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7th International Conference on Bartonella as Animal and Human Pathogens

 

April 25 - 28, 2012

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

 

The 8th International Conference Bartonella as Human and Animal Pathogens is in the planning stages and will be hosted by Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany in 2014

 

 

Welcome!

On behalf of the Scientific and Organizing Committees for the 7th International Conference on Bartonella as Animal and Human Pathogens, it is our pleasure to welcome you to Raleigh, North Carolina. Assuming Mother Nature cooperates, this is an absolutely beautiful time of the year in our part of the world.

Our conference is close at hand but there is still time!

***As a special option for local physicians, veterinarians, and scientists from the area around the NC Research Triangle Park, we are offering Single Day Registrations at $125/day. We hope those intrigued by the topics who may not consider themselves experts on Bartonella might be interested in hearing more about the latest science on this pathogen. The meeting will include sections on epidemiology, microbiology, medicine, pathogenesis and evolution, and vector biology! The spirit of One Health, scientific cooperation and research collaboration will be celebrated with newcomers and colleagues in all fields.***

Registration

Full Conference Registration is $395. Registration includes all lectures and poster sessions; printed proceedings, Wednesday evening reception; breakfasts, breaks and lunches (Thursday - Saturday); Thursday evening dinner at the Museum of Natural Sciences, Duke Lemur Center tour Saturday (registration required for tour).

Single Day Registration is $125. Includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments at the breaks but does NOT include the gala dinner or Lemur Center tour. Single day registration is available for any one day of the conference.

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Feel free to fax information to 919-513-6689 or call 919-513-6366 if you need help completing registration or payment

 

Schedule

Keynote Speaker: Christoph G. F. Dehio, Ph.D.

Christoph G. F. Dehio

Professor Dehio received his Ph.D. in 1992 from the University of Cologne in Germany. From 1993 to 1995, he conducted postdoctoral research at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. From 1995 to 2000, he was a research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Biology in Tübingen, Germany. Since 2000, he has been a research group leader at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, Switzerland, where he holds the position of associate professor in molecular microbiology.

He received the Otto Hahn Medal from the Max Planck Society in 1994; the Promotion Prize from the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology in 1999; the Postdoctoral Prize for Research in Microbiology, Immunology and Virology of the Robert Koch Foundation in 2000; the Pfizer Research Prize in the section Infectiology in 2006; and the Main Award of the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology in 2006.


Christoph Dehio
RESEARCH ABSTRACT SUMMARY:

Christoph Dehio is conducting research on bacterial pathogens associated with the formation of tumors in humans. In particular, he is studying the molecular and cellular mechanisms that lead to the formation of vascular tumors by the bacterium Bartonella henselae.

Wednesday April 25, 2012

2:00 – 7:00pm

Registration – Raleigh Marriott City Center

5:00 – 7:00pm

Reception - Raleigh Marriott City Center

 

Sponsored by:novartis bayer

Thursday April 26, 2012

8:00 - 9:00am Breakfast - Marriott (provided)

9:00 – 10:00am

Keynote Lecture - Christoph Dehio

“Functional diversification of virulence-associated type IV secretion systems of the genus Bartonella”

 

Sponsored by:idexx

 

10:00 – 10:15am

Break

Session 1 - Pathogenesis and Models of Disease
Moderator - Volkhard Kempf

 

Sponsored by: CCMTR

10:15 – 10:45

Volkhard Kempf

“Adhesins of Bartonella spp. and their role in pathogenecity”

10:45 – 11:00am

Assassarakorn

BARTONELLA HENSELAE QUANTITATIVE REAL-TIME POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION RESULTS FROM BLOOD OF CATS EXPOSED TO INFECTED CTENOCEPHALIDES FELIS

11:00 – 11:15am

Franz

BARTONELLA HENSELAE ADHESIN  BadA NEGATIVELY AFFECTS EFFECTOR SECRETION THROUGH THE VIRB/D4 TYPE IV SECRETION SYSTEM

11:15 – 11:30am

Kempf

GENERATION AND FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERIZATION OF TRUNCATED BARTONELLA HENSELAE BadA MUTANTS

11:30 – 11:45am

Lima

BARTONELLA HENSELAE INFECTION AND HOST RESPONSE IN A ZEBRAFISH EMBRYO MODEL

11:45 – 12:00pm

Koehler FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERIZATION OF THE VARIABLY-EXPRESSED OUTER
MEMBRANE PROTEINS (VOMP) OF BARTONELLA QUINTANA

12:00 – 12:15pm

Tu

THE GENERAL STRESS RESPONSE IN BARTONELLA HENSELAE

12:15 – 1:30

Lunch (provided)

Session 2 - Clinical Manifestations in Humans and Animals
Moderator -
Jane Koehler

Sponsored by:bayer

 

1:30 – 2:00pm

Jane Koehler

“Clinical Manifestations in Humans and Animals”

2:00 – 2:15pm

 

 

2:15 – 2:30pm

Diniz

BARTONELLA ROCHALIMAE IN DOG IN PERU

2:30 – 2:45pm

Hardy

ALL BARTONELLA DISEASES ARE NOT “CAT SCRATCH DISEASE:” MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT BARTONELLOSIS

2:45 – 3:00pm

Jawanda

BARTONELLA HENSELAE INFECTION MANIFESTING AS HYPERGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA, SPLENOMEGALY WITH POLYCLONAL PLASMACYTOSIS, STROKE, AND SUSPECTED PROSTHETIC AORTIC ARCH INFECTION

3:00 – 3:15pm

Mozayeni

THE CLINICAL SPECTRUM OF CHRONIC HUMAN BARTONELLOSIS IN IMMUNOCOMPETENT PATIENTS PREDOMINANTLY ORIGINATING FROM LYME DISEASE-ENDEMIC REGIONS

3:15 - 3:30pm Chae BARTONELLA GRAHAMII INFECTION INDUCES APOPTOSIS AND
INFLAMMATORY REACTION IN HUMAN UMBILICAL VEIN
ENDOTHELIAL CELLS

3:15 – 5:00pm

Poster Presentations Maximum poster size is 48" x 72" (1220 x 1830 mm)

Balakrishnan, Chae, Cherry, Favacho, Harms, Kabeya, Lappin, Maggi, Pakkawan, Pultorak, Rodriguez, Velho

6:00 – 10:00pm

Gala Dinner at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences live music by Wolf Temper

Thursday Poster Session

Balakrishnan

#13 Experimental Infection Of Dogs With Bartonella henselae And Bartonella vinsonii subsp. berkhoffii

Chae

#14 Outer Membrane Protein 43 (Omp43) Of Bartonella henselae Induces Vascular Cell Adhesion Molecule-1 (Vcam-1) Up-Regulation In Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells

Cherry

#15 In Vitro Infection Of Human Synoviocytes With B. henselae

Favacho

#16 Hematological Changes In Feline Bartonellosis In Rio De Janeiro State – Brazil.

Favacho

#17 Molecular And Serological Study On Feline Bartonellosis In Rio De Janeiro State – Brazil.

Harms

#18 Specificity And Diversification: New Insight Into Biology And Evolution Of Bartonella Effector Proteins

Kabeya

#19 Immune Responses In Bartonella elizabethae Infected Balb/C And C57bl/6 Mice

Lappin

#20 Detection Of Multiple Bartonella Spp. In The Blood Of Cats In Egypt.

Maggi

#21 Bartonella Bacteremia In A Mother And Son From The Netherlands

Pakkawan

#22 Incident Of Bartonella Infection In Well-Care Cats In Bangkok Metropolitan

Pultorak

#23 Canine Bartonellosis Mimics Other Tick-Borne Diseases

Rodriguez

#24 Application Of Hydroethidine And Flow Cytometry To Assessing Intraerythrocytic Bartonella bacilliformis Bacteria In An In Vitro Infection Model

Velho

#25 Experimental Infection Of Skin Culture With Bartonella henselae

Velho

#26 Association Of Bartonella Spp. Bacteremia With Chagas Cardiomyopathy, Endocarditis And Arrythmias In Patients From South America

Velho

#60 Bartonella Spp. Detected In Blood Donors From Campinas, Brazil

Velho

#61 Bartonella henselae Bacteremia In Cats In Campinas, Brazil

Friday April 27, 2012

8:00 - 9:00am Breakfast - Marriott (provided)

Session 3 - Laboratory Diagnostics

Moderator - Edward Breitschwerdt

Sponsored by:galaxy

9:00 – 9:30am

Edward Breitschwerdt

Diagnosis of Bartonellosis

Oral Presentations

9:30 – 9:45am

Bai

IDENTIFICATION OF BARTONELLA VINSONII SUBSP.ARUPENSIS IN PATIENTS FROM THAILAND AND POTENTIAL ANIMAL RESERVOIRS

9:45 – 10:00am

Ericson

BARTONELLA SPP. DETECTED IN NON-LESIONAL SKIN AND APPENDIX OF A SYMPTOMATIC PATIENT USING CONFOCAL MICROSCOPY

10:00 – 10:15am

Kosoy

BARTONELLA SPECIES  AMONG  PATIENTS WITH INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS IN THAILAND

10:15 – 11:00

Break

Session 4 - Genomics and Evolution
Moderator - James Kirby

Sponsored by: CEVA

11:00 – 11:30am

James Kirby

Oral Presentations

11:30 – 11:45am

Bastos

BARTONELLA IN ENDEMIC COMMENSAL RODENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA: COMPARATIVE UTILITY OF DIVERSE BACTERIAL GENOME TARGETS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF HOST SPECIES IDENTIFICATION

11:45 – 12:00pm

Boulouis

POPULATION STRUCTURE OF BARTONELLA HENSELAE IN ALGERIAN URBAN STRAY CATS

12:00 – 12:15pm

Kirby

CHARACTERIZATION OF PATHOGENICITY AND ECOLOGY OF BARTONELLA SPECIES THROUGH WHOLE GENOME SEQUENCE ANALYSIS

12:15 – 2:00pm

Lunch (provided)

Session 5 Vectors and Ecology
Moderator - Michael Kosoy

Sponsored by:Novartis

2:00 – 2:30pm

Michael Kosoy

Do interactions of bartonella bacteria with mammalian hosts or arthropod vectors contribute to strain diversity?

Oral Presentations

2:30 – 2:45pm

Billeter

DISPARITY BETWEEN BARTONELLA SPECIES DETECTED IN RATTUS NORVEGICUS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE FLEAS FROM  LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

2:45 – 3:00pm

Dittmar

GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION, AND GENETIC DIVERSITY OF BARTONELLA IN BAT FLIES (HIPPOBOSCOIDEA, STREBLIDAE, NYCTERIBIIDAE)

3:00 – 3:15pm

Harrus

TRANSMISSION OF BARTONELLA SPECIES OE 1-1 TO MERIONES CRASSUS  BIRDS BY XENOPSYLLA RAMESIS FLEAS

3:15 – 3:30pm

Buffet

DIVERSITY OF BARTONELLA SPECIES WITHIN A RODENT POPULATION IN A FRENCH PERIURBAN FOREST

3:30 – 5:00pm

Poster Presentations Maximum poster size is 48" x 72" (1220 x 1830 mm)

 

Ahn, Bastos, Bonnet, Boonmar, Bradley, Favacho, Huang, Hegarty, Ko, Li, Mascarelli, Osikowicz, Pultorak, Sato, Suksawat

Friday Poster Session

Ahn

#37 Cross-Immunity Between Bartonella Variants Of The Natural Rodent Hosts Is Correspondent To Their Genetic Distance

Bastos

#38 Bartonella Infection Of The Cape Dune Mole-Rat, Bathyergus suillus: Implications For Zoonosis

Bonnet

#39 High Throughput Transcriptomic Analysis To Identify Ixodes ricinus Ticks Factors Involved In Bartonella henselae Transmission By Ticks

Boonmar

#40 Investigation Of Bartonella Infections In Domestic Ruminants And Identification Of Bartonella bovis In Zebu Cattle And Water Buffalo From Rural Thailand

Bradley

#41 Bartonella henselae SA2 Infection In An Owner And Two Papillion Dogs Exposed To Tropical Rat Mites (Ornithonyssus bacoti)

Favacho

#42 Bartonella henselae: First Case Of Cat-Scratch Disease, Confirmed By Molecular Analysis, In An Aids Patient In The State Of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Favacho

#43 Prevalence Of Bartonella Spp. Infection In Suspected Cases Of Sporotrichosis In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Favacho

#44 Serological Analysis For Bartonellosis In Cats With Sporotrichosis In The State Of The Rio De Janeiro – Brazil

Huang

#45 Cat Scratch Disease: Detection Of Bartonella henselae From Archival Lymph Node Biopsies By Warthin-Starry Stain, Immunohistochemistry, Polymerase Chain Reaction And Transmission Electron Microscope And Its Clinicopathological Analyses

Hegarty

#46 Analysis Of Seroreactivity Against Bartonella Spp. Antigens In Dogs

Ko

#47 Bartonella grahamii Korean Isolates

Li

#48 Chemotaxonomy Of Bartonella Spp. Using Cellular Fatty Acids Profiles

Mascarelli

#49 Bartonella Infection In A Mother And Son From Kentucky Exposed To Wood Louse Hunter Spiders

Osikowicz

#50 Serological Response To Diverse Bartonella Antigens In Febrile Patients From Nepal

Pultorak

#51 Simulataneous Testing From A Three-Day Collection Period Enhances The Sensitity Of Bartonella Spp. Detection In Bacteremic Human Patients

Sato

#52 Prevalence And Genetic Characterization Of Bartonella In Wildlife In Japan

Suksawat

#53 Molecular Detection And Identification Of Bartonella Species In Rat Fleas From Northeastern Thailand

 

Saturday April 28, 2012

8:00 - 9:00am Breakfast - Marriott (provided)

Session 6 - Bartonella in Wildlife
Moderator - Bruno Chomel

Sponsored by: piedmont

9:00 – 9:30am

Bruno Chomel

Bartonella in wildlife

Oral Presentations

9:30 – 9:45am

Bastos

BARTONELLA PREVALENCE IN THREE INVASIVE RATTUS SPECIES FROM URBAN, PERI-URBAN AND RURAL SOUTH AFRICA

9:45 – 10:00am

Garcia

IDENTIFICATION OF ANIMAL RESERVOIRS OF BARTONELLA SPECIES IN GUATEMALA

10:00 – 10:15am

Stuckey

BARTONELLA SPP. INFECTION IN DOMESTIC DOGS, JACKALS AND RED FOXES IN IRAQ

10:15 – 10:30am

Break

Session 7 - Bartonella Taxonomy and Species Variety
Moderator - Russell Regnery

Sponsored by: merial

10:30 – 11:00am

Russell Regnery

Often Unique, Sometimes Unanswerable, Challenges of Bartonella Taxonomy”

Oral Presentations

11:00 – 11:15am

Gil

VARIABILITY OF BARTONELLA HENSELAE  IN THE FELINE POPULATION OF NORTHERN SPAIN

11:15 – 11:30am

Mullins

CHARACTERIZATION OF A UNIQUE BARTONELLA AGENT ISOLATED FROM PATIENTS IN PERU

11:30 – 11:45am

Zhou

A LIKELIHOOD-BASED METHOD FOR CLUSTERING BARTONELLA VARIANTS BASED ON MULTIPLE-TRAIT DATA

11:45 – 12:00pm

Closing Remarks and distribution of box lunches

12:00pm

Departure for Tour of Lemur Center

12:00 – 5:00pm

Duke Lemur Center Visit: This option is limited to 60 attendees. There is no additional charge to participate but you must pre-register to attend.

http://lemur.duke.edu/about-the-duke-lemur-center/

Posters

Maximum poster size is 48" x 72" (1220 x 1830 mm)

Hotel

The Raleigh Marriott City Center, the conference site, is located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, approximately 20 minutes from the Raleigh/Durham International Airport (RDU). Conference rates for rooms are $149 per night + tax (single or double) Reservations made after March 25, 2012 cannot be guaranteed conference rate and availability.

Reservations:

By Phone:

1. Call Marriott reservations at 1-800-228-9290 or 1-888-236-2427.

2. Ask for the International Bartonella Conference Block (Code:IBC) for April 25-28, 2012.

Online:

1. Go to www.marriott.com/rdumc

2. Enter the dates of your stay (block dates are April 25-28, 2012.

3. Enter Group Code: IBCIBCA (not case sensitive) under the ‘Special Rates & Awards’ box

5. Click ‘Check Rates & Availability’

6. International Bartonella Conference Block @ $149.00 will come up, click on Reserve a Room

7. Enter personal information and confirm reservation

Travel / Transportation

Fly into Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) The hotel is 15 miles from the airport. RDU Airport Taxi provides service to and from RDU. To schedule a taxi, please call (919) 840-7277 or make a reservation at RDUTaxiinc.com. Reservations and on-demand service are available.

North Carolina

The state of North Carolina is blessed with beautiful beaches to the east, rolling hills in the central piedmont and the Great Smokey Mountains in the western part of the state. We hope that many of you will take this opportunity to visit the coast or the mountains. http://www.visitnc.com/

Raleigh

Click here for more information on Raleigh area attractions. http://www.visitraleigh.com/visitors/

Weather

Month Avg.
High
Avg.
Low
Mean Avg.
Precip
April

72°F / 22°C

48°F / 9°C

60°F / 11°C

2.92 in. / 74.2mm

May

80°F / 27°C

56°F / 13°C

68°F / 20°C

3.72 in. /94.5mm

Scientific Committee:

Dr. Bruno Chomel (University of California, Davis, CA)

Dr. Michael Kosoy (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, CO)

Dr. Soichi Maruyama, (Nihon University, Kanagawa, Japan)

 

Local Organizing Committee:

Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt

Mrs. Barbara Hegarty

Mr. Dane Johnston

Dr. Dorsey Kordick

Mrs. Sharon Kovacs