On October 2, 2009, in Los Angeles, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), and the UCLA Program in Global Health convened a one-day symposium on Chagas disease, bringing together clinical researchers, drug developers, health professionals, policymakers, donors and activists.
Conference participants agreed that there are urgent needs to scale up diagnosis and treatments of the disease and increase research and development (R&D) for better medical tools.
In 2009, on the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Chagas disease, MSF and DNDi are working on several fronts to raise awareness about this neglected disease, to increase access to care for patients, and to address the urgent need for new treatments.
Venue: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Faculty Center, California Room,
480 Charles Young Drive East, Los Angeles, 90095