Event

International Conference on Innovations for the Elimination and Control of Visceral Leishmaniasis- external event

Date

28-30 November 2018

Description

The International Conference on Innovations for the Elimination and Control of Visceral Leishmaniasis in New Delhi, India will be an interdisciplinary forum to share and discuss the science essential for the elimination and control of VL, especially in Asia and Africa. The Conference will bring together leading scientists from academia and industry to deliberate upon new tools, new approaches and routes to implementation.The themes of the Conference will include: Epidemiology, Vector-Parasite relationships, Leishmania Biology and Immunology, Diagnostics, Drugs and Treatments, Vaccines, Economic impact of Elimination and Control, Industry Partnerships and the Regulatory Pathway

PROGRAM:
 Epidemiology and Surveillance of Leishmaniasis in Asia and Africa
 Sand fly/Leishmania interaction
 Aspects of sand fly biology relevant to VL control
 Host-Parasite interactions and their Genomics in Leishmaniasis
 Immunological responses and immunopathology
 PKDL and transmission
 Non-invasive field adapted tools (and biomarkers) for VL diagnosis and test of cure
 VL new Drug discovery/photochemicals
 Chemotherapy and drug resistance
 Vaccine Development
 CL in Indian subcontinent, epidemiology, therapeutics and control
 Kala-Azar elimination and sustainability in South Asia
 Basic research
 Platform for Research and control
 Integration of Innovation into health programmes and health ystems
 Experiences in the journey towards Leishmania control and elimination

Further information and registration see www.iec-vl.org