Registration and coffee


Opening remarks


Session 1: The Effects of Violence and Measuring Mortality


Chair: Rhona MacDonald, The Lancet

  • "Orthopaedic trauma surgery in high-need, resource-limited, urban settings: Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Port Harcourt, Nigeria” Dr. Patrick Hérard (MSF)
  • “Out of sight, out of mind? The psychosocial needs of children formerly associated with armed forces” Katharine Stott (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine)
  • “Reported rape cases during and after a war-transition period” Luk Van Baelen (MSF)
  • “A new method to estimate mortality in crisis-affected populations: validation and feasibility study” Bayard Roberts (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)




Session 2: Infectious Diseases


Chair: TBC

  • “Clinical manifestations and supportive treatment outcomes: analysis of Ebola haemorrhagic fever- patient data from Bundibugyo, Uganda” Paul Roddy (MSF)
  • “High survival and treatment success sustained after 2 and 3 years of ART for children in Cambodia” Petros Isaakidis (MSF)
  • “Diagnosis and treatment of MDR/XDR-tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients is feasible in a slum setting in Mumbai, India” Chiara Montaldo (MSF)
  • “TB is a disease that is flying through the air: Traditional concepts and perceptions of TB and DR TB and the possibility of HBC” Doris Burtscher (MSF)




Session 3: Tropical Neglected Diseases


Chair: Simon Croft, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

  • “100 Wasted years since the discovery of Chagas?” Tom Ellman (MSF)
  • “Poor Effectiveness of Ambisome in HIV co-infected visceral leishmaniasis patients in Ethiopia” Koert Ritmeijer (MSF)
  • “Multicentre non-inferiority trial of nifurtimox-eflornithine combination therapy for second-stage Trypanosoma brucei gambiense sleeping sickness” Gerardo Priotto (Epicentre)
  • “The challenge of controlling Human African Trypanosomiasis in a remote and unstable area of DRC” Anne Pittet (MSF)




Session 4: Nutrition and Diabetes


Chair: Peter Tinneman, Charité- University Medical Centre Berlin

  • “Treating 4000 diabetic patients in Cambodia, a high prevalence but resource- limited setting” Petros Isaakidis (MSF)
  • “Wasting in infants under 6 months of age” Carlos Grijalva-Eternod (UCL Centre for International Health and Development)
  • “The effectiveness of Ready To Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) for catch up growth after an episode of P. falciparum malaria” Saskia van der Kam (MSF)


Closing Remarks


Drinks, canapés and discussion (finishes 20:00)


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