12th Annual Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases (CEND) Symposium

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245 Li Ka Shing Center, University of California at Berkeley

2353 Oxford Street

Berkeley, California 94703

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The Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases (CEND) Annual Symposium aims to strengthen connections between scientists working on infectious diseases of global health importance and the broader global health research, therapeutics development, and advocacy communities. The focus of the 12th Annual Symposium is: Tackling Emerging Infectious Diseases - Ebola, Fungal, HLB.

Friday, January 10, 2020 | 08:30 AM to 6:30 PM | UC Berkeley, Li Ka Shing Center Auditorium, Room 245.

Breakfast will be served 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM. Coffee will be served throughout the day and lunch will be provided. Following the speakers, a networking reception and poster session will be from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM.

OFFICIAL SCHEDULE (doors open at 8:00 AM):

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM: Check in/breakfast

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM: Opening Remarks | Julia Schaletzky, PhD, Executive Director of CEND


9:00 AM - 9:35 AM: Heinz Feldmann, MD, PhD| National Institutes of Health

9:35 AM - 10:10 AM: Danielle Porter, PhD | Gilead

10:10 AM - 10:45 AM: Jonna Mazet, DVM, MPVM, PhD | University of California, Davis

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM: Ebola Panel Discussion

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Coffee break


11:30 AM - 12:05 PM: Anders Naar, PhD | University of California, Berkeley

12:05 PM - 12:40 PM: Hailing Jin, PhD | University of California, Riverside

12:40 PM - 12:50 PM: Fungal Pathogen Panel Discussion

12:50 PM - 2:00 PM: Lunch/Tech Show


2:00 PM - 2:35 PM: Melanie Barnett, PhD | Stanford University

2:35 PM - 3:10 PM: Carolyn Slupsky, PhD | University of California, Davis

3:10 PM - 3:45 PM: Gitta Coaker, PhD | University of California, Davis

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM: Citrus Greening Panel Discussion

4:00 PM - 4:20 PM: Coffee Break


4:20 PM - 4:55 PM: Manu Prakash, PhD | Stanford University

4:55 PM - 5:30 PM: Matthew Lewin, MD, PhD | Ophirex

5:30 PM - 5:40 PM: Pushing the Frontiers of Innovation Panel Discussion

5:40 PM - 6:30 PM: Reception and Poster Session

For information on visitor parking, please check out the UC Berkeley Parking & Transportation website.

Call for Posters!

This year's symposium will feature a poster session to complement the exciting line-up of plenary speakers. Posters are invited in topics relevant to the theme of the symposium. You may submit a poster title and abstract during your registration or via email with your name and affiliation to

Poster titles and abstracts must be submitted by December 27, 2019

Opportunity Board!

This year, the CEND team will be assembling an opportunity board for the CEND symposium, which will list open opportunities for jobs, funding, postdoctoral positions, and more. If you have an opportunity that you would like to advertise, please contact

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