MSF Scientific Days will take place in London on 20 & 21 May 2016 and will be streamed live online.  Read the agenda for 20 May below.  Click here to view the agenda for 21 May.  All timings are in UK time. 



MSF Scientific Days - Medical Research

9.00 - 9.10 Welcome and Introduction - Vickie Hawkins, General Director, MSF UK


Session 1

9.10 - 10.30 Challenges and opportunities in reaching 90-90-90: conflict, community, and continuation

Chair: Luiz Loures, Deputy Executive Director, UNAIDS and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations

Munyaradzi Dhodho, MSF

Erica Simons, MSF

Shona Horter, MSF

Vicente Descalzo Jorro, MSF

10.30 - 11.00 Morning Break


Session 2

11.00 – 11.45 Community involvement in surveillance and screening

Chair: Kamalini Lokuge, Senior Research Fellow, Australian National University; Research Development Adviser, MSF UK

Ruwan Ratnayake and Joseph Jasperse, International Rescue Committee

Kevin Phelan, Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA)

11.45 - 12.15 DEBATE - Research in emergencies: is the ethics overview system fit for purpose?

Chair: Armand Sprecher, Public Health Specialist, MSF, Brussels, Belgium

Speaker 1: Monica Rull, Operations Health Adviser, MSF, Geneva, Switzerland

Speaker 2: Julian Sheather, Specialist Adviser in Ethics and Human Rights to the BMA

12.15 -13.15 Lunch break and poster viewing and voting


Session 3

13.15 – 13.45 KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Zaher Sahloul, past-President and current Head of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) Global Response

13.45 – 15.05 The consequences of conflict on migration and mental health

Chair: Kenneth Carswell, Clinical Psychologist, WHO

Malika Bouhenia, Epicentre

Iro Evlampidou, MSF

Benjamin Wood, Charité Universitätsmedizin and MSF

Annick Lenglet

15.05 – 15.30 Afternoon break


Session 4

15.30 – 17.10 Outbreaks – venom, Valium, and vaccination

Chair: Professor Brian Greenwood, Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Jane Greig, MSF

Lucy Anne Parker, MSF and Miguel Hernández University 

Rodnie Delva-Senat, MSF

Nicolas Peyraud, MSF

Gabriel Alcoba, MSF

17.10 – 17.15 Poster prize award and closing remarks: Philipp du Cros, Head of Manson Unit, MSF UK


17.15 Drinks in the Atrium

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