The upcoming LeishVet ALIVE 2, 2024 conference, both online and in person in Nice from April 18-20, is set to feature a host of distinguished speakers, none more so than Dr. F. Dantas-Torres. A prominent veterinarian and public health researcher, Dr. Dantas-Torres brings a wealth of experience and expertise, particularly in the field of parasitology.

Academic and Professional Prowess

His impressive academic credentials include a master’s degree in public health, two PhDs in Public Health and Animal Health and Zoonoses, and a specialisation in Veterinary Parasitology. Dr. Dantas-Torres is a key figure at the Aggeu Magalhães Institute (Fiocruz) in Recife, Brazil, where his research focuses on leishmaniasis, dirofilariosis, and other vector-borne diseases.

Leadership and Influence

His leadership roles are extensive. As the Chair of the Tropical Council for Companion Animal Parasites (TroCCAP) and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Parasites and Vectors, Dr. Dantas-Torres significantly influences research and policy in veterinary parasitology. He is also an integral part of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP) and the Brasileish.  In 2002 he was awarded the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) One Health Award.  The global award is presented by WSAVA’s One Health Committee (OHC) to an individual or organisation which has promoted an aspect of One Health relevant to companion animals.

Innovative Research

His presentation at ALIVE 2024, titled Other Leishmania species infecting in dogs: zoonotic and clinical significance promises to be a highlight. This research stream delves into the Leishmania species affecting canines and their implications for zoonotic diseases and clinical practices. Dr. Dantas-Torres’ work is crucial in understanding and combating these diseases, which affect both animal and human health.

Dr. F. Dantas-Torres has an impressive record of 428 publications and close to 17,000 citations, underscoring his significant contributions to the field of veterinary parasitology and public health. This prolific publication record adds to his authority as a speaker at the LeishVet ALIVE 2024 conference, providing attendees with a unique opportunity to learn from a highly respected and well-cited expert in the field.

Why Attend His Lecture?

Veterinarians and researchers attending the conference will gain invaluable insights from Dr. Dantas-Torres’ presentation. His expertise in leishmaniasis research offers a unique perspective that is both educational and practical for those looking to enhance their understanding and clinical practices regarding this complex disease.

Conclusion: A Must-Attend Event

Dr. Dantas-Torres’ session at ALIVE 2024 is not just a lecture, it’s an opportunity to engage with groundbreaking research and advancements in the field of leishmaniasis. His commitment to improving both animal and human health through his work makes his presentation a must-attend for anyone interested in veterinary parasitology and public health.

To be part of this enlightening experience, register for LeishVet ALIVE 2, 2024 and join us in exploring the cutting-edge developments in leishmaniasis research and treatment. Don’t miss the chance to learn from one of the leading experts in the field.