LCNTDR & The HAT Platform Scientific Research Meeting - 'Achieving Human African Trypanosomiasis elimination'

11 Jan 2022

The London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research, The HAT Platform and RSTMH are co-hosting a series of scientific research roundtable meetings to convene global researchers who are working to interrupt the transmission and elimination of HAT as a public health problem, or whose work in a related area who could contribute to the effort. The focus is on work that is simple, feasible and sustainable. This meeting will differ from other HAT focused meetings in the calendar by bringing the perspective of scientists working in multidisciplinary fields, not necessarily on HAT, but who will share their experience and knowledge to support the HAT elimination effort. 

The objective of the meeting is to identify research gaps that, if addressed, have the potential to contribute to reaching the WHO road map targets for HAT by 2030. The meeting will be an opportunity to present recent and ongoing research, to learn from scientists in related fields whose work may contribute and for researchers and stakeholders to discuss research priorities and how they could be addressed.


Each webinar will focus on a different theme, more details followed by the registration links can be found below.


1st February, 1pm – 3pm GMT

The first roundtable meeting of the series will discuss developments in diagnostics, surveillance, treatment and vector control and the gaps in research that if filled could support the HAT elimination effort in 2022 and beyond. 

Facilitator: Gerardo Priotto, WHO  

Confirmed panellists include:  

  • Philippe Büscher, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp 
  • Stephen Torr, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine  
  • Deirdre Hollingsworth, NTD Modelling Consortium, Big Data Institute, University of Oxford
  • Wilfred Mutombo, DNDi

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2nd February, 1pm- 3pm GMT

The second roundtable meeting of the series will discuss social sciences and operational research advances and further needs.  

Facilitator: Jennifer Palmer, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 

Confirmed panellists include: 

  • Salome Bukachi, University of Nairobi 
  • Charlie Kabanga, freelance social scientist  
  • Ann Kelly, Kings College London 
  • Catiane Vander Kelen, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp 

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3rd February, 1pm – 3pm GMT

The third and final roundtable meeting of the series will be an opportunity to summarise the points made and discussed in the previous meetings and to the priorities that have emerged.   

Confirmed panellists include: 

  • Simon Croft, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 
  • Paulo Macana, Institute for Combat and Control of Trypanosomiasis, Angola 
  • Florent Mbo, DNDi-HAT Platform DRC 
  • José Ramón Franco, WHO 

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