Organizers:  Karolinska Institutet, DMM Global Foundation in collaboration with Fondation IPSEN

Program Committee:  Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren (KI), Kenneth R. Chien (KI), Yves Christen (Fondation IPSEN)

Meeting Coordinators: Megan Donovan-Chien (DMMGF); Sara Aldén (KI), Jacqueline Mervaillie (Fondation IPSEN)


October 27th

9:00-9:10 Welcome Remarks: Karin Dahlman-Wright (Acting Vice-Chancellor, Karolinska Institutet), Kenneth Chien (Professor, Karolinska Institutet)


9:10-10:00 Keynote: Peter Piot (Director, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

AIDS and Ebola: Game changers for global health and R&D


Session One: Global Trends and Burdens

Chairs: Maria Masucci (Deputy Vice-Chancellor for International Affairs, Professor, Karolinska Institutet) and Anders Sönnerborg (Professor,  HIV pharmaco/genetic/epidemiologist and head of R&D at the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Karolinska University Hospital)


10:00-10:40 Gabriel Leung (Dean, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong)

Frontiers of influenza research for a common secure future


10:40-11:00 Break


11:00-11:40 Renato Santana (Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)

Risk factors associated to neurodevelopmental malformations in neonates during Zika outbreak in Brazil


11:40-12:20 Ian Wilson (Chairman, Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology, Scripps Research Institute)

New insights into recognition of HIV-1 by broadly neutralizing antibodies


12:20-13:20 Lunch


Session Two: New Technology

Chairs: Susan Jones (Senior Editor, Nature Biotechnology) & Jan Andersson (Professor of Infectious Diseases, Karolinska Institutet)


13:20-14:00  Marie-Paule Kieny (Assistant Director-General, Health Systems and Innovation, World Health Organization)

From Ebola to Zika: Development of health technologies to prevent epidemics


14:00-14:40 Kim Lewis (Director, Antimicrobial Discovery Center, Northeastern University)

The quest for new antibiotics


14:40-15:20 Michel Nussenzweig (Professor, Rockefeller University)

The HIV vaccine problem


15:20-15:40 Break


15:40-16:20 Pascale Cossart (Head, Bacteria-Cell Interactions Unit, Institut Pasteur)

The infection by Listeria: new insights in the intestinal phase


18:00-20:00 Speakers Dinner


October 28th

Session Three: Population Studies

Chairs:  Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren (Professor, Karolinska Institutet) and Rui-Ping Xiao (Director, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Peking University; Associate Editor, New England Journal of Medicine)


9:00-9:40 Jean-Laurent Casanova (Professor, Rockefeller University)

Toward a genetic theory of childhood infectious diseases


9:40-10:20 Martin Blaser (Professor of Medicine, Professor of Microbiology, and Director of the Human Microbiome Program, NYU School of Medicine)

Antibiotic perturbation of the early-life microbiome affects metabolic and immunologic development


10:20-11:00 Janelle Ayres (Assistant Professor, Salk Institute)

The concept of disease tolerance in host-microbiota interactions


11:00-11:20 Break


11:20-12:00 Mats Wahlgren (Professor, Karolinska Institutet)

Successful development of an adjunctive drug against severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria


12:00-12:40 Jean-Marc Rolain (Professor of Microbiology, Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie France, Marseille)

Superbugs: Plasmid mediated colistin resistance and animal to human transmission


12:40-13:40 Lunch


Session Four: Biotechnology and Pharma

Chairs: Ken Chien (Professor, Karolinska Institutet) and Julie Stacey (US Editor-in-Chief, EBioMedicine)


13:40-14:20 Michael Calderwood (Professor, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College)

The good, the bad and the ugly: HAI Public Reporting and Pay-for-Performance in US Hospitals


14:20-15:00 Gregg Alton (Executive Vice President, Corporate and Medical Affairs, Gilead Sciences)

Delivering access to innovative medicines – the journey to hepatitis C elimination


15:00-15:40 Mariola Fotin-Mleczek (Chief Scientific Officer, CureVac AG)

Next generation RNA Vaccines


15:40-16:20 Patrick Jault (Director of Anesthesiology, Percy Military Instruction Hospital)

Bacteriophages: When the past illuminates the future!


Closing Remarks