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Defeating Acanthamoeba: Uniting for Health
The Acanthamoeba parasite is a global problem, and understanding its epidemiology and pathogenesis is crucial for intervention and prevention. This discussion aims to explore treatment strategies, trends in dissemination, diagnosis techniques, personalized treatment approaches, and genetic diversity, and raise awareness about the global impact of Acanthamoeba infections.
This panel brings together a distinguished panel of international researchers and experts to shed light on the global problem of the Acanthamoeba parasite and explore potential solutions for better health outcomes. The researchers will present their latest findings, share experiences, and discuss challenges faced in combating this parasite.
Prof. Veeranoot Nissapatorn from Wailailak University, Thailand, will provide valuable insights into the epidemiology and pathogenesis of Acanthamoeba infections, highlighting critical areas for intervention and prevention.
Prof. Rachasak Boonhok) from Walailak University, Thailand, will present groundbreaking research on novel treatment strategies and the development of effective therapeutic interventions as well as current trends in the parasite’s dissemination.
Prof. ML Pereira will address current tools for diagnosing this parasite, including microscopy.
Dr. Tooba Mahboob from UCSI University, Malaysia, will contribute her expertise in diagnosing and managing Acanthamoeba-related diseases, focusing on advancements in diagnostic techniques and personalized treatment approaches, including nanotechnology.
Prof. İsmail Soner Koltaş from Cukurova University, Turkey, will share his research on the host immune response to Acanthamoeba infections and climate change.
Prof. Ali Ayadi, head of the Laboratory of Parasitology – Mycology, University of Sfax, will bring on his cutting-edge research on the genetic diversity and evolution of Acanthamoeba parasites.
Prof. Naveed Ahmed Khan from the University of Sharjah, UAE will provide further insights to explore public health awareness measures and their effectiveness.
Through their collective expertise, the panellists aim to raise awareness about the Acanthamoeba menace, discuss the global impact of Acanthamoeba infections, identify research gaps, and discuss the importance of fostering collaborations to tackle this public and global concern more effectively.