Program Schedule

Global Infectious Diseases

Saturday, October 11, 2014: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Room: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: 111-AB

Learning Objectives:


Target Audience: Scientists, Researchers, Public health practitioners, Pharmacists, Nurses, Microbiologists, Members-in-training, Medical students and residents, Lab personnel, Investigators, Infectious diseases physicians, Infectious diseases pediatricians, HIV specialists, HIV clinicians, Health care workers, Fellows, Epidemiologists, Clinicians, Academicians

Tracks: Pediatric ID, Investigative ID, HIV-STD-TB, Global ID, Epidemiology and Infection Control, Adult ID

Moderators:  Keith Klugman, MD, PhD, FIDSA, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health and Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital

2:00 PM
Detection of Gastrointestinal Parasites by Multi-Parallel Quantitative Real-Time PCR and Associations with Growth Delay in Early Childhood: Findings from a Birth Cohort in Rural Ecuador
Rojelio Mejia ; Andrea Arévalo, MS ; Yosselin Vicuña ; Pablo Espinosa ; Martha Chico ; Maritza Vaca ; Carlos Sandoval ; Peter Hotez, MD, PhD ; Philip Cooper
2:15 PM
Multi-parallel quantitative real-time PCR surveillance of gastrointestinal parasites in a symptomatic rural Argentinian population: initial results of the Latin American Multicenter Parasite Study (LAMPS)
Rojelio Mejia ; Paola Vargas ; Rebecca Jeun ; Alejandro Krolewiecki ; Marisa Juarez ; Pamela Cajal ; Julio Nasser ; Peter Hotez, MD, PhD ; Rubén Cimino
2:45 PM
Evaluating Cryptococcal Antigen Lateral Flow Assay by Fingerstick Whole Blood in HIV-Infected Persons with Meningitis
Darlisha Williams, MPH ; Kiiza Tadeo ; Sruti Velamakkani ; Reuben Kiggundu, MBChB ; David Meya, MMed ; Joshua Rhein, MD ; David Boulware, MD, MPH
3:00 PM
Higher Adherence to an Inpatient Treatment Guideline for Community-acquired Pneumonia is Associated with Reduced Mortality in Botswana
Michelle Haas, MD ; Raina Phillips, MD ; Harvey Friedman, MD ; Bakgaki Ratshaa ; Ari Ho-Foster, MSc
3:15 PM
Morbidity and Mortality of a Large Cohort of Peruvian HIV-infected Children, 2003-2012
Amira Baker, MD ; Angela Bayer, PhD ; Jaime Deville, MD ; Rolando Viani, MD ; Lenka Kolevic, MD

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K. Klugman, None

P. Hotez, None

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