ASTMH 2018

67th Annual Meeting

28 October – 1 November 2018 
New Orleans, USA

The 67th American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) annual meeting is designed for researchers, professors, government and public health officials, military personnel, travel clinic physicians, practicing physicians in tropical medicine, students and all health care providers working in the fields of tropical medicine, hygiene and global health. 

 

Symposium

Co-organized by Sanofi and DNDi

From R&D to access for sleeping sickness elimination: Innovative public-private partnerships for new tools

Chairs: Victor Kande Betu Kumeso, Ministry of Health, DRC and Luc Kuykens, Senior Vice President Global Health Programs, Sanofi, France

An alternative model for drug development: The story of fexinidazole
Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft, NTD Director, DNDi, Geneva

Working in partnership for sleeping sickness elimination: Using new technologies
Eric Mwamba Miaka, Director National HAT Programme, DRC

Finding every last case: The role of diagnostics in HAT elimination
Veerle Lejon, Research Director, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France

Roll-out of all-oral treatment: Introducing a donation programme for sleeping sickness
Luc Kuykens, Senior Vice President Global Health Programs, Sanofi, France

Striving towards HAT elimination in South Sudan: An operational perspective

Laurence Flevaud, Operational Center Barcelona-Athens, MSF

Monitoring HAT elimination: Plans for validation
Jose Ramon, Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, WHO, Switzerland

 

Session

Overcoming challenges in screening and diagnosis of Chagas disease

Implementation of a simplified diagnostic algorithm in an endemic area of Colombia.
Colin Forsyth, Chagas Epidemiologist, DNDi North America

 

 

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