04 November 2020

Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium to participate in ISNTD Connect GSA webinar

The Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium has been invited to participate in a webinar jointly hosted by the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD) and the Global Schistosomiasis Alliance (GSA) on Tuesday 10 November.  

Entitled New pediatric treatment to fill gaps towards the elimination of schistosomiasis: a scientific journey for and with society, the webinar will take place from 15:00-16:00 (CET) and will feature talks from three consortium members:

  • Dr Jutta Reinhard-Rupp (Merck), Chair of the Consortium Board, who will provide some background information on schistosomiasis and the ongoing efforts in the fight against the disease
  • Dr Remco de Vrueh (Lygature), Global Program Coordinator, who will talk through the work of the Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium and the progress of the program to date
  • Dr Maurice Odiere (KEMRI), Clinical Trial Principal Investigator, who will speak about the role of partners in endemic countries, with a focus on the clinical development side of the project

The webinar forms part of a series of online meetings organized by ISNTD and GSA in an effort to continue discussions and knowledge sharing during these times of suspended face-to-face meetings. Bringing together researchers and professionals in the fields of neglected tropical diseases and public health, the webinars are open to all and are free of charge.

Register now for the 10 November webinar.