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

For the first time, MSF Scientific Day 2015 will be a two-day event on 7th-8th May, 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 2,200 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? 

Keynote: Kenneth Cukier, Data Editor at The Economist
Proposed sessions: GIS/mapping; E-Health; New operational models/technological solutions; Information management & the process of innovation


Day 2:  Medical research from the frontline

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

MSF Scientific Day in the UK

The MSF Scientific Day features scientific research from MSF programmes around the world.

Keynote: Professor Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust

Proposed session: Ebola, remainder to be confirmed


MSF Scientific Day in India

MSF Scientific Day India will present research of both regional and international relevance. 

Proposed sessions: TB; kala azar; and malnutrition


Registration to attend the MSF Scientific Day will open soon.  Stay informed  by subscribing to our mailing list.

Explore previous MSF Scientific Days by clicking the links below and watching the highlights from the 2014 event.  

Click here to find out more about previous MSF Scientific Days




2014 Highlights

Watch our longer full-length highlights video here

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