Meetings & Events

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

Sri Lanka

SEARO National Leprosy Programme Managers Meeting (NLPM)

24-25 Oct 2018 | Colombo, Sri Lanka

WHO SEARO’s NTD unit is organizing a national leprosy programme managers meeting (NLPM). NLPM is organized once in two years and national programme managers will present leprosy statistics, innovations undertaken  and challenges faced in implementing leprosy activities. This meeting is by invitation.

New Orleans

2018 COR-NTD Meeting

26 Oct - 27 Oct 2018 | New Orleans, Louisiana

The 2018 COR-NTD Meeting will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 26-27 with the theme of “Engage to Eliminate.” David Addiss, Senior Advisor to the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy and Fareed Mirza, Head of Research at the Novartis Foundation, will moderate a panel called “A Framework for Engaged Research to Reach Zero Leprosy.” A key objective of the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy is to develop a broad-based consensus framework for engaged research. In this session, the partnership’s research working group members will present initial recommendations and seek input from the COR-NTD research community on the framework.

Registration is now closed for this year’s COR-NTD meeting.

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New Orleans

67th Annual ASTMH Meeting

28 Oct - 1 Nov 2018 | New Orleans, Louisiana

The ASTMH Annual Meeting draws tropical medicine and global health professionals representing academia, government, non-profits, philanthropy, NGOs, industry, military and private practice. The meeting is designed for researchers, professors, government and public health officials, military personnel, travel clinic physicians, practicing physicians in tropical medicine, students and all health care providers working in the fields of tropical medicine, hygiene and global health.

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Tocantins, Brazil

15th Brazilian Congress of Hansenology

13-17 Nov 2018 | Palmas, Tocantins, Brazil

The 15th Brazilian Congress of Hansenology  is 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