NTD Banner

Venue
Program
Abstracts
Registration
Travel&Housing
Sponsors Sponsors

NTD 2018 Preliminary Program


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.


Oral and Poster Presentations

Call for Abstracts: Graduate and undergraduate students, researchers and professionals are invited to submit their abstracts for oral or poster presentations. The Abstract Submission Deadline: Saturday, May 15, 2018. For instructions click the "Abstracts" button.

Abstracts


Confirmed 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 J. Kemp
Dr. Dale J. Kempf
AbbVie Pharmaceuticals

"Pharma Assisted Drug Discovery and Development for Neglected Diseases"

Dr. Robert M. Greenberg
University of Pennsylvania

"Ion channels and transporters as candidate targets for antischistosomal therapeutics"
Dr. Robert Greenberg



Invited Speaker


Dr. Rosa M. Reguera
  Universidad de León

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

Preliminary Program

Monday, June 25, 2018

1:00 – 6:00 pm                        Registration

5:00 – 5:30 pm                        Opening Ceremony

5:30 – 6:15 pm                        Keynote Speaker

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

6:30 7:15 pm                        Keynote Speaker

Robert M. Greenberg, University of Pennsylvania, USA

"Ion channels and transporters as candidate targets for antischistosomal therapeutics"

8:00 – 10:00 pm          Opening Reception at Ashford House, Condado, San Juan

 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

8:30 9:15 am                        Keynote Speaker

Marc Ouellette, Laval University, Québec, Canada  

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

9:15 – 9:40 am                        Invited Speaker

Rosa Mª Reguera, Departamento de Ciencias Biomédicas; Universidad de León, León (SPAIN)

“A chronic bioluminescent model for experimental visceral Leishmaniasis”

9:40 – 10:00 am          Coffee Break

10:00 – 10:20 am

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

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

11:00 11:45 am        Keynote Speaker

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

“Leishmania RNA Viruses and Parasite Virulence”

12:00 – 1:15 pm          Lunch

1:30 2:15 pm                        Keynote Speaker

Rick L. Tarleton, University of Georgia, Athens, USA 

"Chagas Disease: The real risks and possible solutions”

2:15 – 2:40 pm

Manu De Rycker, University of Dundee, Dundee, and GSK, UK

“Chagas’ disease drug discovery: challenges and opportunities”

2:40 – 3:00 pm                        Coffee Break

3:00 – 5:00 pm                       Poster Presentations

Lourdes 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”

Abimael D. Rodríguez, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

“Antimalarial activity of the diterpenoid diisocyanide, DINCA, is associated with the apicoplast”

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

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

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

8:30 9:15 am                        Keynote Speaker

Dale J. Kempf, Abbvie Pharmaceuticals, USA

"Pharma assisted drug discovery and development for neglected diseases”

9:15 – 9:35 am

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

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

9:50 – 10:00 am          Coffee Break

10:00 – 10:20 am

Marco Brito-Arias, Unidad de Biotecnología Instituto Politécnico Nacional de México (UPIBI-IPN)

“Synthesis, X-Ray diffraction, trypanocidal activity and molecular studies of α-Phthalimide 3-nitro acetophenone and isoquinolones”

10:20 – 10:40 am

Daniel A. Abugri, Tuskegee University, USA

“Additive synergy and indifferent activity of propyl gallate combination with hydroquinine and sulfadiazine against Toxoplasma gondii”

12:00 – 1:15 pm          Lunch

1:30 2:15 pm                        Keynote Speaker

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

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

2:15 – 2:35 pm

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

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

2:40 – 3:00 pm                        Coffee Break

3:00 3:45 pm                        Keynote Speaker

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

7:00 – 10:00 pm          Banquet


Home | Program | Abstracts | Registration | Housing/Travel | Sponsors | Contacts | CQPR

©2018 CAFEC-NTD 2018. All rights reserved.