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02 Apr 19 24 May 19

MSF Scientific Days 2019: Agendas

Research Day - Thursday 9 May - Royal Society of Medicine, London

Welcome and introduction (Vickie Hawkins, MSF)

Session 1 - Failing interventions, resistant bugs

Chair introduction (Caroline Voûte, MSF)

  • Antiretroviral drug resistance and third-line treatment outcomes amongst HIV patients failing second-line therapy in Malawi, David Maman, MSF
  • ¨Without antibiotics, I cannot treat” - prescribing practices in West Bengal, India: mixed methods study, Mohit Nair, MSF
  • Implementation of directly observed treatment pre-resistance testing for patients failing second-line antiretroviral therapy, Maputo, Mozambique, Robert Deiss, MSF
  • Integrated vector control strategies for malaria prevention in Nduta refugee camp, Tanzania,Claire Dorion, MSF

Discussion and Q&A session

Feedback and summary by Muneera Williams

Session 2 - Power, participation and people

Chair introduction (Lisa Schwartz, McMaster University)

  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention in the public healthcare system in Eswatini, Nqobile Mmema, MSF
  • Refused and referred: persistant stigma and discrimination amongst people living with advanced HIV in Bihar, India, Mohit Nair, MSF
  • “Nothing in the world can serve those people like palliative care”: qualitative analysis of refugee and provider experiences in Jordan, Rwanda and Bangladesh, Rachel Yantzi, McMaster University
  • Management of acute malnutrition in children aged 6 to 59 months: OptiMA pilot trial in rural Burkina Faso, Maguy Daures, The Alliance for International Medical Action

Discussion and Q&A session

Feedback and summary by Muneera Williams

Turbo Talks

Session 3 - Taking refuge in the city: the humanitarian response to urban crises

Chair introduction (Mala Rao, Imperial College London)

Keynote speech (James Orbinski, Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research)

Panelist: Willemieke van den Broek, MSF

Feedback and summary by Muneera Williams

Session 4 - Still neglected? Overlooked and forgotten

Chair introduction (Ian Cropley, Royal Free London)

  • Liposomal amphotericin B as monotherapy and in combination with miltefosine for treatment of visceral leishmaniasis in HIV-positive patients: a randomised trial from Bihar, India, Shahwar Kazmi, MSF
  • Prevalence of and beliefs about noma in northwest Nigeria: a mixed-methods study, Modupe Juliana Oyemakinde, MSF
  • Outcomes of visceral leishmaniasis in pregnancy: retrospective cohort, South Sudan, Judith Pekelharing, MSF
  • Two antivenoms for snakebite in Agok, South Sudan: a prospective monitoring study, Gabriel Alcoba, MSF

Late breaker - Evaluating new regimens for the treatment of chronic Chagas disease: BENDITA, a randomised trial (Fabiana Barreira, DNDi)

Discussion and Q&A session

Feedback and summary by Muneera Williams

Closing remarks and poster competition winner (Kiran Jobanputra, MSF)



Innovation Day - Friday 10 May - Royal Society of Medicine, London

Welcome and introduction from the MC (Nan Buzard, ICRC)

Keynote speech (Eddie Obeng, World After Midnight)

Session 1 - One to another: Innovation in social engagement

Chair introduction (Anni Beukes, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation)

  • When your story becomes our story: learning from a co-created noma health promotion pilot in Nigeria, Annette de Jong, MSF
  • Using social media for patient and community engagement: MSF's experience in Lebanon, Jinane Saad, MSF
  • Experts-by-experience: building survivor advocacy at the Victims of Torture rehabilitation clinic, Athens, Ben du Preez, MSF and Touria, Survivors2

Discussion and Q&A session

Session 2 - Let's get physical: Innovation in a material world

Chair introduction (Hayaatun Sillem, Royal Academy of Engineering)

  • Indoor household use of attractive toxic sugar baits on malaria vectors, Tchonka, Democratic Republic of Congo, Maite Guardiola, MSF
  • Using the sun to power air conditioning, Marpe Tanaka, MSF
  • Development of an all-in-one transportable clinical bacteriology laboratory: feedback from testing a Mini-Lab prototype, Jean-Baptiste Ronat, MSF
  • Developing a gravity-fed water treatment facility for MSF projects in Balochistan, Pakistan, Farooq Khan, MSF

Discussion and Q&A session

Demo elevator pitches

Session 3 - The devil's in the data: Ensuring a people-first approach in tech innovation

Chair introduction (Ivan Gayton, Ramani Huria)

Panel session, discussion and Q&A with:

Session 4 - Prioritising health and dignity for mothers and children in humanitarian contexts

Chair introduction (Kamalini Lokuge,Humanitarian Health Research Initiative)

  • Implementing neonatal palliative care in Afghanistan, Nikola Morton, MSF
  • Overcoming barriers to provision of safe abortion care in MSF projects: Task Force approach, Manisha Kumar, MSF
  • Obstetric innovations in Kabala Hospital, Sierra Leone: the Bubble Operating Theatre and Non-Pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment, Sonia Guinovart, MSF

Discussion and Q&A session

MC closing remarks (Nan Buzard, ICRC)

MSF closing remarks (Kiran Jobanputra, MSF)