First Annual EDCTP Forum (Rome, Italy)
The First Annual EDCTP Forum was held in Rome, Italy on 27-29 September 2004. It gathered scientists from Africa and Europe, international organisations and policymakers to share information and views as to how optimally address the challenges of interventions to control HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa.
Specific objectives are:
- To identify gaps in knowledge, particularly around the needs and opportunities in Africa to conduct trials of drugs, vaccines and microbicides against the 3 poverty-related diseases
- To identify approaches and priorities for capacity strengthening to facilitate the conduct of high quality clinical trials
- To identify areas where EDCTP can collaborate with other organisations in seeking to achieve its goals
- To identify the possibilities for collaboration between European and African research programmes related to clinical trials and capacity development.