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01 Apr 19 09 May 19

MSF Scientific Days 2019: Research agenda

Thursday 9 May - Royal Society of Medicine, London

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9.00-9.15 - Welcome and introduction

Chair introduction: Caroline Voûte, Médecins Sans Frontières

  • 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

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10.40-11.10 - Break (Posters in atrium)

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  • 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

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12.40-13.00 - Turbo talks

13.00-14.00 - Lunch (Posters in atrium)

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Keynote speech

Panelist: Willemieke van den Broek, Medical Coordinator, MSF

Discussion and Q&A session

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15.15-15.45 - Break (Posters in atrium)

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  • 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 randomized trial, Fabiana Barreira, DNDi

 

Discussion and Q&A session

Feedback and summary by Muneera Williams

17.30-17.40 - Closing remarks and poster competition winner

17.40 - Drinks in the atrium

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