ASM Conference on Pasteurellaceae

Created in collaboration with the International Pasteurellaceae Society.

October 23-26, 2005 | Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii, USA

Conference Scope

The goal of this conference was to bring together scientists who study pathogenic members of the family Pasteurellaceae, including the human pathogens Haemophilus influenzae, H. parainfluenzae, H. ducreyi, and Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, and the veterinary pathogens A. pleuropneumoniae, A. suis, Mannheimia haemolytica, H. sommnus, Pasteurella multocida, and related organisms.

Session Topics:

  • Molecular Pathogenesis, including regulation of virulence factor production and the structure/function relationships of bacterial toxins
  • Characterization of the Cell Surface, Adherence, and Biofilm Formation
  • Physiology and its Relationship to Disease
  • Interaction with the Host, Response of the Host, and Evasion of the Host Immune Response
  • The use of genomics and proteomics, including the use of microarrays and expression technologies to aid in the understanding of pathogenic mechanisms
  • Maintenance of the Carrier and Chronic Disease States
  • Infection Models, including requirements for co-infection with an unrelated microbe
  • Vaccine Development and Clinical Trial Reports
  • Systematic studies of the Pasteurellaceae Family
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility and Mechanisms of Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Epidemiology, Transmission, and Surveillance/Detection
  • Development of Diagnostic Tools

Scientific Organizers:

Susan E. H. West, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Brenda A. Wilson, University of Illinois
Carmel G. Ruffolo, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Robert S. Munson, Jr., Columbus Children’s Research Institute and The Ohio State University

Program and Abstract Book