MSF Scientific Day will take place on 7 & 8 May 2015 and will be streamed live online.  Read the agenda for 8 May below.  Click here to view the agenda for 7 May.  All timings are in UK time.

MSF Scientific Day - medical research from the frontline

8.55-9.00 Welcome and Introduction - Vickie Hawkins, General Director, MSF UK

Session 1

9.00 - 10.20 New approaches to treatment and diagnosis in HIV and TB
Chair: Katharina Kranzer, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

10.20-10.50 Morning Break

Session 2 

10.50 - 12.15 Reproductive health and sexual violence
Nynke van den Broek, Head of the Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

12.15 – 13.30 Lunch, poster viewing and poster prize voting

Session 3

13.30 – 14.00 Keynote speech

Public health and clinical research in the context of rapidly emerging public health threats and humanitarian crises
Keynote: Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust

14.00 - 15.00 Challenges to malaria control strategies
Chair: Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Advisor and Director, Research & Evidence Division at DFID

15.00 -15.30 Break

Session 4

15.30 - 17.15 Ebola in West Africa: from community to treatment centre and back
Chair: John Edmunds, Dean of Faculty of Epidemiology & Population Health, LSHTM

Panel Discussion
Chair: John Edmunds, Dean of Faculty of Epidemiology & Population Health, LSHTM
Speakers: Vasee Moorthy (Ebola Vaccine Phase 1-2 Team Leader, WHO, Geneva), Micaela Serafini (Medical Director, MSF, Geneva, Switzerland),  Armand Sprecher (Epidemiologist, MSF), Susan Elden (Senior Health Adviser at Department for International Development).

Doomed to repeat? What do we need to know before the next Ebola outbreak?

17.15 – 17.30 Poster prize award + closing remarks - Philipp du Cros, Head of Manson Unit, MSF UK

17.30 - 18.30 Drinks in the atrium


Editorial Committee

We are grateful to our MSF Scientific Day editorial committee and for the editorial support we received for the reproductive health and Ebola sessions

Jay Achar (MSF), Helen Bygrave (MSF), Iza Ciglenecki (MSF), Jennifer Cohn (MSF Access Campaign), Graham Cooke (Imperial College), Philipp du Cros (MSF), Tom Decroo (MSF), Rebecca Grais (Epicentre), Jane Greig (MSF), Patricia Kahn(MSF), Nines Lima (MSF), David Olson (MSF), Zoe Mullan (Lancet Global Health), Tony Reid (MSF), Koert Ritmeijer (MSF), Bayard Roberts (Conflict and Health), Micaela Serafini (MSF), Catrin Schulte-Hillen (MSF), Charles Ssonko (MSF), Rosamund Southgate (MSF), Sarah Venis (MSF)

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