Plenary Sessions

​Session 1

One Health and Meta-Leadership Concents and Applications

Co-Chairs: Nitish Debnath and Afework Kassu

15 August, 2013

Plenary Title:
The Changing Disease Landscape and Opportunities for One Health
Berhe G. Tekola

Dr. Berhe G. Tekola is Director of the Animal Production and Health Division, leading the Animal Health Service, the Animal Genetic Resources Branch, the Livestock Production Systems Branch,the Livestock Information, Sector Analysis, and Policy Branch of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Before joining FAO, Dr. Tekola worked as Director of Animal and Plant Health Regulatory Directorate, within the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Ethiopia

Short Slides

  1. One Health Movement in Bangladesk: A Four-Step Model (Debnath, Nitish)
  2. Predicting viral diversity along landscape disturbance in Mexico and Brazil (Rostal, Melinda)
  3. Tuberculosis Epidemiology and Novel Transmission Routes in Iringa Rural District, Tanzania (Kazwala, Rudovick)
  4. Preventing wildlife-borne zoonoses in humans - A case study from Bolivia (Alandia, R. Erika)

Poster Presentations


Session 2

Vector-Borne Zoonoses and Impact on Public Health

Co-Chairs: Marcelo Labruna and Philemon Wambura

Plenary Title:
Human behavior: an underestimated factor for the control of tick-borne zoonoses in Brazil
Matias Szabó

Dr. Matias Szabó is a pathologist specialized on the hostparasite relationships. Currently at the Pathology Sector from the Veterinary School of the Federal University of Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He is a cientific advisor for several Brazilian and International research funding agencies

Short Slides

  1. Improvement of food safety and inceased benefits for producers following application of HACCP-based good production practices, (Quessy, Sylvain)
  2. Occurrence of Fasciola hepatica infection in Brazilian cattle of São Paulo State, (Pinto, M. Cristina)
  3. Bovine Cysticercosis in Cattle Slaughtered at Zeway Municipal Abattoir: Prevalence and its Public Health Importance, (Woldeyohannes, Desalegn)
  4. The Epidemiology and Public Health Importance of Cystic Echinococcosis in the Pastoralist, Production System of Karamoja region in Uganda, Francis, (Inangolet Olaki)
  5. Confrontations in Municipio de Volta Redonda -State of Rio deJaneiro – Brazil: The occurrence of Leishmania Visceral, (Sabença, Aloisio)
  6. Zoonotic Scenery of Ehrlichia Species in a rural settlement from Southern Brazil, (Vieira, Rafael)

​Poster Presentations


Session 3

Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Role of Wildlife

Co-Chairs: Tania Raso and Rudovick Kazwala

15 August, 2013

Plenary Title:
Using a One Health Approach to Understand the Role of Wildlife in Emerging Infectious Diseases and Reduce Spillover Potential
Jonna A. K. Mazet

Professor Jonna Mazet serves as Director of the One Health
Institute and Wildlife Health Center in the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She is the Global Director for an international early warning system for zoonotic diseases, PREDICT, supported by the United States Agency for International Development’s Emerging Pandemic Threats Program.

Short Slides

  1. Circulation of Zoonotic Parasites Among Domestic Animals, Wildlife, and Invertebrates in a Complex Agricultural-Sylvatic Ecosystem, (Conn, David Bruce)
  2. Psittacosis associated with the Illegal Wildlife trade in Brazil: An Outbreak Report with Particular reference to Epidemiology and control, (Raso, Tânia)
  3. Prevalence and genetic heterogeneity of porcine rotaviruses in nursing and weaned piglets in Ohio, USA, (Amimo, Joshua)
  4. Building an early warning System for Emerging Infectious Zoonoses of Wildlife Origin in the Amazon, (Uhart, Marcela)
  5. Genotypic relatedness of Salmonella from wildlife animals in Ohio, USA, (Farias, Lusiana)

Poster Presentations


Session 4

Drug Development and Antimicrobial Resistance

Co-Chairs: Ana Gales and Sumalee Boonmar

16 August, 2013

Plenary Title:
Antimicrobial Development and Antimicrobial Resistance
Thomas R. Shryock

Dr. Thomas Shryock is a Senior Microbiology Research Advisor for Elanco Animal Health, a Division of Eli Lilly& Co, interacting withvarious government authorities, animal health organizations and professional societies on issues surrounding the use of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in food animals, food and people.

Short Slides

  1. Antimicrobial resistance, characterization of integrons and associated gene cassettes in E. coli and Salmonella isolates from poultry in South Korea, (Dessie, Hiru)
  2. Comparison between E-test and microdilution broth for detection of rifampicin resistance profile in B. canis strains, (Costa, Marisa)
  3. Characterization of biofilm formation and drug resistance in Salmonella enterica serovars isolated from animals and humans in Ethiopia, (Eguale, Tadesse)
  4. Evaluation of antimicrobial activity of essential oil of Eugenia caryophyllata e Eugenia florida against Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from bovine mastitis, (Santos, Aline )

Poster Presentations


Session 5

Foodborne and Waterborne Diseases

Co-Chairs: Daniel Asrat and Sylvain Quessy

16 August, 2013

Plenary Title:
Enteric bacteria pathogens in East Africa: Emerging clinical and epidemiologic issues
Samual Kariuki

Dr. Samuel Kariuki is the Director of the Center for Microbiology Research (CMR), which is one of the oldest research centers of the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). Dr. Kariuki’s major ongoing projects focus on the molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases, in particular enteric pathogens including Salmonella typhi and non-typhi Salmonella

Short Slides

  1. Assessing the development of direct tolerance in enterotoxigenic Staphylococcus aureus from foods when exposed to Origanum
    vulgare L. (oregano) essential oil, (Magnani, Marciane)
  2. Enterotoxin gene profile of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from bovine milk products in central Ethiopia, (Asrat, Daniel)
  3. Changes in cell morphology and membrane permeability of pseudomonas fluorescens induced by carvacrol and 1,8-cineole alone or in combination at sublethal amounts in a vegetable-based broth, (de Souza, Evandro)
  4. A Longitudinal Study on Campylobacter spp. in Commercial Turkey Flocks in Northwest Ohio: Phenotypic and Genetic Diversity, (Kashoma, Isaac)
  5. The use of heavy metal micronutrients in swine feed and its association with the occurrence of copper and zinc tolerant and multidrug resistant Salmonella,
    (Medardus, Julius)

Poster Presentations


Session 6

Genomics and Molecular Detection Systems

Co-Chairs: Appolinaire Djikeng and Daniel Janies

16 August, 2013

Plenary Title:
Bacteriological, serological and molecular approach for the understanding of the epidemiology of animal leptospirosis
Walter Lilenbaum

Dr. Walter Lilenbaum is an Associate Professor of Bacteriology at the Universidade Federal Fluminense. He has experience in the field of Vetrinary Medicine and microbiology with an emphasis on infectious diseases of animals, working mainly in diagnosis of leptospirosis and tuberculosis. He is Coordinator of graduate studies and research at the Universidade Federal Fluminense

Short Slides

  1. Molecular detection of Mycobacterium bovis in raw milk using RD4 TaqMan
    real time PCR from cattle tested by tuberculin skin and gamma interferon
    assay in Morogoro, Tanzania, (Malakalinga, Joseph)
  2. The Supramap project: combining genomics and geography for one health,
    (Janies, Daniel)
  3. Molecular characterization of intra-uterine E. coli in postpartum dairy cows,
    (Ndongo, Flavien)

Poster Presentations


Session 7

Environmental Health and Global Impact

Co-Chairs: William Ogara and Michael Bisesi

17 August, 2013

Plenary title:
Environmental Health Exposure Assessment Applied to the One Health Concept
Michael Bisesi

Dr. Michael Bisesi is an environmental and occupational health scientist and Associate Professor at the Ohio State University. Dr. Bisesi is also the director of Center for Public Health Pratice. He is a Cetrified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and recognized as a Fellow by the AIHA. Dr. Bisesi’s major areas of interest and expertise include assessment of human exposure to and control of chemical and biological agents; environmental-related human exposure, disease and prevention; applied environmental chemistry/microbiology and emergency preparation, recognition and response.

Plenary Title:
Global Health and Tropical Medicine and Ecosystem Interface
Eduardo Gotuzzo

Eduardo Gotuzzo, MD, FACP, FIDSA, is a Professor at the Department of Medicine and Director of the Institute of Tropical Medicine “Alexander von Humboldt “Cayetano University in Lima, Peru and Chief Department of Infectious Diseases, Tropical and Dermatological of Hospital Cayetano Heredia.

Short Slides

  1. Detection of Cryptosporidium spp and Giardia spp in a Public water treatment System, Almeida, Jonatas
  2. Antibiotics resistance and putative virulence genes profiles of Vibrio Strains from wastewater treatment plant, (Igbinosa, Etinosa)
  3. Technology and Creativity: Developing a Brazilian Information System on Wildlife Health, (Krempser, Eduardo)
  4. Brazilian research on human-animal interface: the crossroads of regulations, policy making and decision making, (Labarthe, Norma)
  5. Phenotypic and genotypic evaluation of resistance to Beta-Lactams and Quinolones in Enterobacteriaceae isolated out of water samples collected from Artesian wells in Sao Jose Do Rio Preto-SP, (Nogueira, Mara)



Session 8

​Immunology, Host-Pathogen Interction and Vaccine Development

Co-Chairs: Odir Dellagostin and Shu-Hua Wang

17 August, 2013

Plenary title:
Gut reactions to rotavirus vaccines: Strategies to improve efficacy in developing countries
Linda Saif

Dr. Linda Saif is a Distinguished University Professor at The Ohio State University in the Food Animal Health Research Program and the Veterinary Preventive Medicine Department. Dr. Saif is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Argentine Academia Nacional de Agronomía y Veterinaria. She is an elected Fellow of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, the AAAS and the American Academy of Microbiology.

Short Slides

  1. Prenatally acquired Vitamin A deficiency alters innate and antibody immune responses and reduces rotavirus vaccine efficacy in a gnotobioticpiglet model, (Saif, Linda )
  2. Seroprevalence of IgG and IgM anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in HIV/ AIDS patients, at Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, (Aleme Yizengaw, Hailelule)
  3. Evaluation of Immunocytochemistry for the Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex Specific Antigen, MPT64, from pleural Effusions and Lymph node Aspirates, (Tadele, Agerie)
  4. Plasmodium falciparum autophagy protein Atg7 is confirmed as the activating enzyme of the Atg8 lipidation pathway and is essential for growth of erythrocytic stage parasites erythrocytic stage parasites, (Walker, Dawn)

Poster Presentations