American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), 64th Annual Meeting
[October 25 – 29, 2015]
Philadelphia, United States
ASTMH, founded in 1903, is a worldwide organization of scientists, clinicians and program professionals whose mission is to promote global health through the prevention and control of infectious and other diseases that disproportionately afflict the global poor. Research, health care and education are the central activities of ASTMH members, whose work bridges basic laboratory research to international fieldwork and clinics to country-wide programs.
The Annual Meeting is a dynamic forum for the exchange of the latest scientific and clinical advances in tropical medicine and global health.
DNDi Medical Director, Nathalie Strub Wourgaft, spoke in a session on clinical experience in treating neglected infectious tropical diseases.
CURE: FDA-NIH effort to capture the global clinical experience of treating neglected infectious diseases (including neglected tropical diseases and emerging threats) in new ways
|The Landscape of drug development for neglected tropical diseases
Nathalie Strub Wourgaft, Medical Director, DNDi
|Launch of a system to capture clinical drug repurposing for neglected infectious diseases
Heather Stone, Office of Medical Policy, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD, United States
|Accessing and collecting global data directly from clinicians in the field using mobile technologies
Bob Bollinger, Center for Clinical Global Health Education, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, United States
|A User’s Perspective: A clinician’s experience with drug repurposing for neglected infectious diseases
Philip Alexander, Lady Willingdon Hospital, Manali, India
Noel Southall, Panel Participant, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, MD, United States
Poster Session Presentations
Poster Session A Presentations
|Building an enabling environment for scaling up access in Chagas – Bridging the gap between patients and treatment through a partnership model.
Carolina Batista, Andrea Marchiol.
Poster Session B Presentations
|Innovation in neglected diseases – Lessons learned from the partnership for development of antimalarial combination therapy in Brazil.
Vera Lucia Luiza, Tayná Marques Torres Barboza, Gabriela Costa Chaves, Luciana de Paula Barros Gonçalves, Carolina Batista, Eric Stobbaerts.
|Screening cascade for discovery programs aiming at the identification of new macrofilaricide agents for treatment of Onchocerciasis.
Simon Townson, Sabine Specht, Suzanne Gokool, James Metz, Schmitt R. J., Dale Kempf, Coralie Martin, Achim Hoerauf, Thomas von Geldern, Ivan Scandale.
Filarial Diseases Side Event
- Samuel Wanji, University of Buea
- Alexander Debrah, Kumasi Centre
- Claudia Pena Rossi, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi)
- Tala de los Santos, PATH
- Sara Lustigman, New York Blood Center
- V. Kumaraswami, Indian Council of Medical Research
- Luc E. Coffeng, Erasmus MC
- Didier Bakajika, Sightsavers
- Achim Hoerauf, University of Bonn
- Robert Don, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi)
More information: ASTMH website