Film and Debate in Amsterdam: global campaign “Wake Up. Time to Treat Chagas Disease!”

[September 2, 2009]
Amsterdam, The Netherlands


14.00 Welcome, registration and tea/coffee

14.15 Opening of the event: Dr Jan Donner – President of KIT

14.30 Introduction to the programme and the disease: Dr Pieter van Thiel (Clinician AMC Tropencentrum)

14.45 Screening of movie “Chagas: A Hidden Affliction” from Ricardo Preve*

15.15 Presentations detailing the practical issues surrounding Chagas disease:

  • Dr Emily Adams, Molecular Parasitologist, KIT – Challenges in diagnostics
  • Dr Nathlie Strub-Wourgaft, Clinical Development Director, DNDi – R&D challenges to develop new treatments for Chagas disease
  • Gemma Ortiz Genovese, MSF OCBA, Neglected Diseases Senior Advocacy & Liaison Officer – MSF experience in treating patients with Chagas disease

16.00 Discussion

17.00 Closure, and drinks afterwards in the Ikeko café (in the Tropenmuseum).

* Official Selection at XII Rosario Latin America Video Festival, XII Valdivia International Film Festival,
III International Human Rights Film Festival Barcelona, XVIII Virginia Film Festival, IX Finger Lakes
Environmental Film Festival New York, 42nd Pesaro International Film Festival, X LALIFF Los Angeles,
III International Human Rights Film Festival Mexico