09 July 2014

Meet us at key conferences


The Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium partners are committed to enhancing awareness, and helping overall global efforts towards eliminating schistosomiasis. As part of this, they continue to organize, sponsor and participate in international congresses.

The 7th EDCTP Forum: June 30-July 2

This conference, held in Berlin, has been a great opportunity for the international global health community to share status and agenda on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected infectious diseases (including schistosomiasis) and to open ‘new horizon for better health’. Consortium partners TI Pharma, Swiss TPH and Merck Serono were amongst the participants. Merck Serono co-sponsored the event, and a booth was organized to receive international experts and allowed to exchange news, progress and challenges around efforts to fight schistosomiasis.

9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health: September 2015

The 2015 congress brings together some 2000 of the most distinguished scientists and experts in the field of tropical medicine and international health. This is the premier European congress in the field. Participants will address new solutions for the most neglected populations on the planet, and will especially consider how to apply the best science to global health challenges.

Across plenary sessions, seminars and 6-8 parallel scientific sessions, the conference will reflect on global health, neglected diseases, millennium development goals and what follows. The event will also offer a platform to reinforce and further promote public-private partnerships and policy dialogue towards addressing global health challenges. The congress will provide a forum for scientists, politicians, NGOs, and public and private health experts to exchange new ideas and to discuss solutions for today and tomorrow.

For more details visit www.ectmihbasel2015.ch

Neglected Tropical Diseases: Female Genital Schistosomiasis and its impact on HIV/AIDS

Planned by Merck Serono together with academic researchers and doctors in the field, this conference reflects a growing body of evidence that infection with schistosomiasis leads to higher susceptibility for other infections like HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. A May 2014 New York Times article confirms increased interest within the scientific community, and the conference will further increase awareness. It also allows experts in the field to exchange latest findings and discuss a new research and clinical priority agenda, especially relating to a better understanding of the interactions of HIV and schistosomiasis within children and the overall effects of co-infections.

Read the full story in the New York Times article.

More conference details will be available in the December edition of our newsletter.