Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Scientific Day Online 2013

In Malaria on May 3, 2013 at 11:25 pm

In this guest post, Kim West of MSF  highlights the upcoming MSF Scientific Day. For more information visit this link –> 

MSF Scientific Day 2013 will be streamed live online from the Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK, from 09.00am – 06.00pm (GMT+1)  on 10th May 2013

MSF Scientific Day is a unique opportunity to showcase medical and scientific research carried out in MSF programmes around the world.  Presenting and debating the findings from our research is vital to improve the quality of our humanitarian programmes.  By streaming the event online, we hope to engage the wider humanitarian and global health community in this discussion.

 Agenda highlights include:

  • The keynote speech by international health expert, co-founder of the Gapminder Foundation and TED talks alumnus Hans Rosling on the synergy and conflict between research and advocacy. This will be followed by a panel discussion on the impact of MSF’s research.
  • Treatment in conflict and emergency settings including TB in Somalia and hepatitis E in South Sudan
  • New approaches to preventing malaria in Mali and Chad, cholera vaccination in an outbreak in Guinea, and preventing malnutrition in Niger by cash transfer and food supplementation
  • Challenges for MSF including the introduction of a medical error reporting system and parenteral artesunate for severe malaria
  • The role of social media and health looking at the effect of MDR-TB patients blogging about their experiences

Online viewers can expect: 

  • A live stream of Scientific Day presentations and talks
  • A low-bandwidth stream for those with temperamental internet connection
  • A real-time online discussion with the chance to submit questions to presenters
  • An on-line gallery of posters presented at the event
  • Live Twitter Q&A sessions with selected presenters

Get involved in the debate by following @MSF_UK on Twitter and using the #MSFSci hashtag.  MSF Scientific Day news will also be available via their Facebook page


Kim West, Scientific Day Digital Communications Office

Becky Roby, Conference Organiser:

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  1. Great work you are doing. My name is Richard Brodsky. I’m President of the Richard M. Brodsky Foundation. I’m HIV-positive, a brain cancer survivor and a marathon runner. My Foundation has sent me to Kisumu, Kenya to co-sponsor and participate in the Kisumu, Kenya World AIDS Marathon on World AIDS Day every year since 2006. The two or three days before the marathon, my Foundation sponsors festive orphan dinner dances where doctors, right now we only have one, examines orphans. The children greet us very eagerly because we have been returning to the same orphanages for many years. A few days later the doctors can RUN WITH THE KENYANS in the World AIDS Marathon, half marathon or shorter relay distances. Visit http://www.worldaidsmarathon or any of the PHOTO links for the various years or visit this link,–Kisumu–Kenya.html?soid=1101698968991&aid=8hfOWBCYv74. You can also write me at We are also looking for nurses and therapists to join us.

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