10/29/16 UC Berkeley Zika Symposium: Frontline Update

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Please join us for the 2016 UC Berkeley Symposium on Zika. This half-day symposium will be results-oriented, describing the molecular pathogenesis of the virus, immunological studies, epidemiologic studies/surveillance, the reproductive health implications of ZIKV infection, entomological aspects, prevention efforts, and the local response to the epidemic. This event is free and open to the public. To attend, please register with your name and email address, and an agenda will be updated here prior to the symposium. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

*Registration/Light Breakfast is 9:00-9:30am. Programming begins at 9:30



2016 Zika Symposium: Frontline Update – Agenda


9:00 – 9:30      

Registration (Coffee/Tea + Light Breakfast)

9:30 – 9:40    

Welcome – Dean Stefano Bertozzi (UC Berkeley School of Public Health) and Professor Eva Harris (UC Berkeley Center for Global Public Health)

9:40 – 10:05

Dr. Lenore Pereira (UCSF), Zika virus infection in the developing human placenta ex vivo

10:05 – 10:30

Professor Eva Harris (UCB), The unfolding story of Zika pathogenesis, immunology, and epidemiology

10:30 – 10:55  

Dr. Graham Simmons (BSRI/UCSF), Acute Zika virus infection and serological responses



11:10 – 11:50

Panel 1: “Update on Zika” Panel: Global Health Perspectives

Moderated by: Professor Jaime Sepulveda, M.D.

  • Professor Brenda Eskenazi (UCB) – Environmental Factors
  • Professor Lee Riley (UCB) – Clinical Aspects
  • Professor Eva Harris (UCB) – Epidemiology
  • Stanford Representative TBD – Reproductive Health

11:50 – 12:40  


12:40 – 1:00

Dr. Koen K Van Rompay (UC Davis), Development of a nonhuman primate model of Zika virus infection

1:00 – 1:20    

Dr. Ben Pinsky (Stanford), Presentation Title: TBD

 1:20- 1:40

Colin Carlson (UCB Wayne Getz Group), A global margin of error in Zika pandemic trajectories: consensus and controversy from niche modeling

 1:40 – 2:00  

Dr. Josefina Coloma (UCB/SSI), Evidence, technology, and community mobilization: Taking back vector control

2:00 – 2:30    

Panel 2: From Global to Local: California’s Response to Zika; Moderated by: Dean Stefano Bertozzi, M.D.

  • Dr. Eric Haas-Stapleton, Alameda County Mosquito Abatement
  • Ryan Clausnitzer, Alameda County Mosquito Abatement
  • Dr. James Watt, Chief, Division of Communicable Disease Control, California Department of Public Health