Save the date! 17-21 September 2018: Ninth EDCTP Forum

15 September 2017

EDCTP’s ninth biennial forum will be held in Lisbon, Portugal between 17 and 21 September 2018. The conference will be hosted by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology and take place at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

The theme of the 2018 Forum is: “Clinical research and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa: the impact of North-South partnerships”

Save the date flyer (PDF)

Over the last 13 years the Forum has evolved to become one of the most prominent cross-disease and inter-disciplinary conferences. In the spirit of a true partnership of equals, the EDCTP Forum will in future be held alternately in Africa and Europe.

The Forum will bring 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 will include plenary sessions, parallel sessions, exhibition of posters, symposia, workshops, and various opportunities for discussion and collaboration.

More information on the programme, registration, abstract submission and sponsorship opportunities will be made available on the Ninth Forum website which will be launched soon. Stay up to date on developments by subscribing to our newsletter.

Visit the website of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology

Visit the website of the Caloust Gulbenkian Foundation

Read about previous EDCTP Forums in the reports linked below:


This message was update for the flyer on 29 November 2017.