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Day Three


Day 3: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Session G – Infectious Agents and Cancer

Certain infectious agents, including viruses, bacteria, and parasites, can cause cancer or increase the risk that cancer will form. This session will cover the latest research on how infectious agents can disrupt signaling that normally keeps cell growth and proliferation in check. Also, some infections weaken the immune system, making the body less able to fight off other cancer-causing infections. And some viruses, bacteria, and parasites also cause chronic inflammation, which may lead to cancer.

Chairpersons and Discussants:

Franco Buonaguro, MD, Instituto Nazionale Tumori "Fondazione Pascale"
Kevin Cullen, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine


8:30 AM

Presentation Title: Human papillomaviruses and carcinogenesis: well-established and novel models
Speaker: Massimo Tommasino, PhD, International Agency for Research on Cancer

8:55 AM

Presentation Title: Endemic Burkitt lymphoma and infectious agents in cancer: new results from the EMBLEM study implicating falciparum malaria and Epstein-Barr virus in causation
Speaker: Sam Mbulaiteye, MBChB, MPhil, MMed, National Cancer Institute

9:20 AM

Presentation Title: Regulation of HTLV-1 proviral latency
Speaker: Charles Bangham, PhD, Imperial College UK

9:45 AM

Presentation Title: The Helicobacter pylori adhesin protein HopQ exploits the dimer interface of human CEACAMs for oncoprotein translocation
Speaker: Eric Sundberg, PhD, Institute of Human Virology

Coffee Break, 10:10 AM - 10:25 AM

10:25 AM

Presentation Title: Role of Microbiome in Cancer
Speaker: Giorgio Trinchieri, MD, National Cancer Institute

10:50 AM

Presentation Title: Carcinogenic Potential of Bacterial Biofilms
Speaker: Cynthia Sears, MD, Johns Hopkins University

11:15 AM

Presentation Title: HPV vaccines: where are we now, and where are we going?
Speaker: Cornelia Trimble, MD, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute 

11:40 AM

Presentation Title: Molecular Etiology of Cervical Cancer, HPV and gene methylation
Speaker: Nicolas Wentzensen, MD, PhD, National Cancer Institute

Lunch, 12:05 PM - 2:15 PM

Session H – Lifetime Achievement Award Mini-Symposium

The IHV Lifetime Achievement Award for Scientific Contributions is given this year to Dr. Peter Palese, who built the first genetic maps for influenza A, B, and C viruses and pioneered the field of reverse genetics of negative-strand RNA viruses. This special symposium is dedicated to his work and features presentations by Mary Klotman, MD, Duke University and Bernard Roizman, ScD, University of Chicago, and will be followed by the Reinhard Kurth Memorial Lecture presented by Dr. Palese.

The IHV Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Service is for the first time ever given simultaneously to two individuals - Dr. Salim Karim and Dr. Quarraisha Abdool Karim, and special symposium on HIV prevention features presentations by Thomas Quinn, MD, MSc, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, John Martin, PhD, Gilead Sciences, and Anthony Fauci, MD, National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases.

Chairpersons and Discussants:

Robert Gallo, MD, Institute of Human Virology
Manfred Dierich, MD, Medical University Innsbruck


2:15 PM

Presentation Title: Introduction to Lifetime Achievement Awards
Speaker: Robert C. Gallo, MD, Institute of Human Virology

2:20 PM

Presentation Title: Special Lecture in honor of Peter Palese
Speaker: Mary Klotman, MD, Duke University

2:50 PM

Presentation Title: Speaking in honor of Peter Palese: The détente between herpes simplex viruses and their human host
Speaker: Bernard Roizman, ScD, University of Chicago

3:20 PM

Presentation Title: Reinhard Kurth Memorial Lecture
Speaker: Peter Palese, MD, Mount Sinai Medical School

Coffee Break, 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Chairpersons and Discussants:

Robert Redfield, MD, Institute of Human Virology
The Honourable Issac Adewole, MBBS, FWACS, FMCOG, FAS, FRCOG, DSc (Hons), The Federal Minister of Health of Nigeria


4:15 PM

Presentation Title: Speaking in honor of Quarraisha Abdool Karim: The HIV Pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges, Successes, and Leadership
Speaker: Thomas Quinn, MD, NIAID, National Institutes of Health

4:45 PM

Presentation Title: Special Lecture in honor of Salim Abdool Karim
Speaker: John Martin, PhD, Gilead Sciences

5:15 PM

Presentation Title: Speaking in honor of Salim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim: Sustained ART-Free HIV Remission: Obstacles and Opportunities
Speaker: Anthony Fauci, MD, National Institutes of Health


6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Gala Reception

7:00 PM

Gala Dinner - Lifetime Achievement Awards