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Registration Deadlines

Poster Submission – 31 Jul 2017

Early bird – 04 Aug 2017

Last Chance – 04 Aug 2017

Talk Submission – expired

Host Directed Therapeutic Strategies to Combat Infection and Reduce Emergence of Drug Resistance Conference

25 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Synopsis

This symposium will bring together individuals who focus on anti-pathogen therapies directed at host mechanisms in an effort to limit the emergence of drug resistance and develop new strategies for treatment of infectious diseases. It will highlight this therapeutic approach from conception of new therapies to their application.

Key Sessions

  • Host directed therapies for bacterial infection
  • Host directed therapies for viral infection
  • Host directed therapies for other infections
  • Identification of cellular targets for host directed therapies
  • Methods to identify new host directed therapies
  • Emergence of drug resistance with host directed therapies and future work

Learning Objectives

  • To inform the audience about related host directed therapeutic approaches
  • To outline the development of host directed therapeutics from identification of target/compound to formulation to application in relevant infectious models.

Target Audience

The target audience will be multidisciplinary and include medical doctors, scientists and engineers studying microbiology, immunology, chemistry, and applied sciences related to treatment of infectious diseases. As this is a new therapeutic strategy, relatively few companies are involved in production of host directed therapy, so a majority of the audience is anticipated to be academic or from governmental agencies.

Educational Need

The development of treatments for infectious diseases is primarily focused on direct pathogen to drug therapies, whereas emerging therapies that are host directed are thought to lessen the emergence of drug resistance. Host directed therapies have also been shown to recover drug sensitivity to traditional antibiotics.

Therefore the future of treating infectious diseases should include the development of compounds or strategies that target the host.

2017 HDTS Poster Prize

The conference chairs will be awarding 3 poster prizes for the best poster display and presentation. To be in with a chance of winning, submit your poster by 31 July 2017. The winners will be selected shortly after the Poster Session and the following prizes will be awarded: 1st Place $350, 2nd Place $250, 3rd Place $150. 

Keynote Speakers

Alan Sher (NIH/NIAID)
'TARGETS FOR HOST-DIRECTED THERAPY OF TUBERCULOSIS'

Abhay Satoskar (Ohio State University)
'HOST –DIRECTED THERAPIES FOR PARASITIC INFECTIONS'

Invited Speakers

Eric Bachelder (UNC)

Oreola Donini (Soligenix)

Ann Eakin (NIH)
'NIAID RESOURCES TO FACILITATE DISCOVERY & DEVELOPMENT OF ANTI-INFECTIVES'

Alexander Freiberg (University of Texas Medical Branch)

Shiva Gangappa (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
'EVALUATION OF ‘FREE RADICAL GENERATING ENZYMES’ IN INFLUENZA-INDUCED DISEASE SEVERITY'

Timothy Hammond (Duke University)

Laurel Lenz (University Of Colorado, Denver)
'COULD TYPE I IFN-DRIVEN SUPPRESSION OF MYELOID CELL IFNGR BE A USEFUL TARGET FOR THERAPY OF BACTERIAL INFECTIONS?'

Roman Lukaszewski (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory)

Denise Monack (Stanford University School of Medicine)

Gene Olinger (NIH/ Boston University)

Rekha Panchal (USAMRIID)

Craig Roberts (University of Strathclyde)
'MANIPULATING HOST INFLAMMATION AND METABOLISM FOR THERAPEUTIC BENEFIT'

Jonathan Wong (DRDC)
'EXPERIMENTAL HOST DIRECTED TREATMENT OF HYPERCYTOKINEMIA IN EMERGING VIRAL INFECTIONS'

Jun Yu (University of Strathclyde)
'IDENTIFICATION OF AN INNATE RESPONSE HOST NETWORK FOR THERAPY'

Sponsors

Prices

All registration fees include 3 nights accommodation and meals during the conference period. Exact inclusions are detailed below.

Early Bird Full
Price
Additional
Adult
Additional
Child
Extra Night
Adult
Extra Night
Child
Academic $1,732.00 $1,832.00 $690.00 $225.00 $176.00 Free
Industry $1,732.00 $1,832.00 $690.00 $225.00 $176.00 Free
Student $1,467.00 $1,567.00 $690.00 $225.00 $176.00 Free

Additional night prices are per person, per night. Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference.

What's Included in our Registration Fees?

Our registration fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- Conference registration
- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (25, 26 and 27 September) on a single basis for academics and industry, on a shared basis for students
- Buffet Breakfast with a selection of hot beverages and fresh juices
- 3 Course Buffet Lunch with a selection of hot beverages and soft drinks
- 3 Course Buffet Dinner with one glass of wine or bottled beer and a selection of soft drinks
- Gala Night entry (includes complimentary drink tickets)
- Complimentary WIFI in both conference rooms and your guest room 

What's Included in our Accompanying Adult Fees?

Our accompanying adult fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (25, 26 and 27 September) on a shared basis with a conference participant
- Buffet Breakfast with a selection of hot beverages and fresh juices
- 3 Course Buffet Lunch with a selection of hot beverages and soft drinks
- 3 Course Buffet Dinner with one glass of wine or bottled beer and a selection of soft drinks
- Gala Night entry (includes complimentary drink tickets)
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room 

Important Note: Accompanying persons are not permitted access to the conference.

What's Included in our Accompanying Child Fees?

Our accompanying child fees are inclusive of the following during the conference period only:

- 3 Nights’ fixed accommodation (25, 26 and 27 September) on a shared basis with the parent/s
- Buffet Breakfast with a selection of hot beverages and fresh juices
- 3 Course Buffet Lunch with a selection of hot beverages and soft drinks
- 3 Course Buffet Dinner with a selection of soft drinks
- Gala Night entry (includes complimentary drink tickets)
- Complimentary WIFI in your guest room 

Important Note: Accompanying child fees are applicable for children aged 5-12 years. Children aged 13 years and older are classified as an adult at this venue (Hilton Tucson El Conquistador). If you require an additional bed, please note a charge of $25.00 per night will apply for a roll out bed.

What's Included in our Extra Night Fees?

Additional nights are inclusive of one night’s accommodation and buffet breakfast only (applicable for adults and children aged 5 years or younger). Children aged 6 years or older will be charged on consumption for breakfast. 

Speakers

Invited Speakers

  • Laurel Lenz
    Prof. Laurel Lenz
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Abhay Satoskar
    Prof. Abhay Satoskar
    The Ohio State University
  • Craig Roberts
    Prof. Craig Roberts
    University of Strathclyde
  • Shiva Gangappa
    Dr. Shiva Gangappa
    Influenza Division
  • Jun Yu
    Dr. Jun Yu
    University of Strathclyde
  • Jonathan Wong
    Dr. Jonathan Wong
    Defence Research and Development Canada
  • Ann Eakin
    Dr. Ann Eakin
    DMID/NIAID/NIH

Programme

Although the programme has not yet been released, we are able to confirm that the conference should begin no earlier than 14:45 with opening comments on 25th September 2017. Registration and a welcome lunch should be available from 14:00. The conference will conclude no later than 12:30 on 28th September 2017.

Sponsors

Sponsor this conference

Venue

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort

Venue Rating
4 Stars
Currency
US Dollar (USD)
Nearest Airport
Tucson International Airport

Hotel Details

Discover an oasis in the desert at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort. Located on over 500 acres in the shadows of the magnificent Pusch Ridge in Tucson, Arizona, the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort offers some of the most pristine desert and mountain vistas in the Southwest. Nestled at the base of the breathtaking Santa Catalina mountains and surrounded by acres of high Sonoran Desert terrain, the resort offers an opportunity for guests to experience world-class resort amenities in a truly spectacular setting.

The Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort are winners of the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. This certificate is awarded to establishments that achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site.

Throughout your stay you will enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. During each meal delegates are entitled to a choice of hot beverages and soft drinks plus one house wine or bottled beer during dinner. The themed Gala Night takes place on the third evening of the conference with a mouth-watering feast exclusively designed by the head chef and a live band. Complimentary drink tickets will be handed out upon arrival. We welcome all delegates and their accompanying persons to the Gala Night – a truly fun filled night not to be missed!

Hotel Facilities Include:

- Automated Teller (ATM)
- Baggage Storage
- Coin Laundry
- Concierge Desk
- Gift Shop
- Guest Activity/Recreation Desk
- Laundry/Valet Service
- Luggage Hold
- Room Service
- Spa Services
- Basketball
- Bicycle Rental
- Driving Range
- Fitness Room
- Golf Course (45 holes)
- Hiking Trail
- Jogging Track
- 4 Swimming Pools
- Putting Green
- 31 Tennis Court
- Walking Track
- Walking Trail

Location

Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Venue Rating
4 Stars
Currency
US Dollar (USD)
Nearest Airport
Tucson International Airport

Location Details

Arizona is the sixth largest state in the United States surrounded by truly breath taking views of mountains, valleys, high plateaus, narrow canyons and colourful stretches of the desert. The constant warm arid temperatures and clear starry night skies add to the beauty of this wonderful location. Arizona is home to the majestic Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. This famous and inspiring landmark can be incorporated into a day trip as an extension of the conference allowing our delegates to experience an unforgettable adventure!

Tucson is the second largest city in Arizona and the county seat of Pima County, Tucson neighbors the towns of Marana, Oro Valley, Catalina, South Tucson (an independent municipality in the heart of the city), Sahuarita, Vail, and Green Valley.  Tucson attracts nearly 7 million visitors a year; a place known for outstanding hiking and outdoor adventures, rich cultural traditions, a vibrant arts scene, world-class golf and great dining; and a thriving desert home to more than 1 million residents.

Transport

Tucson International Airport (TIA)

Distance from Hilton Tucson: 30minutes (22.2 miles)

Six airlines currently serve TIA providing nonstop service to 15 destinations with connections worldwide. TIA airlines offer over 55 daily departing flights. Please see below for more information.

Airline Code Nonstop Destinations
Alaska Airlines AS Portland, Seattle/Tacoma
American AA Chicago O'Hare, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Los Angeles
Delta DL Atlanta, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City
Southwest  WN Chicago Midway, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego 
United UA Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco
US Airways US  Phoenix


For further information regarding Tucson International Airport, including direct and connecting flight paths, please visit their website: http://www.flytucson.com/

 

Activities

To be announced shortly.

Group Activities

To be announced shortly.

Oral Presenters

Talk Deadline: 29 May 2017

We have a number of oral opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a talk, please register for the conference and you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account. Please use the abstract template provided and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length. Any abstracts exceeding this size may be cut short during print.

Please take note of the oral submission deadline: 29 May 2017

Please check the conference programme carefully to note your presentation time (inclusive of Q&A) should you be accepted for an oral presentation. We recommend you check our website regularly as the conference approaches. Regular programme updates will be released under the ‘Programme’ tab on the conference page.

Your Presentation on the Day

If you have prepared some slides to accompanying your talk please ensure you bring these with you on a USB or portable file saving device.

For those presenting on the first day, please email your slides to us so we can have everything prepared and ready for the first session. Please email your slides to: admin@fusion-conferences.com

On the day of your presentation please make yourself known to the AV team who will be available in the conference room. If you have any animations or videos we do advise to run through the presentation with the AV tech to make sure everything is compatible. We also advise that all speakers make themselves known to the AV tech in the conference room immediately before your session beings. The AV tech will apply your microphone and provide a laser pointer should you have an accompanying presentation. We prefer speakers to use our master laptop to run presentations from, however, if you prefer to use your own laptop, please notify us in advance.

It is important that all speakers adhere to their presentation time and respect their fellow presenters. A visual traffic light aide will be available to warn presenters and the audience as your time decreases.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to approach our AV tech or a member of the Fusion team.

Helpful Tips for Presentation Slides

Aspect Ratio: On Screen Show (16:9) and in Landscape Orientation.
Font Size: Minimum font size used should be 24pt. 
File Type: Please safe your presentation in PPT or PPTS format. 
Video Clips: Please save these separately and do not build them into the PowerPoint. Videos will be played via the AV control desk using the master laptop.

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Posters

Poster Deadline: 31 Jul 2017

We have a number of poster opportunities available at this meeting. To be considered for a poster presentation, please register for the conference and you will be able to submit your abstract online and monitor the status of your abstract through your Fusion account. Please use the abstract template provided and ensure your abstract is no longer than one page in length. Any abstracts exceeding this size may be cut short during print.

Please take note of the poster submission deadline: 31 July 2017

Our poster boards can accommodate a maximum poster size of A0 (1189H x 841W mm), portrait in orientation. Posters exceeding this size may not fit on the poster boards provided and therefore we may be unable to display your poster, so please kindly keep to these measurements.

Displaying & Presenting Your Poster

During conference registration if you are presenting a poster please request a poster number from the registration desk. Please do not put up your poster without notifying a member of the Fusion team. Certain adhesive agents are not permitted at some venues therefore; Fusion will be the sole provider of all poster fixings.

You can display your poster from registration. Your poster can remain on display for the entire duration of the conference and we ask that posters are taken down on the final day of the meeting. The poster session is usually scheduled on Day 3, but please check the official programme for exact timings. Refreshments will be provided and the poster prizes will be awarded during the conference Gala Night that evening.

2017 HDTS Poster Prize

The conference chairs will be awarding 3 poster prizes for the best poster display and presentation. To be in with a chance of winning, submit your poster by 31 July 2017. The winners will be selected shortly after the Poster Session and the following prizes will be awarded: 1st Place $350, 2nd Place $250, 3rd Place $150.

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