Ninth EDCTP Forum

17-21 September 2018 
Lisbon, Portugal

The theme of the ninth EDCTP Forum, held in partnership with the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, is “Clinical  research and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa: the impact of North-South partnerships”.



Synergies between diagnostics and treatment studies in human African trypanosomiasis: Examples of collaboration from the DiTECT-HAT and HAT-r-ACC project

Date: Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Time: 10:30
Location: Auditorium 3

Chair: Olaf Valverde, Medical Manager, HAT, DNDi, Geneva 
Co-chair: Veerle Lejon, Research Director, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France

Partnership in research for HAT
Florent Mbo, HAT Platform Coordinator, DNDi DRC

The value of the HAT Atlas in planning for disease elimination and research
Lise Grout, Junior Professional Officer, WHO

The influence of treatment on diagnosis and staging of HAT, from melarsoprol to acoziborole
Veerle Lejon, Research Director, IRD, France

Clinical signs and symptoms of HAT revisited: their use for improvement of predictive value of laboratory diagnosis
Jorge Seixas, Professor, Vector-borne diseases and pathogens, Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Portugal

Challenges of clinical research for HAT on the path to elimination
Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft, NTD Director, DNDi, Geneva

Future perspectives on HAT diagnosis and post-treatment follow-up
Dieudonné Mumba, Head of Parasitology Department, Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale (INRB), DRC


Tools and resources to make data-sharing useful: case studies from poverty-related and emerging infections

Date: Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Time: 10:30
Location: Auditorium 2

Chair: Oumar Gaye, Infectious Diseases Data Observatory, West Africa Regional Centre
Co-chair: Francine Ntoumi, Fondation Congolaise pour la Recherche Médicale

The Malaria Clinical Trials Toolkit: a step-by-step guide for researchers
Clifford Banda, Professor, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Developing a data-sharing platform for visceral leishmaniasis research
Michael Ochieng, Information Systems Manager, DNDi, Kenya

Establishing equitable governance and partnership for the Ebola Data Platform
Mahamoud Sama Cherif, Gamal Abdel Nasser University of Conakry, Guinea

Generating reliable evidence from pooled data: examples from malaria research  
Paul Sondo, Clinical Research Unit of Nanoro, Burkina Faso



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