,
Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science,
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Tribute to Sten Vermund M.D., Ph.D.
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Networking Dinner

 

Tuesday, January 24
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:00 – 10:30 a.m. Plenary Session 3: Optimizing NCD Outcomes 
with Limited Resources
Moderator: Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics,
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 

 

Integrating acute infectious and chronic disease surveillance to optimize interventions in the age of Zika
Edwin Trevathan, M.D. M.P.H.
Professor, Division of Pediatric Neurology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Repurposing ID resources to target NCDs in Mozambique
Mohsin Sidat, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Dean, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane Faculty of Medicine, Mozambique

A new tool for citizen science and global health
Sandeep Kishore, M.D., Ph.D., MSc.
Associate Director, Arnhold Institute for Global Health,
Icahn School of Medicine

BREAK: 9:00am-9:20am

Site capacity to screen for and manage NCDs in HIV care and treatment clinics within the IeDEA consortium: Preliminary data and future directions
William Wester, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Providing tiered pathology support in
low-resource settings
Quentin Eichbaum, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Pathology,
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Cancers associated with chronic infection: Opportunities for prevention and control
Edward Trimble, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Center for Global Health
National Caner Institute

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Third Keynote Lecture 

 

Introduction
Douglas Heimburger, M.D., M.S.
Associate Director for Education and Training,
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

Rational decision making in health
David Wilson, Ph.D.
Head of Disease Modeling and Financing,
Burnet Institute & Monash University, Australia

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Networking Luncheon
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Debate:Should PEPFAR expand funding opportunities to encompass NCD prevention, screening, and treatment?
Moderator: Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice President for Global Health
Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
 

 

Ambassador-at-Large, Deborah Birx, M.D.
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and
U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy

K. M. Venkat Narayan, M.D., M.Sc., MBA
Ruth and O.C. Hubert Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. BREAK
3:00 – 4:40 p.m. Plenary Session 4: -Omics in LMICs
Moderator: Donald Rubin, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 

 

Building resources for -omics research in LMIC
Xiao Ou Shu M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Associate Director of Global Health, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Genetic epidemiology of complex and neglected tropical diseases: H3Africa and Beyond
Charles Rotimi, Ph.D.
Chief and Senior Investigator, Metabolic, Cardiovascular
and Inflammatory Disease Genomics Branch
Director, Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health
National Institutes of Health

Opportunities and challenges of large scale -omics studies inresource challenged environments
Nikhil Tandon, M.D., Ph.D., MBBS
Professor, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism,
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Head, Capacity Building, Centre for Chronic Disease Control, New Delhi, India

Helicobacter pylori infection, co-evolution, and gastric disease
Scott Williams, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics,
Case Western Reserve University

The genetic basis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistance and asthma susceptibility in East Africa
Rafal Sobota, Ph.D.
M.D. Candidate 2017, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

4:40 – 5:00 p.m. Discussion and Closing Remarks
Douglas Heimburger, M.D., M.S.
Associate Director for Education and Training,
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
5:00 – 7:30 p.m. Post-meeting Networking Dinner 

 

 

 

This list of conference speakers will be updated as information becomes available.

Muktar Aliyu M.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H.
Associate Director for Research, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Gerald Bloomfield, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Global Health
Duke University Medical Center

Charlotte Cherry M.S., M.P.H.
Program Manager for Latin America Sites, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Senior Clinical Trial Specialist, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition

Ian Crozier, M.D.
Consultant, World Health Organization

Quentin Eichbaum, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Pathology,
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Dagoberto Estevez Ordonez, B.S., M.D. Candidate,
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
VECD Fogarty Global Health Fellow, 2015-2016

Daniel Fitzgerald, M.D.
Co-Director, Center for Global Health, Cornell University
Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, Weill Cornell Medicine

Najibah Galandanci, M.D., M.P.H.
Attending Hematologist, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
VECD Fogarty Global Health Fellow, 2014-2015

Roger I. Glass, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Fogarty International Center
Associate Director for International Research, National Institutes of Health

Paul Harris, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Douglas C. Heimburger M.D., M.S.
Associate Director for Education and Training, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Professor of Medicine

Jemima Kamano, M.D.
Assistant Program Manager
AMPATH Chronic Disease Management
Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya

Sandeep P. Kishore, M.D. Ph.D., MSc
Associate Director of the Arnhold Institute for Global Health
Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine
Mount Sinai Health System

Vesna Kutlesic, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Global Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Douglas Lowy, M.D.
Acting Director, National Cancer Institute

Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics,
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Douglas Morgan M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Director for Latin America Sites, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center (VICC)

K.M.Venkat Narayan, M.D., MSc, MBA
Director, Emory Global Diabetes Research Center
Ruth and O.C. Hubert Chair of Global Health
Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology, Emory University

Groesbeck Parham, M.D.
Director, Women’s Cancer Control
University of North Carolina Global Projects, Zambia

George PrayGod, M.D., Ph.D.
Principal Research Scientist, National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania

LeShawndra Price, Ph.D.
Branch Chief, Health Inequities and Global Health Branch,
Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science,
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Charles Rotimi, Ph.D.
Chief and Senior Investigator, Metabolic, Cardiovascular
and Inflammatory Disease Genomics Branch
Director, Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health
National Institutes of Health

Xiao Ou Shu M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Associate Director of Global Health, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Mohsin Sidat M.D., MSc, Ph.D.
Diretor da Faculdade
Eduardo Mondlane University
Maputo, Mozambique

Rafal Sobota, Ph.D.
M.D. Candidate 2017, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Annika Sweetland, Dr. P.H., MSW
Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences in Psychiatry, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

Nikhil Tandon, M.D., Ph.D., MBBS
Professor, Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism,
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Head, Capacity Building, Centre for Chronic Disease Control, New Delhi, India

Edwin Trevathan M.D., M.P.H.
Professor, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Department of Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Edward Trimble, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Center for Global Health
National Caner Institute

Sten H. Vermund M.D., Ph.D.
Vice President for Global Health
Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Amos Christie Chair of Global Health
Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Martin Were M.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Associate Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

William Wester, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Scott Williams, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics,
Case Western Reserve University

David Wilson, Ph.D.
Head of Disease Modeling and Financing,
Burnet Institute & Monash University, Australia