London Centre for NTD Research to host 8th anniversary event on 30 January 2020!

16 Jan 2020

On 30th January 2020, the London Centre for NTD Research will host an event at the Royal Veterinary College Camden Campus to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the London Declaration on NTDs and the first World NTD Day!

This networking event will feature a series of presentations and discussions that shine a spotlight on the pivotal role that NTD research plays in shaping new approaches and frameworks to controlling and eliminating NTDs. Quickfire presentations will highlight some of the new innovations and approaches that will be shaping future public health approaches.

The event is free to attend, but registration is required here

Presentations include:

  • Validation of a recombinase polymerase amplification assay for the diagnosis of female genital schistosomiasis in Zambian women using cervicovaginal lavage and vaginal self-swab samples (John Archer, NHM)
  • Estimating the economic impact of schistosomiasis in ruminants in Senegal (Barbara Haesler, RVC)
  • The risk of Severe Adverse Events associated with ivermectin distribution in areas co-endemic for onchocerciasis and loiasis: a mathematical modelling study using EPILOA, (Charlie Whittaker, Imperial)
  • Accelerating trachoma elimination through ‘Stronger-SAFE’ (Ailie Robinson, LSHTM)
  • Achieving and sustaining elimination of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths: the Geshiyaro Project (Anna Phillips, Imperial)
  • Skin Health Africa Research Programme (SHARP) (Steve Walker, LSHTM)
  • Micro-CT visualisation of the parasite-host interface in sandflies and blackflies, (Martin Hall, NHM)
  • Schistosomiasis – assessing progress towards the 2020 and 2025 goals (Arminder Deol, LSHTM/RVC)
  • Elimination of Onchocerciasis: The case for Moxidectin (Martin Walker, Imperial)
  • Defining a prevalence level to describe the elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis transmission (Benjamin Collyer, Imperial)
  • Patterns of individual non-treatment during multiple rounds of community-wide mass drug administration for control of soil-transmitted helminths in the TUMIKIA trial, Kenya (Will Oswald, LSHTM)
  • Modelling the impact of a Schistosoma mansoni vaccine and mass drug administration to achieve morbidity control and transmission elimination (Klodeta Kura, Imperial)
  • Towards the 2030 goals for Chagas disease: incidence and prevalence trends for 15 Latin American countries (Zulma M. Cucunub√°, Imperial) 
  • Morbidity control in schistosomiasis hotspots - an introduction to the FibroScHot trial protocol (Shona Wilson, RVC/Cambridge)

Further information:

Time: 17:00 - 20:30

Address: The Royal Veterinary College Camden Campus, 4 Royal College Street, London NW1 0TU