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Valley Fever Day (06/2013)

Please join us for the Health Sciences Research Institute's Research Day on Valley Fever at 9:30am on Saturday, June 29th at UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research. The finalized schedule will be up shortly.

Time

Event

 

Facilitator

9:30 to 10:00

Introductions and coffee —Room 137

Dr. Michael Peterson

10 am-

12:00 pm

Valley Fever Research Ideas and Discussion —Room 137

9 10-minute presentations:

Topic

P.I.

Institution

 

 

 

Economic and health burden on the San Joaquin Valley

Paul Brown

UCM

Identifying Infection 'Hot Spots'

Steve Roussos

UCM

Limited utility of diagnostic tests for Cocci in patients presenting with lung nodules

Michael Peterson

UCSF F

Delays in access to detection and treatment for vulnerable populations

Carol Sipan

UCM

Biological markers and severity of the condition

David Ojcius

UCM

Cocci in Infants and Children

Francesca Geertsma

UCSF F

Psychosocial factors affecting
Pediatric Cocci Patients

Erin Gaab

UCM

Classical serology testing

Michael Lancaster

Kern County Department of Health

Advances in PCR

Dominic Dizon

UCSF F

 

Outcome:  Identify  groupings for research, such as:

  • Basic Science
  • Treatment issues
  • Policy/impact of disease

Dr. Paul Brown

12:00 pm – 12:30

Lunch —Room 116

 

12:30  –

1:30 pm

Small group discussion: What are the key unanswered questions that we might be able to address

  • Basic Science —Room 108
  • Treatment issues —Room 112
  • Policy/impact of disease —Room 113

Outcome:  For each  group: 

  • Prioritize unanswered questions
  • Research projects to pursue
  • Research teams

Dr. Paul Brown

1:30 pm –

2:30 pm

Reconvene to discuss: —Room 137

  • Next steps
    • Research collaborations
    • Outreach
  • Potential funding streams
    • Potential mechanisms
    • Laboratory & other needs

Outcome:   

  • Decision on how to proceed with Nov meeting
  • Plan for pursuing research funding and projects

Dr. Steve Roussos

2:30 pm –

3:00 pm

Concluding Remarks: Future Directions

 

Dr. Michael Peterson

 

Please contact Trevor Hirst <thirst@ucmerced.edu> or Erin Gaab <egaab@ucmerced.edu> for more information.

 

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