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GCNTD 2018
2nd International Conference on Global Challenges in Neglected Tropical Diseases June 25-27, 2018, The Condado Plaza Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Thank You All For A Great Success!

The Colegio de Químicos de Puerto Rico and the GCNTD 2018 Organizing Committee will like to thank all the speakers, presenters, student and participants  for what resulted in a very productive and wonderful experience. The scientific content was excellent and all the data, shared experiences, special initiatives and ongoing efforts gave us an outstanding overview of many of the different areas encompassing neglected tropical diseases. We are sure that on the immediate benefits from the congress will be the establishment of new collaborations and more synergistic initiatives.

GCNTS 2018 Participants

The second International Conference on Neglected
Tropical Diseases (GCNTD 2018) was held at San Juan, Puerto Rico on June 25 to 27, 2018. The theme of conference was:

"United to eradicate the global threat of Neglected Tropical Diseases"

The aim of this International event was to bring participants from North, Central and South America together, as well as from other regions where tropical diseases are prevalent, to discuss new approaches to combat neglected tropical diseases. Another purpose was to elevate the awareness of neglected tropical diseases, particularly in Latin America, as well as to stimulate medicinal chemists in these countries to conduct research in the field by making contacts between laboratories in America and other parts of the world. With the latter in mind, one on one meetings between participants was fostered.

Abstract Submission: June 8, 2018.  Closed

Advance Registration: June 24, 2018.  Closed

IUPAC Young Scientist Fellowship: May 30, 2018. Closed

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Marc Ouellette – Université Laval, Québec, Canada

Dr. Rick L. Tarleton – University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Dr. Mariano García Blanco – UT Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Dr. Dale J. Kempf – Antiviral Research, AbbVie Pharmaceuticals, USA

Dr. Santiago Nicholls – Panamerican Health Organization/OMS, Washington, DC

Dr. Stephen M. Beverley - Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Dr. Timothy G. Geary - Institute of Parasitology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Invited Speakers

Dr. Carmen D. Zorrilla, Maternal Infant Studies Center (CEMI), San Juan, Puerto Rico

Dr. Rosa M. Reguera, Universidad de León, León, Spain

Dr. Roberto Barrera, Center for Disease Control, San Juan, PR

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IUPAC Young Scientist Fellowships

The organizers awarded several fellowships to young scientists from emerging countries in the Caribbean, Central and South America, and other world regions to help them defray costs and attend the GCNTD 2018 conference.

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Conference Areas

Biology and pathogenesis of the pathogens, diseases and hosts.

Molecular targets-based and structure-based medicinal chemistry approach to maintain healthy drug-discovery pipelines.

Monitoring, containment and treatment of drug resistant cases.

Bench to bedside translational research to evaluate new drugs and drug combinations.

Socioeconomic and public awareness programs in neglected tropical parasitic diseases.

Opportunities to develop multidisciplinary programs and current funding opportunities.

International Advisory Board

Dr. Babu L. Tekwani  - The University of Mississippi (btekwani@olemiss.edu)

Dr. Rafael Balaña Fouce  - University of León, León, Spain (rbalf@unileon.es)

Dr. Néstor M. Carballeira - University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, PR (nestor.carballeira1@upr.edu)

Dr. Adelfa E. Serrano Brizuela - University of Puerto Rico-School of Medicine (adelfa.serrano@upr.edu)

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