The Centenary of Chagas Disease Discovery International Symposium

[July 8-10, 2009]
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A three-day international symposium organised by Fiocruz to celebrate the 100 years of Chagas disease discovery by Brazilian researcher, Carlos Chagas, gathered more than 750 international experts. Speakers from five South American countries – together with speakers from France, Canada and the US, including Institut Pasteur, MSF, and DNDi – covered many aspects of Chagas disease: its history, epidemiology, vector control, molecular biology, immunology, and clinical treatment. In parallel to this event, on July 09, DNDi and MSF launched the Chagas Campaign to raise awareness that more is needed to fight the disease: www.treatchagas.org