The Neglected Tropical Diseases Meeting was successfully held in Shanghai

On March 21-22, 2019, the 2019 Queenstown Molecular Biology Conference, co-organized by the National Center for Drug Screening and the Shanghai Pudong Engineers’ Association, was successfully held in Shanghai in collaboration with the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (NIPD, China CDC). During the conference, NIPD, China CDC undertook a meeting on the topic of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). More than 80 experts and scholars from international organizations (eg WHO) and 13 countries including Peru, Myanmar, Japan, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Chile, Philippines, Singapore, Russia, Papua New Guinea and China participated in this NTDs meeting.
The NTDs meeting was chaired by Prof. Zhou Xiaonong, the direct of NIPD, China CDC. Among the meeting, WHO experts actively shared the epidemic status and control strategies of global vector control of NTDs. Other participating experts introduced the latest research techniques and control developments of important NTDs, such as trypanosomiasis, dengue fever, Zika virus disease, clonorchiasis, schistosomiasis, and filariasis from different perspectives, as well as malaria and emerging vector-borne diseases. In addition, the development of the Regional Network of Asian schistosomiasis in the past 20 years since its establishment was reviewed and summarized in this meeting, and explored the mechanisms, opportunities and challenges of the Chinese network for drug and diagnostic innovation on tropical disease.

Each year, NIPD, China CDC organizes the meeting on the topic of neglected tropical diseases on the international platform of the Queenstown Molecular Biology Conference. This not only provides a platform of information exchange and sharing for scholars from different countries, but also promotes the NTDs to the international level.