The EDCTP Forum programme committee invites proposals for scientific symposia to be presented at the Ninth EDCTP Forum. The symposium format allows groups of researchers or organisations to present an overview of a topic, including time for questions, discussion and exchange of views with Forum delegates. The symposia will be held during the parallel sessions from 18-20 September 2018.
The programme committee welcomes symposia on a wide range of topics in the EDCTP remit, with relevance to the Forum theme ‘Clinical research and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa: the impact of North-South partnerships’.
Duration: Each symposium session is 120 minutes in length.
Organiser/chair: Each symposium requires an organiser/chair who will be the point of contact for the submission and selection process. The organiser may appoint a co-chair, although this is not necessary. The organiser and/or chair may also serve as speakers.
Format: The suggested format is a minimum of three speakers, with sufficient time allocated for questions and a general discussion at the end of the session. There is flexibility to incorporate alternative formats, including panel discussions or moderated debates. Full details should be provided in the application form.
Topics: Topics presented should fall within the remit and activities of EDCTP2 and the theme of the Forum (see application form). The programme committee will consider other topics if deemed to be of general interest to the Forum participants.
Symposium proposals must be submitted in English via email to EDCTPForum2018@leading.pt by 27 April 2018 using the application form ( available for download below)
Submissions must be provided in Word. Only proposals completed in full and submitted by the deadline will be considered.
Proposals will be evaluated by the programme committee against the following criteria:
Guidelines for submission and processing
For questions regarding symposia, please contact EDCTPForum2018@leading.pt.