Global health educational and networking events
2023 Annual COR-NTD Meeting
October 16 - October 17
The following is a message from the The COR-NTD Secretariat…
“We are pleased to announce that the 2023 Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD) Annual Meeting will take place Oct. 16 -17, 2023, in Chicago, IL, USA. This annual meeting is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
“Following the lifting of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have considered multiple conferencing types to contend with a number of issues including: access, travel equity, internet bandwidth, geographic representation, and delegate representation. Therefore, this year, in an effort to leverage in-person opportunities while still engaging with the wider community, the annual meeting will consist of hybrid plenary sessions, in-person breakout sessions, and a virtual Innovation Lab.
“Our decision to make the plenaries hybrid aims to facilitate accessibility to all attending virtually and in person. Breakout sessions will be held in-person in order to provide the best format for engaging and robust discussion as well as to best advance the research agenda. Nevertheless, these will be streamed in the event’s webpage for wider visibility. Following the success of last year’s Innovation Lab, we have opted to keep this feature virtual and interactive continuing to enable the participation of the largest number of innovators and attendees.
“Additionally, we are announcing a call for applications for our Breakout Session Selection Committee. If interested, please click here for more details or to apply.
“Thank you to everyone in the coalition who answered last year’s survey. This exercise helped us to make several determinations about our meetings within the NTD community this year. For more details on the annual meeting and our convening strategy, please visit the COR-NTD website and read our reflexivity statement. We are eager to see how the new components work and will keep striving to improve our plans for the future based on the coalition’s feedback.”