Emerging Fungal Pathogens—Past, Present, and Future

Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine

10:15–10:45: Discussion
10:45–11:00: Break

Session I
Environmental Factors Influencing the Emergence
and Spread of Fungal Diseases

Moderator: Steven Brickner, Ph.D.

Climate, Extreme Weather Events, and Fungal Disease Emergence and Spread

Compton (Jim) Tucker, Ph.D., NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


Trade-Mediated Spread of Fungal Disease and Resulting Shifts in Amphibian Conservation Status and Practices

Ché Weldon, Ph.D., North-West University


Weather, Globalization, and Trade—Impacts on Invasion and Dispersal of Fungal Plant Pathogens

Jim Stack, Ph.D., Kansas State University

(for Michael Jeger, Ph.D., Imperial College London)


Geography, Climate, Dust, and Disease—Epidemiology of Valley Fever (Coccidioides Spp.) and Ways It Might Be Controlled

John Galgiani, M.D., University of Arizona

1:00–1:20: Discussion
1:20–2:00: Lunch

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