Once a year MSF holds MSF Scientific Day, a conference to present research from our field programmes around the world.

For the first time, in 2015, the MSF Scientific Day will be a 2-day event on 7th-8th May 2015, hosted at both the Royal Society of Medicine in London, UK and in New Delhi, India. Everything will be streamed live online. Last year over 2200 people watched online from over 102 countries.

Our vision is for the MSF Scientific Day to be a true ‘conference without borders’ - a platform to enable MSF to present the best evidence of how it is striving to improve the effectiveness of medical humanitarian aid and to propose ways forward.


Day 1:  Innovative approaches & technology in humanitarian action

How do we ensure that we are using the best means to deliver medical humanitarian assistance while avoiding innovating for innovation’s sake? This new addition to the MSF Scientific Day hopes to answer this question by providing a platform to understand the role of technology and new operational models in humanitarian work and promote an exchange of ideas between the technological, medical and operational worlds.


Day 2:  Medical research from the frontline

Day 2 of the MSF Scientific Day will be hosted in both India and the UK and both will be livestreamed.

MSF Scientific Day in London

The MSF Scientific Day features scientific research from MSF programmes around the world. This event enables critical analysis and debate both between external experts and MSF staff. We are delighted to announce that the keynote presentation will be given by Professor Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust. We will also host an Ebola session to present operational research from the current outbreak as well as a debate on the ways forward.

MSF Scientific Day in New Delhi

For the first time, MSF India will join MSF Scientific Day to present research of both regional and international relevance. The event hopes to increase awareness of MSF in South Asia, improve engagement with the medical community in India and to build on the medical expertise of the MSF India Branch Office to directly support MSF operations in the region.


Registration to attend the MSF Scientific Day will open early next year. 

Explore previous MSF Scientific Days by clicking the links below and watching the highlights from the 2014 event.   Make sure to keep informed about future MSF Scientific Days by subscribing to our mailing list.

Click here to find out more about previous MSF Scientific Days



If you don't have time to watch our full-length highlights video, take a look at our shorter version here


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