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.
Our two day autumn symposium (19-20 Sept 2022) at Keele University in Staffordshire UK (with option to join online), 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, epidemiology, 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; effects of conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic on control of neglected tropical diseases; evaluation of community engagement in global health; improving access and delivery of healthcare to affected communities; disease modelling; compliance and adherence in Mass Drug Administration.
Please note that online attendance is free for LMIC delegates, with thanks to sponsorship by Elsevier.
Confirmed speakers include the following:
David Molyneux, LSTM
Maria-Gloria Basanez, Imperial College London
Goylette Chami, University of Oxford
Margriet den Boer, MSF
Lina Pinto-García, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Poppy Lamberton, University of Glasgow
Lisa Dikomitis, University of Kent
Leny Trad, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
Karsor Kollie, NTD Programme Director, Liberia
Laura Dean, REDRESS, LSTM
Sweta Singh, BHU, India
Submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations is now open. The deadline for abstract submissions is 1st September 2022.
Registration fees are as follows:
BSP members: £180
BSP student or LMIC members: £75
Delegates from low and middle income countries, online only: FREE
BSP members, online only: £20
BSP student, online only: £10
Non-members, online only: £50
Click on the images below to register for the meeting and submit your abstract:
Thank you to our sponsors for kindly supporting this meeting