Each year, the LRI organises a Spring Meeting. During this meeting, the progress and results of currently ongoing LRI funded research projects is presented to the LRI Scientific Review Committee, the LRI Steering Committee and representatives from all funded research groups. The meeting also offers great opportunities to meet with and learn from fellow researchers and stimulates participants to engage in lively discussions, and to share ideas between researchers, funders and other stakeholders.

In 2019, a total of 75 participants from 21 countries attended the Spring Meeting among whom were representatives from the Turing Foundation (LRI’s co-financier), the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL), the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trial Partnership (EDCTP), Novartis Foundation and R2STOP.

A summary of the proceedings of the 2019 Spring Meeting were published in the Leprosy Review:

Meeting report: the Leprosy Research Initiative Spring Meeting. Leprosy Review (2019) 90, 183-200.

Authors: LRI Scientific Review Committee, LRI Steering Committee