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Global Worming:
The State of Neglected Tropical Diseases Today

Monday, May 10th, 2010, 4:00pm-8:30pm

Hiebert Lounge, 14th Floor, L-building
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, Massacheusetts, USA

4:00pm-5:00pm:  Registration and poster session.
5:00pm-5:45pm:  Kishor Wasan, R.PH, Ph.D., University of British Columbia
·         The Neglected Global Diseases Initiative at the University of British Columbia: Providing practical solutions to practical problems
5:45pm-6:00pm:  Coffee Break
6:00pm-7:00pm:     Keynote Speaker – Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., George Washington University
·         Rescuing the “bottom billion” through control of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)
7:00pm-7:15pm:  Coffee Break
7:15pm-8:00pm:  James Maguire, M.D., Harvard Medical School
·         Chagas Disease: Time to break the silence
8:00pm-8:30pm: Open Q+A with speakers and BU Neglected Tropical Diseases experts

Generously sponsored by the BU Center for Global Health and Development, BUSM Alumni Association, SCOMSA, and Universities Allied for Essential Medicines.