WELCOME. Status of Tropical Disease in Tribal Communities Scientific Director Tropical Health Foundation Santa Marta, Colombia

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1 Sponsored by WSAID and Tropical Health Foundation Museo Bolivariano, Santa Marta, Colombia July 27-29, 2011

2 Inscripciones a través de la página web: or via AGENDA First Day Start End July 27, :00 9:30 WELCOME Daniel Echeverri, MD VSP-EP Our Current Status 9:30 10:30 Juan C. Dib, MD Status of Tropical Disease in Tribal Communities Scientific Director Tropical Health Foundation Santa Marta, Colombia 10:30 11:00 Break NOVEL APPROACHES TO PREVENT DISEASE TRANSMISSION 11:00 12:00 Jane Hata, PhD Director Mayo Medical Laboratory, Mayo Clinic Sara Robledo, PhD Professor Program for the Study and Control of Tropical Disease-PECET Actualization on HIV-Testing Natural Products to Fight Disease Christian J. Payares, MD Program for the Rational and Controlled Use of Antibiotics Carlos Muskus, PhD Drug Development Using Bioinformatics Professor Program for the Study and Control of Tropical Disease-PECET and Senior Advisor Bioinformatics, WSAID 12:00 2:00 Lunch INFECTION AND DEVELOPMENT 2:00 3:00 Ramiro Sanchez Chavez, MSc Facilitator National Institute Legal and Forensic Medicine Tropical Diseases and Mortality

3 John Shoffner, MD President Medical Neurogenetics Laboratory Atlanta, GA, USA Infectious disease implications of mitochondrial function Maria Corena-McLeod, PhD Newborn Screening and Infectious Diseases Special Projects Associate Neuropsychopharmacology Laboratory Mayo Clinic and Director Latin American Projects WSAID Elliott Richelson, MD Neuropsychopharmacology Laboratory Neuroscience Department, Mayo Clinic 3:00 3:30 Break Infection on Neurological Diseases WATER AND AIRBORNE ILLNESS AND NATURAL DISASTERS Lisa Brumble, MD Infectious Disease Department, Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases in Haiti After the Earthquake 3:30 4:30 Ernesto Martinez, MD Strategy to Fight Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis Director CERCET Manuel Lluberas, MSc Are We Doing the Right Thing and Are We Doing Things Right? Director African Projects International Program for Vector Control WSAID Jacksonville, USA Salim Mattar, MD Infectious Diseases After Floods in the Caribbean Coast Instituto de Investigaciones Biologicas del Tropico Universidad de Cordoba Monteria, Colombia 4:30 5:30 KEY NOTE SPEAKER Dr. Salvador Alvarez Infectious Disease Department Mayo Clinic Adjourn

4 Second day Start End July 28, 2011 DISEASES OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE Jorge Egurrola, PhD Program for the Control and Study of Tropical Diseases-PECET and Tropical Health Foundation Status on Dengue Vaccines 9:30 10:30 Ivan D. Velez, MD Director Program for the Control and Study of Tropical Diseases-PECET and Chief Medical Officer WSAID Leishmaniasis update William Lenis, MD Fundación Clínica Valle del Lili, Liliana Lopez, PhD Universidad de Antioquia Status of HIV and drug resistance Malaria And Mosquito Transmitted Diseases 10:30 11:00 Break OUR CHANGING WORLD AND INFECTION 11:00 12:00 Marisol Aluma, MD Director Aurora: Centro Especializado en Manejo de Cáncer de piel Medellin, Colombia Vivian Villalba,MD, MSc. Universidad del Magdalena Santa Marta, Colombia Maurix Fernando Rojas, MD Lyda Osorio, PhD Universidad del Valle Infection and Skin Cancer Molecular Biology and Zoonosis in Public Health Ofidian Accidents And Effects Of Range Expansion Future Challenges in Malaria and Dengue 12:00 2:00 Lunch

5 2:00 3:00 SPECIAL INVITED GUEST Dr. Manuel Elkin Patarroyo Colombia 3:00 3:30 Break 3:30 5:30 OPEN FORUM STATUS OF TROPICAL AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN COLOMBIA How do we move forward? 6:00 CLOSING RECEPTION PECET-25 years of commitment to fighting infectious diseases Third day Attendance is optional but pre-registration is required. Please visit to register July 29, :00 4:00 ECOTOUR TO KALASHÉ SPONSORED AND ORGANIZED BY TROPICAL HEALTH FOUNDATION Lunch will be provided

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