SEMTSI 2017

X National Congress of Tropical Medicine and International Health

October 23-25, 2017
Bilbao, Spain

The event aims to guide both tropical medicine and international health. The motto of the 10th edition of the congress was ‘The road to the elimination of NTDs in the 2020 horizon’.

Representatives from DNDi and GARDP took part in the event.

 

Parallel Sessions

Elimination of helminthiases: medical and epidemiological needs not covered

Date: Monday, October 23, 2017

Massive administration of medicines (MDA): mapping to decide how, what and when 
Jorge Cano, Assistant Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medecine, England

Onchocerciasis and filariasis: ‘end points’ 
Belén PedriqueMedical Manager Filarial Disease Programme, DNDi, Geneva

Oral macro-filaricides: rationale and future 
Graeme Bilbe, R&D Director, DNDi, Geneva

 

Drug Access

Date: Monday, October 23, 2017

Moderators: Maria Romay, ISCIII, Madrid and Jorge Alvar, Head of Disease Area – Leishmaniasis, DNDi, Geneva

The landscape in drug access for NTDs
Margriet den Boer, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), Netherlands

Hepatitis C, alternative strategy
Graciela Diap, DNDi, Geneva

Model for the access, prevention and control of Chagas imported in Spain
Manuel Segovia, Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca, Spain

 

Oral medicines in the Horizon 2020 strategy

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Moderator: Graeme Bilbe, R&D Director, DNDi, Geneva 

A global overview 
Graeme Bilbe, R&D Director, DNDi, Geneva 

Drug resistance in human African trypanosomiasis: past fears, bright future 
Veerle Lejon, Member of WHO Expert Panel on Trypanosomiasis, WHO, Geneva

Chagas: therapeutic and diagnostic perspectives 
Sergio Sosa Estani, Head of Chagas, DNDLatin America, Brazil

Visceral leishmaniasis, the African void 
Jorge Alvar, Head of Disease Area – Leishmaniasis, DNDi, Geneva
Fabiana Alves, Visceral leishmaniasis Leader, DNDi, Geneva

 

Resistance to antimicrobials

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Neonatal sepsis 
Sally Ellis, Neonatal Sepsis Project Leader, GARDP, Geneva 

Typhoid
Isabela Ribeiro, Scientific Dynamic Portfolio Leader, DNDi, Geneva

Sexual transmitted infections 
Emilie Alirol
Senior Clinical Manager, GARDP, Geneva 

 

Plenary Sessions

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Global antibiotic research and development

Moderator: Graeme Bilbe, R&D Director, DNDi, Geneva

Speaker
Manica Balasegaram, Director, GARDP, Geneva

 

Neglected fungal infections

Tuberculosis-like fungal diseases
David Denning, Manchester University & GAFFI, England
Mycetoma, present and future
Ed Zijlstra, DNDi, Geneva
La primera emergencia global por una infección fúngica – Candida auris
Ana Alastruey, ISCIII, Madrid

 

 

 

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