Keystone Symposia Global Health 2019

8-12 December 2019
Cape Town, South Africa

This symposium is part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The theme is “Helminths: New insights from immunity to global health”.



Helminth control: Drug development

Date: Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Time: 17:00-19:00

Chairs: Makedonka Mitreva, Washington University School of Medicine, USA, and Peter Nejsum, Aarhus University, Denmark

Novel strategies for drug development
Philip T. LoVerde, University of Texas Health Science Center, USA

Short Talk: Controlling schistosomiasis: appraisal of the scope of action of Praziquantel, the only available WHO-approved drug
Justin Nono Komguep, Medical Research Centre, Institute of Medical Research and Medicinal Plant Studies, IMPM, Cameroon

Short Talk: Host genetics primarily regulates liver fibrosis in children from schistosomiasis endemic areas in rural Cameroon
Severin Donald Kamdem, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Improved treatments for soil-transmitted helminthiases
Jennifer Keiser, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland

Short Talk: Development of alternative treatments against filarial diseases
Sabine Specht, Head of Filarial Clinical Programme, DNDi, Switzerland

Short Talk: DeWorm3: Results from the baseline survey for soil-transmitted helminths
Sitara Swarna Rao Ajjampur, Christian Medical College, India



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