Appendix B

Agenda

Fungal Diseases: An Emerging Challenge to
Human, Animal, and Plant Health

December 14–15, 2010
Keck Building, Room 100
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC

DAY 1: DECEMBER 14, 2010

8:00–8:30:

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30–8:45:

Welcoming Remarks

David A. Relman, M.D., Chair, and James M. Hughes, M.D., Vice Chair, Forum on Microbial Threats

8:45–10:15:

Keynote Remarks

James M. Hughes, Moderator

8:45–9:30:

The “Good,” the “Bad,” and the “Ugly”: Fungi Mold Your World

Meredith Blackwell, Ph.D., Louisiana State University



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Appendix B Agenda Fungal Diseases: An Emerging Challenge to Human, Animal, and Plant Health December 14–15, 2010 Keck Building, Room 100 500 Fifth Street, NW Washington, DC DAY 1: DECEMBER 14, 2010 8:00–8:30: Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30–8:45: Welcoming Remarks David A. Relman, M.D., Chair, and James M. Hughes, M.D., Vice Chair, Forum on Microbial Threats 8:45–10:15: Keynote Remarks James M. Hughes, Moderator 8:45–9:30: The “Good,” the “Bad,” and the “Ugly”: Fungi Mold Your World Meredith Blackwell, Ph.D., Louisiana State University 403

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404 FUNGAL DISEASES 9:30–10:15: Emerging Fungal Pathogens—Past, Present, and Future Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine 10:15–10:45: Discussion 10:45–11:00: Break Session I Environmental Factors Influencing the Emergence and Spread of Fungal Diseases Moderator: Steven Brickner, Ph.D. 11:00–11:30: Climate, Extreme Weather Events, and Fungal Disease Emergence and Spread Compton (Jim) Tucker, Ph.D., NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 11:30–12:00: Trade-Mediated Spread of Fungal Disease and Resulting Shifts in Amphibian Conservation Status and Practices Ché Weldon, Ph.D., North-West University 12:00–12:30: Weather, Globalization, and Trade—Impacts on Invasion and Dispersal of Fungal Plant Pathogens Jim Stack, Ph.D., Kansas State University (for Michael Jeger, Ph.D., Imperial College London) 12:30–1:00: Geography, Climate, Dust, and Disease—Epidemiology of Valley Fever (Coccidioides Spp.) and Ways It Might Be Controlled John Galgiani, M.D., University of Arizona 1:00–1:20: Discussion 1:20–2:00: Lunch

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405 APPENDIX B Session II Case Studies of Emerging Fungal Diseases of Humans, Animals, and Plants Moderator: Erica Rosenblum, Ph.D. 2:00–2:30: Predicting and Mitigating Mycoses by Merging Deep Sequencing with Global Mapping Projects (Amphibian Chytridiomycosis) Matthew Fisher, Ph.D., Imperial College London 2:30–3:00: Bat White-Nose Syndrome: An Emerging Fungal Pathogen in New World Bats David Blehert, Ph.D., National Wildlife Health Center, U.S. Geological Survey 3:00–3:30: Knowing Where to Look—Environmental Sources of Cryptococcal Disease in Human and Animal Residents in the Pacific Northwest Karen Bartlett, Ph.D., University of British Columbia 3:30–3:45: Break 3:45–4:15: Emergence of Phytophthora ramorum in Europe and North America David Rizzo, Ph.D., University of California–Davis 4:15–4:45: Rapid Global Spread of Aggressive Strains of Puccinia striiformis on Wheat—Origins, Causes, and Consequences Mogens Støvring Hovmøller, Ph.D., Aarhus University 4:45–5:15: Discussion 5:15–6:00: Open Discussion of Day One 6:00: Meeting Adjourns

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406 FUNGAL DISEASES DAY 2: DECEMBER 15, 2010 8:30–9:00: Continental Breakfast 9:00–9:15: Summary of Day One: David A. Relman, M.D., Chair, Forum on Microbial Threats Session III Host and Pathogen Factors Influencing the Emergence and Spread of Fungal Diseases Moderator: Jeff Duchin, M.D. 9:15–9:45: Fungal Pathogenesis in Plants and Animals: Similarities and Differences Barbara Howlett, Ph.D., University of Melbourne 9:45–10:15: Sexual Reproduction, Evolution, and Adaptation of C. gattii in the Pacific Northwest Joseph Heitman, M.D., Ph.D., Duke University 10:15–10:30: Break 10:30–11:00: Genetic Factors and Immune Responses to Fungal Infection in Health and Disease Steve Holland, M.D., National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 11:00–11:30: Host–Pathogen Dynamics of Amphibian Chytridiomycosis: The Role of the Skin Microbiome in Health and Disease Vance Vredenburg, Ph.D., San Francisco State University 11:30–12:00: Geomyces destructans in Old World and New World Bats Gudrun Wibbelt, D.V.M., Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research 12:00–12:30: Discussion 12:30–1:15: Lunch

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407 APPENDIX B Session IV Surveillance, Detection, and Response Moderator: Steve Morse, Ph.D. 1:15–1:45: Informal Surveillance Networks for Diseases of Humans, Plants, and Animals Larry Madoff, M.D., Massachusetts Department of Public Health & University of Massachusetts Medical School 1:45–2:15: Local and National Detection Capability and Public Health Responses for C. gattii Julie Harris, Ph.D., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2:15–2:45: Global Capacity for Coordinated Surveillance, Detection, and Response to Emerging Diseases of Wildlife Peter Daszak, Ph.D., EcoHealth Alliance 2:45–3:15: Wildlife Conservation at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Luis Padilla, D.V.M., Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute 3:15–3:45: Break 3:45–5:15: Panel and Open Discussion Speakers: Peter Daszak, Julie Harris, Larry Madoff, and Luis Padilla Discussants: David Blehert, Jacque Fletcher, and Kevin Russell 5:15–5:30: Closing Remarks James M. Hughes and David A. Relman 5:30: Meeting Adjourns

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