Join IDDO at this year’s BSP Conference in June

This year’s BSP Conference will run across two streams: the usual science stream with its mix of varied high quality themed scientific sessions, keynote speakers and presentations by postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers, and a second, specialist stream which will include a series of talks from IDDO.

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IDDO’s Director Professor Philippe Guérin will open the event with his plenary plenary ‘Exploring the re-use of existing data for poverty-related diseases – a scientific or an ethical imperative or both?' at 10 am (BST) on Monday, 21 June, 2021. This will be followed by other talks that day from IDDO collaborators:

  • From 11am to 11.40am: Professor Mitali Chatterjee, a Professor of Pharmacology at the Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (IPGMER), Kolkata, India and chair of IDDO’s visceral leishmaniasis Scientific Advisory Committee; and Dr Prabin Dahal, a Post-doctoral researcher with IDDO, will present ‘Methodological challenges in measuring drug efficacy for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis’.
  • From 11.45am to 12.25pm: Dr Martin Walker, assistant professor at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, and IDDO Senior Scientist, will discuss work in developing a research agenda for a sharing and reuse of clinical data on schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiases.
  • From 12.45pm to 1.25pm: Dr Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft, Director of Neglected Tropical Diseases with the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, DNDi, will discuss the ‘Value of a data platform for drug development and for regulatory agencies: the case of Chagas disease’.
  • From 1.30pm to 2.10pm: Professor Sir Nicholas White, Professor of Tropical Medicine at the University of Oxford and also Professor at Mahidol University in Thailand and IDDO board member, will reflect on the achievements of 10 years of the WWARN global malaria clinical data platform.

The BSP meeting takes place over five-days from June 21st to the 25th. Thanks to the design of the virtual conference interface there will be plenty of opportunities for interaction, through live Q&A sessions, breakout discussion rooms and virtual trade stands for our exhibitors and sponsors.

The conference will include a mix of high-quality themed scientific sessions, keynote speakers and presentations, as well as interactive poster sessions giving delegates the opportunity for discussion with poster presenters.