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 meeting 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, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Goylette Chami, University of Oxford, UK
Margriet den Boer, Médecins Sans Frontières
Lina Pinto-García, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Poppy Lamberton, University of Glasgow, UK
Lisa Dikomitis, Kent and Medway Medical School, University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
Leny Trad, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
Karsor Kollie, NTD Programme Director, Liberia
Laura Dean, REDRESS, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Sweta Singh, BHU, India
Registration fees are as follows:
Delegates from low and middle income countries, online: FREE
BSP members, online: £20
BSP student, online: £10
Non-members, online: £50
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Thank you to our sponsors for kindly supporting this meeting