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The Infectious Etiology of Chronic Diseases: Defining the Relationship, Enhancing the Research, and Mitigating the Effects - Workshop Summary
screening that have contributed to these discoveries and some of the challenges that remain.
Human papillomavirus infection as the cause of cervical cancer
Eduardo Franco, McGill University
Infectious agents and cardiovascular disease
Michael Dunne, Pfizer, Inc.
Infectious agents and demyelinating diseases
Richard Johnson, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
The role of infectious agents in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other serious neuropsychiatric diseases
Robert Yolken and E. Fuller Torrey, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Stanley Foundation
Common infections and uncommon disease: Elusive associations of enteroviruses and type I diabetes mellitus
Mark Pallansch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Chronic hepatitis B virus infections
William Mason, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Retrovirus-induced lung cancer in sheep:
Perspectives on the human disease
Hung Fan, University of California, Irvine
Session IIChallenges in Framing the Research
Identification and confirmation of the infectious causation of chronic diseases are complicated by several factors, which include detection of microbes at the time of diagnosis of the chronic condition, the lack of adequate methods to identify novel or rare microorganisms, and the influence of environmental and genetic factors on the etiology of the chronic diseases. This session will examine these challenges and identify existing and potential methods and technologies for overcoming these obstacles.