2016 ATHC conference

@JCU 2016 ATHC conference

2016 ATHC conference

The conference is from the 22nd -23rd September at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre with the theme being “The Intersection Between Chronic and Infectious Disease”.

There is a standard registration fee from the 19th of August and onsite registration fee from the 22nd September.

Below is the program, as well as the website and link for registration and information about the speakers.

Program: http://www.aithm.jcu.edu.au/australasian-tropical-health-conference/program/

Registration: http://www.aithm.jcu.edu.au/australasian-tropical-health-conference/registration/

Speakers: http://www.aithm.jcu.edu.au/australasian-tropical-health-conference/speakers/

CONFERENCE PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

2016 Australasian Tropical Health and Medicine Conference

Conference Theme: Intersection between Chronic and Infectious Disease

  • Epigenetics
  • Innate Immune Imprinting
  • Vaccination
  • Aetiology of Chronic Disease
  • Intersection of Chronic and Infectious Disease
  • Indigenous Health Transition

Thursday 22nd September, 2016

13:00

Registrations open – NO LUNCH

14:00              

Conference Convenor Welcome

Professor Louis Schofield

14:30

Plenary One

Epigenetics

Paul Giacomin Chair

Professor Emma Whitelaw

“Epigenetics – an update”

14:30

20 mins + 5 mins questions

Susan Van Dijk

“The role of epigenetics in obesity and metabolic disease”

14:55

15 mins + 5mins questions

Dr Smriti Krishna

“Epigenetic mechanisms and its relevance in abdominal aortic aneurysm”

15:15

10 mins + 5mins questions

15:30

Afternoon tea

16:00 – 17:00

Plenary Two

Innate Immune Imprinting

Frank Shann Chair

Dr Paul Giacomin

Regulation of inflammation by hookworms and their secreted products

16:00

20 mins + 5mins questions

Dr Łucja Labuda

“Distinct immune and metabolic profiles between African and European individuals”

16:25

15 mins + 5 mins questions

 

16:45

15 mins + 5 mins questions

18:30 – 24:00

Pre-dinner drinks &

Rooftop dinner (Informal)

Rydges Southbank Brisbane

End of Day One

Friday 23rd September

08:30

Registrations open

09:00

Plenary Three

Vaccination

Louis Schofield - Chair

Professor Kevin Marsh

“What future for malaria vaccines?”

09:00

20 mins + 5 mins questions

Professor Frank Shann

“In high-mortality countries, vaccines substantially alter mortality from non-target infections via epigenetic adaptation (training) of innate immune function.”    

09:25

20 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr Andreas Kupz

“New approaches to combat Mycobacterium tuberculosis/HIV co-infections”

09:50

10 mins + 5mins questions

10:15

Morning tea

10:45

Plenary Four

Aetiology of chronic disease

Jacob George - Chair

Professor Len Harrison

“Modern environment-gene interactions promote

diabetes, immune dysregulation and susceptibility to infection”

10:45

20 mins + 5 mins questions

Professor Robyn McDermott

“Community acquired infections and epidemic diabetes in the tropics”

11:10

20 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr Joe Moxon “Can lipidomics uncover diagnostic and prognostic markers for peripheral artery disease beyond ‘good’ and ‘bad’ cholesterol?

11:35

10 mins + 5 mins questions

12:00

Lunch

13:00

Plenary Five

Intersection of Chronic and Infectious Disease

Len Harrison - Chair

Professor Jacob George

“The impact of hepatitis C on chronic disease

13:00

20 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr Eddy Wiria

“Helminth infections on epidemiological transition: learning from the (ex)companion(s).”

13:25

15 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr Yenny Djuardi

“Helminth infections and insulin sensitivity: SUGARSPIN STUDY”

13:45

15 mins + 5 mins questions

Ms Ella Tracey

“Sugar & Strongyloides: Does Strongyloides stercoralis infection protect against metabolic disease in young people in the Yarrabah Aboriginal Community in Northern Queensland?”

14:05

10 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr Mic Smout

“Understanding the granulin growth factor secreted by the infectious carcinogenic liver fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini, and potential as a treatment for chronic diabetic wounds”

14:20

10 mins + 5 mins questions

14:35

Afternoon tea

15:00

Plenary Six

Indigenous health transition

Eddy Wiria - Chair

A/Prof Alan Clough

“Alcohol control policies in indigenous communities: studies of their perceived effectiveness among service providers, stakeholders and community residents in Queensland”

15:00

20 mins + 5 mins questions

Professor Sarah Larkins

“Hard-to-reach populations or hard-to-reach services?  Health service responses to changing patterns of health and disease amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.”

15:25

20 mins + 5 mins questions

Dr Emily Callander

“Opportunities and challenges for Tropical Health Economics” “Opportunities and challenges for Tropical Health Economics”

15:50

15 mins + 5 mins questions

16:15

Closing Summary – Professor Maxine Whittaker

16:30 End of conference