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First workshop

First workshop

2nd ​WORKSHOP 10th December, UCL

What: ‘Challenging Neglect’: Perspectives on Neglected Tropical Diseases
When: December 10th, from 12:00 to 14:00
Dr Mary Moran the Executive Director of Policy Cures will be presenting the session, chaired by Dr Brendan Clarke, Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Medicine at UCL.  Policy Cures is an NGO providing research and analysis on the creation of new pharmaceuticals for neglected diseases. Dr Moran has over 20 years experience in health policy and practice, including 10 years specialising in neglected disease policy. She has conducted projects for a wide range of public and multilateral health organisations with a focus on policy solutions for emerging issues related to neglected disease R&D. In 2004, Mary founded the research group that became Policy Cures at the London School of Economics & Political Science, later transferring it to the George Institute for International Health in Sydney.
We also invited Prof Simon Croft from LSHTM and Conrad Keating a medical historian from Oxford as commentators:
Simon Croft is Professor of Parasitology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He focused his research on the identification and evaluation of novel drugs and formulations for the treatment of leishmaniasis, malaria, human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) and American trypanosomiasis (Chagas disease). ​From 2004 to 2007 Simon was the first R&D Director of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi), Geneva.​
Conrad Keating is the Writer-in-Residence at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine at Oxford University. His biography of the distinguished epidemiologist Sir Richard Doll (Smoking Kills: The Revolutionary Life of Richard Doll) has sold over 2,000 copies since its launch at the Royal Society in October 2009.
Lunch will be served from 12:00 to 12:30, followed by presentations and discussion.  We hope to see you there!  Also if you would like to find out more about the Challenging Neglect project please visit our website at: www.challengingneglect.com
Best regards
Samantha Vanderslott and Erman Sozudogru​


WORKSHOP: 11th September 2014, 4.30 – 6pm, UCL

One of our podcast interviewees is visiting London and we are arranging a workshop with him. Dr Peter Hotez is director of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and has been instrumental in developing the term NTDs as well as promoting policy intervention. The discussion will largely be based around one of his papers: http://www.plosntds.org/article/citationList.action?articleURI=info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pntd.0002570 with responses from a panel including Dr Alan Fenwick (who is also one of our interviewees), Professor of Tropical Parasitology at Imperial and director of the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI).

What: Workshop ‘Challenging Neglect: Perspectives on Neglected Tropical Diseases’

When: 11th September, 4.30 – 6pm (followed by drinks reception)

Who: Dr Peter Hotez (Sabin Vaccine Institute), Panel: Dr Alan Fenwick (Imperial, SCI) – more to be confirmed, Chair: Dr Jack Stilgoe (UCL)

Where: Chandler B02, Chandler House, 2 Wakefield Street, UCL, London, WC1N 1PF

Why attend?: This will be of interest for those in the area of public health, medicine and policy. However we are aiming for a cross-disciplinary discussion and would benefit from a mixed audience.

Apologies for not giving more notice, we have only just had this visit confirmed. Hope to see you there. Please RSVP to s.vanderslott.12@ucl.ac.uk or erman.sozudogru.12@ucl.ac.uk​

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