Oral Contributions


Valéria M. F. de Lima, PhD

Affiliation: Department of Surgery and Animal Reproduction, São Paulo State University (UNESP), School of Veterinary Medicine, São Paulo (Brazil)
Title: Correlation between miRNAs in peripheral blood mononuclear cells and parasitic load in canine visceral leishmaniasis

Denis Sereno,PhD

Affiliation: IRD Montpellier, Montpellier (France)
Title: Antimony susceptibility of Leishmania isolates collected over a 30-years period in Algeria

Otacilio C. Moreira,PhD

Affiliation: Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Brazil)
Title: Standardization of a consensus real time PCR assay to the molecular diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis in the Americas

Gad Baneth, PhD

Affiliation: Hebrew University (Israel)
Title: Leishmaniosis caused by Leishmania tropica and Leishmania major in dogs

Joziana Muniz De Paiva Barcante, PhD

Affiliation: Federal University of Lavras (Brazil)
Title: Characterization of a new focus of visceral leishmaniasis: canine, human and vectorial components

Camila Braga Dornelas, PhD

Affiliation: Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade Federal de Alagoas (UFAL) (Brazil)
Title: Investigation of red propolis ointment in co-therapy with Glucantime for Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

Sergi Segarra Lopez, PhD

Affiliation: BIOIBERICA S.A.U. (Spain)
Title: Nutritional modulation of the immune response in canine leishmaniasis using dietary nucleotides and active hexose correlated compound

Wagner Tafuri, PhD

Affiliation: Instituto de Ciências Biológicas Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil)
Title: Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis as fibrotic disease

Nebiye Doni, PhD

Affiliation: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centre Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Ohio (USA)
Title: Refugee Migration and Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, in Turkey

Peter Myler, PhD

Affiliation: Seattle Structural Genomics Center for Infectious Disease (USA)
Title: Genome-scale analysis of Leishmania gene organization and transcription

Eugenia Carrillo Gallego, PhD

Affiliation: Instituto de Salud Carlos III Centro Nacional de Microbiología WHO Collaborative Center for Leishmaniasis (Spain)
Title: Biomarkers in Leishmaniasis

Carla Maia, PhD

Affiliation: Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (Portugal)
Title: A double sided perspective of leishmaniasis: the lab vs the field experiences

Anabela Cordeiro da Silva, PhD

Affiliation: Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Porto (Portugal)
Title: Leishmania extracellular antigens properties and future applications

Ibrahim Khalifeh, PhD

Affiliation: American University of Beirut Medical Center (Lebanon)
Title: Cutaneous Leishmania in Near East: A story to tell.

Laura Manna, PhD

Affiliation: University Federico II of Naples (Italy)
Title: Immunotherapy of canine leishmaniasis by Photodynamic vaccination

Marina Gramiccia, PhD

Affiliation: Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive (DMI), Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italy)
Title: Surveillance human leishmaniasis data from Italy: changes in epidemiological trends (1989-2017)

Charles Jaffe, PhD

Affiliation: National Center for Leishmaniasis Kuvin Centre for Study of Tropical & Infectious Diseases, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School (Israel)
Title: Attempting to understand parasite tropism: Comparison of Leishmania donovani from visceral and post-kala azar dermal leishmaniasis patients

Malini Sen, PhD

Affiliation: Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (India)
Title: Wnt5A Signaling in Macrophages Restricts Leishmania donovani Infection

Prasan Kumar Panda, PhD

Affiliation: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (India)
Title: Emerging of Leishmaniasis in Himalayas; a different perspective

Joachim Clos, PhD

Affiliation: Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (Germany)
Title: Leishmania systems biology in drug development

W. Robert McMaster, PhD

Affiliation: Vancouver Coastal Heal Research Institute, University of British Columbia (Canada)
Title: Role of Epigenetic Gene Regulation in Leishmania-Macrophage Interactions

Márcia Laurenti, PhD

Affiliation: University of São Paulo (Brazil)
Title: Clinical, epidemiological and immunopathological aspects of atypical cutaneous leishmaniasis due Leishmania (L.) infantum chagasi infection in Central América

Marcia Almeida de Melo, PhD

Affiliation: Unidade Acadêmica de Medicina Veterinária, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande (Brazil)
Title: Spatial analysis of leishmaniasis in the State of Paraíba, Brazil

Vania da Matta, PhD

Affiliation: University of São Paulo- Medical School – Department of Pathology (Brazil)
Title: Canine Visceral Leishmaniasis: serological and molecular diagnosis of dogs infected with Leishmania infantum in Brazil

Lars Gille, PhD

Affiliation: University of Veterinary Medicine (Austria)
Title: Iron-mediated activation of endoperoxides in Leishmania

Jacob Lorenzo-Morales, PhD

Affiliation: Instituto Universitario de Enfermedades Tropicales y de Salud Pública de Canarias,University of La Laguna (Spain)
Title: Available soon.

Atteneri López Arencibia, PhD

Affiliation: Instituto Universitario de Enfermedades Tropicales y de Salud Pública de Canarias,University of La Laguna (Spain)
Title: In vitro activity of new 1H-Phenalen-1-one derivatives against Leishmania spp. And studies to elucidate their mechanism of cell death


Affiliation: Instituto Universitario de Enfermedades Tropicales y de Salud Pública de Canarias,University of La Laguna (Spain)
Title: Bioguided in vitro activity of Maytenus chiapensis extracts against Leishmania spp

María Reyes Batlle, PhD

Affiliation: Instituto Universitario de Enfermedades Tropicales y de Salud Pública de Canarias,University of La Laguna (Spain)
Title: In vitro activity against Leishmania spp. of Laurencia johnstonii and its derivatives: a preliminary study of its cell death mechanisms

Gianni Colotti, PhD

Affiliation: Istituto di Biologia e Patologia Molecolari (IBPM) (Italy)
Title: Trypanothione Reductase, an essential and unique enzyme of the trypanothione-based redox metabolism: structure-based anti-Leishmaniasis Drug Discovery

Laila Alves Nahum, PhD

Affiliation: René Rachou Institute, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Brazil)
Title: Evolutionary relationships among protein deacetylases of Leishmania and other parasites

Sara Epis, PhD

Affiliation: University of Milan, Milan (Italy)
Title: Sand flies, mycobiota and leishmaniasis

Fernando Real, PhD

Affiliation: Institut Cochin, INSERM U1016 (France)
Title: ATP6V0d2 controls Leishmania parasitophorous vacuoles biogenesis via cholesterol homeostasis

Nicola Micale, PhD

Affiliation: University of Messina (Italy)
Title: Target-based drug design and development of drug delivery systems to tackle leishmaniasis

Johan van Griensven, PhD

Affiliation: Institute of Tropical Medicine (Belgium)
Title: Available soon.

Orin Courtenay, PhD

Affiliation: University of Warwick (UK)
Title: Insecticide–impregnated dog collars reduce human visceral leishmaniasis under operational conditions in NW Iran: a community–wide cluster randomised trial

Andreia Albuquerque-Wendt, PhD

Affiliation: Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford (UK)
Title: L. infantum/ L. major natural hybrids: Insights on in vitro and in vivo phenotypic behavior

Ana Paula Salles Moura Fernandes, PhD

Affiliation: Faculdade de Farmácia, UFMG (Brazil)
Title: Development of a vacine against visceral leishmaniasis: from bench to market

Wilma Ap. Starke Buzetti, PhD

Affiliation: Animal Science Department, São Paulo State University -UNESP (Brazil)
Title: Intestinal Leishmaniasis

Reynaldo Dietze, PhD

Affiliation: Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon (Portugal)
Title: Critical Gaps in VL Research

Patricia Veras, PhD

Affiliation: Instituto Gonçalo Moniz – Fiocruz (Brazil)
Title: Proteomic Analysis Revealed a Predominant NFE2L2 (NRF2) Signature in Macrophages Infected with Leishmania

Leo A.B. Joosten, PhD

Affiliation: Radboud University Medical Center (Netherlands) and UFG, Goiania (Brazil)
Title: The role of Interleukin 32 in host defense against intracellular pathogens with emphasis on Leishmania

Dan Zilberstein, PhD

Affiliation: Technion Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
Title: Arginine sensing in Leishmania has a role in virulence

Guy Caljon, PhD

Affiliation: Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences, University of Antwerp, Anterwp (Belgium)
Title: Impact of miltefosine resistance and miltefosine treatment on virulence of Leishmania infantum

Louis Maes, PhD

Affiliation: Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences, University of Antwerp, Anterwp (Belgium)
Title: in vitro drug susceptibility assessment of clinical isolates: which cell type to use?

Ognyan Mikov ,PhD

Affiliation: UNational Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases (Bulgaria)
Title: Geographical distribution and epidemiological characteristics of visceral leishmaniasis in Bulgaria, 1988 to 2017

Eduardo Sergio da Silva ,PhD

Affiliation: Universidade Federal de São João del Rei (UFSJ) (Brazil)
Title: IgG avidity index and complete blood count as prognostic biomarkers for dogs naturally infected with Leishmania infantum

Ursa Ravnik Verbic ,PhD

Affiliation: Veterinarska fakulteta UL (Slovenia)

Diana Caridha, PhD

Affiliation: Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (USA)
Title: Predicting the Therapeutic Dose and Desired Pharmacological Effects of Antileishmanial Drugs in Humans using Animal Models of Murine Leishmaniasis

Jovana Sadlova, PhD

Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Science, Charles University (Czech Republic)
Title: Host competence of African rodents Arvicanthis neumanni, A. niloticus and Mastomys natalensis for L. Major

Tatiana Spitzova, PhD

Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Science, Charles University (Czech Republic)
Title: Chinese and Djungarian hamsters (Rodentia: Muridae) as model animals for L. major research

Hirotomo Kato, PhD

Affiliation: Division of Medical Zoology, Department of Infection and Immunity, Jichi Medical University (Japan)
Title: Molecular mass-screening for vector research on leishmaniasis

Marie Lipoldová, PhD

Affiliation: Institute of Molecular Genetics of the ASCR (Czech Republic)
Title: Guanylate binding proteins in leishmaniasis

Mikko Aalto, PhD

Affiliation: Bosaso General Hospital (Somalia)
Title: Visceral Leishmaniasis Discovered in Northern Somalia

Mehmet Gultekin, PhD

Affiliation: University of Adnan Menderes, Faculty of Veterinary (Turkey)
Title: A review of Leishmaniasis in dogs and cats in Turkey

Rob McMaster, PhD

Affiliation: University of British Columbia (Canada)
Title: The Epigenetic Reponses in Macrophages Induced by Leishmania donovani Infection

Seray TOZ, PhD

Affiliation: Ege University Faculty of Medicine (Turkey)
Title: Molecular epidemiology and the investigation of Leishmania RNA virus of Leishmania tropica strains in Turkey

Fabienne Tacchini-Cottier, PhD

Affiliation: University of Lausanne (Switzerland)
Title: The importance of neutrophils in Leishmania infection

Maria Paola COSTI, PhD

Affiliation: University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy)
Title: Flavonols derivatives as promising agents for drug-resistance anti-leishmania parasites

Ana Poveda, PhD

Affiliation: University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy)
Title: Fluoroquinolones: an ancient antibiotic potentially useful against leishmania, Ecuador

Ana Tomás, PhD

Affiliation: ICBAS – Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Universidade do Porto , Porto (Portugal)
Title: Mechanisms used by Leishmania to counteract zinc nutritional immunity

Christine J. Piek, PhD

Affiliation: Utrecht University, Utrecht (The Netherlands)
Title: Survival and prognostic factors in a retrospective cohort of dogs with Leishmaniasis in a non-endemic area

Jack Sunter, PhD

Affiliation: Oxford Brookes University (UK)
Title: Leishmania flagellar pocket architecture is critical for development in the sand fly vector and pathogenicity in the mammalian host

Sandra Regina Costa Maruyama, PhD

Affiliation: Universidade Federal de São Carlos – UFSCar (Brazil)
Title: Whole-genome sequencing of Trypanosomatidae clinical isolates reveals Crithidia-like species in cases of visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis in Brazil

Giulia Getti, PhD

Affiliation: University of Greenwich (UK)
Title: The effect of Iron on L. aethiopica and L. mexicana infection of human cells

Andrea Hornemann, PhD

Affiliation: Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Title: Combining FTIR-based fingerprinting on Leishmania from the Old World with chemometrics tools for differentiation and classification

Margherita Ortalli, PhD

Affiliation: University of Bologna, Bologna (Italy)
Title: Anti-leishmanial activity of natural-like molecules: chalcones

Trícia Maria Oliveira, PhD

Affiliation: Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
Title: An Analysis of Hematological and Biochemical Parameters of cats infected by Leishmania infantum

Elham Moghaddas, PhD

Affiliation: Department of parasitololy Mashhad university of medical science (Iran)
Title: Clinical and laboratory features in human visceral leishmaniasis, northeastern Iran, 1997- 2017

Lucia Helena Pinto-da-Silva, PhD

Affiliation: Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Title: Prospection of essential oil with in vitro antileishmanial activity

Juliana B. T. Carnielli, PhD

Affiliation: University of York (UK)
Title: Molecular Markers for Miltefosine Resistance Identified in Leishmania infantum Clinical Isolates: Potential Miltefosine Prognostic Markers for Visceral Leishmaniasis Treatment

Edith Araceli Fernández Figueroa, PhD

Affiliation: National Institute of Genomic Medicine (Mexico)
Title: Transcriptome and proteome analysis in Leishmania mexicana parasite isolated from patients diagnosed with localized or diffused cutaneous leishmaniasis show differential behavior

Fátima Ribeiro-Dias, PhD

Affiliation: Universidade Federal de Goiás (Brazil)
Title: TLR4 and NOD2 as relevant innate immune recognition receptors to New World Leishmania spp. by human cells

Pamela Martínez Orellana, PhD

Affiliation: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona (Spain)
Title: The effect of TLR3, TLR4 and TLR7 agonists alone or in combination with Leishmania infantum antigen on TNF-a and IL-6 production in blood from healthy dog

Ana Victoria Ibarra Meneses, PhD

Affiliation: Instituto de Salud Carlos III (Spain)
Title: Use of whole blood stimulation assay to detect asymptomatic Leishmania infection under immunosuppressed conditions

Constantine Vassalos, PhD

Affiliation: Greek Health System/Technological Institute of Athens, Athens (Greece)
Title: New World cutaneous leishmaniasis in a traveller to a country endemic for Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis

Ma. Berenice Martinez Salazar, PhD

Affiliation: WHO Immunology Research and Training Center, University of Lausanne, Lausanne (Switzerland)
Title: Evaluation of a new topical treatment for the control of cutaneous Leishmaniasis

Lúcia Braz, PhD

Affiliation: Instituto de Medicina Tropical USP (Brazil)
Title: Genetic diversity of Leishmania (L.) infantum chagasi in Brazil using kDNA

Jacob Gopas, PhD

Affiliation: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel)
Title: Anti Leishmania major properties of Nuphar Lutea (Water lily) leaf extracts and purified Nupharidines

Helena Fehling, PhD

Affiliation: Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (Germany)
Title: Control of intracellular Leishmania major infection by treatment with synthetic analogs deduced from an Entamoeba histolytica glycolipid

Sushma Singh, PhD

Affiliation: National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (NIPER) (India)
Title: Pyridoxal kinase from Leishmania donovani: Identification and functional characterization of vitamin B 6 salvage pathway enzyme for exploring its possibility as antileishmanial drug target

Emanuela Martino, PhD

Affiliation: University of Pavia (Italy)
Title: Nature aided drug discovery. Novel Compounds against Leishmaniosis from Eremurus persicus

Claudia Rangel-Escareño, PhD

Affiliation: National Institute of Genomic Medicine, INMEGEN (Mexico)
Title: Multi-omics approach to the structural and functional characterization of Leishmaniasis caused by L. Mexicana

Christiane Juhls, PhD

Affiliation: Infectious Diseases and DNA Vaccines MOLOGEN AG (Germany)
Title: DNA vaccines against leishmaniasis in research and development

Daniel Jeffares, PhD

Affiliation: University of York (UK)
Title: Beginning the population genomics of Leishmania infantum in Brazil

Mohammad Amin Ghatee, PhD

Affiliation: University of Medical Sciences (Iran)
Title: Phylogeny of Leishmania tropica causing visceral leishmaniasis in Iran

Rafael Freitas, PhD

Affiliation: Bernhard-Nocht Institut of Tropical Medicine in Hamburg (Germany)
Title: Role of co-inhibitor molecule PD-L1 during Leishmania infection

Kimberly Harding,President, Monarch Innovation Partners, Inc.

Affiliation: Monarch Innovation Partners, Inc. (USA)
Title: The case for a precision medicine digital atlas and global health innovation framework, to support collaborative research and population health management for Leishmaniasis initiatives

Luiz Euribel Prestes Carneiro, PhD

Affiliation: West Paulista University (Brazil)
Title: New spatial-temporal scenario of visceral leishmaniasis with emphasis on the western region of São Paulo state