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ISNTD Festival 2022

Creative industries, science communication & public engagement for global health

Online conference 

24th March 2022

#ISNTDFestival

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Introduction

The ISNTD Festival brings together communication, arts, entertainment and science to help complex public health messages reach patients, the public and global health professionals worldwide. Welcome to the sixth annual ISNTD Festival!

ISNTD Festival Awards

Each year, the ISNTD Festival brings together some of the most exciting creative work aiming to tackle complex challenges in tropical and infectious diseases. These projects are entered for consideration as part of the ISNTD Festival Awards. Please email Kamran Rafiq (krafiq@isntd.org) to enter the 2022 ISNTD Festival Awards.   

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Programme

Thursday 24th March 2022, online: 

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9:00-10:30 UTC 

TOWARDS INCLUSIVE SCIENCE COMMUNICATION: FROM RETHINKING IMAGES TO A GLOBAL MOVEMENT 

Dr. Elizabeth Rasekoala (President African Gong, The Pan African Network for the Popularization of Science & Technology and Science Communication)

Chidiebere Ibe (Medical Illustrator, Graphics Designer & Creative Director)

Claire Jeantet (MSF Noma Campaign Manager & Inediz)

Widya Prasetyanti (Program Development & Quality Manager, NLR Indonesia)

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10:45-12.15 UTC 

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT & CITIZEN SCIENCE: FROM DISEASE AWARENESS TO DATA REPOSITORIES   

Dr Aidan Emery (Life Sciences, Natural History Museum London)

Dr Tine Huyse / Dr Mercy Ashepet (Royal Museum for Central Africa, ATRAP Project)

Dr Mags Leighton (NTD Network Project Officer, Durham University) 

Prof Marco Salvemini (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)

Prof Mat Todd (UCL School of Pharmacy)

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12:30-14:00 UTC 

CAPTURING COMMUNITY VOICES FOR RESEARCH AND HEALTH ADVOCACY  

Caroline Cassard (Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy, The Task Force for Global Health)

Thaís Brito (Communication Specialist NHR Brazil)

Kareen Atekem (Epidemiologist / Research Coordinator at Sightsavers) 

Maxson Kenneth Anyolitho (Mbarara University of Science and Technology Uganda)

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14:15-15:45 UTC 

INNOVATION IN HEALTHCARE EDUCATION FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASES 

Heini Utunen (Learning and Capacity Development Unit & OpenWHO, World Health Organization) 

Clemens Müller (Global Medical Education & Training Lead, Takeda)


Dr Colin Forsyth (iChagas App & Chagas Research and Project Manager, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative)

Clémentine Schilte and Dominique Franco (Institut Pasteur, Education Department)

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16:00-17:00 UTC 

BOOK PANEL: WRITING ABOUT DISEASES  

"Dengue & Us"

Dr Somia Iqtadar (King Edward Medical University, Pakistan) 

"Life Lessons from the Amazon”

Pip Stewart (Explorer)

“A Tale of a Man, a Worm and a Snail”
Prof Alan Fenwick OBE (Founder of the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) and Professor Emeritus of Tropical Parasitology, Imperial College London)