8.30  // Registration and networking breakfast reception


9.00  // Welcome from ISNTD


Keynote address: Pr. David Molyneux – the NTD “brand” 



9.20  // Session 1: Communicating complex global health challenges: concrete creative examples from the field


• Claudia Cecalupo (Merck) - Industry’s Contribution to Corporate Responsibility & Global Health

• James Porter (END Fund) -The Power of Film: From Funding to Advocacy

• Lois Aspinall (BBC Media Action) - BBC Media Action: health communication highlights

• Matthew Warren (Oxitec) - Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes and Community Engagement

• Jaya Banerji (Medicines for Malaria Ventures) - Pink for Science: Creativity in Malaria and Science Communications

• Karen Batoosingh (Sanofi Pasteur) - Dengue vaccine: The challenges of pioneering a new model for timely access to new vaccines in emerging countries’

• Thoko Pooley (Uniting to Combat NTDs) / Julie Jacobson (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)


Panel discussion: How creative industries impact NTD control programmes (advocacy, behaviour change, funding, awareness, stigma, medical training, public information)

• Chair: Andrew Jack (Financial Times)



11.15 // Coffee break in the Tropical Garden



11.45 // Session 2: Community, data & healthcare creativity 


• Edward Thomsen (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) - Games to address challenges in tropical health

• Frédéric Lohr (Mission Rabies) - Rabies App

• Alfons Renz (University of Tubingen) - How cattle protect from river-blindness: onchocercoses in Cameroon & communicating between research & community

• Ignacio Willats (HackScience) - Accelerating Research with Internet of Things

• Nicholas Brooke (Break Dengue) - Actionable data, crowd surveillance and mobilisation


Awards categories – mass media campaign (TV, radio, internet); film/documentary/short clip; photo; theatre; gaming; comics



13.15 // Lunch in the Tropical Garden



14.00 // Session 3 - From Science to Masterpiece: production strategies


• Johannes Waltz (Global Schistosomiasis Alliance) - The biggest killer you’ve probably never heard of: the challenges to communicate schistosomiasis

• James Arkinstall (Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, DNDi ) - Fundraising campaign with the Huffington Post

• David Urry & Duncan Gregory (Natural Histroy Museum London) - Science Engagement at the Natural History Museum

• Jonas Stockfleth (FilmYard) - Virtual Reality (VR) 360° Filming & Impact to Fundraising Campaigns

• Alex Dower (Creating Freedom) - ‘Theatre of Joy’:  the power of imagination in personal & social change and communication




15.15 // Coffee break in the Tropical Garden



15.45 // Session 4: Monitoring & Evaluation: lessons learned and the road ahead

Lessons learned from behaviour change, patient engagement and science communication programmes and the role of communication in achieving the SDG and NTD targets ahead.


• Georgia Arnold (MTV Staying Alive Foundation) - MTV SHUGA: a case-study in how to use media to impact behaviour

• Katharine Jones & Hannah Mudge (The Leprosy Mission England & Wales) - ‘Speak up and Judge fairly’- How communication and advocacy works to support people affected by leprosy to have a voice

• Roy Head (Development Media International)

• Yayne Hailu (END Fund) - Zimbabwe SMS Campaign - Mobilizing Communities Through Mobile and Social Media

• John Gibb - Unfinished business: Financing and Governance


Panel discussion



17.15 // Concluding remarks

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