10:00

The potential “bioweaponization” of zoonotic diseases

David R. Franz, D.V.M, Ph.D., Vice President, Chemical and Biological Defense Division, Southern Research Institute

10:30

Break

10:45

Xenotransplantation

Louisa Chapman, M.D., Medical Epidemiologist, Division of AIDS, STD, and TB Laboratory Research, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

11:15

The economic and trade impacts of zoonotic diseases

Peter Cowen, D.V.M, Ph.D., M.P.V.M., Associate Professor, Department of Food Animal Health and Resource Management, North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine

11:45

Lunch

Session II: Factors of Emergence

In this session, we will examine the factors that are involved in the emergence of zoonotic diseases. We will examine the current state of the science in several areas and identify gaps in our knowledge.

12:30

Interspecies transfer of infectious agents

Robert G. Webster, Ph.D., Chairman, Department of Virology and Molecular Biology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

1:00

Variation and evolution in zoonotic pathogens

Paul W. Ewald, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biology, Amherst College

1:30

Practices and policies to protect human health from antibiotic-resistant pathogens

Stephen F. Sundlof, D.V.M., Ph.D., Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

2:00

Ecological sources of zoonotic diseases

Robert Tesh, M.D., Professor of Research, Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch

2:30

Vectorborne zoonotic diseases

John Roehrig, Ph.D., Chief, Arbovirus Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

3:00

Break



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