workshop on Chagas disease

On 14 and 15 July 2016, the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) organized a workshop on Chagas in the state of Rio Grande do Norte.

Organized and coordinated by Professor Marcelo Sousa Silva, partner of the consortium BERENICE, the initiative aims to study and analyze the disease and its presence in the state of Brazil.

The first workshop of the Berenice project took place in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil on the 28TH October 2015 in the framework of the XXIII Latin American Congress of Parasitology - FLAP Salvador de Bahia 27th-31st October 2015. With the title Satellite Symposia - Globalization of Chagas disease, 4 introductory lectures were made to discuss on the latest developments in Chagas disease . The first lecture was "Why fail clinical trials" with the aim of discussing the lack of correlation between in vivo and human trials. The speaker was Dr. Cláudia Martin Carneiro (P3 FIOCRUZ). The next lecture was "Old drugs, new schemes" with the intention of talking about the role of benznidazole and future studies with dose change. The speaker was Dr. Sergio Sosa Estani (P5 ANLIS). The third lecture was "new drugs, lights and shadows", in which the subject of azoles and other possible compounds was deepened. The speaker was Dr. Israel Molina (P1 ICS-HUVH) and project coordinator. The fourth lecture was "New technology for the assessment of Chagas disease evolution" which highlighted the new technologies to assess Chagas disease. The speaker was Dr. Eusebio Gainza (P9 BIOPRAXIS RESEARCH AIE). Dr. Pedro Albajar, WHO delegate in Chagas disease, was invited as moderator of the workshop

 

The first workshop of the Berenice project took place in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil on the 28TH October 2015 in the framework of the XXIII Latin American Congress of Parasitology - FLAP Salvador de Bahia 27th-31st October 2015.

With the title Satellite Symposia - Globalization of Chagas disease, 4 introductory lectures were made to discuss on the latest developments in Chagas disease.

Session at Vitoria, Spain 2014 on Monday 14th July. We organized the session: "New medical approaches to combat diseases associated to poverty" jointly with University of the Basque Country, CIBER BBN and Praxis Pharmaceutical.

A session on Chagas disease was organized in October 2014 at Hospitalet by Berenice Project partner University of Barcelona (Dra. Teresa Vinuesa)

Hospitalet presents a considerable amount of Latinamerican inmigrants, due to this the session was mainly devoted to practical issues at clinical level. This included diagnosis, management by family doctors and pediatric level

 

Researchers from project BERENICE lead the first world clinical trial of a new drug against Chagas disease. The study reveals that posaconazole, a drug that had obtained great results in animal models, it is less effective than the current treatment.