Call for abstracts for the Tenth EDCTP Forum

30 April 2021

The 10th EDCTP Forum will be held as a virtual meeting hosted from the Joaquin Chissano International Conference Centre in Maputo from 17-20 October 2021. The Forum theme is Equity in research for health.

The call for abstracts (oral and poster presentations) is now open with a deadline of 28 June 2021.

The Forum theme – Equity in research for health – is at the core of the EDCTP mission. The second EDCTP programme, EDCTP2, has seen increasing participation from across Africa and Europe in our projects. Nevertheless, gender and geographical disparities remain. We welcome your engagement and your input in discussions at the Forum about successes and challenges in achieving equity in research, and how best to ensure that research processes and outputs address health inequities.

The Forum objectives reflect the need for global research cooperation in preparedness and response to disease outbreaks, in public health emergencies, and in strengthening health systems. Awareness of this need has never been greater than it is now.

The hybrid format of the Forum (virtual and live from Maputo) presents a platform to take stock of the activities and achievements of currently operational Europe-Africa research and capacity building partnerships, including their contribution to strengthening the clinical research environment in African countries and progress towards sustainable development goals.

EDCTP is proud of its record in supporting the career development of African scientists, with more than 240 postgraduate students and 196 fellows supported under EDCTP2, many of whom will attend the Forum and contribute to its programme. We welcome participation from all stakeholders working in the remit of EDCTP2.

Our host partners, the Ministry of Health of Mozambique, through the National Institute of Health and the Manhiça Health Research Centre promise an exciting and interactive meeting experience. We look forward to your participation.