EDCTP and Wellcome Trust organise session at ASTMH 2018

01 November 2018

EDCTP and the Wellcome Trust organised a session on controlled Human Infection Studies in low- and middle-income countries as a contribution to the ASTMH 2018 programme. The symposium (session 169) takes place on 1 November from 08:00-09:45. The annual meeting of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene is held in New Orleans, USA .

The symposium is chaired by Dr Pauline Beattie (EDCTP Operations Manager) and Dr Mike Turner (Wellcome Trust).

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Controlled human infection studies studies involve the deliberate infection of healthy human volunteers with disease-causing agents. Therefore, these studies require strong scientific and ethical justification and oversight.