10th Forum – Annecy, France, 3-4 November 2015

Emerging epidemic infections and experimental medical treatments

Theme of the Meeting
Emerging epidemic infections and experimental medical treatments

The Wellcome Trust, Inserm, Fondation Mérieux


Supported by:

  • The Wellcome Trust
  • Fondation Mérieux
  • Medical Research Council-United Kingdom (MRC UK)
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • National Institutes of Health-Fogarty International Center (NIH-FIC)

Programme and Presentations

Programme details

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Keynote: Ethics and Epidemics: Are Lessons Ever Learned? [MS Powerpoint]

Ross Upshur, University of Toronto


Session 1: Trust and community engagement

  • Case study 1: The Ethical Challenges of conducting anthropological fieldwork during an Ebola outbreak: A case study from Monrovia, Liberia
    Emilie Venables, Médecins Sans Frontières




Session 2: Trust, communities and inter-organisational relationships



Panel discussion: audio to be available soon.


Session 3: Equity in access to treatment


           Jayakrishnan Thavody, Government Medical College Kozhikode


Plenary session: The development of ethics guidance in/for epidemics [MS Powerpoint]

       Abha Saxena, WHO


Session 4: Adaptive Trial Design – Panel session


Summary of Day 1: Katherine Littler (Wellcome Trust) and Barbara Sina (NIH-Fogarty)

Summary of meeting: Doug Wassenaar (University of Kwazulu-Natal) and Lisa Dawson (NIAID)



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