U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program (USJCMSP) 21st International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Pacific Rim

EID Agenda

Tuesday, 26 February 2019


8:00-9:00         Registration


9:00-9:40         WELCOME REMARKS


Master of Ceremony:

Gray Handley, Associate Director for International Research Affairs, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), U.S.A.


Daisuke Okabe, Minister, Embassy of Japan in Vietnam


Nguyen Viet Tien, Vice Minister, Ministry of Health of Vietnam


Diane E. Griffin, University Distinguished Service Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, U.S.A. / U.S. Delegation Chair, USJCMSP


Ichiro Kurane, Former Director-General, National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), Japan / Japanese Delegation Chair, USJCMSP


9:40-9:45         Tribute to Adel Mahmoud – Former U.S. Delegation Chair of USJCMSP

Patrick Brennan, Colorado State University, U.S.A. / U.S. Chair Emeritus, USJCMSP


9:45-10:15        La Montagne-Heilman Lectureship

Introduced by Gray Handley, NIAID, U.S.A.

Collaborations in science leading to developments in Bangladesh: Lessons learned over the last three decades

Firdausi Qadri, International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh


10:15-10:45      Shimao-Takeda Lectureship

Introduced by Ichiro Kurane, Japan

Ascofuranone: A gift from nature as anti-parasite drug

Kiyoshi Kita, School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki University, Japan

10:45-11:00      Coffee/Tea Break


SESSION 1:      One Health

Moderators:       Mitsuaki Nishibuchi, Kyoto University, Japan and Dang Duc Anh, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE), Vietnam

Rapporteurs:     Kumiko Tsukui, NIID, Japan  and Malla Rao, NIAID, U.S.A.


11:00-11:20      Managing health security threat in a rapidly changing world

Li Ailan, Regional Emergency Director, World Health Organization/Western Pacific Regional Office 11:20-11:25        Q&A

11:25-11:45      Molecular epidemiology of human and animal tuberculosis in Asian countries

Yasuhiko Suzuki, Hokkaido University, Japan 11:45-11:50        Q&A

11:50-13:15      Lunch Break / Poster Session


13:15-13:35      One Health – Anthrax in Northern Vietnam

Hoang Thi Thu Ha, NIHE, Vietnam 13:35-13:40    Q&A

13:40-14:00      One Health initiatives in South Asia for ending pandemics

Sithar Dorjee, Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences, Bhutan 14:00-14:05      Q&A

14:05-14:25      Recent trends in the antimicrobial resistance of foodborne bacterial pathogens isolated from various food materials in Malaysia

Son Radu, Universiti Putra Malaysia 14:25-14:30    Q&A

SESSION 2:    Genomics

Moderators:     Shigeyuki Kano, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Japan and Nguyen Tran Hien, NIHE, Vietnam

Rapporteurs:    Koji Yahara, NIID, Japan and Robert Hall, NIAID, U.S.A.


14:30-14:50      Molecular epidemiology and genomics of P. vivax in Papua New Guinea

Leanne J. Robinson, Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, Papua New Guinea / Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and Burnet Institute, Australia


14:50-14:55      Q&A


14:55-15:15      Host and pathogen genome: Tuberculosis in Hanoi, Vietnam

Minako Hijikata, The Research Institute of Tuberculosis, Japan

15:15-15:20      Q&A


15:20-15:35      Coffee/tea Break


15:35-15:55      The challenge of human challenge with TB

Eric Rubin, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, U.S.A.


15:55-16:00      Q&A


16:00-16:20      Plasmodium simium in the Atlantic Forest of Rio de Janeiro; natural history, epidemiology and genomics of an emerging zoonosis

Richard Culleton, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Japan 16:20-16:25        Q&A

16:25-16:45      Genomics in cholera: Hosts, pathogens, communities and their co-evolution

Edward T. Ryan, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, U.S.A.


16:45-16:50      Q&A


FLASH TALK SESSION: 2018 USJCMSP Collaborative Awards (5 min. presentation and 2 min. Q&A each)

16:50-17:00      Presentations from Recipients of 2018 USJCMSP Collaborative Awards Introduced by Yasuko Yokota, AMED, Japan

Moderator and Rapporteur: Wolfgang Leitner, NIAID, U.S.A.


17:00-17:07      A novel in vitro model of Plasmodium vivax hypnozoites

Osamu Kaneko / Rapatbhorn Patrapuvich / Pradipsinh K. Rathod


17:08 -17:15     Genomic and bioinformatic analyses of virulence-associated genome modifications in the enteric protozoan parasite Entamoeba histolytica

Kumiko Nakada-Tsukui / Chelsea Marie


17:16-17:23      Defined antigens for a diagnostic antigen detection test of visceral leishmaniasis

Malcolm S. Duthie, Infectious Disease Research Institute, U.S.A.


17:24-17:31      Automated detection of outbreaks of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in Japan

Koji Yahara


17:32-17:39      Molecular surveillance of ceftazidime resistance in melioidosis Chie Nakajima / Apichai Tuanyok


17:40-17:47      Dried blood spots for serosurveillance of Vibrio cholerae O1 in Southern Vietnam

Diep The Tai / Daniel T. Leung


17:48-17:55      Bacteriocin assay development

Michelle Dziejman


17:55-18:30      Poster Session

Wednesday, 27 February 2019



SESSION 3:     Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

Moderators:      Yohei Doi, Fujita Health University, Japan and Jorge Vidal, Emory University, U.S.A. Rapporteurs:     Masahiro Yamamoto, Osaka University, Japan and Kristina Lu, NIAID, U.S.A.


8:00-8:20         Antibiotic stewardship to preserve the effectiveness of last resort antibiotics in South East Asia

Mattias Larsson, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden/Training and Research Academic Collaboration (TRAC) Sweden – Vietnam


8:20-8:25         Q&A


8:25-8:45         Crystal structure of the enzymes involved in nucleotide metabolism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and the development of novel structure-based drugs

Shigetarou Mori, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan 8:45-8:50           Q&A

8:50-9:10         Role of infection control on reducing the transmission of multi-drug-resistant pathogens

Le Thi Anh Thu, Cho Ray Hospital, Vietnam


9:10-9:15         Q&A


9:15-9:35         Epidemiological situation of bacterial diseases in Japan: One Health perspective

Kazunori Oishi, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan 9:35-9:40           Q&A

9:40-10:00        Coffee/Tea Break


10:00-10:20      Vibrio cholera ESBL strains from Kenya carrying an IncA/C plasmid harboring a class 1 integron and an SXT R391 ICE element

John Kiiru, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya 10:20-10:25       Q&A

10:25-10:45      Epidemiology, Control and Elimination of Schistosomiasis japonicum in the Philippines

Pilarita Tongol Rivera, University of the Philippines-Manila, Philippines 10:45-10:50             Q&A

10:50-11:10      Molecular epidemiology of drug resistant malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion

Liwang Cui, University of South Florida, U.S.A.


11:10-11:15      Q&A

SESSION 4:     Technologies and Heterogeneity/Single Cell

Moderators:      Yasuhiko Suzuki, Hokkaido University, Japan and Sabine Ehrt, Weill Cornell Medical College, U.S.A. Rapporteurs:     Chie Nakajima, Hokkaido University, Japan and Robin Mason, NIAID, U.S.A.


11:15-11:35      Towards CRISPR-based functional genomics in M. tuberculosis

Jeremy Rock, The Rockefeller University, U.S.A.


11:35-11:40      Q&A


11:40-12:00      Nanotechnology approaches to vector and vector-borne disease control

Lyric Bartholomay, University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A.


12:00-12:05      Q&A


12:05-13:00      Lunch Break / Poster Session


13:00-13:20      Chemotaxis in response to TlpA-detected ligands is required for bacterial number stability during chronic infection stages of the gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori

Karen M. Ottemann, University of California, Santa Cruz, U.S.A.


13:20-13:25      Q&A


13:25-13:45      Profiling of intracellular metabolites of Mycobacterium leprae

Yuji Miyamoto, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan 13:45-13:50        Q&A

13:50-14:10      Alternative route of BCG vaccination provides robust protection against M. tuberculosis infection in rhesus macaques

JoAnne L. Flynn, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, U.S.A.


14:10-14:15      Q&A


14:15-14:35      Co-dispersal of the blood fluke Schistosoma japonicum and Homo sapiens in the Neolithic Age

Wei Hu, Fudan University and WHO Collaborating Center for Malaria, Schistosomiasis and Filariasis, China


14:35-14:40      Q&A


SESSION 5:     Microbiome, Immunity, and Cancer

Moderators:      Tohru Kiyono, National Cancer Center, Japan and Christian Abnet, National Cancer Institute, U.S.A. Rapporteurs:     Yukari Totsuka, National Cancer Center, Japan and Christian Abnet, National Cancer Institute, U.S.A.



14:40-15:00      How microbiota protect us against intestinal infection: Lessons from the common fruit fly

Paula I. Watnick, Boston Children’s Hospital, U.S.A.


15:00-15:05      Q&A

15:05-15:25      Coffee/Tea Break


15:25-15:45      Microbiome and tuberculosis: Emerging Insights

Michael Glickman, Sloan Kettering Institute, U.S.A.


15:45-15:50      Q&A


15:50-16:10      The impact of gut microbiota-derived metabolites in tumorigenesis

Shinji Fukuda, Keio University, Japan 16:10-16:15        Q&A

16:15-16:35      Obesity-induced gut microbiome and liver cancer

Naoko Ohtani, Osaka City University, Japan 16:35-16:40        Q&A

16:40-16:55      CLOSING REMARKS


Tran Dac Phu, Director General, General Department of Preventive Medicine, Ministry of Health, Vietnam


Mitsuaki Nishibuchi, Kyoto University, Japan


Patrick Brennan, Colorado State University, U.S.A.


16:55-17:00      Acknowledgement of Appreciation/Adjournment

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