Symposium Agenda

Neonatal Infectious Diseases in Developing Countries
May 2, 2006
Room 3016-3018 Moscone West Convention Center,
San Francisco, USA

 

8:00 a.m.

Co-Chairs: Alvin Zipursky, The Programme for Global Paediatric ResearchTM, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada; and Stephen Wall, Saving Newborn Lives, Save the Children, WashingtonD.C., U.S.A.

-          Neonatal infections in the developing world: an overview

Barbara Stoll, Emory University, Atlanta, U.S.A.

-          Healthcare associated neonatal infections and antimicrobial resistance in developing countries

Anita Zaidi , Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi,  Pakistan

-          Diagnosis and antibiotic therapy of neonatal infections by health care workers.

Abhay T. Bang The Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health (“Search”), Gadchiroli, India.

-          Global partnerships for infectious disease research: a focus on pediatric studies of dengue in Nicaragua

Eva Harris, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

 

10:15 a.m.

Platform Presentations from Selected Abstracts

Moderators: Shoo Lee, Universityof Alberta, Edmonton, Canada; and Pablo Sanchez, Universityof Texas, Dallas, U.S.A.

Pres. Time

Abstract #

1st Author

Title

10:15

751325

Dawson

Community-based management of neonatal infections – Nepal

10:30

753670

Saha

Etiology of community acquired neonatal infections in Bangladesh

10:45

753880

Panigrahi

Causes and timing of sepsis and neonatal mortality in the Indian community setting

11:00

751744

Ling

Bacteraemic blood-stream infections (BSIs) in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in a developing country

11:15

754365

Noel

Contribution of bacterial sepsis to morbidity in infants born to HIV-infected Haitian mothers

11:30

751034

Sloan

Community-based Kangaroo Mother Care to prevent neonatal mortality

11:45

750752

Saleem

The feasibility of using vaginal/neonatal chlorhexidine (CHX) to reduce perinatal infections, morbidity and mortality in Pakistan

 

1:30 p.m.

Co-Chairs: José Ignacio Santos Preciado, Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez, Mexico City, Mexico; and Mark Schleiss, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, U.S.A.

-          Cutaneous innate immunity

Steven Hoath, Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, U.S.A.

-          Preventing neonatal infections through skin barrier therapy.

Gary Darmstadt, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, U.S.A.

-          Experiences with neonatal infectious diseases in low-income countries

Uganda: Margaret Nakakeeto, Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda

Caribbean Nations: Upton Allen, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

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Support for The Programme for Global Paediatric ResearchTM, including funds for this meeting, and travel support for some attendees, provided by: American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on International Child Health; American Pediatric Society/Society for Pediatric Research; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP; British Columbia Children’s Hospital Foundation; Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Human Development, Child, and Youth Health; The Harbinger Foundation; The Hospital for Sick Children; March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation Grant No. 4-FY04-160; Novartis Canada, Saving Newborn Lives/ Save the Children, and Wyeth Canada