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Scientific Programme

Mycobacterial infections: basic research visits

clinical experience and vice-versa

 

Sunday, October 8, 2006

 

18h00

Welcome and introductory remarks

By Jean-Claude Piffaretti

 

18h15

Opening lecture

 

Global epidemiology of tuberculosis: an overview

Christofer Dye (WHO, Geneva)

19h15

Dinner

 

 

 

Monday, October 9, 2006

 

Genomic and Pathogenesis

Chairpersons: B. Gicquel, J. Pieters

08h30

Host pathogen interactions during infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Brigitte Gicquel (F-Paris)

 

09h30

Signaling pathways involved in the survival of pathogenic mycobacteria

Jean Pieters (CH-Basel)

 

10h30

Coffee break

 

11h00

Monitoring and modulating mycobacterium-host interactions in real-time in transparent zebrafish embryos

Lalita Ramakrishnan (USA-Seattle)

 

12h00

Antimicrobial peptides in immunity to tuberculosis

Stefen Stenger (G-Erlangen)

 

13h00

Lunch

 

 

14h30

Oral presentations and Posters: genomic and pathogenesis

 

(16) Buroni Silvia: LfrR is a repressor that regulates expression of the efflux pump LfrA in Mycobacterium smegmatis

 

(23) Abdallah Abdallah Musa: A specific secretion system mediates PPE41 transport in pathogenic Mycobacteria

 

 

(19) Rosas Samantha.: High clustering rate in Multidrugresistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates by Double Repetitive element PCR in Panama.

 

 

 

 

(12) Silzen Veronika.: Molecular Genetic Analysis of Nucleotide Polymorphisms Associated with Izoniazid Resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis Isolated in Belarus

 

 

(10) Zaker Saeed.: Molecular Characterization of Rifampin-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Strains Isolated from patients with tuberculosis in Iran

 

 

(15) Zaker Saeed. : Molecular Characterization of Isoniazid-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Clinical Isolates in Iran by sequencing

 

 

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

 

Epidemiology and Prevention

Chairpersons: D. Garcia de Viedma, G. Rook

08h30

New epidemiological and clinical features revealed by the clonal analysis of the infection by M. tuberculosis

Dario Garcia de Viedma (S-Madrid)

 

09h30

Single-nucleotide polymorphism-based population genetic analysis of

Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains from 4 geographic sites

Gutacker  Michaela(CH-Bellinzona)

 

10h30

Coffee break

 

11h00

Tuberculosis in rich and developing countries: epidemiology meets immunology

Graham Rook (UK-London)

 

12h00

Prospects for vaccines and immunotherapies for TB

Douglas B. Lowrie (UK-Cardiff)

 

13h00

Lunch

 

 

14h00

Excursion

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

 

Clinical aspects, Antimicrobial resistance and Treatment

Chairpersons: F. Portaels, L. Fattorini

08h30

Mycobacterium ulcerans: pathogenesis, diagnosis, control, and treatment

Françoise Portaels (B-Antwerpen)

 

09h30

The present situation of drug resistant TB in the world and the role of mycobacterial efflux transporters

José A. Aínsa(S-Zaragoz) and Giovanna Riccardi (I-Pavia)

 

10h30

Coffee break

 

11h00

New drugs for the treatment of mycobacterial diseases: an overview

Christian Lienhardt (F-Paris)

 

Diarylquinolines may offer new opportunities to treat mycobacterial diseases

Koen Andries (B-Beerse)

 

12h00

Animal models for the study of antimycobacterial drugs

Lanfranco Fattorini (I-Rome)

 

13h00

Lunch

 

 

14h30

Oral presentations and Posters: epidemiology, prevention and treatment

 

(8) Druszczynska Magdalena.: The balance between Th1 and Th2 immune responses in healthy individuals vaccinated with BCG and DTP

 

 

(7) Strapagiel Dominik.: CD14 and TLR4 receptors in delayed type hypersensitivity to PPD in young healthy volunteers vaccinated with Mycobacterium bovis BCG

 

 

(17) McGowan Edward.: Mycobacterial Hsp70 and Dendritic Cells

 

 

(22) VandenWijngaert Sigi.: Prospective Evaluation of Selection Criteria for the Use of Nucleic Acid Amplification Techniques to Test for the Presence of Mycobacterium tubercul

 

18h00

Closing lecture

 
 

Improving tuberculosis control

Christian Lienhardt (F-Paris)
 

19h00

 

Concluding remarks

 

19h15

 

End of the conference

 

19h30

 

Dinner

 

Thursday, October 12, 2006

 

07h45              Bus departure in front of the hotel

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