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NTD 2018 Final Program

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The Colegio de Químicos de Puerto Rico (CQPR), IUPAC's Puerto Rico National Adhering Organization (NAO), is delighted to invite you to the 2nd second International Conference on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD 2018).

The event will take place at The Condado Plaza Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico on June 25-27, 2018. The final program will be posted here.


Keynote Speakers


Stephen Beverly

Dr. Stephen M. Beverley
Washington University
St. Louis, MO

 

"Leishmania RNA Viruses and Parasite Virulence"


Dr. Marc Ouellette
Université Laval, Québec, Canada

"Genomics of drug resistance in Leishmania leading to new drug targets"
Dr. Marc Ouellette

Dr.Rick Talerton
Dr. Rick Tarleton
University of Georgia

"Chagas Disease: The real risks and possible solutions"

Dr. Mariano García Blanco
UT Medical Branch/Duke

"RNA and Immunity: A Love-Hate Story about Dengue Virus"
Dr. Marano Blanco

Dr.
                        Dale Kempf Dr. Dale J. Kempf
AbbVie Pharmaceuticals

"Pharma Assisted Drug Discovery and Development for Neglected Diseases"


Dr. Rubén Santiago Nicholls

Panamerican Health Organization (PAHO), Washington, DC

“PAHO’s Plan of Action for the Elimination of Neglected Infectious Diseases and currents status of Neglected Infectious Diseases in the Americas”
Dr. Rubén Santiago Nichols

Dr.
                        Thimothy Geary

Dr. Timothy G. Geary

Institute of Parasitology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada


Evolving paradigms in anthelmintic discovery




Invited Speakers


Dr. Carmen Zorrilla
Dr. Carmen D. Zorrilla
Maternal Infant Studies Center (CEMI), San Juan, Puerto Rico

“Zika in Pregnancy”

Dr. Rosa M. Reguera
  Universidad de León León, Spain

"A chronic bioluminescent model for experimental visceral leishmaniasis"
Dr. Rosa Reguera

Dr. Roberto Barrera
Dr. Roberto Barrera
Center for Disease Control, San Juan, PR

"Incessant threat of Aedes-transmitted arboviruses"

 

Final Program

Monday, June 25, 2018 - Miramar I


2:00 pm – 4:30 pm                          Registration

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm                          Opening Ceremony

5:30 pm – 6:15 pm                          Keynote Speaker        Dr. Raúl Castellanos - Presiding

Rubén Santiago Nicholls, Panamerican Health Organization (PAHO), Washington, DC

PAHO’s plan of action for the elimination of neglected infectious diseases and status of neglected infectious diseases in the Americas

6:30 pm – 7:15 pm                          Keynote Speaker        Dr.  Laura C. Vicente - Presiding

Timothy G. Geary, Director, Institute of Parasitology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Evolving paradigms in anthelmintic discovery

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - Miramar I


7:00 am – 8:30 pm                          Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 4:30 pm                         
Registration

8:30 am 9:15 am                          Keynote Speaker        Rosa M. Romaguera - Presiding

Stephen M. Beverley, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (USA)

“Leishmania RNA viruses and parasite virulence”

9:15 am – 9:40 am                          Invited Speaker        Dr.  Néstor Carballeira - Presiding

Rosa M. Reguera, Departamento de Ciencias Biomédicas, Universidad de León, León (SPAIN)

“A chronic bioluminescent model for experimental visceral Leishmaniasis”  (CHEMRAWN)

9:40 am – 9:55 am                         Coffee Break

Dr. Babu L. Tekwani – Presiding

9:55 am – 10:15 am                                  
IUPAC Awardee

Andrea Medeiros, Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Medicine and Institut Pasteur, Montevideo, Uruguay

“5-Substituted 3-chlorokenpaullone derivatives interfering thiol-redox metabolism of Leishmania”

10:15 am – 10:35 am

Néstor M. Carballeira, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, PR

“Synthesis of novel brominated and chlorinated vinylic fatty acids as effective inhibitors of the Leishmania topoisomerase IB enzyme”

10:35 am – 10:55 am

Paul Nguewa, Instituto de Salud Tropical, University of Navarra (ISTUN), Pamplona, Spain

“A trypanosomatid serine/threonine protein kinase involved in drug resistance and infectivity”

10:55 am – 11:15 am

Paul J. Koovits, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil

“Anti-Kinetoplastids from the lead optimization Latin America (LOLA) consortium”

11:15 am 12:00 pm                                 Keynote Speaker         Dr. Rafael Balaña - Presiding

Marc Ouellette, Laval University, Québec, Canada                            

Genomics of drug resistance in Leishmania leading to new drug targets”

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm                                   Lunch – Miramar II

1:30 pm 2:15 pm                          Keynote Speaker       Dr. Adelfa Serrano - Presiding

Rick L. Tarleton, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (USA) 

"Chagas Disease: The real risks and possible solutions”


Dr.  Néstor Carballeira - Presiding

2:15 pm – 2:40 pm


Manu De Rycker, University of Dundee, Dundee (UK), and GSK (Spain)

“Chagas’ disease drug discovery: challenges and opportunities”

2:40 pm –3:00 pm                         Coffee Break

Dr.  Néstor Carballeira - Presiding

3:00 pm – 3:20 pm


Eduardo J.E. Caro-Díaz, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, USA

Gallinamide A analogues as potent and selective inhibitors of T. cruzi and potential therapeutic agents for Chagas disease”

3:20 pm – 3:40 pm                          IUPAC Awardee

Jehad Almaliti, Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

“Novel and Selective epoxy-ketone based P. falciparum proteasome inhibitors: New antimalarial drug leads”

3:40 pm – 4:00 pm

Emilee E. Colón, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences campus, San Juan, PR

Antimalarial drug discovery targeting Plasmodium glutathione S-transferase”


4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
             Poster Presentations – Foyer Miramar I

P1Lourdes Garcia-Fragoso , University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, PR

“Birth growth parameters in newborns with microcephaly secondary to congenital Zika virus   syndrome”

P2 – Daniel W. Pérez-Ramos, Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón Campus, PR

Entomological assessment on mosquito species: Estimation on the vector capacity potential of the malaria vector Anopheles vestitipennis

P3 – Idalí Martínez, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences campus, San Juan, PR

“Secretome of monocytes-derived macrophages from patients with Chikungunya-induced Chronic arthralgia/arthritis”

P4Denisse Alequin-Torres, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus, San Juan, PR

“Synthesis of novel chlorinated and brominated haloallylated fatty acids with antileishmanial and      antibacterial activity”

P5Harry G. Ramírez, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus, San Juan, PR

Analysis of mosquito population during non-hurricane and hurricane season (2017)”

P6 –  Angélica K. de Jesús Sosa, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences campus, San Juan, PR

Plasmodium berghei abcg null mutants exhibits altered expression of antioxidant genes and changes in drug sensitivity”

P7 – Rafael Balaña-Fouce, Biomedical, University of León and Pharmacy, University of País Vasco, Spain          
“Substituted 1,5-naphthyridine derivatives as novel antileishmanial agents”

P8Rafael Balaña-Fouce, Biomedical, University of León and CSIC, Madrid, Spain  

Fluorescent analogues of miltefosine as biomarkers for Leishmania presence in biological samples and as a tool for detection of sublethal miltefosine accumulation(CHEMRAWN)

P9 – José R. Muñiz González, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences campus, San Juan, PR

  Analysis of non-linear growth functions to model Plasmodium berghei parasitemias”

P10 – Mariana D. Padilla, Ponce Health Sciences University, Ponce, PR

  “Cannibalism in Aedes aegypti and Chironomus spp. larvae”

P11 – Kayra Rosado Ortiz, Ponce Health Sciences University, Ponce, PR

  “Competence in oviposition between Aedes mediovittatus and Aedes aegypti”

P12Alejandro J. Veintidós Feliú, Ponce Health Sciences University, Ponce, PR

“The effects of different substrates on mosquito oviposition behavior: A field-based pilot study”

P13 – Christian Morales-Guzmán, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus, San Juan, PR

“Total synthesis and leishmanicidal evaluation of novel w-phenyl D6 fatty acids”

P14Alicia Schinini, Departamento de Medicina Tropical, Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Paraguay

 “Animal models in Chagas disease”

P15 – Gilberto A. Santiago, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA

Performance of the trioplex real time RT-PCR during the Zika epidemic in Puerto Rico”  (CHEMRAWN)

P16Rosa M. Reguera, Biomedical Dept, University of León, Spain, and Freie Universität, Berlin, DE

 Mannosylated polyglycerol nanoparticles as delivery systems in macrophages infected with Leishmania infantum

P17 – Shamika D. Mathis-Torres, Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón Campus, PR

Assessment of Aedes aegypti in Puerto Rico using BGS-2 and CDC-UV traps

P18Rafael Balaña-Fouce, Biomedical Department, Veterinary Medicine, University of León, Spain

“Potential anthelmintic activity of a certain series of new molecules (benzalphthalides and phtalazinones) against different phases of the gastrointestinal nematode Teladorsagia circumncincta”

P19 –  Rafael Balaña-Fouce, Biomedical Department, Veterinary Medicine, University of León, Spain

“Anthelmintic activity of synthetic amino alcohols on eggs and larvae of the gastrointestinal nematode Teladorsagia circumncincta”

P20Gabriela Matamoros, Microbiology Research Institute, UNAH, Tegucigalpa, Honduras (IUPAC)

 “Identification of SNPs associated with benzimidazole resistance in Ascaris lumbricoides and Trichuris trichiura recovered from humans in Honduras”

P21Jelissa Reynoso García, Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, PR

 “Paleomicrobiologal studies  shows the presence of phytopathogenic fungi in cropolites revealing the diets of Ancient Caribbean cultures”

P22Yazmary Meléndez-Contés, Department of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, PR

Synthesis of a new series of 1,2,3-triazolyl fatty acids as potential novel Leishmania topoisomerase IB inhibitors”

P23 Alexandra Acevedo, Institute of Neurobiology and Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus

Localization of pedal peptide 4-like immunoreactivity in the central nervous system of Biomphalaria  glabrata, an intermediate host for schistosomiasis”


Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - Miramar I


7:00 am – 8:30 pm              Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 1:00 pm             
Registration

8:30 am 9:15 am              Keynote Speaker        Dr.  Néstor Carballeira - Presiding

Dale J. Kempf, Abbvie Pharmaceuticals, USA

"Pharma assisted drug discovery and development for neglected diseases”

9:15 am 9:45 am              Plenary Speaker        Dr.  Rafael Belaña Fouce - Presiding

Babu L. Tekwani, Center for Natural Products Research, University of Mississippi, USA

"New phenolic models for antimalarial and antileishmanial drug discovery”

9:45 am – 10:00 am                       Coffee Break

10:00 am – 10:20 am

Zillur Rahman, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, PR

“Comparative genomics of apicomplexan”

10:20 am – 10:40 am

Robert Rodríguez González, Ponce Health Sciences University, Ponce, PR


“Environmental and sociodemographic factors after Hurricane Maria and its effect on mosquito density as a vector of diseases”


10:40 am – 11:00 am

Jason Pitts, Department of Biology, Baylor University, Waco, Texas (USA)


“Chemosensory mechanisms in disease-transmitting mosquitoes”


11:00 am – 11:20 am

Erick X. Pérez-Guzmán, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus San Juan, PR

“Previous immunity to Zika modulates Dengue infection pathogenesis and immune response in rhesus macaques”

11:20 am – 11:40 am

Manuel F. Lluberas, H.D. Hudson Manufacturing Company, USA

Integrated vector control: proven methods or miasmatic vapors

11:40 am – 12:00 pm

José Seguinot-Barbosa, Environmental Health, Medical Sciences, Univ. of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR

“Geographical information systems (GIS): Application to the analysis of vectors borne diseases distribution in Puerto Rico” (CHEMRAWN)

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm                       Lunch – Miramar II

1:30 pm 2:15 pm              Keynote Speaker      Dr. Adelfa Serrano - Presiding

Mariano García Blanco, UT Medical Branch/Duke, TX, USA

“RNA and immunity: A love-hate story about Dengue virus”

2:15 pm 2:40 pm              Invited Speaker      Dr. Adelfa Serrano - Presiding

Roberto Barrera, Center for Disease Control (CDC), San Juan, PR

“Incessant threat of Aedes-transmitted arboviruses”

2:40 pm – 3:00 pm             Coffee Break

Dr. Jason Pitts – Presiding


3:00 pm – 3:20 pm

Gabriela Paz-Bailey, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA

"The zika epidemic: risk to offspring and sexual transmission"  

3:20 pm – 3:40 pm

Marianyoly Ortiz, Puerto Rico Science, Technology, and Research Trust and CDC, San Juan, PR

“Integrated vector management after two hurricanes”

3:40 pm – 4:00 pm

Juan C. Orengo, Ponce Health Sciences University, Ponce, PR

“Larval diversity of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in the southern of Puerto Rico”

4:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Freddy A. Medina, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA

“A MAC-ELISA that can differentiate dengue and Zika infections” (CHEMRAWN)

4:20 pm – 4:45 pm              Invited Speaker

Carmen D. Zorrilla, Maternal Infant Studies Center (CEMI), San Juan, Puerto Rico

“Zika in Pregnancy”


4:45 pm – 5:30 pm              Round Table Discussion
IUPAC2011 Final Program (8-aug-2011b)

 

Dr. Carlos Tollinche – Presiding


Dr. Dale Robinson, Dr. Manu De Rycker, Dr. Timothy G. Geary,
Dr. Paul J. Koovits

Modern Role of the Pharma Industry in Drug Discovery for Neglected Tropical Diseases Emphasizing Central and Latin America

5:30 pm                  Closing Remarks - Miramar I

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