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Cambridge Global Challenges


Keeping the spotlight on Parasitic and Neglected Diseases, Pathology Department.

Parasitic and neglected diseases are major causes of poor-health among rural populations worldwide. There is a pressing need to control these diseases through new partnerships and enhanced collaboration.

This meeting aims to bring together multiple disciplines across Cambridge, including (but not limited to): policy, surveillance communication, evolution, pathology, basic biology, economics, and ethics. Join us and meet others in Cambridge who are interested in diseases of poverty and discuss approaches to reduce the burden of disease.

Confimed Speakers include: Alan Fenwick, Kamran Rafiq, Dora Pereira, Julian Rayner, Ian Goodfellow, Goylette Chami, Richard Hayward, Alex Martin-Menendez, Yaw Aniweh, Rebecca Oettle, Delphine Autheman, Konstantin Barylyuk, Stephen Tukwasibwe, Ian Goodfellow, with ongoing projects in: Colombia, The Gambia, Kenya and Tanzania, Uganda, Sierra Leone and Ghana. 

Please register here by 1st December 2017.


Calls for Abstracts closes on 15th November

We particularly encourage early career researchers whose work involves ongoing studies with collaborators in endemic countries. You are invited to present work and ideas in various format options to a broad audience:

  1. A5 “mini posters” (very quick to prepare!)
  2. 4-minute flash talks
  3. 10 minute main programme talks

To express interest in presenting please send us a draft of a mini-poster (see below, just the text will do) stating your preferred presentation format by 5pm on Wed 15 November to Pete Bull at

Mini-poster format: Page Size: A5 (half a piece of A4)

  • Title (optional)
  • Who? Email address / website/your photo
  • What? What are you doing
  • Where? Where are you working
  • How? Your approach
  • Why? Why are you doing it?

Preferred presentation format: (e.g. option 1 only, options 1+2, option 2 or 3) +one figure or image. Anywhere between 10 to 200 words (including figure legends) 


Lunch will be provided, and drinks and nibbles post-event.

Supported/Organized by:

  • Dr Pete Bull, Department of Pathology, Wellcome Trust Cambridge Centre for Global Health Research
  • Wellcome Trust Cambridge Centre for Global Health Research (Dr Watu Wamae) 
  • Cambridge Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Centre (Dr Allyson Walsh)
Wednesday, 13 December, 2017 - 10:00 to 17:00
Event location: 
Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Tennis Court Rd, Cambridge CB2 1QP
Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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