The BSP Autumn Symposium in 2020 will be held on 17-18th September at Keele University. The theme will be:
Achieving impact in parasitology: learning lessons from interdisciplinary research and community engagement.
Delivering interventions to control or eliminate parasitic disease are more likely to be successful when a strong interdisciplinary approach and meaningful culturally-appropriate engagement with the affected communities are employed. This two day symposium by the British Society for Parasitology, hosted at Keele University in Staffordshire UK, will discuss how lessons learnt from practitioners of interdisciplinary delivery and community engagement can help to bring about effective healthcare interventions for the control of parasitic diseases. This meeting seeks to bring together colleagues from applied healthcare, policy, social science, laboratory science and anthropological backgrounds to explore a range of topics, including but not limited to: the benefits and challenges of interdisciplinary approaches; perspectives from social science on the wide impact of parasitic infections; improving access and delivery of healthcare to affected communities; IEC/BCC healthcare interventions; integrating control of neglected tropical diseases; compliance and adherence in Mass Drug Administration.