ISNTD FESTIVAL

2019

PROGRAMME

S.NASIF

ISNTD Festival brings together the creative arts and global health communities to explore the issues, challenges, opportunities and solutions that are needed to transform research into actual change, and aims to open the black box between informative research and policy, including the issues around community cohesion, disease awareness, behavioural insight, behavioural intervention, stigma allievation, programme development, mental health, education, advocacy, fundraising and many, many more.

Please get in touch to discuss speaking slots, panel and workshops aswell as any submissions  for the showcase - please contact Kaman Rafiq krafiq@isntd.org or Marianne Comparet comparetm@isntd.org

Key topics:

• Creative strategies for patient engagement and patient centricity

 

• Communication challenges & global health

 

• From Science to People: Projects, Tools & Production Strategies

 

• Creativity, science & public health messaging

 

• Workshops (gaming, theatre, virtual reality, animation... )

 

• Lessons Learned and the Road Ahead

DRAFT PROGRAMME

 

 

DAY 1: March 11th 2019 

 

8.45 // Welcome coffee

 

9.15 // Introduction by the ISNTD

 

9.30 // Session 1 - Highlights of communication challenges for tropical and global health 

 

• Roy Head (Development Media International)

A scientific approach to health communications: does it work?

 

• Sara Dada (Vaccine Confidence Project / London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Communication strategies and challenges around the Ebola vaccine trials

 

• Alex Dower (Acting for Health)

Unlocking barriers to public health: a theatre-based framework for patient engagement and disease control  

 

• David Wilding (Twitter)

Twitter in scientific research and advocacy

 

 

 

10.45 // Coffee break

 

 

11.10 // Session 2 - Creative examples to tackle health challenges in tropical diseases

 

• Elsa Leger (Royal Veterinary College)

Engaging the youth in the fight against schistosomiasis

 

• Mary Ann Comunale (Drexel University)

Tropical Disease Education Through Game Play: Malaria Invasion

 

• Catherine Wheller (Natural History Museum London / Deworm3)

Focus Groups in communication strategies

 

 

•Wyn Baptiste (MTV Staying Alive Foundation)

MTV Shuga: a case-study in how to use media to impact behaviour

 

 

13.00 // Lunch

 

 

14.00 // Public Engagement Session

 

[Henry Wellcome Lecture Theatre & Williams Lounge]

 

• Introduction to tropical diseases & main issues

 

• Screening of short films, photos and creative materials

 

• Panel Discussion:

- Lauren Sullivan (The Francis Crick Institute): sleeping sickness diagnostics & patient engagement

- Catherine Wheller (Natural History Museum London): helminth infections

- Suzanne Duce (Dundee University): simplifying drug discovery for a broad audience

- Mary Ann Comunale (Drexel University): tropical disease education through game play

- Alex Dower (Acting for Health): the use of theatre skills in sharing complex scientific messages

 

• Premiere of MTV Shuga series and Q&A with cast members

- Wyn Baptiste (MTV Staying Alive Foundation): MTV Shuga and mass media for HIV awareness

 

• Interactive exhibition in Williams Lounge

 

 

16.00 // Coffee break

 

16.30 // Summary & panel discussion

• Ben Deighton (SciDev.Net)

• Sophie Goggins (National Science Museums Scotland)

 

 

DAY 2: March 12th 2019 

 

9.00 // Welcome coffee

 

9.30 // Media tools and strategies in global health research

 

Steve Maud (Cloud 9 Media) - Media & NTD  Communications: Rewriting Africa’s story

 

Amy Atwood (Takeda) - The Dengue Reality: Shining the Spotlight on a Global Health Threat

 

Suzanne Duce (University of Dundee) - Searching for a new medicine to treat neglected tropical diseases- Kirsty’s Project

 

Shabina Sadiq (The Leprosy Mission England & Wales) – Leprosy advocacy through TV and film

 

 

10.45 // Coffee break

 

 

11.45 // Session 2 - Media and creative strategies - disease focus 

 

Amy Atwood (Takeda) - Dengue

 

Robin van Wijk & Anne Schoenmakers (Leprastichtung / Netherlands Leprosy Relief)

PEP4LEP: Chemoprophylaxis through skin camps or health centres in sub-Saharan Africa

 

Kate Wills (Malaria No More)

Malaria No More’s campaign: David Beckham, AI and a voice petition

 

Leah La Framboise (DNDi)

A doctor’s dream: A pill for sleeping sickness

 

 

12.20 // Lunch

 

 

13.20 // From pipeline to patients: overcoming barriers

 

Sam Martin (Vaccine Confidence Project)  

YouTube discourse analysis comparing the pro/anti vax comments in tones, key influencers, etc.

 

Rachel Cole-Wilkin (The Loo Lady)

Taboos & the art of reclaiming awkward conversations

 

Kamran Rafiq (International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases)

Why we need a World Dengue Day

 

•Jonas Stockfleth (FilmYard)

Virtual reality in Malawi: tropical diseases, larger than life

 

 

 

14.30 // Workshops

 

Workshop A: Social media - Jonas Stockfleth (FilmYard)

 

Workshop B: Photography Ethics - Savannah Dodd (Photography Ethics Centre)

 

Workshop C: Gaming - Mary Ann Comunale (Drexel University)

"Designing Educational Games for Infectious Disease: Let's play"

 

Workshop D: OneHealth - Building a Movement

 

 

15.20 // Workshops

 

Workshop E: Communication Strategy - Catherine Wheller (Deworm3 / Natural History Museum)

 

Workshop F: Theatre skills - Alex Dower (Acting for Health)

A theatre based tool for tropical health programmes

 

Workshop G: Gaming - Lauren Carruthers (University of Glasgow)

Poop Pondering Game

 

Workshop H: SkinApp - Netherlands Leprosy Relief & InfoNTD

SkinApp: an app to recognise the early signs and symptoms of skin diseases

 

 

16.10 // Coffee Break

 

 

16.30 // Panel discussion - Arts, science and partnerships: the road ahead

 

Gill Shaw (Gill Shaw Photography)

Catherine Wheller (Natural History Museum)

Jaya Banerji (Medicines for Malaria Venture)

 

 

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