Drug Resitance Conference at Med School, 10/4

Shifting the Paradigms of Drug Resistance
Institute for Drug Resistance
Monday October 4th, 2010
Hoagland-Pincus Conference Center University of Massachusetts Medical School Shrewsbury Campus
www.umassmed.edu/conferencecenter/Directions.aspx

Preliminary agenda:

8:30 am – 9:00am: Registration and Coffee
9:00 – 9:15: Welcome and Introduction – IDR Directors
9:15 – 12:15: Session 1
9:15 – 9:40: Alfred DeMaria, Jr., MD, Medical Director, Bureau of Infectious Disease, Prevention, Response and Services, State Epidemiologist, MA Dept of Public Health, William A. Hinton State Lab Institute
The Increasing Public Health Exigency of Antimicrobial Resistance
9:45 – 10:10: Stuart Levy, MD, Professor of Molecular Biology & Microbiology and of Medicine Tufts University; Director of the Center for Adaptation Genetics and Drug Resistance; President of the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics
Preventing infection: how to avoid antibiotics and antibiotic resistance
10:15 – 10:45: Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:10: Norton Peet, Ph.D.,Director of Chemistry, Microbiotix, Inc.
Recent advances with small molecule antibacterial agents
11:15 – 11:40: James Collins, Ph.D, HHMI, Professor Biomedical Engineering Boston University
Radical approaches to antibiotic resistance
11:45 – 12:15: Panel Discussion
Panel Leader – Margaret (Peg) Riley, Ph.D., Co-Director IDR, Professor of Biology University of Massachusetts Amherst
12:15 – 2:00pm: Lunch and Posters
2:00 – 5:15: Session 2
2:00 – 2:25: Sally Blower, Ph.D, Professor and Head of Disease Modeling Group Semel Institute of Neuroscience & Human Behavior, UCLA Medical School
Recent insights from modeling the evolution and transmission of drug- resistant strains of HIV
2:30 – 2:55: Judith Berman, Ph.D, Professor Genetics, Cell Biology and Development; Dept of Microbiology, U Minnesota
Aneuploidy as a mechanism of antifungal drug resistance
3:00 – 3:30: Coffee Break
3:30 – 3:55: Tito Fojo, MD, Ph.D, Head Experimental Therapeutics Section, Center for Cancer Research,National Cancer Institute
Drug Resistance: The more things change.......
4:00 – 4:25: Rachel Nugent, Ph.D, Deputy Director, Global Health, Center for Global Development
The Race Against Drug Resistance: A Succinct List of Global Policy Needs
4:30 – 5:00: Panel Discussion – Celia Schiffer, Ph.D., Co-Director IDR, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology University of Massachusetts Medical School
5:00 – 5:15: Summary and Close – IDR Directors
5:15 – 6:30: Wine and cheese networking

Sponsored entirely from the UMass President’s 2009 Science and Technology Fund

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