Annual COR-NTD Meeting 2023
The Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases are pleased to announce that the 2023 COR-NTD Annual Meeting will take place Oct. 16 -17, 2023, in Chicago, IL, USA. This annual meeting is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Following the lifting of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, they have considered multiple conferencing types to contend with a number of issues including: access, travel equity, internet bandwidth, geographic representation, and delegate representation. Therefore, this year, in an effort to leverage in-person opportunities while still engaging with the wider community, the annual meeting will consist of hybrid plenary sessions, in-person breakout sessions, and a virtual Innovation Lab.
Their decision to make the plenaries hybrid aims to facilitate accessibility to all attending virtually and in person. Breakout sessions will be held in-person in order to provide the best format for engaging and robust discussion as well as to best advance the research agenda. Nevertheless, these will be streamed in the event’s webpage for wider visibility. Following the success of last year’s Innovation Lab, they have opted to keep this feature virtual and interactive continuing to enable the participation of the largest number of innovators and attendees.
Additionally, they are announcing a call for applications for our Breakout Session Selection Committee. If interested, please click here for more details or to apply.
For more details on the annual meeting and our convening strategy, please visit the COR-NTD website and read their reflexivity statement. They are eager to see how the new components work and will keep striving to improve their plans for the future based on the coalition’s feedback.