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The 16th edition of the International Symposium on Schistosomiasis

After this challenging period faced by mankind, it is with great joy and pleasure that we announce that the 16th edition of the International Symposium on Schistosomiasis will take place in person from November 21 to 23, 2022, at the Arts and Conventions Center of the Federal University of Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

This symposium, the main scientific event specifically dedicated to schistosomiasis, is carried out by the group of researchers in schistosomiasis at FIOCRUZ and aims to bring together the actors involved in the generation of knowledge, products, public policies and health managers to join efforts and accelerate the process of schistosomiasis elimination as a public health problem. In this way, the symposium contributes to promoting the exercise of full citizenship by the population of the areas affected by the disease.

Eliminating schistosomiasis as a public health problem requires close collaboration among research groups with different expertise and their interaction with public health policymakers and control program managers in Brazil and other endemic countries. Thus, the International Symposium on Schistosomiasis represents an opportunity for training, interaction and exchange of experiences among its participants, being of vital importance for the elaboration of actions aimed at the affected populations. Only by joining forces and expertise, will it be possible to translate the knowledge produced in the research and educational institutions into concrete actions, policies and products that are so necessary for the success of the program for control and elimination of schistosomiasis.

The topics to be addressed in the 16th edition of the symposium involve initiatives for disease control and elimination, such as sensitive diagnostic tests, vaccine, drug development and intermediate host control. The improvement of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) strategies in health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) will also be addressed, as well as epidemiological, clinical and biological aspects of the parasite and its hosts. Thus, the programming of this edition of the symposium will cover basic and applied topics, ranging from “molecular to social”, from "discovery to action" and from "knowledge to product".

Come and honor our event and socialize with the greatest specialists in schistosomiasis.

We are waiting for you all with the care that this period requires.


Organizing Committee


Organizing Committee
Ana Paula Cavalcanti (Vice-Presidência de Pesquisa e Coleções Biológicas, Fiocruz)
Cristina Toscano Fonseca(Instituto René Rachou, Fiocruz Minas)
Cristiane Gomes (Serviço de apoio a projetos do IRR, Fiocruz Minas)
Flávia Rianelli (Vice-Presidência de Pesquisa e Coleções Biológicas, Fiocruz)
Omar dos Santos Carvalho (Instituto René Rachou, Fiocruz Minas)
Ricardo Riccio (Instituto Gonçalo Moniz, Fiocruz Bahia)
Roberto Sena Rocha (Instituto René Rachou, Fiocruz Minas) – Coordenador Fio-Schisto
Rodrigo Correa de Oliveira (Vice Presidente de Pesquisa e Coleções Biológicas, VPPCB/Fiocruz)
Rosiane Aparecida da Silva Pereira (Instituto René Rachou, Fiocruz Minas)
Sandra Grossi Gava (Instituto René Rachou, Fiocruz Minas)
Tereza Favre (Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz Rio)
Scientific Committee
Alan Wilson (UK)
Ana Lúcia Coutinho Domingues (UFPE-BRASIL)
Bonnie Webster (Natural History Museum, UK)
Carlos Eduardo Grault (IOC/Fiocruz - BRASIL) (In memoriam)
Carlos Graeff Teixeira (UFES/ES - BRASIL)
Conor R. Caffrey (University of California San Diego - EUA)
Constança Simões Barbosa (Instituto Ageu Magalhães, IAM, Brazil)
Cristiane Lafetá Furtado de Mendonça (IRR/Fiocruz - BRASIL)
Cristiano Lara Massara (IRR/Fiocruz - BRASIL)
David Rollinson (Global Schistosomiasis Alliance, UK)
Elainne Christine de Souza Gomes (IAM/FIOCRUZ, Brazil)
Langia Colli Montresor (IRR/FIOCRUZ, Brazil)
Marina de Moraes Mourão (IRR/Fiocruz - BRASIL)
Martin Johannes Enk (IEC - BRASIL)
Otavio Sarmento Pieri (IOC/Fiocruz - BRASIL)
Paulo Marcos Zech Coelho (IRR/Fiocruz - BRASIL)
Raymond Pierce (FRANCE)
Renata Guerra (UFOP - BRASIL)
Ricardo Riccio Oliveira (IGM/Fiocruz - BRASIL)
Rodrigo Corrêa-Oliveira (FIOCRUZ, Brazil)
Sandra Grossi Gava (IRR/FIOCRUZ, Brazil)
Sérgio Murilo Coelho de Andrade (MS, Brazil)
Sergio Costa (UFMG - BRASIL)
Silvana Thiengo (IOC/Fiocruz - BRASIL)
Thiago Almeida Pereira(Stanford University, USA)
Timothy Yoshino (EUA)
Willian Borges (UFOP – BRASIL)
Financial Committee
Cristina Toscano (IRR – Fiocruz)
Ana Paula Cavalcanti (VPPCB, Fiocruz)
Flávia Rianelli (VPPCB, Fiocruz)
Cristiane Gomes (Serviço de apoio a projetos – Fiocruz Minas)
Disclosure Committee
Ana Paula Cavalcanti (VPPCB, Fiocruz)
Flávia Rianelli (VPPCB, Fiocruz)
Gabriella Parreiras Torres (IRR-Fiocruz)
Rosiane Pereira (IRR – Fiocruz)
Sandra Grossi Gava (IRR – Fiocruz)
Logistics Committee
Ana Paula Cavalcanti (VPPCB, Fiocruz)
Cristiane Lafetá Furtado de Mendonça (IRR – Fiocruz)
Flávia Rianelli (VPPCB, Fiocruz)
Langia Colli Montresor (IRR/FIOCRUZ, Brazil)
Omar dos Santos Carvalho (IRR – Fiocruz)
Roberto Sena Rocha (IRR – Fiocruz)
Rosiane Pereira (IRR – Fiocruz)


Federal University of Gold Arts and Convention Center

Address: R. Diogo de Vasconcelos, 328. Pilar - Ouro Preto - State of Minas Gerais ZIP Code 35400-000