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NIH Research Festival 2005
2005 NIH Research Festival

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October 18 - October 21
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Plenary Session
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Job Fair for NIH Postdoctoral, Research, and Clinical Fellows
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Symposia Session III - 7 concurrent symposia
  Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Natcher Auditorium

Emerging and Re-Emerging Diseases

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Chaired by Maribeth V. Eiden, NIMH

Conference Room A, Natcher Conference Center

In this era of globalization, local environmental factors can have drastic effects on the emergence or re-emergence of infectious diseases. Owing to the high error rates of the enzymes they employ during genome replication, RNA viruses can quickly adapt to changes in their environment and engender the emergence of potent and widely transmitted infectious agents. The purpose of this symposium is to present relevant examples of these agents, their mechanisms of transmission and the need for an understanding of how sporadic outbreaks can be managed.


Ebola Virus: Developing a Strategy Towards Control of Viral Infection by Targeting Conserved Domains
Carolyn Wilson, CBER/FDA

Live Attenuated Dengue and West Nile Virus Vaccines
Brian Murphy, NIAID

Influenza Vaccines: Immunogenicity and Efficacy of Vaccines against Potential Pandemic Strains of Influenza
Kanta Subbarao, NIAID

How Much Can a Koala Bear? The Emergence and Endogenization of a Koala Retrovirus
Nidia Oliveira, NIMH

Development of an Intranasal Vaccine Vector System to Control Highly Pathogenic Viruses
Peter Collins, NIAID

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