Uganda Scientific Day 2017

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On 5 July 2017 Epicentre Mbarara Research Centre organizes its first Scientific Day at the Serena International Conference Centre, Kampala, Uganda. 
During this scientific day Epicentre and MSF would like to share research results that contribute to advances in health policy and hope to explore with you future research perspectives for Africa. 
If you would like more information or would like to attend this meeting, or would like to receive the link for the livestream, please send a message
8:00 - 9:00  Registration
9:30 – 10:00 Opening Ceremony 
-Juliet Mwanga-Amumpaire, Director Epicentre Mbarara Research Centre
-Professor Celestino Obua, Vice-chancellor Mbarara University of Science and Technology
-Dr Jane Aceng, Minister of Health Uganda
10:00 – 11:00 HIV/AIDS: Research into adapted strategies to improve access to HIV care
Moderator: Dr. Joshua Musinguzi, Program Manager Aids Control Program, Ministry of Health, Uganda
  • Understanding virological failure in HIV positive adolescents: is it true treatment failure or poor adherence? Birgit Schramm
  • HIV survey in fishing communities surrounding Lake Edwards and Lake George, Uganda. Juan Burgos Soto
  • Contribution of HIV Population Impact Studies  to care strategies : experience of 6 MSF African projects. David Maman
  • Ongoing project: Lopinavir-based ART for HIVInfected childreNGlobally (LIVING study). Julian Adong
11:00 – 11:30  Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30  Tuberculosis: Optimizing treatment to improve patient outcomes
Moderator: Dr. Frank Mugabe; Program manager NTLP, Ministry of Health, Uganda
  • Rifatox: Is it safe to double the dose of rifampicin to shorten tuberculosis treatment duration? Daniel Atwine 
  • Rifavirenz: Can high-dose rifampicin be an option to shorten tuberculosis treatment for tuberculosis and HIV co-infected patients? Maryline Bonnet
  • Kids cohort: Pitfalls of childhood tuberculosis diagnosis in high-burden and limited-resource countries. Elias KumbaKumba
  • Ongoing project:  TB Speed: Improvement of childhood tuberculosis diagnosis using new technologies for use in low-level health care facilities. Eric Wobudeya
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Emergencies and displaced people: research to guide adapted and timely responses
Moderator: Jean-Luc Anglade, Head of Mission Uganda, MSF France
  • Nigeria: Bono crisis, mortality and malnutrition in areas of MSF intervention. Sophie Masson
  • Pneumococcal carriage pre- and post-PCV vaccination campaign in Adjumani refugee camp, Uganda. Dan Nyehangane
  • Malaria: Dihydroartemisinin piperaquine as intermittent preventive treatment for children in refugee camp. Matthew Coldiron
  • Ongoing project: Contribution of epidemiology in emergency contexts: health assessment and surveillance in refugees’ camps in North Uganda. Denis Ardiet
15: 00 – 15:30 Tea break
15:30 – 17:00 Research off the beaten track: neglected research topics for neglected patients. Perspectives for future research.
Moderator: Philip Guerin, Professor of Epidemiology and Global Health, Oxford University
  • Oral cholera vaccines: Transforming old products in new solutions for neglected populations. Francisco Luquero 
  • PSYCa: Developing a tool to identify young children with mental health problems . Fabienne Nackers
  • Efficacy and safety of a new heat stable rotavirus vaccine (ROSE). Amadou Matar Seck
  • Antivenoms for snake bites: Combatting market failure and neglect with research. Matthew Coldiron
  • Infection control: Prescribe while doing no harm in the era of antibiotic resistance. Céline Langendorf
17: 00 – 17:30  Closure session
-Emmanuel Baron, Director Epicentre, introduces:
-Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye: Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation 
-Juliet Mwanga-Amumpaire closes meeting
17:30 Drinks