The meeting will offer a full day of reflection and discussion on overarching topics regarding the new programme. Opening addresses will be delivered by:
- Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science & Technology of South Africa
- Mr Carlos Moedas, the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science
- Dr Georg Schütte, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany.
The keynote addresses will discuss the new challenges EDCTP will face it can build on the achievements of the first programme. Speakers will be:
- Emeritus Professor of Immunology and Parasitology Dr Rose Leke, Chair of the Board of the Cameroon National Medical Research Institute
- Professor of Global Health Dr Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Dr Paul Stoffels, Worldwide Chairman of Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson.
These presentations will be followed by three roundtable sessions to discuss:
- Positioning of EDCTP to address global and national health challenges
- Connecting the health delivery chain in order to get research results ‘from bench to bedside’
- Creating socially responsible partnerships for long-term investments in global health.
Panellists include African ministers, African and European high-level policymakers as well as other experts including representatives from industry, international public and private organisations and a patient organisation.
The high-level event will welcome approximately 250 delegates, including African and European government representatives, major research funders, scientists, industry representatives and other experts. It will take place at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town. On 3 December, there will be opportunities for participants to visit clinical research centres and sites in and around Cape Town.
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