BioMed Central sponsoring Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Scientific Day 2013

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This year BioMed Central is pleased to be sponsoring MSF Scientific Day.

Streamed live online from the Royal Society of Medicine, London, 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 and, by streaming the event online, we hope to engage the wider humanitarian and global health community in this discussion.

The agenda for this year’s MSF Scientific Day has now been finalised. 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 will be followed by a panel discussion on the impact of MSF’s research which will prove to be a lively and topical discussion on the importance of research and research visibility.

Other highlights include:
• 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

Get involved in the debate by following @MSF_UK on Twitter and using the #MSFSci hashtag or pop along to the BioMed Central stand at the event!