Friday, Jan 24, 2014
From Lab to Landscape: Integrated Infectious Disease Research
SUNY ESF, Gateway Building
Please join us for a one-day symposium on Infectious Disease: From Lab to Landscape: Integrated Infectious Disease Research, hosted by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) and the Center for Global Health & Translational Science at SUNY Upstate Medical University. The event will take place on Friday, January 24, 2014, in the ESF Gateway Building.
With a focus on multidisciplinary aspects of infectious diseases and environmental health, the symposium will feature distinguished speakers from research, academia, and public health practice. Topics will include current research on factors associated with the burden of emerging diseases of people and wildlife including:
- ecological and climatic drivers
- social and behavioral determinants
- vector ecology and control
- vaccine development and challenges
- public health surveillance and interventions.
Registration information will be sent in a future email. For further information please contact Jenny Dimento at DimentoJ@Upstate.edu or Mary Ann Sandiford-Day at SandifoM@upstate.edu.
This event is sponsored by SUNY "Conversations in the Disciplines" (CID)
CGHATS in the Field
In January 2013 Dr. Stewart Ibarra and Dr King met with public health officials and visited clinics in Machala, Ecuador, to understand the challenges to diagnosing and managing dengue fever in coastal Ecuador. This visit contributes to an ongoing collaboration with the Ministry of Health to improve dengue diagnostics and surveillance in southern coastal Ecuador. Dengue is emerging and evolving disease in this region. All four serotypes of the dengue virus have circulated since 2000, and the first cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever appeared in Ecuador in 2003. Doctors in Ecuador said that the disease is becoming more severe, with symptoms beginning earlier and new symptoms emerging, such as hepatitis, encephalitis, and mycocarditis.