Carlos Chagas Cycle of Lectures: Registration open

Registration for the 11th edition of the Carlos Chagas Lecture Cycle (XI CCCP) is open until April 1st. Promoted by the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz), the meeting will be held in a hybrid way on April 13th and 14th.

On the first day (13), the program will be entirely online, with a live broadcast on the IOC YouTube channel. The activities on the second day (14) will take place in person, at the Emmanuel Dias Auditorium in the Arthur Neiva Pavilion (Fiocruz Manguinhos-Maré, Av. Brasil, 4365 – Rio de Janeiro).

This year, the theme of the event will be ‘100 + 14 years of the discovery of Chagas disease: Time does not stand still – The new post-pandemic normal: impacts on Chagas disease’.

Applications must be made on the initiative’s page on the Fiocruz Virtual Campus.

Among the topics chosen for this edition, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Chagas disease will be in focus. Experts will discuss how the health emergency caused by SARS-CoV-2 has affected the care received by patients with Chagas, as well as the maintenance of surveillance and vector control of Chagas disease in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Also in focus will be new therapies for coping with the infection and interaction between the Trypanosoma cruzi parasite and the host. Check out the full schedule.

The XI CCCP is organized by IOC researchers André Roque, from the Trypanosomatid Biology Laboratory, and Rubem Menna-Barreto, from the Cell Biology Laboratory.

This text was originally published by Comunicação / Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Read the original here.