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Abstract submission for the Eighth EDCTP Forum is now open

20 April 2016

EDCTP is pleased to announce that as of today the service for submission of abstracts for the Eighth Forum is open. Till 24 June 2016, we welcome abstracts for presentation at the EDCTP Forum in Lusaka, Zambia, from 6-9 November 2016. The Forum is organised by EDCTP in partnership with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Zambia. Since 2014, the Republic of Zambia is a member of the EDCTP-Association and a Participating State in the EDCTP2 programme.

Abstract submission

Only abstracts submitted online by 24 June 2016 will be considered. Detailed instructions are available in the online submission system.

Submit an abstract via the online submission system.

Scholarship application

EDCTP offers a limited number of scholarships to early career investigators and scientists actively working in the field of EDCTP to attend the 2016 Forum.

These scholarships aim to facilitate participation of those who might not otherwise be able to attend. Selected recipients will be presenting authors of oral or poster presentations.

Applications for scholarships must be submitted in parallel with the abstract submission. Only scholarship applications and abstracts submitted online by the deadline of 24 June 2016 will be considered.

Find out more information about scholarship application.

Forum registration

The registration service for the Forum will be available soon. Currently, only the abstract submission service is live.

About the Eighth EDCTP Forum

The 2016 Forum comes at an exciting time when EDCTP concluded its first programme and has started its second one (EDCTP2). The theme of this Forum is ‘Defeating poverty-related and neglected diseases in Africa: harnessing research for evidence-informed policies’.

The Forum offers many opportunities for stakeholders in the fight against poverty-related infectious diseases to sponsor the Forum, to support the Forum programme with symposia or collaborative sessions on scientific and policy-oriented topics, or to organise relevant satellite meetings which – though not part of the programme –create opportunities for participants and stakeholders alike.

At the Forum, EDCTP will award four international prizes dedicated to the promotion of scientific research, improved health and Africa-European collaboration. These awards are presented to outstanding individuals and research teams especially from Africa and Europe. The formal, electronic application/nomination procedure will be opened in June 2016.

The biennial EDCTP Forum is a prominent conference on poverty related diseases including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other neglected infectious diseases prevalent in Africa – and is expected to gather some 600 delegates. Since its first occasion, 12 years ago in Rome, Italy, the EDCTP Forum offers an opportunity for dialogue and exchange of ideas between scientists, policy makers, funders, donors and global health advocates in the field of clinical development of effective and accessible interventions against these poverty-related diseases.