Appendix C

Agenda

13-16 October 2013
Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts

SUNDAY, 13 OCTOBER

17:30 Registration

18:00–19:30

Welcome Reception (Palace Hotel)

Welcome from sponsoring organizations

  • Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts—
    • Zvonko Kusić, FCA, President
    • Dragan Dekaris, FCA, member, Department of Medical Sciences
  • U. K. Royal Society and International Union of Microbiological Societies—Elinor Buxton for Geoffrey Smith
  • U.S. National Academy of Sciences—John Clements

MONDAY, 14 OCTOBER

8:15

Registration, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
**All plenary sessions at Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts



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Appendix C Agenda 13-16 October 2013 Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts SUNDAY, 13 OCTOBER 17:30 Registration 18:00–19:30 Welcome Reception (Palace Hotel) Welcome from sponsoring organizations • Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts— o Zvonko Kusić, FCA, President o  ragan Dekaris, FCA, member, Department of D Medical Sciences •  . K. Royal Society and International Union of U Microbiological Societies—Elinor Buxton for Geoffrey Smith • U.S. National Academy of Sciences—John Clements MONDAY, 14 OCTOBER 8:15 Registration, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts  **All plenary sessions at Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts 205

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206 APPENDIX C 9:00 Opening Plenary Chair: John Clements Welcome/Meeting Goals: John Clements Introduction: “The Emerging Field of Microbial Forensics”: Randall Murch •  hy is there a need for microbial forensics and why W is it important? What is the current state of the art and today’s cutting-edge techniques and infrastructure? How do the forensics used for criminal investigations differ from epidemiological investigations for public health? •  hat are the major research challenges for the field? W How can basic science be used to solve the current challenges for microbial forensics and how might this help in other areas, such as public health? Comments: •  iers Millet P •  ats Forsman M Q&A 10:30 Break 11:00 Plenary: Microbial Ecology and Diversity—Microbial Forensics in the Context of Population Genetics Chair: Paul Keim •  hat is known, in general, about the ecology of W pathogens globally—Ruifu Yang •  icrobial ecology and diversity in the context of M microbial forensics—Aaron Darling Q&A 12:00 Lunch (Palace Hotel) Lunch Speaker Chair: Geoffrey Smith Talk: “Croatian Accomplishments in Forensics Genetics”— Dragan Primorac

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APPENDIX C 207 13:30 Plenary: Clinical and Forensic Approaches to Microbial Identification Chair: Dragan Primorac •  echnologies and techniques for forensics—Dana T Kadavy •  linical diagnostic practices—Alemka Markotić C Q&A 14:45 Plenary: Technologies and Approaches for Identifying Microbes for Law Enforcement—The 2001 Anthrax Letters  After a talk about the anthrax letters case, a panel of experts will make short comments to amplify specific aspects or perspectives, offer lessons from other cases. Chair: Gilles Vergnaud Speaker: Paul Keim Comments: •  nthrax-contaminated heroin in Scotland and A Germany—Richard Vipond •  epatitis C case in Spain—Fernando H González-Candelas •  n international perspective: Inspections for biological A weapons capabilities—Rocco Casagrande •  n international perspective: UN Security Council A Resolution 1540—Dana Perkins Q&A 16:15 Poster Session and Reception, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts  This session is intended to allow participants to discuss their research in an informal setting. •  elcome from Pavao Rudan, FCA, Secretary General of W the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts

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208 APPENDIX C TUESDAY, 15 OCTOBER 9:00 Plenary: Technologies and Approaches for Identifying Microbes in Public Health—The E. coli O104 Case  After a talk about the E. coli O104 case, a panel of experts will make short comments to offer lessons from other cases and amplify specific aspects or other perspectives. Chair: Munirul Alam Speaker: Dag Harmsen Comments: •  aruo Watanabe H •  tephen Morse S •  aymond Lin R Q&A 10:30 Break 11:00 Plenary: Sampling and Preservation Methods  talk will address key issues, such as public health A versus criminal investigation, transportation and storage, accepted protocols and practices, and the more general question of whether there is a need for standardized methods that are shared internationally. A panel of experts will make comments at points during the talk. Chair: Bruce Budowle Speaker: Adam Hamilton Comments: •  tephen Morse S •  erys Rees C Q&A 12:15 Lunch (Palace Hotel) Lunch Speaker Chair: Herawati Sudoyo Talk: “The Importance of Reference Collections and the Role of the World Data Center for Microorganisms”— Juncai Ma

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APPENDIX C 209 13:45 Plenary: Validation and Reference Materials for Microbial Forensics  talk will address key issues, such as guidelines and A components for validation, transportation and storage, test materials, and whether there is a need for internationally accepted standards for validation. Chair: Cindi Corbett Speaker: Bruce Budowle Q&A 14:45 Plenary: Bioinformatics and Data Chair: Habib Bukhari •  ole and importance of bioinformatics and R computational genomics in microbial forensics— Jongsik Chun •  anaging large datasets—Aaron Darling M Q&A 16:00 Break 16:30 Breakout sessions  These sessions will address questions intended to set the stage for the concluding sessions on the final day, such as: •  f resources were not an issue, in what kinds of science I should we invest? •  iven that there are resource constraints, what critical G investments should receive immediate priority? 17:30 Adjourn 17:35 Visit to the Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts 19:30 Conference Dinner

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210 APPENDIX C WEDNESDAY, 16 OCTOBER 9:00 Plenary: Reporting Back from the Breakout Sessions  Brief summaries of key points from the previous day Chair: John Clements Q&A 9:45 Breakout Sessions  These sessions will refine and develop further the ideas that emerged from the first breakout sessions and initial plenary discussion. 10:45 Break 11:15 Concluding Plenary Chair: John Clements Brief summaries of key points from the morning sessions General discussion Consideration of other issues, such as •  tarting the dialogue toward development of S international standards • Creating opportunities for education and training •  ssessing viability of an international body (e.g., A UN Secretary General’s Investigation Mechanism) to provide first response and investigative assistance 12:30 Adjourn