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WCID 2024

Yongqing Li, Speaker at Infection Conferences
Keynote Presentation (In-person)
Yongqing Li, University of Michigan Medical School, United States

Sepsis, a severe and often fatal condition, has long evaded effective treatment strategies. For over 16 years, our research has been at the forefront of investigating histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors (HDACIs) as a novel approach in sepsis management. We are excited to share [....] » Read More

Albert J Eid, Speaker at Infectious Diseases Conferences
Keynote Presentation (In-person)
Albert J Eid, University of Kansas Medical Center, United States

Due to conflicting data, it remains unclear whether immunosuppressive medications increase the risk of progression to severe COVID-19 disease in Solid Organ Transplant (SOT) recipients. Most of the available outcome data does not suggest a higher mortality rate in the SOT populat [....] » Read More

Jun Wan, Speaker at Infection Conferences
Keynote Presentation (In-person)
Jun Wan, Indiana University School of Medicine, United States

We explored distinct and comprehensive patterns of SARS-CoV-2 genetic variations, offering insights obtained by sophisticated analyses from diverse perspectives. Our study encompassed an in-depth examination of single nucleotide variants (SNVs), various nucleotide substitutions, [....] » Read More

Francis J Castellino, Speaker at Infection Conferences
Keynote Presentation (In-person)
Francis J Castellino, University of Notre Dame, United States

A signature feature of Group A Streptococcus pyogenes (GAS) infections in humans is dysregulated hemostasis.  Hemostasis is a component of the innate immune system, which also includes inflammation and complement activation, all of which attempt to eliminate the invadin [....] » Read More

Tom Koch, Speaker at Infectious Disease Conference
Keynote Presentation (Virtual)
Tom Koch, University of British Columbia, Canada

In our focus on the immediate, and the new we forget the history in which Covid-19 and other, infectious diseases occur. Seen from this perspective there was little new in our experiences with overcrowded wards and limited supplies. What was new was a result of changes in the cul [....] » Read More

Mehwish Zeb, Speaker at Infection Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Mehwish Zeb, Garden city Hospital, United States

Sepsis is defined as a life-threatening dysregulated body response and systemic inflammation to an infection. Septic shock is a subset of sepsis which has cellular, metabolic, and circulatory abnormalities leading to the shift of aerobic respiration to an anaerobic pathway with r [....] » Read More

Surya Prakash Tadepalli, Speaker at Infection Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Surya Prakash Tadepalli, Jai Surya Multiple Knowledge Development Organization, India

Introduction: The fear surrounding the coronavirus stems from several factors. Despite its microscopic size, it poses a significant threat due to its ability to cause severe illness and its challenging detectability. Lack of knowledge about the virus and its behavior further exac [....] » Read More

Alok Kafle, Speaker at Infectious Disease Conference
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Alok Kafle, Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Opisthorchis viverrini (Ov), a Southeast Asian liver fluke, thrives within bile ducts, evading host immune responses and promoting cholangiocarcinoma in humans in humans in humans in humans in humans . A tegument of O. viverrini parasite plays a crucial role in host-parasite inte [....] » Read More

Arshad Islam, Speaker at Infectious Diseases Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Arshad Islam, Governemnt Lady Reading Hospital Medcial Teaching Institution, Pakistan

Aim: To investigate the effect of novel organometallic Sb(V) and Bi(V) complexes on membrane integrity and their interaction with DNA, activity and cytotoxicity against Sb(III)-sensitive and -resistant Leishmania strains. Material & Methods: Ph3M(L)2 type complex [....] » Read More

Leresche Even Doneilly Oyaba Vinda, Speaker at Infectious Disease Conference
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Leresche Even Doneilly Oyaba Vinda, Interdisciplinary Medical Research Center of Franceville, Gabon

Background: Terrestrial mammals in protected areas have been identified as a potential source of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria. Studies on antimicrobial resistance in gorillas have already been conducted. Thus, this study aimed to describe the phylogroups, pathotypes and preva [....] » Read More

Kabbale Fredrick George, Speaker at Infection Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Kabbale Fredrick George, Makerere University, Uganda

Malaria remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Uganda, despite the fairly wide coverage of insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs) or long lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) combined with other interventions. This study aimed to determine the impact of ITNs/LLI [....] » Read More

Mehwish Zeb, Speaker at Infection Conferences
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Mehwish Zeb, Garden city Hospital, United States

Brain abscess is a localized collection of pus within the brain tissue. It is a rare condition and approximately 1500-2000 cases are presented annually in the United States. The patients with immunocompromised state have a higher incidence of acquiring brain abscess. The most fre [....] » Read More

Christof Peter Ziaja, Speaker at Infectious Disease Conference
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Christof Peter Ziaja, UKE Neuroradiology and Institut of Stress and Fatigue Prof Stark, Germany

Background: Post/Long COVID is a complex multisystemic post-viral syndrome characterized by heterogeneous symptoms, potentially associated with viral or immune-mediated disruption. The superior tubular of the Hypothalamus, responsible for the Immune response and control, plays a [....] » Read More

Sangita Thapa, Speaker at Infectious Diseases Conferences
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Sangita Thapa, Medical University of America, Nepal

Introduction: Transaminitis is the condition where serum aspartate transaminase and alanine transaminase increase indicating the liver dysfunction. One such disease where liver involvement might be observed is dengue, which is mosquito-borne viral infection. The aim of the study [....] » Read More

Hiba Akber, Speaker at Infectious Disease Conference
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Hiba Akber, The Indus hospital and Health Network, Pakistan

Introduction: Tuberculosis (TB) is a communicable disease that is a major cause of illness and death worldwide. Risk factors for mortality in patients with Extra pulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) include certain sites of disease other coexisting conditions, including HIV/AIDS; lo [....] » Read More

Akumu Esther Joy, Speaker at Infectious Diseases Conferences
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Akumu Esther Joy, Infectious Diseases Institute, Uganda

Background:  Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11th March 2020. COVID-19 vaccination is one of the strategies that was employed to contain COVID-19 infection. In Uganda, COVID-19 vaccination campaigns began in Ma [....] » Read More

Vijay Prabha, Speaker at Infectious Diseases Conference
Keynote Presentation (Virtual)
Vijay Prabha, Panjab University, India

Male infertility, an intricate interplay of genetic, anatomical, and environmental factors, underscores the notable influence of urogenital infections. Azoospermia, a multifactorial disorder characterized by absence of sperm in seminal plasma, silently challenges reproductive hea [....] » Read More

Hua Luo, Speaker at Infection Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Hua Luo, Peking University, China

During the past four years, the people all over the world have been struggling with COVID-19 and other terrible infectious disease. Fortunately, we have accumulated amounts of clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of unexplained pneumonia from COVID-19 that was not b [....] » Read More

Wei Jia Li, Speaker at Infectious Disease Conference
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Wei Jia Li, Peking University, China

Leptospirosis is a zoonotic and neglected waterborne disease caused by the pathogenic helical spirochetes. Several significant risk factors, such as climate, occupation, urbanization, and poverty, can contribute to leptospirosis in humans. Symptoms of acute-phase leptospirosis in [....] » Read More

Taha Abd ElSalam Ashraf, Speaker at Infection Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Taha Abd ElSalam Ashraf, Fayoum University, Egypt

Background: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious and rapidly growing global health threat, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). A study found that 90% of hospitalized infants with sepsis in the Middle East carried antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Yet, public awa [....] » Read More

Kasha Chen, Speaker at Infectious Diseases Conferences
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Kasha Chen, California University of Science and Medicine/Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, United States

27-year-old hispanic male with no known past medical history initially presented to the emergency department for symptoms of possible panic attack after quitting his job and breaking up with his girlfriend. In the emergency department, he received oral Ativan 1 mg with reported i [....] » Read More

Marji U Umil, Speaker at Infectious Diseases Conferences
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Marji U Umil, University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center Inc, Philippines

Background: Fusarium spp. are fungal species usually found in soil, water, and plants, which can cause infection, especially in immunocompromised patients. Fusarium infections are commonly seen in hematologic neoplasms; only a few are reported in solid organ malignancies. C [....] » Read More

Rogermar D Villanueva, Speaker at Infectious Disease Conference
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Rogermar D Villanueva, Cagayan Valley Medical Center, Philippines

Introduction: Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) following COVID-19 vaccination has been reported in the scientific literature. Although causality cannot be ascertained, this case of GBS is reported, to highlight the diagnosis, management and incidence of this important adve [....] » Read More

Xinxin Wang, Speaker at Infection Conferences
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Xinxin Wang, Peking University, China

Coronavirus disease (COVID- 19) is a severe infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that binds to the cells; angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor. In the first severe case of COVID- 19 in Shenzhen city, we found that in [....] » Read More

Arifa Akram, Speaker at Infectious Diseases Conferences
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Arifa Akram, National Institute of Laboratory Medicine & Referral Centre, Bangladesh

Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) and Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) infections continue to pose substantial global health concerns, especially in areas of insufficient sanitation and hygiene standards. This case report investigates the seroprevalence of Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) and Hepatitis E Vi [....] » Read More

Ali Khanifar, Speaker at Infection Conferences
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Ali Khanifar, Hamadan University of Medical Science and Health Services, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

The COVID-19 pathogen is a pathogen with a single strand of genetic material, belonging to the family coronaviridae. It possesses a genome that is approximately 29881 bp long, which results in the development of a respiratory disease with sudden onset. One of how the COVID-19 vir [....] » Read More

Ali Khanifar, Speaker at Infection Conferences
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Ali Khanifar, Hamadan University of Medical Science and Health Services, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Marburg and Ebola viral fevers are highly severe afflictions that have a detrimental impact on both the human species and non-human primates. These ailments manifest themselves in a multitude of symptoms, encompassing hemorrhages, elevated body temperatures, cranial discomfort, m [....] » Read More

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