Go back

Eighth EDCTP Forum: registration opens, sponsorship opportunities and call for scientific symposia

3 June 2016

EDCTP is pleased to announce that registrations to attend the Eighth EDCTP Forum are now open. Additionally, EDCTP invites interested organisations to sponsor the event, and welcomes proposals for scientific symposia to be presented at the Forum. The Eighth EDCTP Forum will be held in Lusaka, Zambia, from 6-9 November 2016. The theme is ‘Defeating poverty-related and neglected diseases in Africa: harnessing research for evidence-informed policies’.

Online registrations

All individuals wishing to attend the Eighth EDCTP Forum are required to submit their registrations online. Registration is now open and the online form facilitates individual or group registrations. Please visit the Registration page for more information about registration and fees, and to submit your registration.

Sponsorship opportunities

EDCTP offers partners different opportunities to support the Eighth EDCTP Forum, to profile their organisation, and to engage with conference participants. Sponsorship of the Forum highlights your organisation’s support to EDCTP and its role in promoting African researchers and high-quality clinical research on poverty-related infectious diseases in Africa. Sponsors contribution to the Forum in particular ensures broad participation of African researchers who play a crucial role in the fight against these diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.

For more information about sponsoring the Forum, and for a complete list of available sponsorship items, please visit the Sponsors page.

Scientific symposia

EDCTP invites proposals for scientific symposia to be presented at the Forum. The symposium format allows groups of researchers or organisations to present an overview of a topic, including time for questions, discussions and exchange of views with Forum delegates. Topics presented should fall within the remit and activities of EDCTP and the Forum programme.

Please visit the Symposia page for more information and to download the application form for scientific symposia.

Submission of abstract and scholarship application: deadline on 4 July 2016

Only abstracts submitted online by 4 July 2016 will be considered. Detailed instructions are available in the online submission system.

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 by 4 July 2016.

Submit an abstract via the online submission system.

Forum programme

The Eighth EDCTP Forum programme at a glance is available on the Forum website. The Forum programme will include speakers from the scientific, policy, ethics and regulatory as well as political fields. The focus will be on advances in research, capacity development, networking and agenda setting for clinical research on poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases.

Fore more information about the Eighth EDCTP Forum, please visit www.edctpforum.org.


Updated for extension of submission deadline on 09/06/16.