Ninth EDCTP Forum

Go to the Ninth EDCTP Forum website for news, registration, submission of abstracts, symposium proposals and scholarship applications.

The Ninth EDCTP Forum will be held in Lisbon, Portugal between 17 and 21 September 2018. The Forum is organised in partnership with the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

The theme of the 2018 Forum is: “Clinical research and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa: the impact of North-South partnerships”.

Over the years the Forum has evolved to become a prominent cross-disease and inter-disciplinary conference. It brings together scientists, policy makers, funders and global health partners in the field of clinical research and development (R&D) for poverty-related diseases, with emphasis on African and European participation. It provides a platform to share new results and form new collaborative links with international colleagues.

The Forum programme will include plenary sessions, parallel sessions, exhibition of posters, symposia, workshops, and various opportunities for discussion and collaboration. The EDCTP Forum is held alternately in Africa and Europe. Save the Date Flyer (PDF)

Eighth EDCTP Forum

The Eighth EDCTP Forum took place in Lusaka, Zambia from 6-9 November 2016. It was co-hosted by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Zambia.

The theme of the Forum was ‘Defeating poverty-related and neglected diseases in Africa: harnessing research for evidence-informed policies’.


Seventh EDCTP Forum

The Seventh EDCTP Forum took place in Berlin, Germany from 30 June – 03 July 2014. It was hosted by theGerman Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

The theme of the Forum was ‘The partnership journey: New horizon for better health’.

Sixth EDCTP Forum

The Sixth EDCTP Forum took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 9-12 October 2011. It was hosted by the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia, the Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI), and the Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute (EHNRI).

The theme of the Forum was ‘Strengthening Research Partnerships for Better Health
and Sustainable Development’.

Fifth EDCTP Forum

The Fifth EDCTP Forum took place in Arusha, Tanzania from 12-14 October 2009. It was hosted by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Tanzania, and the national institute for Medical Research (NIMR).

The theme of the Forum was ‘Fighting HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: One World, One Partnership’.


Fourth EDCTP Forum

The Fourth EDCTP Forum took place in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso from 22-24 October 2007.

The theme of the Forum was ‘Building bridges for better health’.

Third EDCTP Forum

The Fourth EDCTP Forum took place in Stockholm, Sweden from 08-11 October 2006.

The theme of the Forum was ‘Partnership and African leadership: Challenges and opportunities’.

Second EDCTP Forum

The Second EDCTP Forum took place in Durban, South Africa from 03-05 October 2005.

The theme of the Forum was ‘HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria in Africa: From knowledge to implementation’.

The second Forum was preceded by a first ‘forum’ which was a meting of EDCTP constituencies: the then EEIG-Assembly, Partnership Board, Developing Countries Coordinating Committee and the EDCTP Secretariat. It took place in Rome, Italy on 27-20 September 2004.