10:15 – 10:30 a.m.


10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Sudden Oak death

David Rizzo, Ph.D.

University of California, Davis

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Vector-borne zoonotic diseases and their ecological and economic implications: Bluetongue disease in Europe

Bennie Osburn, Ph.D., D.V.M.

University of California, Davis

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Environmental factors influence transmission of Sin Nombre hantavirus between rodents (and to humans?)

Charlie Calisher, Ph.D.

Colorado State University

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Open discussion of Session III

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch/Continued discussion of Session III

Session IV:
Integration of Strategies: Surveillance, Diagnosis, and Response

Moderator: Carole Heilman, Ph.D., National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health (NIAID/NIH)

1:15 – 5:00 p.m.



  • Roger Nasci, Ph.D., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Adriana Costero, Ph.D., NIAID/NIH

  • David Morens, M.D., NIAID

  • Sherrilyn Wainwright, D.V.M., M.P.H., U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

5:00 p.m.

Wrap-up and concluding remarks

5:15 p.m.


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