In Honor of Nobel Laureate Prof. M Stanley Whittingham

Abstract Submission Open ! About 500 abstracts submitted from around 60 countries.

Featuring many Nobel Laureates and other Distinguished Guests


On COVID-19/Infectious Diseases & their implications on Sustainable Development (2nd Intl. Symp.)

Bio | CV | Publications

This major symposium is in honor of the distinguished work and lifetime achievements of Prof. Richard L. Guerrant, a very well-known professional with deep impact on Infectious Diseases and International Health.

Prof. Guerrant graduated from Davidson College and the UVa School of Medicine. He was trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases at the Harvard Medical Service of the Boston City Hospital, the National Institutes of Health, Johns Hopkins, and UVa.

He is an internationally recognized expert on enteric infections. He founded the Center for Global Health Equity at the University of Virginia. He is the Thomas H. Hunter Professor of International Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health. He was elected to the IOM/National Academy of Medicine and formerly chaired its Board on Global Health and has lived and worked in Congo, Bangladesh and Brazil.

Prof. Guerrant's research is focused on the recognition, diagnosis, pathogenesis, impact, and control of enteric infections and their long-term consequences. He is also working to develop a network of Centers for Global Health at top institutions across the United States and abroad. He is past president of the Am. Soc. Of Trop Med & Hyg and recipient of its highest award, the Walter Reed Medal, as well as Virginia Scientist of the Year from the Governor, the Mentor Award of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Maxwell Finland Award of the NFID and of UVa’s highest award, the Thomas Jefferson Award.

Prof. Guerrant is the author of more than 700 scientific and clinical articles (18 with UVa’s 3 Nobel Laureates, Gilman, Murad and Marshall), reviews, and major textbook chapters, and editor of six books, including a two-volume textbook, Tropical Infectious Diseases: Principles, Pathogens, and Practices, and a book about lessons learned from his collaborations in Northeast Brazil, entitled At the Edge of Development: Health Crises in a Transitional Society. His most recent book is germane to our troubling global pandemics of COVID-19 and racism, "Evolution of Evolution, The Survival Value of Caring".

"Evolution of Evolution: The Survival Value of Caring," is available on Amazon [Kindle for <$10; paperback for <$30 or hardcover for $37. website Kindle Release or https://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Richard-Littleton-Guerrant/dp/1527576280/ref=monarch_sidesheet

A round table discussion open to everyone interested will be organized at a specific date and time during the symposium. It will be a platform for high level representatives of various industries, technologies, and academic disciplines to freely discuss and debate all topics of this symposium, and identify positive and efficient pathways towards sustainability in industrial practices, technologies, and research.

You are cordially invited to actively participate in this symposium by submitting and presenting a paper, or by attending the round table. We look forward to meeting you in Panama, December 2023

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Dr. Florian Kongoli
FLOGEN Technologies
Canada, [Bio]

Dr. Ferid Murad
(Passed away on Sept 4, 2023)
Stanford U.
USA, [Bio]

Dr. William Petri Jr
Medical Doctor, Professor
U. of Virginia
USA, [Bio]

Dr. Haruhiko Inufusa
Med Doctor, CEO & Professor
TIMA Japan & Gifu U.
Japan, [Bio]

Dr. Scott Heysell
Medical Doctor, Professor
U. of Virginia
USA, [Bio]

Dr. Julietta Yedoyan
COOP Researcher
FLOGEN Technologies
Germany, [Bio]