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2nd International Conference on Global Challenges in Neglected Tropical Diseases (GCNTD 2018)

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Date/Time
Jun 25, 2018 - Jun 27, 2018
All Day

Location
Condado Plaza Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Condado Plaza Hotel
San Juan 00907
Caribbean

Description

2nd International Conference on Global Challenges in Neglected Tropical Diseases – GCNTD 2018


 Greetings,

The aim of this knowledge convergence forum is to bring researchers and other participants from different world regions, where these diseases are prevalent, to interact with colleagues from North, South, Central America and the Caribbean basin. The objective is to bring discussion and knowledge exchange about new approaches for combating these diseases through treatment and prevention. In addition, the conference seeks to elevate the awareness of neglected tropical diseases, particularly in Latin America and Caribbean. Also, this gathering will help stimulate the medicinal chemists from these countries to conduct research in the field by allowing them to have a platform for contacts between laboratories in academia, industry, health agencies and foundations in the Americas and other parts of the world. With the latter in mind, spaces for one to one meetings between participants will be made available throughout the three days of the event.

For this reason, a group of colleagues came with the idea to develop a Scientific Congress where these groups can converge to represent their work, accomplishments and new directions. The congress will serve as a venue to join efforts to further expand the development in the area of  tropical neglected diseases.

By this mean, we are delighted to extend you an invitation to the GCNTD 2018 Congress. The meeting is being organized by the Colegio de Químicos Puerto Rico (CQPR) through a special committee known as CAFEC (www.cafec.org.pr). CAFEC’s mission is to use the position of the CQPR as the Puerto Rico NAO (National Adhering Organization) of IUPAC to locally advance current frontier scientific topics through international scientific events in the chemical sciences.

GCNTD 2018, will host five plenary lectures from renowned scientists in the area, oral and poster presentations, and an exhibit area for our sponsors. This communication includes a flyer and a summary with the general information. You can also refer to our website http://www.cafec.org.pr/ntd18 where you will find more details related to the Congress, including abstract submission, registration, housing accommodations, sponsors, etc. We would also want to focus on student participation to recognize their devotion and progress in this area.

We hope that this invitation will be disseminated among your colleagues, students, organizations and companies.

Cordially,

GCNTD 2018 Organizing Committee


Website
http://www.cafec.org.pr/ntd2018/

Sponsor
IUPAC
Other Sponsor
Colegio de Químicos de Puerto Rico

Contact
Name: Néstor Carballeira
Organization: Colegio de Químicos de Puerto Rico
Email: nestor.carballeira1@upr.edu
Contact Address: Department of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico, 17 Ave Universidad STE 1701, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00925-2537

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