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Workshop Tropical Diseases - Programme


Workshop Tropical Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean: a historical perspective

1st July 2015 - Wednesday

Morning Sessions

08h30 - 09h00 – Registration and Coffee

09h15 - 09h30 – Workshop Opening ceremony

09h30 - 10h30 – Keynote conference

Sternberg in Havana: Cuba's Pastorians and the Atlantic Bacteriology of Yellow Fever

Keynote speaker: Steven Palmer, University of Windsor, Canada

Chair: Magali Romero Sá, COC/Fiocruz

Session 1

10h30 - 12h30 – Yellow fever in the Americas in the 19th and 20th centuries

Chair: Marcos Cueto, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz

10h30 – 10h50 – Elaine LaFay, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Belonging in the Tropical Borderlands: Yellow Fever, Environment, and Nationalism in Florida, 1825-1860

10h50 – 11h10 – Tara Inniss, Department of History and Philosophy, University of West Indies, Trinidad e Tobago

Shifting Diagnoses: Epidemic Disease and Race-based Medicine in the British Caribbean

11h10 – 11h30 – Talia Rebeca Haro Barón, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

The policies to fight yellow fever in Guatemala in the beginning of the 20th century

11h30 – 11h50 – Robert Ponge and Vanessa Costa e Silva Schmitt, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil

Notes on the presence of yellow fever in Riccardo D'Elia memories, an Italian physician in Brazil Republic

11h50– 12h10 – Daniele Cozzoli, Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

From Montevideo to Rome: Giuseppe Sanarelli (1864-1940 and the making of the Italian Tropical Medicine

12h10 - 12h30 – Discussion

12h30 - 14h00 - Lunch


Afternoon Session

Session 2

14h00 – 17h00 – Yellow Fever, virus, vaccine and therapeutics

Chair: André Felipe Cândido da Silva, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz

14h00 - 14h20 – Francisco Javier Martínez-Antonio, CNRS – Université Paris Diderot, France

’Freezing’ the island: the ‘polar chamber’, Spanish politics and yellow fever research in late 19th century Cuba

14h20 - 14h40 – Patricia Palma, University of da California, Davis, USA

The Yellow Fever Epidemic and the rise of Popular Medicine in Peru: Chinese Herbal Medicine (1868-80)

14h40 - 15h00 – Rodrigo Cesar da Silva Magalhães, Colégio Pedro II, Rio de Janeiro

The Rockefeller Foundation's Worldwide Anti-Yellow Fever Campaign and the production of medical and scientific knowledge about the disease in the 1920s

15h00 - 15h20 - Jaime Larry Benchimol, COC/Fiocruz

Yellow fever and its vaccines: instruments to combat a tropical scourge and to modernize the Brazilian Social Formation

15h20 - 16h00 – Debbie MacCollin, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

The yellow Fever Outbreak of 1954 and the rise of the Trinidad Regional Virus Laboratory

16h00 - 16h20 – Discussion

16h20 - 18h00 – Cocktail with book launch

Opening of Exhibition about Tropical Diseases developed by the University of York


2nd July 2015 – Thursday

Morning Sessions

09h30 - 10h30 – Lecture

Prelude to Rockefeller: Health problems in Trinidad and Tobago 1900-1930

Lecturer: Rita Pemberton, University of West Indies, Trinidad Tobago

Chair: Henrice Altkin, Universidade de York, England

Session 3

10h30 - 12h10 – Circulation, trade, diseases and epidemics

Chair: Rômulo Andrade, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz

10h30 - 10h50 – Beau Gaitors e Christopher Willoughby, University of Tulane, New Orleans, USA

An Epidemic of Trade: Disease and Commerce in Post-Independence Veracruz

10:50 - 11h10 – Marcelo Luiz Freitas Moreira e Livia da Silva Nascente, Instituto Vital Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

Vital Brazil and the arrival of bubonic plague in the Port of Santos

11h10 - 11h30 - Juliana Manzoni Cavalcanti, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz

Biotrade activities into the Latin America market: the branches of Bheringwerk and the market of biological products in the 1930s

11h30 - 11h50 – Sabine Clarke, University of York, England

Mobility, networks, and modernity: pharmaceutical knowledge at the Colonial Microbiological Research Institute, Trinidad, after 1945

11h50 - 12h10 – Discussion

12h10 - 13h30 - Lunch


Afternoon Sessions

Session 4

13h30 - 15h10 – Circulation, knowledge and technics

Chair: Tânia Pimenta, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz

13h30 - 13h50 – Rildo Bento de Souza, Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG)

The asylum diseases: the popular medicine and medical practices in Goiás (1909-1946)

13h50 - 14h10 – Cristina de Cássia Pereira Moraes e Thiago Cancelier Dias, Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG)

Managing Empires, floras and pharmacies to cure Morbo Gallic: The Military Hospital in Guayazes in the late eighteenth century  

14h10 - 14h30 – Livia da Silva Nascente – Instituto Vital Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

Vital Brazil and the project The defense against ophidism: the traditional knowledge according to the Brazilian sanitation movement in the early twentieth century

14h30 - 14h50 – Nadja Paraense dos Santos, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)

Hookworm and a popular nineteenth-century medicine

14h50 - 15h10 - Discussion

15h10 - 15h20 - Break


Session 5

15h20 - 16h40 – Tropical diseases and sanitation

Chair: Kaori Kodama, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz

15h20 - 15h40 – Rômulo de Paula Andrade, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz

The health during Brazil´s Development Programme: the Malaria Eradication Campaign in the Amazon

15h40 - 16h00 – Elis Regina Corrêa Vieira, Universidade Federal do Pará (UFPA)

Local press in Para State, Malaria and the campaigns for rural sanitation

16h00 - 16h20 – André Felipe Cândido da Silva e Dominichi Miranda de Sá, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz

Ecology, disease and populations in the tropics: Harald Sioli and schistosomiasis in the Amazon in the 1950s

16h20 - 16h40 – Antony Dalziel McNeil Stewart, Newcastle University, England

An Imperial Laboratory: The Investigation and Treatment of Treponematoses in Occupied Haiti, 1915-1934

16h40 - 17h00 – Urmi Engineer, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Black Resistance: Ideologies of Race and Immunity in the Nineteenth-Century Greater Gulf Coast and Caribbean

17h00-17h20 - Discussion

19h00 – Conference Dinner


3rd July 2015 – Friday

Morning Sessions

9h30 - 10h10 – Lecture

Tropical Medicine, International Health and the African office of the World Health Organization, 1950s

Lecturer: Marcos Cueto, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz

Chair: Jaime Benchimol, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz


Session 6

10h20 - 12h00 – Tropical Diseases and the international health organisations

Chair: Gilberto Hochman, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz

10h20 - 10h40 – Henrice Altkin, University of York, England

A Black Scourge?: Race and the Rockefeller’s Tuberculosis Commission in Interwar Jamaica

10h40 - 11h00 – Ana Paula Korndorfer, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Rio Grande do Sul

From international to local: cooperation between the IHB / FR and the government of Rio Grande do Sul to combat hookworm and its consequences (1919-1929)

11h00 - 11h20 – Maria Gabriela Silva Martins da Cunha Marinho, Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC), São Paulo

The Rockefeller Foundation and the Chenopodium oil, treatment of tropical diseases, controversies about drugs and therapeutics

11h20 - 11h40 – Oscar Gallo Vélez, Jorge, Márquez Valderrama e Victoria Estrada Orrego, Procircas, Universidad Nacional da Colombia

Tropical diseases or occupational diseases: the case of tropical anemia in Colombia, 1900-1930

11h40 - 12h00 - Discussion

12h00 - 13h30- Lunch


Afternoon Session

Session 7

13h30 - 14h00 – Tropical diseases and scientific and medical network

Chair: Cristiana Facchinetti, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz

14h00 - 14h20 – Tamara Rangel Vieira, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz

"Megaesophagus by Chagas disease": contribution from doctors in Central Brazil in defining a new clinical form of trypanosomiasis

14h20 - 14h40 – Denis Guedes Jogas Junior, Casa de Oswaldo Ruz, Fiocruz

Tropics, science and leishmaniasis: an analysis of circulation of knowledge, specimens and asymmetries

14h40 - 15h00 – Magali Romero Sá, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz | Marilza Herzog, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz

Onchocerciasis in the Americas: origin and dissemination

15h00 - 15h20 –  Rafael Leite Mantovani, University of São Paulo (USP)

The Brazilian interpretation of the European sanitary movement at the beginning of the 19th Century

 15h20 - 15h40 - Roseli Martins Tristão Maciel – Universidade Estadual de Goiás (UEG)

Failures in public policy for the control of endemic leprosy in Brazil

15h40 - 16h00 – Bruna de Paula Fonseca e Fonseca, Bio-Manguinhos, Fiocruz and Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) | Ricardo Barros Sampaio, Diretoria Regional de Brasília, Fiocruz and Universidade de Brasília (UnB) | Marcus Vinicius Silva, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz

The research on tuberculosis in Brazil: a network approach to topics of research (1994-2013)

16h00 - 16h20 – Discussion

16h20 - 16h30 - Sanjoy Bhattacharya – Final Considerations



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