Vaccinology Conference

Vaccinology in the Tropics: Vaccines in a Globalized World 
Vacunología en los Trópicos: Vacunas En un Mundo Globalizado

Third International Conference / Tercer Congreso

Panama - January 20 - 22, 2016 
Intercontinental Miramar Panama Hotel, Panama, Central America 
Hotel Intercontinental Miramara Panama, Avenida Balboa, Ciudad de Panamá


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Online registration is now available. REGISTER NOW as space is limited. 
El registro en línea ya está disponible. REGISTRA AHORA, espacio es limitado. 

CONVOCATORIA DE RESÚMENES - debido 15 de Diciembre 2015 
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - due December 15, 2015 
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Come learn about new innovative vaccine research and programs for chronic and infectious diseases 
Conoce más acerca de los nuevos e innovadores programas de investigación en vacunas para prevención de enfermedades crónicas e infecciosas. 

Para los Costos: Pre-Inscripción / Early Bird • Hasta / Deadline el 15 de Noviembre de 2015 
Doctores  Physicians  $200/$175 early bird 
Otros Profesionales de la Salud 
Enfermeras, Técnicos de 
Laboratorios, etc.
Others Health Professions 
Nurses, Lab Tech, etc. 
$110/$100 early bird
Estudiantes  Students $110/$100 early bird 
Internacionales  International Participants  $350/$325 early bird 


SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION – ENGLISH/SPANISH 
TRADUCCIÓN SIMULTÁNEA – INGLÉS/ESPAÑOL

Dates of Conference: January 20-22, 2016 / Enero 20 al 22 del 2016

Course Directors:

  • Xavier Sáez-Llorens, MD., Pediatrics Infectious Disease, Panama
  • Ricardo Izurrieta, MD, DR. PH, Tropical Medicine, Florida
  • Arlene Calvo, PhD, MPH, CHES, Public Health Research, Panama

Contacto: jgalvez@health.usf.edu • Tel.: (507) 317-1822

$110/$100 early bird

$110/$100 early bird

Students


La tercera Vaccinology in the Tropics conferencia internacional estará encabezada por los principales investigadores internacionales, médicos y profesionales de la salud pública y se presentarán los avances más reciente científicos, clínicos y prácticos en la investigación y desarrollo de vacunas, medicina tropical, programas de inmunización, y el salud global.

The 3rd Vaccinology in the Tropics international conference will be led by leading international researchers, clinicians and public health professionals in the field and will present the latest scientific, clinical, and practical advances in vaccine research and development, tropical medicine, immunization programs, and global health.
PROPOSED PROGRAM

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20TH , 2016
Facilitator: Arlene Calvo, PhD

 7:00pm
Opening Reception/Cocktail- Conference Kick-off 
SPONSORED EVENT/ EVENTO PATROCINADO 
 7:10pm
Welcome Remarks: USF Health Representative 
Dr. Charles Lockwood 
 7:20pm
Building a Culture of Research: Contributions of Vaccine 
Research to Immunization Programs 
Dr. Xavier Sáez-Llorens 
 7:35pm
Invited Local Authorities (Ministry of Health, Gorgas Memorial Institute, National Secretariat of Science, Technology, and Innovation) 
 7:40pm
Mention of Latin American researchers that have contributed to vaccine research. / Reconocimiento a coordinadoras del Programa
Ampliado de Inmunizaciones. Contribución a la investigación clínica de vacunas.
 7:50pm
Panamanian National Folkloric Dance Show
 8:00pm
POSTER SESSION 

  • USF HEALTH Senior Vice-President and Dean, Morsani College of Medicine, Dr. Charles Lockwood
  • USF Health Dean, College of Public Health, Dr. Donna Petersen
  • Minister of Health of Panama, Dr. Javier Terrientes
  • National Secretary of Science, Technology, and Innovation. Dr. Jorge Motta
  • General Director of the Gorgas Memorial Institute, Dr. Nestor Sosa
  • Coordinator of the Panamanian National Immunization Program, Itzel de Hewitt,RN

THURSDAY JANUARY 21, 2016
INTERNATIONAL TRENDS / TENDENCIAS INTERNACIONALES 
General Sessions and Panel Discussions / Charlas Magistrales y Paneles 
Time / Horario Topic / Tema  Speaker / Conferencista 
7:30-8:30am  On-site Registration / Inscripción  USF Panama Office 
8:30-9:00  New and Innovative Strategies in
Vaccination Programs 
Facilitator: Xavier Sáez-Llorens 
Speaker: David Prado 
9:00-9:40  Comparing International Vaccination 
Programs: the US Vs. Latin America 
Delivering Vaccination Programs in
Developing Countries 
Regional Vaccine Coverage 
Facilitator: Arlene Calvo 
Speaker: PAHO/OPS representative
Natalie El Omeri, CDC 
9:40-10:00  COFFEE-BREAK 
POSTER SESSION 
SPONSORED EVENT/
EVENTO PATROCINADO 
10:00-10:30  Myths and Realities of Vaccines:
The Antivaxer Debate /
Mitos y Realidades de la Vacunación 
Facilitator: Xavier Sáez-Llorens 
Panel: David Prado 
Q&A 
10:30-11:15  Travel Medicine Immunization Practices in the Tropics  Facilitator: Ricardo Izurieta, USF, Florida 
Speakers: Daniel Stamboulian 
Germán Henostroza, University of Alabama Birgmingham 
11:15-12:00  Vaccine Innovations in Adults:
Infectious and Chronic Diseases 
Facilitator: Xavier Sáez-Llorens
Panel: Daniel Stamboulian Germán
Henostroza, UAB
Néstor Sosa, Instituto Conmemorativo Gorgas,
Panamá
Daniel Stamboulian
Juan Carlos Alcedo, Instituto Oncológico
Nacional
12:00-13:30  LUNCH / ALMUERZO 
SYMPOSIUM / SIMPOSIO 
SPONSORED EVENT/ 
EVENTO PATROCINADO (MSD)
13:30-14:00  New Innovative Vaccines in the Tropics: Yellow Fever,
West Nile Virus, Dengue, Hantavirus, Leishmaniasis,
Flabivirus, Clostridium 
Facilitator: Néstor Sosa 
Speaker: Ricardo Izurieta, USF, Florida 
14:00-14:40  Viral gastroenteritis: from rotavirus to norovirus / 
Gastroenteritis virales: del rotavirus al norovirus 
Facilitator: Arturo Rebollón 
Speaker: Miguel O'Ryan, Chile 
14:40-15:00  COFFEE-BREAK 
POSTER SESSION 
SPONSORED EVENT/ 
EVENTO PATROCINADO 
15:00-15:20  Helicobacter pylori durante la niñez: nos debemos preocupar?  Facilitator: Arturo Rebollón 
Speaker: Miguel O´Ryan, Chile 
15:20-15:50  Syncytial Respiratory Virus: A revolution in vaccines! /
Virus respiratorio sincitial: Revolución de VRS en vacunas! 
Facilitator: Dora Estripeaut, Sociedad de
Infectología de Panamá 
Speaker: Octavio Ramilo, USA 
15:50-16:10  Vaccine research: Creating a culture of research and
vaccine innovation 
Involving Nurses in Vaccine Research 
Facilitator: Xavier Sáez-Llorens 
Speaker: Arlene Calvo,
USF Constance Visovsky, USF 
16:10-16:45  Diseases Affecting our Populations: Meningococcal
Diseases and Vaccines 
Vacunas contra el Meningococo 
Facilitator: Arlene Calvo 
Speaker: Jorge Lujan-Zilberman, USA 
Miguel O´Ryan, Chile 
16:45-17:00  Summary and Closing Remarks for the First Day /
Resumen del Primer Día 
Xavier Sáez-Llorens 


FRIDAY JANUARY 22, 2016
DISEASE SPECIFIC VACCINE INNOVATIONS 
Time / Horario  Topic / Tema  Speaker / Conferencista 
8:30-9:00  Preparing for a Second Round: Pandemic Influenza
Response and Vaccines

Influenza Cobertura y carga de enfermedad 
Facilitator: Rosalba González, Instituto
Conmemorativo Gorgas
Speaker: Neely Kaydos-Daniels,
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Representatives
9:00-9:30 Epidemics and populations: what has affected
us upon identifying Ebola / Epidemias y el ser
humano a propósito del Ebola 
Facilitator: Dora Estripeaut, Sociedad de
Infectología de Panamá
Speaker: Miguel O’Ryan
9:30-10:00 Diseases Affecting our Populations:
Pneumococcal Vaccines 
Facilitator: Xavier Sáez-Llorens, Panama
Speaker: Jorge Lujan-Zilbermann
10:00-10:20 Q&A Session    Panel
10:20-10:40COFFEE-BREAK
POSTER SESSION
 SPONSORED EVENT
10:40-11:40 Malaria Research in the Tropics: A Continuing
Evolution Estrategias para la erradicación
del Plasmodium vivax: el nuevo reto!
Facilitator: Nicanor Obaldía
Speaker: John Adams, USF, USA
11:40-12:20 Polio today and tomorrow / Erradicación de polio,
que nos hace falta? 
Facilitator: José Jimeno
Speaker: Miguel O’Ryan, Chile
12:20-14:00 LUNCH/ALMUERZO
SYMPOSIUM / SIMPOSIO 
SPONSORED SCIENTIFIC Patrocinado
PFIZER
14:00-14:30
Logistics/ Logística
Use of Technology in Vaccine Research  Facilitator: Arlene Calvo
Speaker: José Jimeno
14:30-15:00
Logistics/ Logística
 
Innovative cold chain processes /
Procesos inovadores de cadena de frío
National Inmunization Program /Programa
Ampliado de Inmunizaciones
Ing. Iván Medina, Coordinador Nacional de la
Cadena de Frío, Ministerio de Salud, Panamá 
15:00-15:20   COFFEE BREAK/RECESO
POSTER SESSION 
SPONSORED EVENT 
15:20-16:15
STI Related Vaccines 
Human Papillomavirus in Male Populations  Facilitator: Arlene Calvo
Speaker: Jorge Lujan-Zilbermann, University of South Florida
16:15-17:00  Sexually-Transmitted Infections: gonorrea, herpes,
chlamydia, HIV/AIDS 
Facilitator: Juan Miguel Pascale
Speaker: Germán Henostroza, UAB
NIH HIV Vaccine research representative 
17:00-17:20 Vaccines: Have we measured up to the MDGs? /
Vacunas: Hemos logrado los ODMs?
Summary and Closing Remarks- **Conference
Adjourns** 
Donna Petersen
Ricardo Izurieta
Xavier Sáez-Lorens
Arlene Calvo 
Opening Reception/Cocktail- Conference Kick-off 
SPONSORED EVENT/ EVENTO PATROCINADO
Opening Reception/Cocktail- Conference Kick-off 
SPONSORED EVENT/ EVENTO PATROCINADO
Building a Culture of Research: Contributions of Vaccine 
Research to Immunization Programs 
Dr. Xavier Sáez-Llorens
Mention of Latin American researchers that have contributed to vaccine research. / Reconocimiento a coordinadoras del Programa Ampliado de Inmunizaciones. Contribución a la investigación clínica de vacunas.

Diseases Affecting our Populations: Meningococcal Diseases and Vaccines 
Vacunas contra el Meningococo