COMSTECH International Seminar

« Advances in Neglected Tropical Diseases »

Date and Time: Monday,4th December 2023, 10:00 am to 02:00 pm Pakistan Time
Venue: COMSTECH Secretariat, G-5/2, Islamabad.

Event Flyer: attached here,


Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a diverse group of 20 tropical infections that are common in low-income populations in developing regions of Africa, Asia, and the Americas. They are caused by a variety of pathogens, such as viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and parasitic worms (helminths). These diseases are less prevalent in temperate climates, in part to the occurrence of a cold season, which controls the vector population. However due to climate change and global warming, there has been a spread of NTD’s to the temperate regions. One of these NTDs, Leishmaniasis, is caused by obligate intracellular protozoa of the genus Leishmania. Globally leishmaniasis is among the top 10 neglected tropical diseases, with more than 12 million people infected.

In this seminar, a team of internationally renowned speakers will discuss diagnostics of NTDs, and structure-based and AI supported drug discovery targeting the Leishmaniasis causing parasites.

Brief profile of the speakers: attached here,

Program of the event; attached here,


Physical participation is only open for residents of Islamabad, Pakistan.

Virtual participation is open to all interested individuals of OIC member states and others.

Registration Link: Click here to Register.   

Registration outcome will be shared through email, therefore, please give your valid email address.

Participants will receive E-certificates.

Contact persons,

Ms Khazima Muazim; Program Manager

Ms Maham Yamin, Program Officer
Tel: (+92 51) 9220681-3
Fax: (+92 51) 9211115

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