​​Ending the neglect of Chagas disease in the UK​

The words UK Chagas hub, with red blue and yellow lines radiating out from UK

An afternoon symposium exploring Chagas disease in the UK.

​​The symposium will feature international experts describing the global challenges we face in trying to eliminate this neglected tropical disease, updates on hot topics in Chagas research and community perspectives from ongoing Chagas work in London. The talks (2-5pm in the John Snow Lecture Theatre, see speakers below) will be followed by a musical reception with renowned Bolivian artist, Phaxsi Coca, in the South Courtyard.

The key audiences are healthcare professionals, public health professionals, students, academics and policy makers with an interest in infectious diseases, inclusive health policy in London and Latin American communities. ​ 


  • ​​Pedro Albajar Viñas, World Health Organisation: A global view of Chagas disease and plans for its elimination 
  • ​Cathy McIlwaine, King's College London: Latin American migration to London 
  • ​Natalie Elkheir, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: Co-producing community screening initiatives 
  • ​María-Jesús Pinazo DNDi: New treatments for Chagas disease 
  • ​Michael Lewis, Matthew Yeo, Tapan Bhattacharrya, Archie Khan & Luke Brander-Garrod, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: Chagas research highlights from LSHTM 
  • ​Claudia Turbet-Delof, Hackney Councillor: Closing remarks 


Free and open to all, no registration required.