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Co-Infection: A Global Challenge for Disease Control
Brazil
03/15/2015

Co-Infection: A Global Challenge for Disease Control

March 15—20, 2015 Ouro Preto, MG, Brazil

Organized in collaboration with the Minas Gerais State Agency for Research Development (FAPEMIG) and the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) - Brazil. Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Multi-species co-infections impose one of the greatest challenges to global health and to our efforts to develop effective methods of infectious disease control. Populations living in rural areas of many low-income countries are exposed to both chronic and acute infection with multiple pathogens. In such conditions co-infection is common and the cause of additive or synergistic morbidities. Studying co-infections is difficult and complex as different pathogens may interact in many different ways, either directly or via the host immune response. Indeed, in some contexts, a community of organisms within a host may promote defense against other organisms. This Keystone Symposia meeting will focus on our current understanding of synergism/antagonism among pathogens causing common co-infections. In doing so it will bring together leading researchers and their knowledge of immune responses in co-infected individuals, co-infection immunoepidemiology, modeling of co-infections to predict disease and infection outcomes, and the specific challenges that co-infection presents to vaccine design strategies, and effective application of chemotherapy. This diversity of scientific disciplines will together address the impacts of co-infection, particularly in the context of the Neglected Tropical Diseases that are prevalent in many low- and middle-income countries. For example, in some of the poorest parts of the world, HIV, TB, leprosy, HTLV, malaria, dengue, and chronic helminth infections are co-endemic. To find the understanding and the means to effectively tackle the diverse clinical and public health problems of co-infection, we need to combine information derived from basic hypothesis-lead research, descriptive epidemiology and new computational modeling techniques. The goal of this symposium will be to broaden and deepen our understanding of within-host and population level interactions between different co-infecting pathogens and propose appropriate multidisciplinary strategies to move towards clinical and public health solutions, including the delivery of effective vaccination and chemotherapy.

Epidemiologist, Physician Researcher, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Virologist
Systems Biology of Lipid Metabolism
United States
Colorado
02/09/2015

Systems Biology of Lipid Metabolism

February 9—13, 2015 Breckenridge, Colorado

Lipid homeostasis is fundamental to maintain health. Due to enormous functional and structural diversity of lipids as well as because of their complex regulation at multiple spatial and temporal scales, lipids need to be studied not only at the level of biological pathways but also at the level of the biophysical systems they are part of including cellular membranes or lipoprotein particles. From the perspective of systems biology, this adds an additional but necessary layer of complexity to the studies of lipids. This meeting will cover recent progress and perspectives in the studies of lipids as related to: 1) Cellular, as well as, systemic lipid metabolism; 2) Computational modeling of lipids; and 3) Role of lipids in the pathogenesis of several complex diseases including metabolic, immune and central nervous system disorders as well as cancer. Specifically, experts in this area will address whether alterations in lipid biology may be an important underlying pathogenic link among these disorders, which could explain the well documented metabolic co-morbidities such as between obesity and several other complex diseases. The meeting will bring together a highly interdisciplinary outstanding group of scientists including biochemists, molecular and cellular biologists, clinical researchers and computational biologists. Such a diverse setting will facilitate the cross-disciplinary interactions needed to address current key questions in lipid biology in the context of translational medicine as well as move the field of lipids forward by consolidating the use of system approaches to study their involvement in the pathogenesis of common diseases.

Biochemist, Biologist, Cell Biologist, Molecular Biologist, Physician Researcher
BCDE 2014 -- IEEE Workshop – Big Data in Computational Epidemiology
United States
Washington, DC
10/27/2014

BCDE 2014 -- IEEE Workshop – Big Data in Computational Epidemiology

The workshop is part of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Big Data to be held in Washington DC on October 27, 2014.

Epidemiologist, Informatician, Physician Researcher, Public Health Expert
Air Pollution Meteorology and Human Health Symposium
United States
Arizona
01/05/2015

Air Pollution Meteorology and Human Health Symposium

5 January 2015 Phoenix, Arizona.

A one-day Symposium on Air Pollution Meteorology and Human Health sponsored by the American Meteorology Society (AMS), and organized by the AMS Committee for Meteorological Aspects of Air Pollution and the AMS Board on Environment and Health will be held 5 January 2015, as part of the 95th AMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.  Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS Web site (http://www.ametsoc.org/meet/annual/) in late-September 2014.

The theme for the 2015 AMS Annual Meeting is “Fulfilling the Vision of Weather, Water, and Climate Information for Every Need, Time, and Place”. In our modern society, people, businesses, and governments increasingly depend on weather and climate information to anticipate the quality of the air that we breathe and the consequent heath effects. This information on air pollution and health effects influences decisions that range from the development of local, state, and national policies to an individual decisions regarding outdoor activities or anticipating and preparing for the impacts that these activities will have on one’s health.  Developing the necessary science and technologies to produce this information requires an integrated multi-disciplinary solution that involves a combination of atmospheric science and biomedical science / public health expertise.  The goal of this symposium is to bring together the scientists and researchers required to solve these challenging problems in a forum that encourages the exchange of information across these scientific disciplines.

Program Chair(s)

For additional information please contact the program chairperson(s), Dr. Steve Hanna (hannaconsult@roadrunner.com), Dr. Paul E. Bieringer (paulb@ucar.edu), Dr. Mary Hayden (mhayden@ucar.edu), and Dr. George Luber (gcl4@cdc.gov).

Computer Scientist, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Scientist
Food Defense Conference
United States
Minnesota
09/15/2014

Food Defense Conference

September 15-16, 2014 Minneapolis, Minnesota

Leading the way to a safe and secure food supply.

The National Center for Food Protection and Defense (NCFPD) will be hosting a conference focused solely on defending the global food supply this coming fall. The Food Defense Conference 2014 will be held in Minneapolis, MN on September 15-16, 2014. NCFPD has been at the forefront of food defense research, technology, and training for the past 10 years. Our extensive network of experts from around the world will be venturing to Minneapolis to discuss and learn from each other about the current state of food defense. Attendees will have 2 full days of sessions, networking, and workshops geared specifically at reducing the impact of food system attacks and catastrophic events.

Overview of Food Defense Topics

Economically Motivated Adulteration

Risk Assessment & Management

Supply Chain Security

Cyber Security

Threat Surveillance & Predictive Analysis

Food Defense Education

Recovery & Response After an Event

Modeling

FSMA Implications

Agent Detection

Who Will Be Attending

Food Protection Professionals, Government Officials, Academia Thought Leaders

Microbiologist, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
8th International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing (BIOSIGNALS 2015)
Portugal
01/12/2015

8th International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing (BIOSIGNALS 2015)

12-15 January, 2015 Lisbon, Portugal

The purpose of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing is to bring together researchers and practitioners from multiple areas of knowledge, including biology, medicine, engineering and other physical sciences, interested in studying and using models and techniques inspired from or applied to biological systems. A diversity of signal types can be found in this area, including image, audio and other biological sources of information. The analysis and use of these signals is a multidisciplinary area including signal processing, pattern recognition and computational intelligence techniques, amongst others.

Biomedical Engineer, Computer Scientist, Informatician, Information Scientist, Physician Researcher, Physiologist, Technologist
8th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC 2015)
Portugal
01/12/2015

8th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC 2015)

12 –15 January, 2015 Lisbon, Portugal

The purpose of BIOSTEC is to bring together researchers and practitioners, including engineers, biologists, health professionals and informatics/computer scientists, interested in both theoretical advances and applications of information systems, artificial intelligence, signal processing, electronics and other engineering tools in knowledge areas related to biology and medicine. BIOSTEC is composed of five co-located conferences, each specialized in at least one of the aforementioned main knowledge areas.

BIODEVICES
International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices

BIOIMAGING
International Conference on Bioimaging

BIOINFORMATICS
International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms

BIOSIGNALS
International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing

HEALTHINF
International Conference on Health Informatics

Bioinformatician, Biomedical Engineer, Computer Scientist, Imaging Professional, Informatician, Technologist
6th International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms (BIOINFORMATICS 2015)
Portugal
01/12/2015

6th International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms (BIOINFORMATICS 2015)

BIOINFORMATICS is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

12-15 January, 2015 Lisbon, Portugal

The purpose of the International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the application of computational systems and information technologies to the field of molecular biology, including for example the use of statistics and algorithms to understanding biological processes and systems, with a focus on new developments in genome bioinformatics and computational biology. Areas of interest for this community include sequence analysis, biostatistics, image analysis, scientific data management and data mining, machine learning, pattern recognition, computational evolutionary biology, computational genomics and other related fields.

Secretariat

BIOINFORMATICS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8813
e-mail: bioinformatics.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.bioinformatics.biostec.org/

Bioinformatician, Biologist, Biostatistician, Computer Scientist, Molecular Biologist, Scientist
Virtual Physiological Human Conference 2014
Norway
09/09/2014

Virtual Physiological Human Conference 2014

9 – 12 September 2014 Trondheim, Norway

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is very pleased to have been awarded to host the 3rd VPH conference by the Virtual Physiological Human Institute. This biannual conference series grew out of the FP7 Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence. It has become one of the major instruments for maintaining the coherence and momentum of the highly multidisciplinary VPH community. The members of the VPH community subscribe to the view that a substantially improved healthcare can only be achieved through converged efforts of the life sciences, the mathematical sciences and engineering.

Biomedical Engineer, Computer Scientist, Physician Researcher, Physiologist, Technologist
International Workshop on Innovative Simulation for Healthcare
France
09/22/2014

International Workshop on Innovative Simulation for Healthcare

September 22 - 24, 2014 Bordeaux, France

A holistic view of healthcare leads to an interdisciplinary field of research ranging from life-science to management disciplines. The increasing computational power and the tight integration of natural and computational sciences open the doors to new paradigms in life science research. The huge complexity of biological systems let deterministic and deductive methods reach their limitations, thus large scale simulations together with advanced methods of modelling are new tools to get insight into the huge diversity of healthcare. This workshop, part of the I3M Multiconference, aims to bring together scientists from engineering, natural and life sciences to stimulate discussion on new methods and topics in the emerging field of healthcare. Tracks shall cover the main aspects of healthcare. It shall not only provide a forum for presentation of novel approaches and methods of advanced simulation for both modelling and analysis but also provide meaningful results and applications. We welcome high-quality, original scientific contributions and will consider them for publication.

Biomedical Engineer, Computer Scientist, Nurse, Nurse Researcher, Physician, Physician Researcher, Technologist