Advancing Life-Saving R&D Innovations for People Living with Chagas Disease – The Silent Killer
WHAT: Please join us for an evening panel discussion and reception on developing new and innovative life-saving health tools for patients afflicted with Chagas disease, the leading parasitic killer of the Americas.
WHY:Chagas disease is a silent killer in Latin America, the US, and internationally. Much more needs to be donetoday to save the lives of neglected Chagas disease patients, including scaling up screening and treatment, and boosting R&D of new health tools, including drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics.
WHEN: Coinciding with the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) 62nd Annual Meeting, this complementary side event will bring together patients, researchers, clinicians, and policymakers to shed light on the treatment and research needs of people living with Chagas disease.
Program and speakers will include:
• Dr. Peter Hotez, Sabin Vaccine Institute/National School of Tropical Medicine a Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital; Past President, ASTMH
• Dr. Isabela Ribeiro, DNDi
• Jenny Sanchez and Dr. Rachel Marcus, LaSocha, US Chagas disease patients association
• Global Chagas Disease Coalition representative
• PAHO representative
• Panel discussion moderated by MSF
This event is sponsored by the Sabin Vaccine Institute, the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Global Chagas Disease Coalition, Research!America, ASTMH, and PAHO.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
PAHO Headquarters, Washington DC 525 23rd St NW, Room B
PAHO Headquarters, Washington DC
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