Welcome to the MSF Scientific Day 2014 agenda. We had a great day of discussions and presentations examining a wide range of research and innovative projects.

The whole event was streamed online, but you can watch the whole days' events on demand. All the details are in the agenda below.


Online agenda

Click on the presentation titles to see the abstracts.

08:55 – 09:00 Welcome and introduction  Vickie Hawkins, General Director, MSF UK

Session 1

09:00 – 10:30  HIV and TB: testing strategies and treatment outcomes

Chair: Nathan Ford, HIV/AIDS Department, World Health Organisation, Geneva

Session 2

11:00 – 12:30  Research in settings of emergencies, violence and conflict

Chair: Paul Spiegel, Division of Programme Support and Management, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Panel Discussion  Research in emergency settings: priorities and translation

Paul Spiegel (Chair), Francesco Checchi (Senior Humanitarian Health Advisor, Save the Children), Lauren Cooney (Operational Manager, MSF, Amsterdam), Rebecca Grais (Director of Epidemiology and Population Health, Epicentre), Sidney Wong (Medical Director, MSF, Amsterdam)

Lunch-time talks

12:45 – 13:15  Technological innovation in humanitarian programmes

Chair: Ruby Siddiqui, Manson Unit, MSF UK

Keynote speech

13:30 – 14:00 The role of evidence in humanitarian decision making

Jennifer Leaning, Director of the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard, USA; introduced by Philipp du Cros, Head of Manson Unit, MSF UK

Session 3

14:00 – 15:15  Outbreaks and eradication: reflection and examination

Chair: Philippe Guérin, Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance Network

Session 4

15:35 – 17:15  Research for policy and treatment change

Chair: Unni Karunakara, Yale University

Audience quiz – Can you guess the transmission mode of the disease by the mapping data?
Ivan Gayton

Closing Remarks  Philipp du Cros


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