HIGHLIGHTS

Mrs Teiti Bwenawa receives GAELF Travel Award
Mrs Teiti Bwenawa from Kiribati received the cumulative highest score and was awarded the travel grant to attend this year's ASTMH meeting in Philadelphia, USA. To read Mrs Bwenawa's story click here

Bi-Annual Meeting


     

SEVENTH MEETING OF THE GLOBAL ALLIANCE TO ELIMINATE LYMPHATIC FILARIASIS

A Future Free of Lymphatic Filariasis: Reaching the vision by scaling-up, scaling down and reaching out

Sunday, 18th and Monday, 19th November 2012

OVERARCHING THEMES

Achieving 2020 objectives: What do we need to do to eliminate lymphatic filariasis by 2020 in all endemic countries?

Lining up the linkages: Who are our partners and how do we link with them?

 

DAY 1

Sunday, 18th November

OPENING SESSION

1400-1420

Welcome by the Chair of the GAELF 

Dr Patrick Lammie

 

Opening speech

TBA

1420-1500

ARE WE ON TRACK FOR 2020?

 
 

MODERATOR:  Dr. Pat Lammie

 

1420-1440

LF Strategic Plan

Dr. Lorenzo Savioli

1440-1500

Regional Progress

Ricardo Thompson

1500-1700

HIGHLIGHTING SUCCESS

 

1500-1545

Panel session: Highlighting success in scaling up

 
 

MODERATOR:  Mr Andy Wright

 
 

Haiti 

Dr. Abdel Direny

 

Malawi

Dr. Square Mkwanda

 

India

Dr. Pradeep Srivastava

 

Liberia

Mr Karsor Kollie

 

Discussion 

 

1545-1615

Tea Break

 

1615-1700

Panel session: Highlighting success in scaling down

 
 

MODERATOR:  Dr. Adrian Hopkins

 
 

Togo

Dr. Monique Dorkenoo

 

Ghana

Dr. Nana Kwadwo-Biritwum

 

Viet Nam

Dr. Do Trung Dung

 

Philippines

Dr. Leda Hernandez

 

Discussion 

 

1700-1800

Representative Contact Group Business Session 

Dr. Maged el-Setouhy

 

DAY 2

Monday, 19th November

0900-1030

MEETING PROGRAMME CHALLENGES

 
 

Panel session: Reaching the Unreached

 
 

MODERATOR: Professor Moses Bockarie

 
 

Sierra Leone

Dr. Mustapha Sonnie

 

DRC 

Dr Benoit Kebela

 

Liberia

Mr Karsor Kollie

 

Papua New Guinea

Dr. Leo Makita

 

Discussion

 
 

Panel session: How can we accelerate the process?

 
 

MODERATOR: Dr. Frank Richards

 
 

Indonesia

Dr. Rita Kusriastuti

 

Nigeria

Dr. Mansur Kabir

 

Tanzania

Dr. Upendo Mwingira

 

Discussion

1030-1100

Tea

 

1100-1200

Panel Session: Strategies for Achieving Disability Prevention and Morbidity Management

 
 

MODERATOR: Ms. Ann Varghese

 
 

Developing a national programme for lymphedema management

Dr. Monique Dorkenoo

 

Community-based support for lymphedema patients

Mr. Jonathan Rout

 

New therapeutic options for lymphedema 

Dr. Achim Hoerauf

 

The African Morbidity Project

Dr.Serigne Gueye

 

Discussion

 

1200-1300

Lunch

 

1300-1430

LINKING THE PROGRAMMES

 
 

MODERATOR:  Dr. Adiele Onyeze

 
 

New partnerships with onchocerciasis programme

Dr. Adrian Hopkins

 

Extending the benefits

Dr. David Addiss

 

Two programmes: A shared goal - LF and trachoma

Dr. Teshome Gebre

 

A partnership with the malaria progammes

Dr. Frank Richards

 

Discussion

 

1430-1500

TEA

 

1500-1600

GAELF: the next chapter

 
 

Moderator: Dr. Eric Ottesen

 
 

Strategic partnerships

Dr. Neeraj Mistry

 

The future of GAELF in the post-London Declaration  environment

Professor David Molyneux

 

Discussion

 

1600-1700

Conclusions and Recommendations

Dr. Patrick Lammie

1700

Announcement and introduction of new Executive Group

1730

Closing of meeting