Conference Schedule

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Time Event Location
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Evening Mixer

Lory Study Center Theater

Monday, June 2, 2014

Time Event Location
8:30 a.m.

Introduction

Mike Antolin and Sue Vandewoude, Colorado State University
Lory Student Center -- Lory Student Center Theatre
 

Session I: Crossing Species Barriers

Lory Student Center -- Lory Student Center Theatre
8:45 a.m.

"Origins of human malaria: where and when?"

Keynote Speaker: Paul M. Sharp, Paul Sharp is the Alan Robertson Professor of Genetics in the Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh, UK.
 
9:30 a.m.

"Should I eat that Rocky Mountain elkburger?: Can CWD jump species barriers?"

Dr. Edward Hoover and Candace Mathiason, Edward Hoover is University Distinguished Professor and Candace Mathiason, Assistant Professor, in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology at Colorado State University.
 
10:00 a.m. Coffee Break  
10:30 a.m.

Additional contributed short talks

 
  10:30-10.40am: Pauline Kamath: "Genomics of brucellosis in wildlife and livestock of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem."
10:40-10.50am: Kate Langwig: "Infection loads, not exposure, drive impacts of white-nose syndrome among species."
10:50-11.00am: Alfred Roca: "Proliferation of endogenous koala retroviruses in the early stages of a host germ line invasion."
11:00-11.10am: Justin Lee: "A tale of two kitties: bobcats, mountain lions, and their 'host-specific' viruses."
11:10-11.20am: Roderick Gagne: "Yearly variation and host affiliation of an introduced nematode in native and non-native Hawaiian stream fishes."
11:20-11.30am: Colin Parrish: "Population dynamics, evolution and control of emerging canine influenza virus in the United States."
 
11:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion

 
12:00 p.m.

Lunch

 
 

Session II: Local Ecological Impacts on Disease

Lory Student Center -- Lory Student Center Theatre
1:30 p.m.

"Going, going…..still here: understanding the evolution and ecology of Tasmanian devils and facial tumour disease for conservation"

Menna Jones, Dr. Jones is Professor and ARC Future Fellow in the Department of Zoology, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia.
 
2:00 p.m.

"Understanding impacts of anthropogenic disturbance upon zoonotic disease in Africa"

Hillary S. Young, Dr. Young is Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.
 
2:30 p.m.

Additional contributed short talks

 
  2:30-2:40pm: Micaela Martinez-Bakker: "The Silent Perpetuation of Polio: Epidemics Rooted in Silent Infections, Source-Sink Dynamics, and Births."
2:40-2:50pm: Thomas Van Boeckel: "Farming Pathogens: The Agroecology of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 in Thailand."
2:50-3:00pm: Tal Ben-Horin: "Understanding the impacts of the collapse of oyster fisheries on the emergence and persistence of Dermo disease in Atlantic estuaries."
3:00-3:10pm: Emily Bruns: "Disease prevalence and the evolution of resistance in long-lived hosts."
3:20-3:20pm: Howard Ginsberg: "Local and regional factors influencing the distribution of Lyme disease."
3:20-3:30pm: Kimberly VanderWaal: "Social networks, microbial genetics, and the structure of transmission networks in wild giraffe."
 
3:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion

 
4:00 p.m.

Coffee Break and Posters I

Lory Student Center -- Lory Student Center Theatre
 

Dinner on your own

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Time Event Location
 

Communicating Science to the Public

Lory Student Center -- Lory Student Center Theatre
8:30 a.m.

Introduction

 
8:45 a.m.

"Scary microbes, killer tapeworms, and nostril ticks: next generation disease ecology gone viral."

Tony Goldberg, Tony Goldberg is Professor of Epidemiology at the Department of Pathobiological Sciences, and Associate Director for Research, Global Health Institute, at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also a Honourary Lecturer in the Department of Zoology, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
 
9:25 a.m.

"Spillover: transmitting science to the general public."

David Quammen, David Quammen is the author and journalist whose writings include The Song of the Dodo, The Reluctant Mr. Darwin, and most recently Spillover, a work on the science, history, and human impacts of emerging diseases (especially viral diseases).
 
10:00 a.m. Coffee Break  
10:30 a.m.

"Birds, bees and STDs: opportunities and challenges in communicating with the public through citizen science.”

Sonia Altizer, Sonia Altizer is Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia. She directs project Monarch Health and has worked on other citizen science projects through collaborations at the University of Minnesota and Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
 
10:45 a.m. Cornelius Coleman. TBD.  
11:00 a.m.

Panel Discussion

 
12:00 p.m.

Box Lunch

 
 

Afternoon hike at Lory State Park, BBQ at Pavilion

Hike Details
 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Time Event Location
 

Session III: Emergence and Control of Vector-borne Disease

Lory Student Center -- Lory Student Center Theatre
8:30 a.m.

"Chikungunya fever: Mechanisms of emergence and prospects for control through vaccination"

Scott Weaver, Dr. Weaver is Professor and Director, Institute for Human Infections and Immunity Scientific Director, Galveston National Laboratory, Galveston, TX
 
9:00 a.m.

"Facilitating Wolbachia invasions for dengue control: applied evolutionary biology and ecology"

Ary Hoffman, Ary Hoffman is Australian Laureate Fellow at Department of Genetics &?Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Australia.
 
9:30 a.m.

"Ivermectin for Malaria Control"

Brian D. Foy, Brian Foy is Associate Professor, Arthropod-borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA.
 
10:00 a.m. Coffee Break  
10:30 a.m.

Additional contributed short talks

 
  10:30-10:40am: Denis Valle: "A multi-pathogen spatio-temporal model to predict incidence of rarer diseases."
10:40-10:50am: Carrie Manore: "Towards a national early warning system for human West Nile virus incidence."
10:50-11:00am: Emily Griffiths: "Extending a detailed Aedes aegypti model to simulate single and combined dengue control in Iquitos, Peru."
11:00-11:10am: Maria Diuk-Wasser: "Tick-borne pathogen interactions influence their emergence in the northeastern United States."
11:10-11:20am: Erin Welsh: "Evaluating potential effects of climate change on off-host tick ecology in Panama."
11:20-11:30am: Sarah Hamer: "Chagas disease in the southern United States: a transition from enzootic to epidemic?"
 
11:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion

 
12:00 p.m.

Lunch

 
 

Session IV: Scaling from Immunology to Ecology

Lory Student Center -- Lory Student Center Theatre
1:30 p.m.

"Evolution of host resistance: profiling the immunogenomic response of frogs infected with a deadly fungal pathogen"

Anna E. Savage, Anna Savage is a Molecular Evolution Postdoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, National Zoo, Washington, DC.
 
2:00 p.m.

"Old friends: How do helminths affect co-infection, co-morbidity and immune function in free-living humans?"

Aaron Blackwell, Aaron Blackwell is Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.
 
2:30 p.m.

Additional contributed short talks

 
  2:30-2:40pm: Carrie Cizauskas: "Seasonal patterns of hormones, macroparasites, and microparasites in wild African ungulates: the interplay between stress, reproduction, and disease."
2:40-2:50pm: Shai Pilosof: "Host-parasite network structure is associated with divergence of an immunogene."
2:50-3:00pm: Brianna Beechler: "Enemies and Turncoats: The invasive disease bovine tuberculosis exposes the pathogenic potential of Rift Valley fever virus in African buffalo."
3:00-3:10pm: Laura Pomeroy: "Transmission and waning immunity drive dynamics of multiple serotypes of foot-and-mouth disease virus in Cameroon."
3:20-3:20pm: Romain Garnier: "Insights from quantitative histopathology in the cause of death of Soay sheep."
3:20-3:30pm: Daniel Preston: "Trematode parasites and ecosystem processes in freshwater wetlands."
 
3:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion

 
4:00 p.m.

Coffee Break and Posters II

Lory Student Center -- Lory Student Center Theatre
7:00 p.m.

Evening Social

With a BAND and other high excitement!

Lory Student Center -- University Club and North Ballroom