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EDCTP ICASA 2019 satellite symposium

Start date: 4 December 2019, 10:45
End date: 4 December 2019, 12:15
Location: Joel Nana (AD10) Kigali Convention Centre, Rwanda
Type of event: International meeting
Scope: Milestones, new platforms and strategies for HIV and TB vaccine research

On Wednesday 4 December 2019, EDCTP will host a satellite symposium on: ‘EDCTP: Milestones, new platforms and strategies for HIV and TB vaccine research – an EDCTP overview‘, at the 20th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA 2019). The session is chaired by Prof. Tandakha Ndiaye Dieye and Mr Roger Tatoud.

This symposium will highlight the specific challenges, opportunities and strategies for developing HIV and TB vaccines and demonstrate how EDCTP-funded research is trying to address these together with international partners, including through locally developed solutions. The session will also discuss common areas with other infectious diseases of relevance to sub-Saharan Africa and explore possibilities for cross-cutting coordination, knowledge sharing and learning through established networks and platforms. The session will close with audience input for a stimulating discussion on how future collaborative HIV and TB vaccine research can address the challenges and needs identified and how best to engage the relevant actors in order to build on progress to date and ensure the development of practical, accessible and affordable vaccines for sub-Saharan African populations.

Chairs:
Prof. Tandakha Ndiaye Dieye
Head of laboratories, Centre National de Transfsuion Sanguine (CNTS) Head of immunology unit, IRESSEF (Diamniadio) & Le Dantec Hospital President of the African Society for Immunodeficiencies (ASID) Secretary General of the Society of AIDS in Africa (SAA)

Mr Roger Tatoud
Deputy Director (Vaccines), HIV Programmes and Advocacy, International AIDS Society (IAS)

Speakers:
Dr Alvaro Borges
Chief Medical Officer, Center for Vaccine Research, Statens Serum Institut

Dr Laure Stella Ghoma Linguissi
Researcher, Fondation Congolaise pour la Recherche Médicale

Shingai Machingaidze
Project Officer, EDCTP 

Mrs Yolanda Moyo
Senior Director Advocacy Policy and Research Preparedness, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative 

Dr Eugene Rzagira
Senior Scientist, MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit 

ICASA 2019 EDCTP satellite symposium-programme book