ICOPHAI 2017 Scientific Program

      

 

                      Scientific Program                                                   Abstract Booklet

 

Monday November 6, 2017

Qatar University Biomedical

Research Center

 

 

 

 

 

Ministry of Public Health

Pre-congress workshop:

Exposure and Toxicological Characteristics of Chemical Agents in the Environment

 

Lead Instructors:

Michael Bisesi PhD Sr. Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor, The Ohio State University;

Jeff Obbard, PhD- Director of Environmental Sciences, Biomedical Research Center, Qatar University

 

Pre-congress workshop:

One Health Approach to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

 

Lead Instructors:

Dr. Nahla Sharaf & Dr. Eman Radwan – Ministry of Public Health

Dr. Jameela Ali A.A. Al Ajmi 

 

 

 

4th ICOPHAI Main Congress Program

Master of Ceremonies- Hadi Yassine - Qatar Univ.

Mistress of Ceremonies - Ashley Bersani- Ohio State Univ.

 

Tuesday November 7, 2017 (Day One)

 

 

07:30- 5:00

 

On-Site Registration

 

 

08:15 -09:00

Welcome/Opening Address

·      QU leadership- Dr. Hassan Al-Derham( QU president)

·      Ministry of Public Health - Hamad Al Romaihi 

·      OSU representative- Prof. Rustin Moore (Dean, CVM)

·      ICOPHAI leadership- Chair (Prof. Wondwossen Gebreyes)

 

 

09:00-10:00

Keynote moderator- Hadi Yassine/ Asmaa Al Thani

 

Keynote Address by Roberto Bertollini, MD, MPH, Advisor for the Minister of Public Health, Government of Qatar

 

Title: Environmental changes and their impact on global health

 

 

10:00- 10:30

 

Refreshments and Networking

 

 

 

10:30-12:15

Special Session:

Zika Virus, Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases

 

Session chairs: Laith Abu-Raddad (Weill Cornell Medicine Qatar) and Mohammed Mohammed Al-Hajri (Ministry of Public Health, Qatar)

 

 

 

10:30-11:15

 

Lead special session speaker: Larry Schlesinger, MD President and CEO Texas Biomedical Institute, San Antonio, TX, USA

 

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11:15-11:30

Oral Presentation 0.1

 

Title: Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever among the One-Humped Camel (Camelus dromedaries) in Central Sudan.

 

Presenter: Imadeldin Aradaib, aradaib@uofk.edu, Molecular Biology Laboratory (MBL), Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Khartoum, Khartoum North, Sudan

 

 

 

11:30-11:45

Oral Presentation 0.2

 

Title: Dengue and Chikungunya in the Middle East and North Africa: A Systematic Review.

1.     Presenter: John Humphrey, john.m.humphrey@gmail.com, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, United States

 

 

11:45-12:00

Oral Presentation 0.3

 

Title: Challenges to Control Ebola in West Africa: A Review

1.     Presenter: Tadesse Delele, PhD; tadeguade2@gmail.com, Associate Professor of Public Health, Gondar, Ethiopia

 

 

12:00-12:15

Oral Presentation 0.4

 

Title: Corona viruses detected in bats of Rwanda: diversity at human–wild life interfaces and a call for one health approach.

1.     Presenter: Julius Nziza, DVM, nzizavet@gmail.com, Gorilla doctors, Rwanda program, Musanze, Rwanda

 

12:15-01:30

Lunch and Networking

 

1:00-1:30: Poster Discussions- Zika Virus, Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases

 

 

01:30-03:15

 

Plenary Session 1: Parasitic and Environmental Zoonoses

Session Chairs: Marawan A.M. Abou Madi (Assoc. Prof. Parasitology, Head of Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, Qatar University) and

Marty Kress (Director Global Water Institute, Ohio State University)

 

 

 

01:30-02:15

 

Lead Speaker: Filipe Dantas-Torres, MV, MSc, DSc, PhD, FRES, Dipl. EVPC; Oswaldo-Cruz Foundation, Brazil

 

Title: Climate Change, biodiversity, ticks and tick-borne diseases: The Butterfly Effect

 

 

 

 

02:15-02:30

Oral Presentation 1.1

 

Title: Molecular characterization of Echinococcus granulosus s.l. cysts from cattle, camels, goats and pigs in Ethiopia

 

Presenter: Benti Deresa Gelalcha, bentijc@gmail.com, Jimma University, Ethiopia, Jimma, Ethiopia

 

 

 

02:30-02:45

Oral Presentation 1.2

 

Title: A rapid, sensitive and low-cost real-time PCR assay for the detection of Leishmania infantum and Leishmania braziliensis kinetoplast DNA in canine blood samples

 

Presenter: Kamila Sales, kamilasalesg@gmail.com, Department of Immunology, Aggeu Magalhães Institute, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Recife, Brazil

 

 

 

02:45-03:00

Oral Presentation 1.3

 

Title: Role of Cattle in the Epidemiology of Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato in Central Sudan

 

Presenter: Imadeldin Aradaib, aradaib@uofk.edu, Echinoccosis Research Center, Al-Neelain Institute for Medical Research (NIMR),Faculty of Medicine, Al-Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan | Center of Tropical Medicine and Travel Medicine, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 

 

 

03:00-03:15

Oral Presentation 1.4

 

Title: Understanding the Risk of Bat-Borne Zoonotic Diseases

 

Presenter: Nesreen Alhmoud, Nesreen.Alhmoud@rss.jo Director of Biosafety and Biosecurity Center | Royal Scientific Society, Amman, Jordan

 

 

03:15-03:45

 

Refreshments and Networking Break / Poster Discussions (Parasitic & Environmental Zoonoses/ One health and impact on climate change)

 

 

 

03:45-05:30

 

 

Plenary Session 2: One health and impact on climate change

Session chairs- Michael Bisesi PhD Sr. Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor, The Ohio State University;

and Walid Alali Associate Professor of Epidemiology, College of Food and Agriculture, United Arab Emirates University

 

 

 

3:45-4:00

Oral Presentation 2.1

 

Title: The Influence of Weather Patterns on Biodiversity and Health in Uganda

 

Presenter: Fredrick Kabbale, MSc, fredrickkabbale@yahoo.co.uk, Makerere University, Kamuli, Uganda
 

 

 

4:00-4:15

Oral Presentation 2.2

 

Title: Epidemiology of hepatitis C virus among hemodialysis patients in the Middle East and North Africa: systematic syntheses, meta-analyses, and meta-regressions

1.     Presenter: Manale Harfouche, MPH, mah2064@qatar-med.cornell.edu, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, Cornell University, Qatar Foundation - Education City, Doha, Qatar, Doha, Qatar

 

 

4:15-4:30

Oral Presentation 2.3

 

Title: Why is Environmental Risk Assessment and Environmental Risk Management lagging behind?

1.     Presenter: Salome Margaret Molefe, molefe.mabunda@gmail.com, National Department of Environmental Affairs, Pretoria, South Africa

 

 

4:30-4:45

Oral Presentation 2.4

 

Title: Influenza viruses in backyard poultry, pigs, and people in pig rearing communities in northwestern Bangladesh, 2014-2016

1.     Presenter: Shamim Sarkar, shamim.sarkar08@gmail.com, Programme for Emerging Infections, Infectious Diseases Division, icddr,b, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

04:45-05:30

 

Panel Discussion: “Environmental Challenges and Impact on Global Health”

 

Panel moderator: Nicole Kraft (USA)

Panelists: Lauro Santos (Brazil), Salome Margaret Molefe (Republic of South Africa), Walid Alali (UAE), Sylvain Quessy (Canada)

 

 

05:30

End of scientific session- Day One

 

 

 

6:30-8:30

GALA DINNER

Introduction by featured sponsor- Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC)

Dr. Muna Al Maslamani, Medical Director of the Communicable Disease Center

 

Speaker: William Brustein, Vice President, West Virginia University, USA.

Title: Immigration and Nativism in America: Opened and Closed Doors

 

 

Wednesday November 8, 2017 (Congress Day Two)

 

08:00-08:30

 

On-Site Registration

 

 

 

08:30-10:15

Plenary Session 3: Innovative Capacity Building, e-Learning and Outreach approaches.

 

Session chairs: Joshua Amimo (University of Nairobi, Kenya)

 and Essam Abdelalim (Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar)

 

 

 

08:30-09:15

 

Lead Speaker: Nicole Kraft, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Communication, The Ohio State University

 

Title: Global One (Tech) Health: How technology guides education, research and outreach.

 

 

 

 

09:15-09:30

Oral Presentation 3.1

 

Title: Bovine Tuberculosis infection in pastoral cattle and wildlife at livestock-wildlife interface of the Greater Ruaha ecosystem, Tanzania

 

Presenter: Julius Medardus, juliusjhn@yahoo.com, College of Veterinary and Medical Sciences, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania.

 

 

 

 

9:30-9:45

Oral Presentation 3.2

 

Title: Gastro-intestinal parasites infections in mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) of Rwanda Volcanoes National Park: One Health Implications

1.     Presenter: Richard S. Gashururu, gasirich@yahoo.fr, University of Rwanda, school of veterinary medicine, Nyagatare, Rwanda

 

 

 

9:45-10:00

Oral Presentation 3.3

 

Title: In vitro antimycobacterial activity and cytotoxicity of selected medicinal plants against pathogenic and non-pathogenic mycobacterial strains

 

Presenter: Joseph Mwanzia Nguta, joseph.nguta@uonbi.ac.ke, Department of Public Health, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya

 

 

 

 

10:00-10:15

Oral Presentation 3.4

 

Title: Diversity and antibiotic resistance profiles of Escherichia coli strains from migratory bird (Branta leucopis) and Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) reveals dissemination of multi drug resistant (MDR) E. coli to pristine arctic environment

1.     Presenter: Hatha Mohamed Abdulla, mohamedhatha@gmail.com, Department of Marine Biology, Microbiology and Biochemistry, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, India

 

10:15-10:45

 

Refreshments and Networking (Poster Discussions- Innovative Capacity Building)

 

 

 

10:45-12:30

 

Plenary Session 4: Antimicrobial Resistance and Drug Related Issues

 

Session Chairs: Lauro Filho Santos (Brazil)

and Nahla Sharaf (Ministry of Public Health, Qatar)

 

 

 

10:45-11:30

 

 

Lead Speaker: Satoru Suzuki, PhD Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan Professor of Microbiology Division of Aquatic Biosciences Center for Marine Environmental Studies (CMES)Laboratory of Marine Molecular Ecology (MME)

 

Title: Aquatic environments as a reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs)

 

 

 

11:30-11:45

Oral Presentation 4.1

 

Title: Global trends in antimicrobial consumption in food animals

 

Presenter: Thomas Van Boeckel, thomas.vanboeckel@env.ethz.ch, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland | Princeton, Princeton, United States

 

 

 

11:45-12:00

 

Oral Presentation 4.2

 

Title: National Action Plan to Combat AMR in the State of Qatar Using “One health” Approach

 

Presenter: Nahla Sharaf nsharaf@moph.gov.qa and Eman Radwan, Ministry of Public Health - Healthcare Quality and Patient safety Department, Doha, Qatar

 

 

 

12:00-12:15

 

Oral Presentation 4.3

 

Title: Identification of potential drivers for antimicrobial resistance and screening for genetic basis of resistance in E. coli strains obtained from people with a recent history of diarrhea and/or fever residing along the Lake Victoria basin of Western Kenya 

1.     Presenter: John Kiiru, kyirow@gmail.com, Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Nairobi, Kenya

 

 

12:15-12:30

Oral Presentation 4.4

 

Title: Detection of BLAKPC-2 and fosA genes in Enterobacteriaceae isolated from urban river in Paraiba, Brazil.

 

Presenter: Lauro Filho Santos, lauro.santos@superig.com.br, Federal University of Paraiba, João Pessoa, Brazil | Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences; João Pessoa, Brazil

 

 

12:30-02:00

Lunch and Networking

 

1:30-2:00 Poster Discussions: Antimicrobial resistance and Drug Related Issues

 

 

 

02:00-04:00

 

Plenary Session 5: Biosecurity, Biodefense, and Disaster Response

Session Chairs: Tahra El-Obeid (Prof. College of Health Sciences, Qatar University)

and Getnet Yimer (Global One Health initiative, Ohio State University)

 

 

02:00-02:30

 

Lead speaker: Barbara Kowalcyk, kowalcyk.1@osu.edu, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, | RTI International, Research Triangle Park, United States | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy

 

Title: Ranking food safety risks: a guided approach

 

 

02:30-03:00

 

Plenary Speaker 5: Douglas T. Shinsato, JD, MBA, Board of Regents, University of Hawaii, Hawaii, USA.

 

Title: Bio-Security, Silos and Solutions

 

 

 

 

03:00-03:15

 

 

 

Oral Presentation 5.1

 

Title: Promoting “One Health” approach implementation governance and response capacity approaches against emerging zoonotic threats and outbreaks in Africa

1.     Presenter: Ernest Tambo, tambo0711@gmail.com, Africa Disease Intelligence and Surveillance, Communication and Response Institute, Yaounde, Cameroon, Yaounde, Cameroon | Higher Institute for Health sciences,Universite des Montagnes, Bangangte, Cameroon

 

 

03:15-03:30

Oral Presentation 5.2

 

Title: High Mortality from Blood Stream Infection in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Is Due to Antimicrobial Resistance

 

Presenter: Tewodros Ayele, teddyts2000@yahoo.com, Gondar University, Gondar, Ethiopia

 

 

 

03:30-03:45

Oral Presentation 5.3

 

Title: How South Africa respond to environmental risks of concern with acute and long-term chronic risks

1.     Presenter: Margaret Salome Molefe, Molefe.Mabunda@gmail.com, National Department of Environmental Affairs, Directorate: Hazardous Chemicals Management, South Africa | Paraclinical Science: Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa

 

 

03:45-04:00

Oral Presentation 5.4

 

Title: Assessment of KAP, economic and public health burden of Anthrax in selected outbreak hit areas of Jimma zone

 

Presenter: Feyissa Begna Deressa, feyissa.begna@yahoo.com, Jimma University College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Jimma, Ethiopia

 

 

04:00- 05:00

Refreshments and Networking Break

 

Poster Discussions (Biosecurity and Biodefense and Pathogenesis, Vaccine Development and metagenomic Technologies)

 

 

05:00

 

 

End of Day 2- Scientific session

6:00-9:00

Cultural Outing in Doha

 

 

Thursday November 9, 2017 (Day Three)

 

 

08:30-10:15

 

Plenary Session 6: Pathogenesis, Vaccine Development and metagenomic Technologies

Session Chairs: Shu-Hua Wang (Dept of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease Unit, Ohio State University)

and Hadi Yassine (Qatar University)

 

 

 

 

08:30– 09:15

 

Lead Speaker: Barney S. Graham, M.D., Ph.D. Vaccine Research Center, Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory and Translational Science Core, The National Institutes of Health, USA

Title: Anti-viral vaccine development: Preparing for the next pandemic

 

 

 

 

09:15-09:30

Oral Presentation 6.1

 

Title: Point-of-Care Lionex and Lipoarabinomannan (LAM) antigen tests and rapid Tuberculosis detection in cattle using non-invasive samples

1.     Presenter: Sarah Waibel, waibel.15@osu.edu, Department of Preventive Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, United States

 

 

 

09:30-09:45

Oral Presentation 6.2

 

Title: Characterization of diverse novel porcine astroviruses in East African smallholder piglets

1.     Presenter: Joshua Amimo, jamimo@uonbi.ac.ke,  University of Nairobi, Kenya | Biosciences east and central Africa - International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub, Kenya

 

 

 

09:45-10:00

Oral Presentation 6.3

 

Title: Tumor Necrosis factor -308 gene polymorphism and risk of Plasmodium Falcifarum malaria infection among poeple living in Denbia wereda, Northwest Ethiopia

 

Presenter: Nega Berhane Tessema tesnega@yahoo.com, Department of Biotechnology, College of Natural and computational Sciences, University of Gondar, Ethiopia

 

 

 

 

10:00-10:15

Oral Presentation 6.4

 

Title: Detection and Phylogenetic Genotyping of Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) Among Blood Donors in Qatar

 

Presenter: Maria Smatti Khalid,  msmatti@qu.edu.qa, Biomedical Research Center, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

 

 

10:15-10:45

Refreshments and Networking

 

Poster Discussions- Food-borne and Water-borne Diseases

 

 

10:45-12:30

 

Plenary Session 7: Food-borne and Water-borne Diseases

Session Chairs: Barbara Kowalcyk and Sylvain Quessy

 

 

 

10:45 -11:30

 

Lead Speaker: Manon Racicot DVM, PhD; Adjunct Professor, University of Montreal, St. Hyacinth, Canada.

 

Title: Food Safety from Farm to Fork: A Behavioral Perspective

 

 

 

 

11:30-11:45

Oral Presentation 7.1

 

Title: Comparative Genotypic Analysis of Major Virulence Factors of Salmonella Strains Isolated Along the Beef Chain in Mexico

1.     Presenter: Enrique Delgado Suárez, enriquedelgado.suarez@gmail.com, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

 

 

11:45-12:00

Oral Presentation 7.2

 

Title: Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection among HIV-positive and HIV-negative Subjects in the Khartoum State, Sudan

 

Presenter: Abdalla Ibrahim, abdallami79772@gmail.com, Department of Parasitology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Abrar University, Mogadishu, Somalia

 

 

 

12:00- 12:15

Oral Presentation 7.3

 

Title: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency Establishment-based Risk Assessment model: How to allocate inspection resources to highest-risk areas?

Presenter: Sylvain Quessy, sylvain.quessy@umontreal.ca, Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Université de Montréal, St-Hyacinthe, Canada
 

 

 

12:15-12:30

Oral Presentation 7.4

 

Title: A one year study of diversity/evolution of Listeria monocytogenes strains in slaughterhouses and meat facilities in province of Quebec: genomic characterization of virulence and resistance.

 

Presenter: Tamazight Cherifi, ctamazight@gmail.com, Chaire de recherche en salubrité des viandes, Faculté de médecine vétèrinaire, Université de Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Qc, Canada

 

 

 

 

12:30 -01:00

 

 

CLOSING Ceremony and Bidding for ICOPHAI 2019

·      2019 Bidding presentation (10 min.)

·      Closing remarks:

o   Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC)- 10 min.

§   Dr. Abdullatif Al Khal

o   ICOPHAI Scientific and Organizing chairs (5 min each)

§  Scientific planning- Prof. Sylvain Quessy

§  Organizing committee- Dr. Hadi Yassine

 

 

 

END OF ICOPHAI 2017