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[afro-nets] Intervention research to improve health in developing countries

  • From: "Peter Smith" <Peter.Smith@lshtm.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 15:29:46 +0000

Intervention research to improve health in developing countries: progress and future challenges

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. March 29th & 30th, 2012

The Tropical Epidemiology Group at LSHTM is organising a conference to mark 40 years since the formation of the Group. A distinguished panel of 30 international researchers has agreed to speak at the symposium, which will focus on the current status of interventions against major tropical diseases in the developing world and research priorities going forward.

Speakers include: Immo Kleinschmidt, Didier Diallo, Brian Greenwood, Peter Piot, Helen Weiss, Anatoli Kamali, Richard Hayes, Neal Alexander, Peter Smith, Paul Fine, Peter Godfrey-Faussett, Helen McShane, Corinne Merle, Simon Cousens, Betty Kirkwood, Shah Ebrahim, Shabbar Jaffar, Kevin deCock and Tore Godal

* Malaria: from evidence to policy
* HIV: progress, pitfalls and promise
* Funder perspectives on intervention studies
* Community randomised trials: advances and challenges
* Decades of vaccines
* Tuberculosis: tools for elimination?
* Innovations in maternal, neonatal and child health
* Non-communicable diseases: the coming plague
* Daan Mulder memorial lecture: global health priorities and challenges
* Research into practice: a funder's perspective

Information on the programme and registration details can be found at: http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/2012/03/intervention-research-to-improve-health-in-developing-countries-progress-and-future-challenges

Professor Peter Smith
MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
Tel: +44 20 7927 2246 Fax: +44 20 7927 2666
Registration now open for: 29-30 Mar 2012: Conference on intervention research ( http://alturl.com/vr6h3 ) celebrating 40 years of the MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group