Neglected Tropical Disease Research in Louisiana: Saving Lives and Creating Jobs
Join leaders in the field for a unique forum exploring how neglected tropical diseases are emerging in Louisiana and the southern United States. This important event will feature panels by experts in the NTD field, exploring both the rise of NTDs and NTD research in Louisiana and throughout the region. Even as the threat of these diseases grows locally, researchers at Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, Louisiana State University, and elsewhere are working, with both local and federal support, to develop new tools and treatments for use here and abroad.
Admission to the event is free.
Opening Remarks: Pierre Buekens, MD, MPH, PhD, Professor and Dean, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine New Orleans
Panel Discussion: NTDs and NTD Research in Your Backyard: What Does This Mean for Louisiana?
Moderated by: Pierre Buekens, MD, MPH, PhD
Panel Discussion: The importance of federal support in NTD research
Moderated by: Maria Calzada, PhD, Dean Humanities and Natural Sciences, Loyola University New Orleans
Closing Remarks: Pierre Buekens, MD, MPH, PhD
The event will be video recorded and made available after the event at: www.researchamerica.org/louisiana-ntds
Lunch will be served.