Meetings & Events

Meetings and events related to leprosy, neglected tropical diseases and global health issues.

Tocantins, Brazil

15th Brazilian Congress of Hansenology

13-17 Nov 2018 | Palmas, Tocantins, Brazil

The 15th Brazilian Congress of Hansenology ┬áis a special edition of the SBH congresses, and this year the Brazilian Society of Hansenology (Sociedade Brasileira de Hansenologia) is celebrating 70 years. Programming includes discussions with colleagues from SBH’s areas of expertise, especially infectology and neurology, as well as rheumatology. We hope to bring more light to the diagnosis of leprosy within these different areas, and we can better understand the difficulties that colleagues have in relation to leprosy. The event will take place in the Arnaud Rodrigues Convention Center, at the city of Palmas, state of Tocantins.

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Informal consultation on treatment of reactions and prevention of disabilities in leprosy

11-13 Dec 2018 | Chennai, India

The overall objective of the meeting: contribute to reducing disease burden due to leprosy by improving quality of care for persons affected by leprosy.

Experts in leprosy, staff from national leprosy programmes, clinicians and persons affected by leprosy will discuss the extent of the problem caused by reactions in leprosy, review different treatment practices followed in different parts of the world and contribute to development of an updated technical guidance on treatment of reactions and prevention of disabilities. This meeting is by invitation.


World Leprosy Day

27 Jan 2019 | Worldwide

World Leprosy Day 2019 will focus on ending discrimination, stigma and prejudice.


20th International Leprosy Congress

10-13 Sep 2019 | Manila, Philippines