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2017 One Health Innovations Symposium: Preventing the Next Pandemic

Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute

Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 12:15 PM - Monday, August 28, 2017 at 2:30 PM (CDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Day 1 Early Bird Admission Jul 14, 2017 $125.00 $0.00
Day 2 Early Bird Admission Jul 14, 2017 $125.00 $0.00
Both Days Early Bird Admission Jul 14, 2017 $200.00 $0.00
Post Doc/Student Aug 25, 2017 $50.00 $0.00

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"One Health Innovations - Preventing the Next Pandemic"

In partnership with the Schools of Veterinary Medicine at University of Missouri and Kansas State University, the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute will present a two-day symposium focused on the translational and comparative aspects of human and animal medicine.

Designed for physicians, veterinarians, and scientists interested in research and clinical studies, the two-day symposium is timed to coincide with the Central Veterinary Conference in Kansas City to leverage their target audience of practicing veterinarians. 

We are pleased to present an outstanding slate of speakers and presentations focused on a theme, “Preventing the Next Pandemic.”  The One Health Innovations symposium will address the topic from two perspectives, predictive biology and vaccine platforms.

The keynote presentation on One Health will be provided by Dr. Greg Gray, Professor of Infectious Diseases at Duke University.   Dr. Gray is a renowned expert in One Health and will discuss the critical importance of integrated human and animal medicine for preventing pandemics.

The predictive biology segment will explore surveillance and big data approaches to help target early identification and intervention.  Dr. Tracey McNamara, the pathologist who first identified West Nile virus in the United States and Dr. Jorge Soberon will discuss disease spread using ecology and evolutionary biology.  Surveillance methods used in Africa will be presented by Dr. Jean Paul Gonzalez.  Experts using computational biology, genomic and social data will explore how we can weave all these technologies together to prevent pandemics.

Day two of the research symposium will explore different vaccine platform approaches for highly pathogenic avian influenza , MERS, Zika and Ebola. Dr. Scott McVey an expert in regulatory science will discuss fast-track approaches for emerging diseases and Dr. Samuel Thevasagayam from the Gates Foundation will discuss challenges of manufacturing in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Novel approaches including synthetic mRNA and interferon will also be presenting as alternatives for controlling zoonotic diseases.

The symposium will conclude with a presentation by Dr. Marty Vanier of DHS with an update on the construction and planned operations of NBAF, the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, in Manhattan, Kansas.

Have questions about 2017 One Health Innovations Symposium: Preventing the Next Pandemic? Contact Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute

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Kansas City Convention Center
301 West 13th Street
Room 2103A
Kansas City, MO 64105

Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 12:15 PM - Monday, August 28, 2017 at 2:30 PM (CDT)


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Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute

The Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute strives to advance the life sciences in the KC region through collaboration, research, workforce development, and commercialization.

We foster constructive relationships between the academic and private sectors; facilitate collaborative scientific research; advocate for the life sciences at local, state and national levels; and support economic development, technology transfer and commercialization.

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