Dr. Baneth is a professor of Veterinary Parasitology and Infectious Diseases at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. He is a graduate of the European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ECVCP), an associate member of the European College of Veterinary Parasitology (EVPC), and has been a member of the advisory editorial board of the Journal Veterinary Parasitology since 2006. He serves as the vice-president of the LeishVet group for standardizing the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of canine leishmaniasis, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Parasitology, Protozoology, and Tropical Diseases of Israel, and is a founding member of the Tropical Council for Companion Animal Parasites (TroCCAP). Dr. Baneth served as an advisor to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on leishmaniasis. Currently, he is the director of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the Hebrew University in Israel.
Dr. Baneth received the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP-Elanco) award for Excellence in Veterinary Parasitology Research in 2021. He leads a laboratory in infectious diseases and One Health at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. His research interests are focused on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of vector-borne infectious diseases, including leishmaniasis, borreliosis, canine ehrlichiosis, babesiosis, hepatozoonosis, trypanosomiasis, and dirofilariasis. Dr. Baneth is involved in the study of zoonotic and veterinary diseases in the Mediterranean Basin, Uzbekistan, Ethiopia, Southern Europe, and South America. He is the author of over 300 scientific publications and book chapters.
He holds a degree in Medicine from the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (1985), a master's degree in Collective Health from the Instituto de Medicina Social da Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (1992), and a Ph.D. in Public Health and Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health (2000). He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Global Health and Population / Harvard School of Public Health in 2013, where he served as a visiting researcher from 2012 to 2014. From 2019 to 2020, he was a visiting researcher at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (Harvard University). He is an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Instituto de Medicina Social da Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro and an adjunct professor at the Instituto de Estudos de Saúde Coletiva at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, where he has served as the coordinator of the respective Graduate Programs in Public Health. Between 2007 and 2010, he conducted his teaching and research activities as a visiting researcher at the Departamento de Endemias Samuel Pessoa at the Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca - Fiocruz. He was a member of the "WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Parasitic Diseases (Leishmaniasis)" and served on the commission for the Evaluation of Postgraduate Programs in the strict sense belonging to the Area of Collective Health (CAPES) in the trienniums 2007-2009 and 2010-2012, and the Quadrennium 2013-2016. He held the position of Coordinator of the Collective Health area at CAPES (2014-2018). He works in the field of Collective Health, with an emphasis on Epidemiology, and his research lines mainly focus on the following topics: epidemiology of infectious diseases, epidemiological methods, epidemiology and control of visceral leishmaniasis, spatial data analysis, biostatistics, assessment of the validity and reliability of measurement instruments, and epidemiology of violence.
"He holds a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Universidade de Vila Velha-ES (2010). He completed his master's degree at the Universidade de Brasília (UnB) in the field of epidemiology of infectious and parasitic diseases and is currently pursuing a doctorate at the Universidade de São Paulo (USP) in Epidemiology and Control of vector-borne diseases. He was a scholarship holder at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) and is currently a Technical Consultant for the Pan American Health Organization, working with the Leishmaniasis Technical Group at the Ministry of Health. He is also a Professor at the Centro Universitário de Brasília (CEUB), teaching courses on Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Immunology, and Epidemiology."
"André holds a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences: Microbiology and Immunology (March 1994 to February 1999) from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He completed his Master's degree (March 1999 to May 2000) and Ph.D. (June 2000 to March 2002) in Sciences (Microbiology) at UFRJ. Currently, he is a Full Professor at the Department of General Microbiology at the Instituto de Microbiologia Paulo de Góes (IMPG) at UFRJ. He is a Level 1A Productivity Scholar of CNPq, a Scientist from the "Nosso Estado" program (CNE) of FAPERJ, Adjunct Coordinator of Professional Programs in the Biological Sciences III Area at CAPES, and a Member of the Deliberative Councils of the Graduate Programs in Biochemistry (UFRJ) and Applied Technologies for Regional Animal Interest (UFPI).
He has served as (i) a Member of the Microbiology and Parasitology Evaluation Committee (CA-MP) of CNPq from July 2019 to June 2023 (acting as coordinator from January 2022 to June 2023), (ii) Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Sciences (Microbiology) at IMPG-UFRJ (CAPES score 7) from June 2020 to April 2023, and (iii) Area Coordinator (Mycology) of the Brazilian Society of Microbiology (SBM) for the biennium 2020-2021.
For the past 21 years, he has been leading the Laboratory of Advanced Studies of Emerging and Resistant Microorganisms (LEAMER) and serves as a permanent member of three Graduate Programs: Microbiology (IMPG-UFRJ), Biochemistry (IQ-UFRJ), and Applied Technologies for Regional Animal Interest (UFPI). His expertise lies in the field of Microbiology, with an emphasis on Mycology and Parasitology. His key productivity indicators include 286 articles published in internationally indexed journals, 14 book chapters, 2 prefaces, 2 books, 6 filed patents, 7 editorial roles, and an H-index of 43 (6050 citations, Google Scholar)."
She holds a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy-Biochemistry from the Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (1994), a Master's degree in Parasitic Biology from the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz-FIOCRUZ (2000), and a Ph.D. in Parasitic Biology from the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz-FIOCRUZ (2006). She is the mother of Albertinho, Rafael, Larissa, and Yasmim. She is an associate professor in the Parasitology discipline at UFMS. Her expertise lies in the field of Parasitology, with an emphasis on entomology, primarily focusing on the following topics: Biology, systematics, and ecology of vector dipterans. She served as the Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Infectious and Parasitic Diseases - Master's and Ph.D. - FAMED (2017-2021).
He is a biologist from the University of Pamplona, Colombia, with a master's and a Ph.D. in science from the School of Public Health at the Universidade de São Paulo (FSP/USP). He works in the research areas of Public Health Ecology, Epidemiology of vector-borne diseases, and taxonomy of phlebotomine sandflies. He serves as a supervisor for the professional master's programs in Entomology in Public Health and the master's and Ph.D. programs in Public Health at the Universidade de São Paulo (USP).
Graduated in veterinary medicine from the Universidade Estadual do Ceará (UECE), she has a master's degree in animal reproduction and health from the same university. She also has specialization from the Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG) and a Ph.D. in infectious and parasitic disease biology from the Universidade de Brasília (UnB). She is a technical consultant for the Pan American Health Organization, working with the Ministry of Health in Brazil on entomological surveillance and vector control of phlebotomine sandflies and triatomines. She is a professor at the Centro Universitário de Brasília, teaching courses in Epidemiology, Veterinary Public Health, Zoonoses, Microbiology, and Veterinary Immunology. Her expertise lies in the fields of Public Health, Epidemiology, Medical Entomology, and Parasitology.
"He holds a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from the Universidade de São Paulo (1977), a Bachelor's degree in Sciences from the Universidade de São Paulo (1976), a Master's degree in Public Health from the Universidade de São Paulo (1981), and a Ph.D. in Public Health from the Universidade de São Paulo (1990). He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health at the Universidade de São Paulo. He has experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Epidemiology and Public Health Entomology, primarily focusing on the following topics: Phlebotominae, Psychodidae, cutaneous leishmaniasis, visceral leishmaniasis, taxonomy, and vectors. He serves as a supervisor in the Graduate Program in Public Health and the Professional Master's Program in Public Health Entomology, both at the School of Public Health at the Universidade de São Paulo, and in the Entomology and Biodiversity Conservation Program at the Federal University of Dourados in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. He was the coordinator of the Professional Master's Program in Public Health Entomology from 2015 to 2019 and from 2021 to 2023. Currently, he is working on projects related to the evaluation of parameters measuring the vectorial capacity of some Phlebotominae species in relation to Leishmania spp. and on the taxonomy and ecology of Phlebotominae. He was included in the list published by Plos Biology of the most influential scientists in the world in the field of parasitology/mycology in 2019, and in the field of Clinical Medicine, according to publications by Stanford University and Elsevier BV in 2021 and 2022."
Associate Professor I at the State University of Maranhão, Ph.D. in Science with a concentration in Pathology. She is a professor in the Postgraduate Programs: Health Sciences, Animal Science, and RENORBIO. Her research focuses on the immunopathology of infectious diseases in animals and the use of natural products to treat canine leishmaniasis and neoplasms. She is a member of the Human Research Ethics Committee and a former Coordinator of the Animal Science Postgraduate Program. Currently, she serves as the Director of the Veterinary Medicine Course and is a CNPq fellow.
"He holds a degree in Veterinary Medicine, a master's degree, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Research in Infectious Diseases from the National o Instituto Nacional de Infectologia Evandro Chagas INI FIOCRUZ (INI FIOCRUZ). Currently, he is a researcher in Public Health at the o Instituto Nacional de Infectologia Evandro Chagas INI FIOCRUZ (ICC/Fiocruz). He serves as the Vice-Director of Infrastructure Management at ICC/Fiocruz (since 2021) and the Vice-Director of Research and Institutional Development at ICC/Fiocruz (since 2022). He is also the Vice-Coordinator of the Postgraduate Program in Biosciences and Biotechnology at ICC/Fiocruz (since 2021) and the Coordinator of the Reference Laboratory for Leishmaniasis (LRL) at ICC/Fiocruz/PR (since 2021). He is a member and Coordinator of the domestic reservoirs area at the Centro de Referência Nacional em Leishmanioses. His expertise lies in the field of Veterinary Medicine, with a focus on Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, primarily working on topics related to cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis."
Since the beginning of my scientific career, my main objectives have been to identify, characterize, and prevent infectious diseases, especially those caused by parasites of the Kinetoplastida order. To achieve this goal, I have participated in basic and applied science projects aimed at characterizing virulence factors, pathogen genomics, adaptation, and epidemiology, as well as developing new diagnostic targets and vaccines. My general training as a biologist and Master in Parasitology taught me molecular biology techniques and pathogen characteristics. They were essential for my understanding of infectious disease control and provided me with skills to select and validate diagnostic targets, resulting in two promising targets for Chagas disease diagnosis. My Ph.D. in Bioinformatics allowed me to study and explore pathogen genomes, describing large-scale aneuploidies in Trypanosoma cruzi for the first time and identifying virulence factors, diagnostic targets, and vaccine candidates for the parasites T. cruzi and Leishmania. This led to several publications and patents, one of which was licensed by SAFETEST for Leishmaniasis diagnosis (rKDDR). During my work as a Research Associate in Parasitology and Bioinformatics, I honed my skills in comparative genomics and gained experience in student supervision, which is helping me evolve as an independent researcher. My experience as a Teaching and Research Associate in Bioinformatics Applied to Animal Sciences expanded the scope of pathogens I investigate, including viruses and bacteria of veterinary health and economic relevance, such as C. difficile, Influenza, and Coronaviruses. This experience also allowed me to enhance my teaching skills, offering courses in Genomics and Phylogeny. Finally, in my current position as a research associate in population genomics at the University of York, I am developing skills in large-scale and quantitative genomic analysis, enabling me to identify disease progression markers and virulence factors at the population level.
I International Symposium Of Leishmaniasis Of Mid North Region Of Brazil
I Internacional Symposium Of Leishmaniasis Of Mid North Region Of Brazil
The first edition of this event will be held in Teresina, Piauí, with its central theme focusing on "Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Innovative Therapeutic Solutions Applicable to Leishmaniasis." The primary aim of this gathering is to foster a discussion surrounding the prevalence of these diseases in the Mid-North region and to explore the key approaches to treatment and prevention, including the utilization of vaccines available in the veterinary market. Furthermore, it aims to promote a comprehensive dialogue about the primary research being conducted by both Brazilian and international institutions in this field.
The symposium's agenda is tailored to cater to undergraduate and postgraduate students, educators, researchers, and professionals working within the fields of health, agricultural sciences, biology, and epidemiological surveillance. This event will serve as a platform for the exchange of knowledge, the establishment of collaborative partnerships, and the evaluation of potential emerging therapeutic options for leishmaniasis
Drugs for animal vecto-borne diseases and challenge of resistance
12:00 - 13:30
Guilherme Werneck UERJ/UFRJ/Ministry of Health
14:00 - 14:40
Epidemiology and control of bone-vector disease
Lucas Edel Donato Ministry of Health
14:50 - 15:30
The role of the reservoir in strategies of control of leishmaniasis in Brazil - Ministry of Health
15:30 - 16:00
André Santos UFRJ
16:00 - 16:40
New metal-based compounds against leishmaniasis
Ana Lucia Abreu-Silva UEMA
16:50 - 17:30
The use of natural products for the treatment of experimental cutaneous leishmanasis
Alessandra Gutierrez Oliveira UFMS
9:00 - 9:40
Challenges for controlling and surveillance of leishmaniasis vectors
Fredy Galvis USP
09:50 – 10:30
Sand fly fauna in Caxias and São Luis – effect of the implementation of the collar with insecticide as a control tool
10:30 - 10:50
Rafaella Albuquerque e Silva Ministry of Health
10:50 – 11:30
Evaluation of the susceptibility of Lutzomyia longipalpis populations to insecticides in an area with the use of collars
14:00 - 17:00
14:00 - 17:00
Fabiano Figueiredo Fiocruz – Paraná – Instituto Carlos Chagas
9:00 - 9:40
Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis: diagnosis, clinic, treatment and control actions integrated to the Visceral Leishmaniasis Control Program of the Ministry of Health
Possui graduação em Medicina Veterinária, mestrado e doutorado em Pesquisa Clínica em Doenças Infecciosas pelo Instituto Nacional de Infectologia Evandro Chagas INI FIOCRUZ. Atualmente é pesquisador em Saúde Pública no Instituto Carlos Chagas (ICC/Fiocruz). Vice-diretor de Gestão de Infraestrutura do ICC/Fiocruz (desde 2021). Vice-diretor de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento Institucional ICC/Fiocruz (desde 2022). Vice-coordenador do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Biociências e Biotecnologia do ICC/Fiocruz (desde 2021). Coordenador do Laboratório de Referência em Leishmanioses (LRL) ICC/Fiocruz/PR (desde 2021). Membro e Coordenador da área de reservatórios domésticos do Centro de Referência Nacional em Leishmanioses. Tem experiência na área de Medicina Veterinária, com ênfase em Doenças Infecciosas e Parasitárias, atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas: Leishmaniose tegumentar e visceral.
Joao Cunha University of York
09:50 – 10:30
Assessing the parasite genotype relevance to clinical outcomes in Visceral Leishmaniasis
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