BSD to participate at Congress of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine in Colombia

Tropical and parasitic diseases are a major public health concern in Colombia. They primarily affect the most vulnerable sectors of the population due to the environmental and socioeconomic conditions in which they live.

To present an academic poster with the data from the recent ViroTrack Acute Dengue NS1 Ag clinical evaluation study in Malaysia, Laura Catalina Bohorquez, BSD Medical Advisor, will participate in XVII Colombian Congress of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine.

The event will take place in Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia, on December 4-6th. The event is organized by the Colombian Association of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine to disseminate research results and encourage scientific exchange between researchers and students in the country. The central theme of the event: “In search of the elimination of transmissible events”.

A considerable number of national and international speakers of renowned scientific prestige will attend the conference, bringing a unique opportunity to disseminate the current knowledge on tropical diseases in Colombia and worldwide. It will also provide health professionals and experts with the opportunity to update their knowledge and discuss results on their research work.

Colombia has a long tradition of basic research on the etiologic agents responsible for tropical diseases and their vectors, as well as on epidemiological and applied research to lessen the impact that these diseases have on populations exposed to them.