quarta-feira, 11 de maio de 2011


The MAY 2011 of the ISID NEWS (the official newsletter of the International Society for Infectious Diseases) is now available online at <http://www.isid.org/publications/isid_news/ISIDnewsletter201105.shtml>.


An official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases

The First ISID Neglected Tropical Diseases Meeting (ISID-NTD)
ISID-NTD will be held in Boston, Massachusetts USA on July 8-10, 2011
The Early Registration Deadline is May 31, 2011!
For more information, including registration, go to http://ntd.isid.org/
ISID-NTD 2011 Scientific Program (updated May 2, 2011)
Friday, July 8, 2011, 16:00 – 17:00hrs
  • Neglected Diseases Need More Than Drugs!

  • Maintaining the Momentum for NTDs as a Future Health Priority
    David MOLYNEUX, United Kingdom
  • Global Support, Community Action: 
    Uche AMAZIGO, Nigeria 


Prospects for Elimination: What Will it take? 
Saturday, July 9, 2011, 08:30 – 10:00hrs
  • Guinea Worm: Gautam BISWAS, Switzerland
  • Onchocerciasis in Latin America: Mauricio SAUERBREY, Guatemala
  • Schistosomiasis: Alan FENWICK, United Kingdom
  • Lymphatic Filariasis: Eric OTTESEN, USA
Treatment and Prevention: Setting Priorities 
Saturday, July 9, 2011,11:00 – 12:30hrs
  • Large Scale Preventive Chemotherapy: Development and Implementation of a Public Health Strategic Approach: Lorenzo SAVIOLI, Switzerland
  • Integrated Health Systems: John GYAPONG, Ghana
  • Clean Water and Sanitation: Rick RHEINGANS, USA
Developing the Tools Needed to Fight NTDs 
Saturday, July 9, 2011, 14:00 – 16:00hrs
  • New Drugs to Treat NTDs: Bernard PECOUL, Switzerland
  • New Diagnostics to Detect NTDs: Joseph NDUNG’U, Switzerland
  • Expanding the Capacity for Discovery: Solomon NWAKA, Switzerland
  • Future Research Trends in Vaccines for Neglected Tropical Diseases: Peter HOTEZ, USA
Neglected NTDs? 
Saturday, July 9, 2011, 14:00 – 16:00hrs
  • Visceral Leishmaniasis: Shyam SUNDAR, India
  • Snake Bite: An Unrecognized Burden of Human Suffering: David WARRELL, United Kingdom
  • Foodborne Trematodes: Peter ODERMATT, Switzerland
  • Podoconiosis: Gail DAVEY, United Kingdom
The Reach of NTDs 
Saturday, July 9, 2011, 16:30 – 18:30hrs
  • Impacts on Childhood Development: Donald BUNDY, USA
  • NTD/HIV Coinfections: Eileen STILLWAGGON, USA
  • International Spread of Chagas Disease: Gabriel SCHMUNIS, USA
  • The Need for a Sustained Dengue Control Strategy is Now: Raman VELAYUDHAN, Switzerland
Regional NTD Issues 
Sunday, July 10, 2011, 08:30 – 10:30hrs
  • Africa: Speaker to be Confirmed
  • Western Pacific: Jianping CAO, China
  • Southeast Asia: Chandrakant REVANKAR, India
  • The Americas: Steven AULT, USA
Essential Elements: Drug Donations and Nongovernmental Development Programs 
Sunday, July 10, 2011, 08:30 – 10:30hrs
  • Pharma Drug Donations: Adrian HOPKINS, USA
  • Save the Children: Seunghee LEE, USA
  • International Trachoma Initiative: Danny HADDAD, USA
  • Helen Keller International: Chad MACARTHUR, USA
Dengue Control: Challenges and Perspectives 
Sunday, July 10, 2011,11:00 – 13:00hrs
  • Dengue Burden: Present Situation and Trends: Luiz JACINTHO DA SILVA, (South Korea)
  • The Hurdles for a Dengue Vaccine: Scott HALSTEAD, (South Korea)
  • Vaccine: Current Status of Development: Pem NAMGYAL, (Switzerland)
  • Vector Control: Speaker to be Confirmed
Oral & Poster Presentation of Selected abstracts
Uche AMAZIGO, African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control, Nigeria
Steven AULT, Pan American Health Organization, USA
Gautam BISWAS, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Donald BUNDY, The World Bank, USA
Jianping CAO, National Institute of Parasitic Disease, China CDC, China
Gail DAVEY, Brighton & Sussex Medical School, United Kingdom
Alan FENWICK, Imperial College, Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, United Kingdom
John GYAPONG, Ghana Health Services, Ghana
Scott HALSTEAD, Dengue Vaccine Institute, International Vaccine Institute, South Korea
Adrian HOPKINS, Task Force for Global Health, USA
Peter HOTEZ, Sabin Vaccine Institute, The George Washington University, USA
Luiz JACINTHO DA SILVA, Dengue Vaccine Institute, International Vaccine Institute, South Korea
Seunghee LEE, Save the Children, USA
Chad MACARTHUR, Helen Keller International, USA
Adel MAHMOUD, Princeton University, USA
David MOLYNEUX, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Center for Neglected Tropical Diseases, United Kingdom
Pem NAMGYAL, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Joseph NDUNGíU, Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), Switzerland
Solomon NWAKA, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Peter ODERMATT, Swiss Tropical Institute, Switzerland
Eric OTTESEN, Lymphatic Filariasis Support Center, The Task Force for Global Health, USA
Bernard PECOUL, Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, Switzerland
Chandrakant REVANKAR, SEARO/WHO, India
Rick RHEINGANS, University of Florida, USA
Mirta ROSES-PERIAGO, Pan American Health Organization, USA
Mauricio SAUERBREY, Onchocerciasis Elimination Program for the Americas, The Carter Center, Guatemala
Lorenzo SAVIOLI, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Gabriel SCHMUNIS, Washington, DC, USA
Shyam SUNDAR, Banaras Hindu University, India
Eileen STILLWAGON, Gettysburg College, USA
Raman VELAYUDHAN, World Health Organization, Switzerland
David WARRELL, Oxford University, United Kingdom

15th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID)
The 15th ICID will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on June 13-16, 2012
Letter from the President, Daniel Lew
Participating Organizations
  • Dr. Duane J. Gubler ~ The Future of Dengue

  • Dr. Ching-Lung Lai ~ Treating Hepatitis B in 2012
  • Dr. Sharon Lewin ~ Curing HIV
  • Dr. Didier Pittet ~ Infection Control

IMED 2011 (International Meeting on Emerging Diseases & Surveillance) UPDATE

Slide presentations of many of the symposia and plenary talks are now posted as pdf files online

Veterinary Continuing Education Credit Approved for IMED 2011

News from ProMED-mail
  • New Logos for Regional Networks

ISID/ESCMID Fellowship Report
  • Dr. Philipe Anochie
    Dr. Anochie studied the principal and applications of molecular techniques for tuberculosis diagnosis and genotyped more than 300 Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates.

ISID Small Grant Program Reports
  • Ojurongbe Olusola, MSc, Ph.D. (Nigeria)
    "Plasmodium Falciparum DHFR Resistant Alleles and Opportunistic Parasitic Infection Among HIV Individuals on Cotrimoxazole Prophylaxis in Nigeria"

  • Robert Paulino, MD (Dominican Republic)
    "Human Papilloma Virus Genotypes in HIV+ Men who have Sex with Men in the Dominican Republic in 2010."

ISID Grant Programs
  • Fall 2010 Small Grant Awardees Announced

We've Updated Our Website!

The website has a contemporary look, weekly ISID news updates, links to ProMED-mail posts and to the IJID along with information about upcoming meetings and all ISID grants and programs. Go to:http://www.isid.org 
If you wish to modify your membership status at ISID please contact the Society at <mailto:info@isid.org>.

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