BSP Autumn Symposium 2022 – Keele University

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


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

Non-members: £270

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

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Thank you to our sponsors for kindly supporting this meeting


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