Achieving impact in parasitology: learning lessons from interdisciplinary research and community engagement
Delivering interventions to control or eliminate parasitic disease are more likely to be successful when a strong interdisciplinary approach and meaningful culturally-appropriate engagement with the affected communities are employed.
Our two day autumn symposium (19-20 Sept 2022) at Keele University in Staffordshire UK, will discuss how lessons learnt from practitioners of interdisciplinary delivery and community engagement can help to bring about effective healthcare interventions for the control of parasitic diseases.
This meeting seeks to bring together colleagues from applied healthcare, policy, social science, epidemiology, laboratory science and anthropological backgrounds to explore a range of topics, including but not limited to: the benefits and challenges of interdisciplinary approaches; perspectives from social science on the wide impact of parasitic infections; effects of conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic on control of neglected tropical diseases; evaluation of community engagement in global health; improving access and delivery of healthcare to affected communities; disease modelling; compliance and adherence in Mass Drug Administration.
Submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations will open on 21st June. The deadline for abstract submissions is 1st September 2022.
Online only access will be available later. Registration is not required to submit an abstract.
Venue: Keele University
Country: United Kingdom