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The theme of the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)'s Ninth Forum will be Clinical research and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa: the impact of North-South partnerships.

Over the last 13 years the Forum has evolved to become one of the most prominent cross-disease and inter-disciplinary conferences. In the spirit of a true partnership of equals, the EDCTP Forum will in future be held alternately in Africa and Europe.

The Forum will bring together scientists, policy makers, funders and global health partners in the field of clinical research and development (R&D) for poverty-related diseases, with emphasis on African and European participation, providing a valuable opportunity to share new results and form new collaborative links with international colleagues. The main Forum programme will include plenary sessions, parallel sessions, exhibition of posters, symposia, workshops, and various opportunities for discussion and collaboration.

More information on the programme, registration, abstract submission and sponsorship opportunities will be made available on the Ninth Forum website which will be launched soon. Stay up to date on developments by subscribing to our newsletter.

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The Ninth EDCTP Forum 2018 is held in partnership with the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Visit the website of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology

Visit the website of the Caloust Gulbenkian Foundation

Read about previous EDCTP Forums in the reports linked below:

Monday, 17 September, 2018 - 09:00 to Friday, 21 September, 2018 - 17:00
Event location: 
Lisbon, Portugal
Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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