The virtual meeting of the Chagas Platform will be held on September 18th. The Chagas Disease Research Platform has been holding events, workshops, training and technical meetings since 2009. The plenary meetings are held every two years and bring together prominent researchers and stakeholders involved with Chagas disease. During these meetings, we discuss the current evidence and research, pondering our community’s contribution to overcome the innovation, research and access challenges posed by Chagas.
We held our most recent plenary meeting in November 2018 in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, where we debated research priorities and the next generation of clinical trials for the disease. The meeting, which brought together representatives of 12 countries and more than 40 institutions, ended with the endorsement of the Letter of Santa Cruz, in which the Platform and its members asked governments and international organizations to intensify their efforts to eliminate the disease as a public health issue.
The 2020 meeting will be the first plenary meeting of the Chagas Platform to be held exclusively online. The original plan had been for the event to be held in Bogotá, Colombia, but it was moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information about the Chagas Platform, visit: https://dndi.org/global-networks/chagas-platform/