Tenth H3Africa Consortium Meeting  

Meeting Overview 

Friday, 12 May 2017

Grant Applications/Pharmacogenomics/Genome Analysis Publications & Writing Sub group/Study Coordinators

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Working Group day/Poster Sessions

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Principal Investigators/Fellow Presentation Day

Monday, 15 May 2017

Principal Investigators/Fellow Presentation Day/Sustainability Stakeholders/Poster Session

 

Friday, 12 May 2017 Grand Palm, Gaborone

Satellite Sessions

7:30

Registration Opens           

Venue

Tshodilo B4

Serondela 1 & 2

Serondela 3 & 4

9:00-10:00

Grant Applications: Useful Tips (Informal Discussion)

Jennifer Troyer, Laura Povlich & NIH Team

Study Coordinators

 

10:00-11:00

GAPW Sub group

11:00-12:00

Health information resources for researchers, clinicians and consumers

Dineo Ketshogileng

12:00-13:00

Lunch (See Exhibitors in Foyer)

13:00-13:15

Chair: Michèle Ramsay

Study Coordinators

GAPW Sub group (if required)

Welcome: Importance of pharmacogenomics in an African setting

Michèle Ramsay

13:15-13:30

GSK and the OpenLab: Characterization of ADME gene variation in populations by exome sequencing

Presenter: Matt Hall (GSK)

 

13:30-13:40

Status of the H3A population genetics study and potential overlap with the pharmacogenomics project

Presenter: Debo Adeyemo

13:40-14:00

Proposed workplan for the project                                               Presenter: Scott Hazelhurst

14:00-14:20

Small group discussions

iScan Genotyping Platform at CPGR (Scientific, Technical & Logitical Engagement)-

Presenters: Judith Hornby & Lindsay Petersen (CPGR)

14:20-14:50

Report back and discussions

14:50-15:00

Discussion (Led by Scott Hazelhurst)

 

15:00

Tea/Coffee Available

15:00-17:00

Optional Excursion: Three Chiefs Monument; Botswana-Baylor Children’s Clinical Centre of Excellence; University of Botswana and Innovation Hub

17:30-19:00

Health information resources for researchers, clinicians, and consumers by Dineo Ketshogileng (if required)

Pre Dinner Meeting: H3Africa Principal Investigators

Pre Dinner Meeting: IEC & Funders

 

Saturday, 13 May 2017 Saturday Grandpalm Gaborone

Working Group Day

7:30

Registration Opens

Venues

Serondela 1&2

Tshodilo B4

Tshodilo A

Serondela 3

Serondela 4

8:30-9:30

Genome Analysis & GAPW Subgroup Chairs: Debo Adeyemo & Zane Lombard; Neil Hanchard

Rapporteur:

Jennifer Troyer & Audrey Duncanson

Biorepository PI WG Chairing: Alash'le Abimiku Rapporteur: Laura Skow

Ethics & Study Coordinators Chair:  Aminu Yakubu Rapporteur: Karen Lacourciere

Sustainability WG Chair: Raj Ramesar Rapporteur: Mark Guyer

 

9:30-10:30

Study Coordinators Chairs: Veronica Francis & Slee Mhbele Rapporteur: Robin Mason

Phenotype Harmonization Chair: Alia Benkahla Rapporteur: Jeff Streuwing

10:30-11:25

Tea break/Poster session

11:30–12:30

DBAC Chair: Nicky Mulder

Rapporteur:

Audrey Duncanson & Jennifer Troyer

 

Joint Ethics & Regulatory Issues  & CEWG  Chair: Aminu Yakubu Rapporteur: Katherine Littler

HIV/AIDS Chair: Mogomotsi Matshaba & Xavier Gomez-Olive  Rapporteur: Bonnie Joubert

ECTWG Chairs: Raj Ramesar & Samar Kassim Rapporteur: Laura Povlich

12:30– 13:30

CVD Chair: Akinlolu Ojo Rapporteur: Marva Moxey-Mims

13:30-14:25

Lunch/Poster Session

 

Working Group Report Back Session Venue: Tshodilo A

14:30-15:40

Chairs: Ayoade Oduola & Graeme Mardon

Presenter

Genome Analysis & GAPW

Adebowale Adeyemo/Neil Hanchard

Phenotype Harmonization

Jeff Struewing

Biorepository PI  (15 min)

Alash'le Abimiku

DBAC

Nicola Mulder

Sustainability

Raj Ramesar/Dwomoa Adu

Discussion

15:40-16:45

Chairs: Solomon Nwaka & Sununguko Wata Mpoloka

Community Engagement

Paul Ndebele

Education & Coordinated Training

Raj Ramesar/ Samar Kassim

Ethics & Regulatory Issues WG

Aminu Yakubu

Study Coordinators

Veronica Francis/Slee Mbhele

HIV/AIDS

Mogomotsi Matshaba/Xavier Gomez-Olive  

CVD

Akinlolu Ojo

Discussion & IEC Feedback

16:45-17:00

Tea break/Poster session

17:00-17:25

Title: Unlocking domestic resources for research and innovation – lessons from SANBio partnerships

Presenter: Dr Ereck Chakauya

17:30-18:30

 

H3Africa Steering Committee Meeting with Funders (Serondela 1-4)

18:30-19:00

Social Hour

19:00-19:30

 

19:30

Opening Address: Honourable Minister Dr Alfred Madigele  Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology

Formal Dinner (Tshodilo C)

 

Sunday, 14 May 2017 Grandpalm Gaborone Tshodilo A

Principal Investigators/Fellow Presentation Day

08:00-08:05

Welcome & Introductions: Gabriel Anabwani

08:05-08:10

H3Africa Steering Committee Chair: Enock Matovu

08:10-08:50

Director, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH:  Dr Eric Green

Presentation: Genomics, Precision Medicine, and H3Africa: Journeys to Advance Human Health

Presentation: 35 minutes Q&A: 5 minutes

 

Session I Chair: Barry Bloom

08:50-09:20

Project: Genomic and Environmental Risk Factors for Cardiometabolic Disease in Africans (AWI-Gen)

Title: The AWI-Gen journey: Burden of cardiometabolic diseases across six African populations

Presenter:   Michele Ramsay    Presentation: 18 minutes Q&A: 2 minutes

Title:  Factors influencing lipid levels in rural Ghanaian adults

Presenter: Godfred Agongo   Presentation: 8 minutes Q&A: 2 minutes

09:20-09:50

Project: Stroke Investigative Research & Educational Network (SIREN) Phenotypic characteristics and outcomes of stroke among Africans: Evidence from the SIREN study.

Presenter: Fred Stephen Sarfo   Presentation: 18 minutes Q&A: 2 minutes

Title: Household air pollution as a risk factor for stroke in Africans                                                                                                                                                               Presenter: Adekunle Gregory Fakunle   Presentation: 8 minutes Q&A: 2 minutes

09:50-10:10

Project: Burden, Spectrum and Aetiology of Type 2 Diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa

Title: H3A Diabetes Study: preliminary data

Presenter: Kenneth Ekoru   Presentation: 18 minutes Q&A: 2 minutes

10:10-10:30

Project: H3Africa Kidney Disease Research Network

Title: H3Africa Kidney Disease Research Network

Presenter: Dwomoa Adu   Presentation: 18 minutes Q&A: 2 minutes

10:30-11:00

Tea/Coffee

 

Session II Chair: Kay Davies

11:00-11:30

Project:  RHDGen: The Genetics of Rheumatic Heart Disease Network

Title:  The RHDGen Network Presenter: Bongani Mayosi   Presentation: 18 minutes Q&A: 2 minutes

Title: Genetics of RHD: An Update

Presenter: Babu Muhamed   Presentation: 8 minutes Q&A: 2 minutes

11:30-12:00

Project: Clinical and Genetic Studies of Hereditary Neurological Disorders in Mali

Title:  Neurogenetic diseases in Mali: update

Presenter: Guida Landoure

Title 1: Is Ataxia the most prevalent hereditary neurological disorder in Mali?
Title 2:  Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease study in Mali shows a genetic diversity and expands its global epidemiology

Presenter 1 & 2: Abdoulaye Tamega &  Abdoulaye Yalcouye   Presentation: 8 minutes Q&A: 2 minutes (each)

12:00-12:20

Project: The Nasopharyngeal Microbiome and Respiratory Disease in African Children

Title: The nasopharyngeal microbiome as a biomarker for pneumonia in African children

Presenter:  Shantelle Claassen-Weitz   Presentation: 18 minutes Q&A: 2 minutes 

12:20-12:50

Project: The Genomics of Schizophrenia in the South African Xhosa People Presenter: Raj Ramesar    Presentation: 18 minutes Q&A: 2 minutes

Presenter: Lerato Majara   Presentation: 8 minutes Q&A: 2 minutes

12:50-13:50

Lunch

 

Session III Chair: Rex Chisholm

14:00-14:20

Project: Establishment of an H3Africa Biorepository at Clinical Laboratory Services

Presenter: Elizabeth Mayne   Presentation: 18 minutes Q&A: 2 minutes

14:20-14:50

Project:   IHVN H3Africa Biorepository (I-HAB) Initiative

Title: Update from H3Africa W/Africa regional biorepository

Presenter: Alash'le Abimiku   Presentation: 18 minutes Q&A: 2 minutes

Title: TBA 

Presenter: James Onyemata   Presentation: 8 minutes Q&A: 2 minutes

14:50-15:10

Project:  Integrated Biorepository of H3Africa Uganda – IBRH3AU

Presenter: TBA    Presentation: 18 minutes Q&A: 2 minutes

15:10-15:30

H3Africa Data Archive/EGA Data Submission

Presenter: Sumir Panji   Presentation: 18 minutes Q&A: 2 minutes

 

Gather at the Departure Point in the Hotel Parking Area

16:00

Depart for the Mokolodi Bush Braai

 

Game Drive (Optional)/Social Hour

18:00

Mokolodi Bush Braai

 

Return to Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, 13 May 2017 Saturday Grandpalm Gaborone

Working Group Day

7:30

Registration Opens

Venues

Serondela 1&2

Tshodilo B4

Tshodilo A

Serondela 3

Serondela 4

8:30-9:30

Genome Analysis & GAPW Subgroup Chairs: Debo Adeyemo & Zane Lombard; Neil Hanchard

Rapporteur:

Jennifer Troyer & Audrey Duncanson

Biorepository PI WG Chairing: Alash'le Abimiku Rapporteur: Laura Skow

Ethics & Study Coordinators Chair:  Aminu Yakubu Rapporteur: Karen Lacourciere

Sustainability WG Chair: Raj Ramesar Rapporteur: Mark Guyer

 

9:30-10:30

Study Coordinators Chairs: Veronica Francis & Slee Mhbele Rapporteur: Robin Mason

Phenotype Harmonization Chair: Alia Benkahla Rapporteur: Jeff Streuwing

10:30-11:25

Tea break/Poster session

11:30–12:30

DBAC Chair: Nicky Mulder

Rapporteur:

Audrey Duncanson & Jennifer Troyer

 

Joint Ethics & Regulatory Issues  & CEWG  Chair: Aminu Yakubu Rapporteur: Katherine Littler

HIV/AIDS Chair: Mogomotsi Matshaba & Xavier Gomez-Olive  Rapporteur: Bonnie Joubert

ECTWG Chairs: Raj Ramesar & Samar Kassim Rapporteur: Laura Povlich

12:30– 13:30

CVD Chair: Akinlolu Ojo Rapporteur: Marva Moxey-Mims

13:30-14:25

Lunch/Poster Session

 

Working Group Report Back Session Venue: Tshodilo A

14:30-15:40

Chairs: Ayoade Oduola & Graeme Mardon

Presenter

Genome Analysis & GAPW

Adebowale Adeyemo/Neil Hanchard

Phenotype Harmonization

Jeff Struewing

Biorepository PI  (15 min)

Alash'le Abimiku

DBAC

Nicola Mulder

Sustainability

Raj Ramesar/Dwomoa Adu

Discussion

15:40-16:45

Chairs: Solomon Nwaka & Sununguko Wata Mpoloka

Community Engagement

Paul Ndebele

Education & Coordinated Training

Raj Ramesar/ Samar Kassim

Ethics & Regulatory Issues WG

Aminu Yakubu

Study Coordinators

Veronica Francis/Slee Mbhele

HIV/AIDS

Mogomotsi Matshaba/Xavier Gomez-Olive  

CVD

Akinlolu Ojo

Discussion & IEC Feedback

16:45-17:00

Tea break/Poster session

17:00-17:25

Title: Unlocking domestic resources for research and innovation – lessons from SANBio partnerships

Presenter: Dr Ereck Chakauya

17:30-18:30

 

H3Africa Steering Committee Meeting with Funders (Serondela 1-4)

18:30-19:00

Social Hour

19:00-19:30

 

19:30

Opening Address: Honourable Minister Dr Alfred Madigele  Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology

Formal Dinner (Tshodilo C)