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NOV 6, 2019

Influenza 2019

Influenza 2019 is now available On-Demand! Join us for this free virtual online conference as we discuss methods and strategies related to influenza, as well as explore new ideas and concepts on a global scale. This event will be packed with speaker sessions from industry experts, research poster presentations, and an exhibit hall with thought leaders from the field.

The theme for this years conference is Influenza in the past, present and future with the following tracks:

  • Control and Prevention Strategies for Influenza
    • Influenza Vaccines
  • Structure and Function of the Influenza Virus
    • Pathogenesis
    • Types of Influenza
  • Impact of Influenza Beyond Outpatient and Inpatient Treatment
    • Anti-Viral
    • Routine Laboratory Diagnostics
  • 2019 Epidemic and Future Pandemics

Our virtual conference allows you to participate in a global setting with no travel or cost to you. The event will remain open 6 months from the date of the live event.  The webinars will be available for unlimited on-demand viewing.

Continuing Education

 

LabRoots is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. By attending this event, you can earn 1 Continuing Education credit per presentation for a maximum of 14 credits.

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Speakers
  • Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Medicine, Tisch Cancer Center Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Michael and Lori Milken Dean of Public Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Minnesota, and Director of Clinical Microbiology, Hennepin Medical Center
  • Research Fellow (Centre for Virus Research), University of Glasgow
  • Associate Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Virology, Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
  • Horace W. Goldsmith Professor and Chair Department of Microbiology Professor, Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona

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Agenda
  • NOV 06, 2019 1:30 PM PST
    Challenges towards a Universal Influenza Virus Vaccine
    Peter Palese, PhD
    Horace W. Goldsmith Professor and Chair Department of Microbiology Professor, Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • NOV 06, 2019 1:30 PM PST
    Impact of the cobas Liat® Flu Assay on Clinical Decision Making in the Emergency Department Setting (Clade Study Group)
    Glen Hansen, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Minnesota, and Director of Clinical Microbiology, Hennepin Medical Center
  • NOV 06, 2019 12:00 PM PST
    A dose of the flu: influenza's variable virus particles
    Edward Hutchinson, PhD
    Research Fellow (Centre for Virus Research), University of Glasgow
  • NOV 06, 2019 10:30 AM PST
    Drug discovery and pharmacology of antivirals targeting drug-resistant influenza viruses
    Jun Wang, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona
  • NOV 06, 2019 9:00 AM PST
    The 2019 Flu Season: Protecting your health and the health of your family
    Lynn Goldman, MD, MPH
    Michael and Lori Milken Dean of Public Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University
  • NOV 06, 2019 7:30 AM PST
    Toward a universal influenza virus vaccine
    Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, PhD
    Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Medicine, Tisch Cancer Center Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • NOV 06, 2019 6:00 AM PST
    Understanding the Pathogenesis of Human Influenza Virus: A Systems Virology Approach
    Rafael Medina Silva, PhD
    Associate Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Virology, Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
  • Control and Prevention Strategies for Influenza
  • NOV 06, 2019 7:30 AM PST
    Toward a universal influenza virus vaccine
    Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, PhD
    Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Medicine, Tisch Cancer Center Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • NOV 06, 2019 1:30 PM PST
    Challenges towards a Universal Influenza Virus Vaccine
    Peter Palese, PhD
    Horace W. Goldsmith Professor and Chair Department of Microbiology Professor, Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • 2019 Epidemic and Future Pandemics
  • NOV 06, 2019 9:00 AM PST
    The 2019 Flu Season: Protecting your health and the health of your family
    Lynn Goldman, MD, MPH
    Michael and Lori Milken Dean of Public Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University
  • Impact of Influenza Beyond Outpatient and Inpatient Treatment
  • NOV 06, 2019 10:30 AM PST
    Drug discovery and pharmacology of antivirals targeting drug-resistant influenza viruses
    Jun Wang, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona
  • NOV 06, 2019 1:30 PM PST
    Impact of the cobas Liat® Flu Assay on Clinical Decision Making in the Emergency Department Setting (Clade Study Group)
    Glen Hansen, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Minnesota, and Director of Clinical Microbiology, Hennepin Medical Center
  • Structure and Function of the Influenza Virus
  • NOV 06, 2019 12:00 PM PST
    A dose of the flu: influenza's variable virus particles
    Edward Hutchinson, PhD
    Research Fellow (Centre for Virus Research), University of Glasgow
  • NOV 06, 2019 6:00 AM PST
    Understanding the Pathogenesis of Human Influenza Virus: A Systems Virology Approach
    Rafael Medina Silva, PhD
    Associate Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Virology, Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Speakers

  • Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, PhD
    Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Medicine, Tisch Cancer Center Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Biography
      Dr. García-Sastre is Professor in the Departments of Microbiology and Medicine and in the Tisch Cancer Center at Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai (ISMMS) in New York,. He is also Director of the Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute at ISMMS, and Principal Investigator for the Center for Research on Influenza Pathogenesis (CRIP), one of five NIAID Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS). For the past 30 years, his research interest has been focused on the molecular biology, virus-host interactions, innate immunity and pathogenesis of influenza viruses and several other RNA viruses, as well as on the development of new vaccines and antivirals. He has more than 500 peer-reviewed publications in these areas of research. He has been President of the International Society for Vaccines in 2014-2015. He is Editor for the scientific journals PLoS Pathogens, Journal of Virology and Virus Research. In 2017, he has been elected a fellow of the Royal Academy of Pharmacy in Spain. In 2019, he was recognized with a Honorary Doctor Degree from the University of Burgos, Spain. Also in 2019, he was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
    • Lynn Goldman, MD, MPH
      Michael and Lori Milken Dean of Public Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University
      Biography
        Lynn R. Goldman, a pediatrician and an epidemiologist, is the Michael and Lori Milken Dean and Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. She is a renowned expert in pediatric environmental health and chemicals policy. As such she has contributed academic scholarship that has helped to shape this field of study. She also has engaged in translating research to policy through writing policy analyses and via Congressional testimony in service of successful efforts by Congress to achieve passage of reforms both to federal pesticide law (the 1996 Food Quality Protection Act) and federal chemicals law (the 2016 Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act for the 21st Century). She was previously Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the Bloomberg School of Public Health (1999-2010); Assistant Administrator for Toxic Substances at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where she directed the Office of Chemical Safety and Prevention (1993 - 1998); and Chief of the Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control (as well as other positions) at the California Department of Public Health. She completed a BS and MS from UC Berkeley, an MD from UC San Francisco; an MPH from Johns Hopkins University; and pediatric residency training at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and received the NAM Walsh McDermott Award for service to the academy. She a recipient of the Heinz Award for Global Environmental Change and the American Public Health Association Environment Section's Homer M. Calver Award. She has received alumna awards from Hopkins (Woodrow Wilson Award for Excellence in Government and Society of Scholars); UCSF (150th Anniversary Alumni Excellence Award); and the UC Berkeley School of Public Health (Alumna of the Year and its Influential Alumni Award). Currently, she serves on both the NAM Council and the National Academy of Sciences Governing Board; the Environmental Defense Fund Board of Trustees; the Advisory Committee to the Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the chair of the NIH Advisory Committee for the ECHO Study; chair-elect of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and member of the NIH National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council.
      • Glen Hansen, PhD
        Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Minnesota, and Director of Clinical Microbiology, Hennepin Medical Center
        Biography
          Dr. Glen Hansen is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and the department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at University of Minnesota. He is the medical director for the clinical microbiology and molecular diagnostics laboratory at Hennepin County Medical Center HCMC The Clinical Microbiology laboratory is a full-service microbiology including areas of virology, mycology, mycobacteriology, bacteriology, parasitology and molecular diagnostics. He graduated from The University of Saskatchewan and Royal University hospital with a PhD in clinical microbiology. He has formal fellowship training in molecular diagnostics from New York Public Health Research Institute (PHRI) and clinical and medical microbiology from the University of Washington. He is the former director of microbiology and molecular Diagnostics at Oregon Medical/Peace Health laboratories in Eugene Oregon and has been the director of microbiology and molecular diagnostics at HCMC since 2006.
        • Edward Hutchinson, PhD
          Research Fellow (Centre for Virus Research), University of Glasgow
          Biography
            Ed Hutchinson began working on the molecular biology of influenza viruses as a PhD student with Prof Paul Digard (then at the University of Cambridge), and then continued with research in this area at the University of Oxford, as a postdoc with Prof Ervin Fodor and as a Junior Research Fellow at Worcester College. In 2016, he used an MRC Career Development Award to set up a research group at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research.
          • Rafael Medina Silva, PhD
            Associate Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Virology, Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
            Biography
              Dr. Medina is Associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology at the School of Medicine at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago. His laboratory studies the molecular biology and ecology of Influenza virus encompassing three mayor areas of research: i) Translational studies to investigate molecular factors of the virus and the host that contribute to disease severity. This includes studying host-pathogens interactions, immune responses, elucidating pathogenesis factors and determining the role of the microbiome during respiratory IAV infection. ii) Characterization of the antigenic properties of the Hemagglutinin (HA) protein of IAV and its role in pathogenesis. This involves studying how specific changes in glycosylations affect the antigenicity and virulence of the virus, and their role in modulating innate, and humoral immune responses. These studies are aimed at contributing to better define epitopes with broad-spectrum antigenic characteristics, which might be relevant for vaccine development. iii) Investigate the ecology of emerging viruses in Chile and Antarctica. This includes developing improved diagnostic tools, sequencing pipelines and analyses platforms to perform long-term molecular epidemiology for the study of influenza virus in natural reservoirs. The overall aim is to gain a better understanding of the viral genetic pool in nature and the ecological niches that contribute to spill over events that generate outbreaks, epidemics and potentially pandemics. These overarching research themes provide an in depth and integrated approach to elucidate the viral and host molecular factors involved in infection and disease caused by emerging pathogens.
            • Peter Palese, PhD
              Horace W. Goldsmith Professor and Chair Department of Microbiology Professor, Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
              Biography
                Peter Palese is a Professor of Microbiology and the Chair of the Department of Microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. His research is in the area of RNA-containing viruses with a special emphasis on influenza viruses. Specifically, he established the first genetic maps for influenza A, B, and C viruses, identified the function of several viral genes, and defined the mechanism of neuraminidase inhibitors (which are now FDA-approved antivirals). He was also a pioneer in the field of reverse genetics for negative strand RNA viruses, which allows the introduction of site-specific mutations into the genomes of these viruses. This technique is crucial for the study of the structure/function relationships of viral genes, for investigation of viral pathogenicity and for development and manufacture of novel vaccines. An improvement of this technique has been effectively used by him and his colleagues to reconstruct and study the pathogenicity of the highly virulent, but extinct, 1918 pandemic influenza virus. His recent work in collaboration with Garcia-Sastre has revealed that most negative strand RNA viruses possess proteins with interferon antagonist activity, enabling them to counteract the antiviral response of the infected host.
              • Jun Wang, PhD
                Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona
                Biography
                  Dr. Wang received his bachelor degree in chemistry from Wuhan University, China, in 2003. After a one year industry experience in a biotechnology company, he joined Dr. Shaoqin Yao's group at the National University of Singapore in 2004 as a graduate student. His thesis project involves designing and developing chemical probes and inhibitors for matrix metalloproteases. After receiving his master degree in 2006, he moved to the United States and started his PhD study in Dr. William F. DeGrado's laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania. His PhD thesis focuses on rational design of inhibitors targeting drug-resistant influenza A virus M2 proton channels. He is also a major contributor in developing chemical probes to solve the scientific controversy of the drug binding site(s) of M2. After receiving his PhD in chemistry in 2010, he continued as a postdoctoral researcher in the DeGrado lab, first at the University of Pennsylvania and later at the University of California, San Francisco. He started his independent career as an assistant professor at the College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona in 2014. His laboratory mainly focuses on medicinal chemistry and pharmacology of antivirals. Research in the Wang Laboratory is directed towards developing antivirals targeting drug-resistant viruses and emerging viruses, including influenza A and B viruses, enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), EV-A71, coxsackievirus, and polio virus. They are developing inhibitors against multiple viral proteins and use them as chemical probes for target validation. For influenza virus, they have developed inhibitors targeting the M2 proton channel, the viral polymerase PA-PB1 protein-protein interactions, and the hemagglutinin fusion protein. For enteroviruses, they have designed inhibitors targeting the viral capsid VP1 protein, the viral 2A protease, the viral 2C protein, and the viral polymerase. In addition, they are also interested in developing host-targeting antivirals as a means to address drug resistance.
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