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MIM 2018 Symposium: Empowering African institutions and future malaria research leaders through capacity development and partnerships

Start date: 18 April 2018, 11:15
End date: 18 April 2018, 13:00
Location: Tent A
Type of event: EDCTP meeting
Scope: Malaria, research capacity

In this symposium, EDCTP aims to raise awareness of opportunities and challenges of capacity development and networking in key areas of clinical research in Africa. Apart from sharing experiences, participants will discuss solutions that can be adopted to address issues arising in their respective fields.

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Agenda

Chairs and Co-Chairs

Godfrey Tangwa, Cameroon Bioethics Initiative (CAMBIN), Cameroon
Christiane Druml, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Thomas Nyirenda, EDCTP, South Africa

 

11:15-11:20 Welcome and introduction by the Chairperson

Godfrey Tangwa, Cameroon Bioethics Initiative (CAMBIN), Cameroon

11:20-11:30 Brief introduction to EDCTP and funding opportunities

Michelle Nderu, EDCTP, South Africa

11:30-11:45 Developing and implementing African led Fellowship programmes

Abdoulaye Djimde, University of Science, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako, Mali

11:45-12:00 Getting research into policy through the formulation of an Evidence Informed Decision-making Network (EvIDeNt) in Malawi

Kamija Phiri, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Malawi

12:00-12:15 Opportunities and challenges in linking policy makers and researchers

Margaret Gyapong, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana

12:15-12:30 Challenges in malaria surveillance activities in CANTAM2 Venture institutions

Francine Ntoumi, Fondation Congolaise de la recherche Medicale, Republic of Congo

12:30-12:45 Ethics and clinical research – future challenges

Christiane Druml, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

12:45-13:00 Discussion and Q&A from participants

Godfrey Tangwa, Cameroon Bioethics Initiative (CAMBIN), Cameroon