LCNTDR Research Afternoon - Trachoma Special, 5th Sept 2019

30 Jul 2019
Photo Credit: RTI International/Nabin Baral

5th September, 14:00- 19:00
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
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Join leading researchers, donors, policy makers and NGO implementors to discuss cutting-edge thinking around approaches and policies to eliminate trachoma. The meeting will bring together stakeholders to increase awareness of the evidence base and debate research priorities.

Meeting agenda

Keynote address:

Dr Anthony Solomon, (Medical Officer, World Health Organization & Honorary Senior Lecturer, LSHTM)

Research presentations:

  • Modelling to understand global projections and challenges to achieving GET2020.
  • Understanding the unusual profile of trachoma in the Pacific.
  • Understanding the dynamics of transmission (Stronger SAFE).
  • Developing a safe and efficacious vaccine for trachoma.
  • Tropical Data: Better data for better outcomes.

Panel discussions:

  • Key challenges to achieving GET2020.
  • Operationalising research findings and filling research gaps.

Meeting to be followed by a networking drinks reception.

This meeting is a collaboration of LCNTDR and the International Coalition for Trachoma Control