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17º International Symposium on Schistosomiasis

"Perspectives for the elimination of schistosomiasis"

Letter from the president

Dear Colleague,

We are delighted to extend an invitation to you for the 17th International Symposium on Schistosomiasis, an event organized by Fiocruz that promises to be a significant milestone in the fight against this disease.

In this edition, the central theme of the symposium will be "Perspectives for the elimination of schistosomiasis." This theme will not only provide the framework for the lectures, conferences, and discussions throughout the event but also underscores our renewed dedication to eradicating a disease that profoundly impacts communities worldwide. This commitment aligns with our ongoing efforts to eliminate Socially Determined Diseases, including schistosomiasis.

In addition, we are committed to ensuring an inclusive and equitable experience for all participants, respecting the diversity of backgrounds, genders, and cultures. We are dedicated to fostering a welcoming environment for everyone involved, recognizing the critical role of global cooperation in the pursuit of solutions for schistosomiasis.

This edition will highlight technological advances contributing to the elimination of schistosomiasis, including the imminent launch of pediatric praziquantel, currently in the final stages of regulatory approval. Furthermore, progress in new diagnostic methods and updates on vaccine candidates will be presented.

We are thrilled to host this event in the picturesque neighborhood of Itapuã, located in Salvador, Bahia. Salvador, the first capital of Brazil, is known for its rich history, its gastronomy with African, indigenous, and Portuguese influences, and its beautiful beaches with crystal-clear waters, including Itapuã beach. This locale, with its unique characteristics and rich cultural history, offers an inspiring backdrop for our discussions. It is also an opportunity to acknowledge the interconnections between schistosomiasis and everyday life in this region, from the presence of fishermen to Afro-Brazilian religious traditions, and even the iconic water collections such as Lagoa do Abaeté.

Lastly, beyond the high-quality scientific content, I invite you to enjoy the natural beauty and hospitality of the Bahian people. With a forecast of sunny weather and pleasant temperatures, the event period promises to be a perfect combination of learning and leisure.

The International Symposium on Schistosomiasis is a unique opportunity for us to join forces in the fight against this disease. I look forward to your presence and contribution to this important event.

Best regards,

Ricardo Riccio
President of the 17th International Symposium on Schistosomiasis

Organization

Executive Committee
Isadora Cristina de Siqueira (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Leonardo Farias Paiva (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Ricardo Riccio Oliveira (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Tatiane Dias (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil) - Assistente Executivo
Organizing Committee
Ana Paula Pinto Cavalcanti (Fiocruz-VPPCB, Brazil)
Andrezza Kariny Miranda de Souza (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Antônio Marcos Brotas (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Camilla Almeida Menezes (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Cristina Toscano Fonseca (Fiocruz-Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Daiana Silva de Oliveira Brum (Fiocruz-VPPCB, Brazil)
Diogo Rodrigo Magalhães Moreira (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Elainne Christine de Souza Gomes (Fiocruz-Pernambuco, Brazil)
Isadora Cristina de Siqueira (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Leonardo Paiva Farias (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Lorena dos Anjos Magalhães (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Luciano Kalabric Silva (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Marina de Moraes Mourão (Fiocruz-Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Michelle Barros Leonides (Fiocruz-VPPCB, Brazil)
Mitermayer Galvão dos Reis (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Ricardo Riccio Oliveira (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Roberta Lima Caldeira (Fiocruz-Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Silyze Amorim Rodrigues da Silva (Fiocruz-VPPCB, Brazil)
Tereza Cristina Favre (Fiocruz-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Valdeyer Galvão dos Reis (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Scientific Committee
Barbara de Castro Pimentel (Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil)
Carina da Silva Pinheiro (Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil)
Carlos Graeff Teixeira (Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil)
Cristiano Lara Massara (Fiocruz-Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Cristina Toscano Fonseca (Fiocruz-Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Daniel Lacerda de Oliveira (Farmanguinhos-Fiocruz, Brazil)
David Rollinson (Global Schistosomiasis Alliance, Reino Unido)
Diogo Rodrigo Magalhães Moreira (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Elainne Christine de Souza Gomes (Fiocruz-Pernambuco, Brazil)
Fernando Schemelzer de Moraes Bezerra (Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil)
Floriano Paes Silva-Jr (Fiocruz-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Isadora Cristina de Siqueira (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Leonardo Paiva Farias (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Luciana Santos Cardoso (Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil)
Lúcio Macedo Barbosa (Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública, Brazil)
Marina de Moraes Mourão (Fiocruz-Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Mitermayer Galvão dos Reis (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Robert Alan Wilson (University of York, Reino Unido)
Roberta Lima Caldeira (Fiocruz-Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Rosiane Aparecida da Silva Pereira (Fiocruz-Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Sandra Grossi Gava (Fiocruz-Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Sandra Maria de Oliveira da Purificação (Secretaria de Saúde do Estado da Bahia, Brazil)
Sérgio Murilo Coelho de Andrade (Ministério da Saúde, Brazil)
Silvana Thiengo (Fiocruz-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Tereza Cristina Favre (Fiocruz-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Thiago Almeida Pereira (Stanford University, EUA)
William de Castro Borges (Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil)
Committee for Equity
Antônio Marcos Brotas (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Camilla Almeida Menezes (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Lorena dos Anjos Magalhães (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Ricardo Riccio Oliveira (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Finance Committee
Ana Paula Pinto Cavalcanti (Fiocruz-VPPCB, Brazil)
Andrezza Kariny Miranda de Souza (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Bruno de Menezes Valença (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Diogo Rodrigo Magalhães Moreira (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Ernane Dantas Novaes (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Lorena Moreno Pereira Castro Mattos (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Ricardo Riccio Oliveira (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Thalia Sulamita Santana Gonçalves (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Science Communication Committee
Ane Caroline Casaes Teixeira (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Antônio Marcos Brotas (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Bruna Oliveira Lopes Souza (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Camilla Almeida Menezes (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Isadora Cristina de Siqueira (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Keila Ramos dos Santos (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Lorena Queiroz (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Logistics Committee
Ana Paula Pinto Cavalcanti (Fiocruz-VPPCB, Brazil)
Bruna Oliveira Lopes Souza (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Camilla Almeida Menezes (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Daiana Silva de Oliveira Brum (Fiocruz-VPPCB, Brazil)
Keila Ramos dos Santos (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Michelle Barros Leonides (Fiocruz-VPPCB, Brazil)
Ronald Alves dos Santos (Fiocruz-Bahia, Brazil)
Silyze Amorim Rodrigues da Silva (Fiocruz-VPPCB, Brazil)

Location and period

Period: November 10th to 13th, 2024

Hotel Deville Prime Salvador

Address: R. Passárgada, S/n - Itapuã, Salvador - BA, 41620-430