Workshop Tropical Diseases – Registration for listeners is now open

07 nov/2014

The workshop Tropical Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean: a Historical Perspective is organised by Casa de Oswaldo Cruz (COC/Fiocruz) and the University of York as part of the British Academy-funded collaborative project Public health policies and practice in the Caribbean and Latin America: a historical perspective. Those interested in participating as listeners are required to fill out a registration form and submit it by 26 June 2015.

Registration form
General information

Part of a series of international workshops that explore the knowledge and practices related to the history of tropical health and medicine in Latin America and the Caribbean from the 18th century to the present, this three-day symposium focuses on malaria, leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis, dengue, yellow fever and other diseases that affected the people from that region in the colonial and post-colonial period. In particular, it will pay attention to the clinical, laboratory and epidemiological studies of these diseases and the institutional methods adopted to tackle these diseases but will also raise important questions regarding the historicity and pertinence of the concept of tropical medicine.

This workshop will put together professionals, researchers and students from different areas of knowledge based in the Americas and in Europe.

Should you have any questions, please contact us:

Organising Committee
Magali Romero Sá, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz, Brazil
Henrice Altkin, University of York, UK
Jaime Benchimol, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz, Brazil