Chagas Symposium IC-18

05 Feb 2018

“How can modelling contribute to achieving the goals for Chagas disease in the horizon 2020 and beyond?"

Date: 14th–16th Feb, 2018

Venue: Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus

Registration deadline: 10th Feb 2018

WHO has targetted interruption of vectorial transmission of chagas in endemic countries by 2020. Chagas disease remains as a major cause of heart disease morbidity and mortality in Latin American countries.

Chagas Symposium IC-18 is a free event, bringing together leading Chagas experts to discuss the challenges, opporuntities and priorities of efforts to control this disease. The symposium aimd to build strategies towards a research agenda for rigorous mathematical modelling to help measure and inform progress on control and elimination of Chagas disease in Latin America.

Discussions will be centred around how mathematical models can help to highlight country programme priorities and measure the progress made, and how can endemic countries help to inform the models and make best use of them to plan, deploy and evaluate country-specific and cost-effective interventions.

Symposium is being convened by  Imperial College London in partnership with Princeton University, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Neglected Tropical Disease Modelling Consortium. The meeting will bring together representatives of international organizations, scientific researchers, programme managers, non-government and non-profit organizations, industry partners, government representatives, and community stakeholders to identify and articulate opportunities for long-term, impactful, and country-relevant collaborative research.

Currently accepting abstracts (for poster presentations) and participants for Day 2

Registration is FREE but spaces are limited

Email abstract or participation request to: dp3116 [at] imperial [dot] ac [dot] uk

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