Scientific Meeting on Kala-azar and PKDL(Bangladesh)

Sept. 2nd. 2012
Scientific Meeting of SATREPS was taken place in Filarial and General Hospital, Bangladesh. About 50 persons involved from inside and outside Bangladesh came along the meeting. The meeting started by the opening remark of the Chief Advisor Eisei Noiri (Univ. of Tokyo) and the Project Manager Dr. Rashidul Haque (icddr,b). The comprehensive explanation was lectured by Mr. Masahito Yano, Senior Program Coordinator of JST and Mr. Shigeki Furuta, Deputy-Representative of JICA Bangladesh Office. It was the valuable opportunities for SATREPS researchers to report the results of their studies in Bangladesh. The meeting was adjourned with the review and comment by the Program Officer Dr. Takeshi Kurata.
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Scientific Meeting on Kala-azar and PKDL, September 2nd. 2012
Organized by: SATREPS (JST/JICA), Japan
Provisional Program Schedule

Day 2, 2nd September, 2012
Venue: Filaria and General Hospital, Zinzira, Savar, Dhaka
Session 1: Leishmaniasis
Chairperson: Prof. Kiyoshi Kita
Co-chairperson: Prof. A.K.M. Shamsuzzaman
09:00 - 09:10 Opening Remarks: Dr. Eisei Noiri, The University of Tokyo and Dr. Rashidul Haque, icddr,b  
09:10 - 09:30 Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) Mr. Masahito Yano
Mr. Shigeki Furuta
09:30 - 10:00 PKDL in Bangladesh Dr. Dinesh Mondal
10:00- 10:30 Evaluation of Control Programs for Lymphatic Filariasis and Visceral Leishmaniasis with Urine Prof.Makoto Itoh
10:30- 11:00 Ambisome and Copy Products to VL Prof. Eisei Noiri
11:10- 11:30: Tea Break
Session 02: Leishmaniasis
Chairperson: Dr. Rashidul Haque
Co-chairperson: Dr. Hemanta K Majumder
11:30 - 12:00 Antigen Discovery for Serological Diagnosis of Visceral Leishmaniasis Prof. Yasuyuki Goto
12:00- 12:30 Sand Flies and Their Importance in Bangladesh Prof. Yusuf Özbel
12:30 - 13:00 Efficacy of Long-lasting Insecticidal Net against Sand Flies. Prof. Chizu Sanjobas
13:00 – 13:30 Recent Achievements of Kala-Azar Treatment in the Indian subcontinent Prof. Suman Rijal
13:30 – 13:50 Leishmaniasis at S.K.Hospital Dr. Michiyo Harada
13:50 – 14:05 Closing remarks: Dr. Takeshi Kurata, Program Officer, Japan Science and Technology Agency and Dr. Somen Nandi, Director , Global Health Share Initiative, USA.  
14: 05- 15:00: Lunch

The List of Attendees and Their Affiliations (Alphabetical order)

[Foreign Experts]
Hemanta K MajumderHead, Infectious Disease and Immunology Division, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB), Kolkata, India; Working Chairman, West Bengal State Council of Science and Technology, Government of West Bengal, India
Somen NandiDirector , Global Health Share Initiative, USA.
Yusuf ÖzbelProfessor, Internal Medicine, Ege University, Izumir, Turkey
Suman RijalProfessor, Internal Medicine, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Science, Dharan, Nepal

[Bangladesh Experts and Researchers]
Mohammad ShafiulAlam Assistant Scientist, Parasitology Research Group, icddr,b, Dhaka (Sujon)
Sohana AsmaResearch Assistant, JICA/JST kala-azar project, icddr,b, Dhaka
Ashraful Alam BhuiyanMedical Officer, icddr,b, Dhaka
Rashidul HaqueSenior Scientist, Parasitology Laboratory, icddr,b, Dhaka
Michiyo HaradaPostdoctoral Fellow, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Japan / Long-term Experts, SATREPS, icddr,b
Moazzem Hossainex-Director, Disease Control Ministry of Health; Chairman in Institute of Allergy & Clinical Immunology of Bangladesh, Dhaka
Katsumi IshiiProject Coordinatior, SATREPS, icddr,b
Dinesh MondalScientist, Centre for Communicable Diseases, icddr,b, Dhaka
Ahmed Moyeedur RahmanProgram Manager, Programme on Kala-azar, Center for Communicable Diseases, icddr,b, Dhaka
A.K.M. ShamsuzzamanChief Scientific Officer, Virology, Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), National Influenza Centre (NIC), Dhaka

[Japanese Experts and Researchers]
Yasuyuki GotoAssociate Professor of Molecular Immunology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Kazi M. JamilRegional Advisor, SATREPS, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait
Kazuhiko MojiProfessor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto
Fumiaki, NagaokaParasitology, Aichi Medical University, Nagakute, Aichi
Emi OgasawaraSenior Research Fellow, SATREPS, The University of Tokyo Hospital
Chizu SanjobaAssistant Professor, SATREPS, Molecular Immunology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Samad M. SohelParasitology, Aichi Medical University, Nagakute, Aichi

Makoto ItohExpert, SATREPS, Professor of Infection and Immunology, Aichi Medical University, Nagakute, Aichi
Kiyoshi KitaExpert, SATREPS, Professor of Biomedical Chemistry, The University of Tokyo
Yoshitsugu MatsumotoExpert, SATREPS; Professor of Molecular Immunology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Eisei NoiriChief Advisor, SATREPS; Associate Professor, Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo

Nasima BegumDirector General, Directorate of Social Services
Ranjit Kumar BiswasSecretary, Ministry of Social Welfare
Enamul Hoque Mustafa ShaheedHon’ble Minister, Ministry of Social Welfare

[Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)]
Shigeki FurutaDeputy Representative, JICA Bangladesh Office, Dhaka
Hisakazu HiraokaDeputy Director, Health Division 4 (South Asia Focal), Human Development Department, JICA, Tokyo, Japan
Takeshi KurataProgram Officer, JST, Tokyo, Japan
Yuko SatohStaff, JST, Tokyo, Japan
Takeshi SendaProgramme Advisor of Health, JICA Bangladesh Office, Dhaka
Takao TodaChief Representative, JICA Bangladesh Office, Dhaka
Masahito YanoSenior Program Coordinator, JST Singapore Office