6th Annual Biopharmaceutical Research & Development Symposium
In Honor of Dr. Courtney Fletcher’s contributions to the field of Infectious Diseases
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA
September 4-5, 2019


Michael F. Sorrell Center for Health Science Education
Truhlsen Events Center, 1st floor
619 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE


 Wednesday, September 4th

 12:30 – 1:30 pm                                          Check-In

 1:30 – 1:45 pm                                            Opening Remarks

 1:45 – 2:25 pm                                            Cytomegalovirus (CMV)-Vectored Vaccines for HIV and

                                                                       Other Pathogens

                                                                       Peter Barry, PhD, University of California at Davis

 2:25 – 3:05 pm                                           The Causes and Consequences of Persistent Virus

                                                                       Production in HIV

                                                                      Timothy Schacker, MD, University of Minnesota

 3:05 – 3:45 pm                                          Simplifying Therapy for HIV and Tuberculosis

                                                                      Susan Swindells, MBBS, University of Nebraska Medical Center

 3:45 – 4:00 pm                                          Break

 4:00 – 4:10 pm                                          Introduction of Dr. Fletcher

                                                                     Keith Olsen, PharMD, Dean, College of Pharmacy,

                                                                      University of Nebraska Medical Center

 4:10 – 5:00 pm                                          TBD

                                                                       Courtney Fletcher, PharMD, University of Nebraska Medical Center

 6:00 pm                                                       Dinner


 Thursday, September 5th

 8:00 – 8:30 am                                          Breakfast

 8:30 – 9:10 am                                          Applying Novel Drug Delivery Technologies for HIV 

                                                                     Treatment and Prevention: Ready to give it a shot?

                                                                     Charlie Flexner, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

 9:10 – 9:50 am                                         Oseltamivir Pharmacokinetics and Drug-Disease Modeling 

                                                                     in Children and Neonates

                                                                     Edward Acosta, PharMD, University of Alabama-Birmingham

 9:50 – 10:00 am                                       Break

 10:00 – 10:40 am                                     HIV PrEP:  Concentration-Effect Through Adherence

                                                                      Peter Anderson, Univ. of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

10:40 – 11:20 am                                     Unexpected Interactions and Antiviral Forgiveness in the

                                                                     Treatment of Hepatitis C

                                                                     Jennifer J. Kiser, PharMD, PhD, University of Colorado

 11:20 – 12:00 pm                                     UNMC Student Talks

                                                                      Deep Bhattacharya and Zhen Ye

 12:00 – 1:00 pm                                        Lunch

 1:00 – 2:00 pm                                          Poster Session

 2:00 – 2:40 pm                                          Innate immunity Against HIV: Interdomain Dynamics of

                                                                     APOBEC3G is Critical Factor for Interaction with DNA


                                                                     Yuri Lyubchenko, PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Center

 2:40 – 3:20 pm                                         From HIV to HBV: Applied Clinical Pharmacology of HBV

                                                                    Capsid Assembly Modulators

                                                                    Thomas Kakuda, PharMD, Janssen Biopharma

 3:20 – 3:30 pm                                        Closing Remarks