MedTrop 2018: Infectious diseases – prediction and challenges to the confrontation of old and new epidemics

Publicação: 9 de July de 2018

During the 54th MedTrop other events will happen simultaneously, as the national meetings on Applied Research on Chagas and Leishmaniasis (ChagasLeish), Malaria Research and Tuberculosis Network, besides a workshop on tropical diseases vectors.

The scientific program includes themes related to the advances in diagnostic, treatment and control of infectious and parasitic diseases, with a special focus on diseases of neglected populations

The 54th Congress of the Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine (MedTrop) which this year will be hosted in Recife (PE), from September 2 to 5, brings as the main theme “Transmissible diseases: prediction and challenges to the confrontation of old and new epidemics”. Organizers expect an audience of over 3 thousand participants.

The discussion on arboviral diseases and other endemic vector-borne diseases, in the wider and most important discussion forum on control programs, of health surveillance and new alternatives for diagnostic and treatment of diseases that represent great challenges in public health from the standpoint of the Unified Health System (SUS), should be on the spotlight. Among the themes related to arboviral diseases, the problems in sanitation, which supplies favorable conditions for mosquito breeding sites will also be discussed.

This year’s scientific program includes themes related to the advances in diagnostic, treatment and control of infectious and parasitic diseases, with a special focus on diseases of neglected populations. The preliminary program includes conferences on themes of great repercussion: Zika virus epidemic in Brazil: Emergence and Public Health Responses; Transmissible diseases in today’s world: what were our advances and what is still left to do; Public Policies and Researches in urban epidemics: the ReneZika proposition.

The 11 Conferences in this 54th edition include themes as: Zika Virus Epidemic in Brazil: Emergence and Public Health Responses; Transmissible diseases in today’s world: what were our advances and what is still left to do; Public Policies and Researches in Urban epidemics: The ReneZika proposition; Perspectives of the production of immunobiological products in Brazil, with focus in vaccines; Emerging Arboviruses and Neurological Diseases; Unified Health System, rights and democracy: (mis)paths of Brazil; Conference 07 (Tabocas auditorium); Use of large databases (bigdata) to evaluate the impact of public policies; Experiments in infectiology in the 20th Century: A sad history; The Wolbachia project: perspectives to control arboviral diseases; Integration of neglected tropical diseases to global health and development from the standpoint of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The 42 round tables will address themes such as: Pregnant women exposed to Zika virus cohort; Schistosomiasis: vulnerable environments, economic evaluation and the disease’s epidemiological load; Syphilis epidemic: why you have to do with it?; Epidemiological aspects of hantavirus in Brazil; Leishmaniasis in HIV-positive patients: still a challenge; feline transmitted sporotrichosis: An expanding epidemic; The impact of the absence of sanitation on the transmission of water-transmitted diseases; Epidemiological situation of yellow fever in Brazil and clinical management of human cases; Epidemiological situation and prevalence of HIV, syphilis and viral hepatitis in populations vulnerable to STDs in Brazil; Travel health: Routes and geography; Integrated Multiprofessional follow-up of a cohort of children exposed to Zika virus congenital infection; Economic evaluation: Treatment of visceral leishmaniasis – the liposomal amphotericin case; Pest epidemic in Madagascar and prediction of the disease’s re-emergence in Brazil; Tuberculosis diagnostic and treatment; Information problems in the study of epidemiology and treatment of snake envenomation cases; Cost of tuberculosis for people co-infected with the HIV; Rabies; Dengue Vaccines; Hepatitis C updates; Global Vector Control Response / 2017 – 2030: is it possible to accomplish?; Leptospirosis; HTLV and visceral leishmaniasis; cholera; Epidemiological evidences of a potential cross protection against dengue after Zika infection; HIV and pulmonary histoplasmosis; Vectors: tools for control; Response to Public Health Infections: lessons of the triple arboviral diseases epidemic and Zika Virus Congenital Syndrome; The ecology of wild yellow fever; Aedes aegypti control by pyriproxyfen spraying; Behavioral changes induced by different Toxoplasma gondii; Entomological studies, perspectives and challenges: from wild transmission maintenance to the increase of urban transmission (by Aedes aegypti) of yellow fever in Brazil; Deaths by arboviral diseases: the challenge to define a basic cause in face of the simultaneous circulation of three arboviruses.

The 16 courses will address topics as: Standardization, development and validation of methods for the diagnostic of zika virus; Travel health: risk prevention; Costs of programs and interventions for the control of infectious diseases; Health, environment and education: educational practices and transdisciplinary issues; Snakes: Poison, accidents clinics, treatment and epidemiology; Challenges of scientific publication; Laboratory diagnostic for infectious-parasitic diseases; Tuberculosis from the past to the future; Sampling by the Respondent-Driven-Sampling (RDS) method; VectorBase: Bioinformatics Resource for Invertebrate Vectors of Human Pathogens; Quality management in clinical research; Clinical management of TB; Murine in preclinical Study;. Mobile research with students and practitioners of TB and AIDS programs; Clinical Management of Tuberculosis in Pediatrics; Pediatric Chagas disease a strategic dimension of intervention in care.

MedTrop 2018 will also have 21 extremely relevant lectures on current themes: Sanitation in Brazil: Schistosomiasis diagnostic in low endemicity areas; Oropouche fever; agricultural fungicides and resistance to antifungal drugs; Antimicrobial resistance (AMR); ZikaPLAN: Opportunities for collaborative research; Ebola, Zika, and Influenza: The Commoditized Landscapes Amplify Disease Outbreaks?; Research, technological development and innovation in diseases of neglected populations: perspectives in contexts of political-economic and social crisis in Brazil; Current challenges for the health surveillance in the health system; Challenges and achievements: vaccination coverage in Brazil; Experience of the cohort study of leptospirosis in Brazil; Challenges of the Laboratory Research on Arboviruses; Demographic aspects related to Zika outbreak in Brazil and in the world; Chikungunya epidemic: we are aware and ready?; Clinical trials to Zika virus vaccine; Parasitological souvenirs seen in a Dutch Hospital; How the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene can help in deliver more impact with research work; Consensus and French Experience in approaching the Chikungunya; Risk of urbanization of yellow fever; The Nile fever In Brazil: Importance and risks of epidemic spread; Mechanisms leading to immunopathology in cutaneous were; Health impacts of climatic events.

In addition to all this great programming, MedTrop will count with 3 workshops: Taller “Pilot studies on the application of the proposed operational scenarios for Aedes aegypti control: preparation of the evaluation study design; Clinical management guide for yellow fever; Vaccine in Butantan phase III study.

And just as in the previous edition, during the 54° MedTrop other events will occur simultaneously, as the national meetings of applied research on Chagas disease and leishmaniasis (ChagasLeish), Malaria research and the network of Tuberculosis, in addition to the workshop on vectors of tropical diseases.

The full program of the 54th MedTrop can be accessed here . Do not miss out on this great opportunity to expand your knowledge. There’s still time, register now at the event’s website: http://medtrop2018.com.br/texto.php?t=inscricao.

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