The Ninth EDCTP Forum 2018 is held in partnership with the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. The theme of the Forum is Clinical research and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa: the impact of North-South partnerships.
Over the last 13 years the Forum has evolved to become one of the most prominent cross-disease and inter-disciplinary conferences. The Forum 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, providing a valuable opportunity to share new results and form new collaborative links with international colleagues.
The main Forum programme includes 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.