Testing the reliability of the causal relationship: Considering genetic and environmental susceptibility

Mikhail Pletnikov, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


DNA sequence analysis of a stealth-adapted simian cytomegalovirus

W. John Martin, Center for Complex Infectious Diseases


Development of vaccines to prevent chronic disease

P. Helena Mäkelä, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland


Integrating epidemiology, laboratory research, and surveillance

Siobhán O’Connor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



Session VI Discussion Panel: The Next Steps for the Healthcare Community

Panel members, Forum members, and the audience will comment on and respond to considerations such as the role of industry and academic research in developing treatments; the implications for the health care and prevention community in detecting and treating these diseases; and the benefits of managing acute infections vs. chronic diseases—the argument for vaccines and antimicrobials.


Kathryn Carbone, FDA, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research

Thomas Shinnick, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Closing Remarks / Adjournment

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