Poster session (academic section)

The following posters have been accepted for the academic poster session at the Bergen
International Conference on Hansen’s Disease. The posters will be displayed in the aula at Grieghallen, Bergen.


Atiqah Abd-Rahim, University Malaysia Sabah

Documenting the history, memory, and identity of former leprosy sufferers in Sinar Baru Village, a leprosy village settlement in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo


Norana Abdul Rahman, Athena Institute, Vrije University, Amsterdam

Breaking the chains of leprosy: Lessons from the past, Hope for the future


Ulfah Abqari, NLR Indonesia

Reflection of index case’s satisfaction from the healthcare worker engagement performance and its impact to the contacts examination decision-making: A lesson learnt from “tanean lanjang” effect, Madurese residential culture, Indonesia


Roy Luister Acos, Department of Dermatology, University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital

False alarm: A case of Hansen’s disease misdiagnosed as multiorgan metastases in a 10-year-old boy with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma


Bethlehem Amdemariam, Addis Ababa University

Assessment of knowledge regarding Leprosy among Health Care Professionals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Ruth Ansah, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine

Retrospective registry-based analysis of 2017-2019 surveillance data from the National Leprosy Programme in Ghana and evaluation of Ghana’s performance towards the targets of the WHO Global Leprosy Strategy 2016-2020


Joseph Chukwu, German Leprosy & TB Relief Association

Uzuakoli – lest we forget


Belen Dofitas, Philippine Leprosy Mission, Inc.

Hear our Voices: PALs4PALs Peer counselling and Speakers Bureau Empowerment Project in the Philippines


Chinwe Eze, RedAid Nigeria/German Leprosy and Tuberculosis Relief Association

Tackling Stigma and Discrimination through Awareness Creation: A Case Study


Antonio García-Belmar, University of Alicante

Fontilles Heritage Project.  Images, objects and words for a history and a memory of leprosy.


Diana Lockwood, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

New Face for leprosy: “A positive image”


Jacintha Martis, Dept.of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, Father Muller Medical College & St. Joseph Leprosy Hospital, Kankanady, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Step by step, steadfast since 1890: Role in leprosy elimination/post-elimination in Coastal Karnataka, India


Sujeewa Mendis Amarasekera, International Organization For Migration / Ministry of Health

The situation of leprosy in Sri Lanka


Vivek Pai, Bombay Leprosy Project

Historical perspective of urban leprosy – A four decadal experience of leprosy elimination in Dharavi, the largest slum of Asia


Emily Quilter, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Women affected by leprosy are underrepresented in leprosy randomised controlled treatment trials which hampers our ability to achieve zero leprosy


Reginald Alain Santos, Culion Foundation, Inc.

Community-Based Approach in Finding Leprosy Cases


Steven Loudel Ssemwanga, St. Francis Hospital Buluba

Tackling Nationwide loss: leprosy expertise at Buluba Hospital


Jerson Jerick Taguibao, University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital

Rising from the Rashes: A Rare Case of Borderline Lepromatous Leprosy Concurrent with Lichen Planus

Nailfold Capillaroscopic Patterns in Erythema Nodosum Leprosum Mimicking Systemic Sclerosis


Pedro Torres, Sanatorium Fontilles

The contribution of The Sanatorium of Fontilles to the decline of Hansen’s Disease



The abstracts were evaluated by Siri Gloppen (UiB), Nina Langeland (UiB), Takahiro Nanri (SHF) and Magnus Vollset (UiB, leader). The abstracts were evaluated for quality and relevance to the call for abstracts.
Bergen/Tokyo, 05.05.2023


Update (06.07.2023): The posters will be posted on this page in due time. Meanwhile, you can see pictures from the poster session here.