Date and time Monday 30 June 2014, 17:00-18:30
Place Salon 2
Fellowships funded under the current EDCTP programme
Since its inception EDCTP has funded 51 Senior Fellowships and 5 Career Development Fellowships. The Senior Fellowship scheme provides support to African mid-career scientists to enable them to become leading investigators with established research teams, who can compete internationally for research grants. The scheme also serves as a re-entry grant to support the re-integration of scientists into African institutions. The Career Development Fellowship provides support to junior scientists with less than five years post-doctoral research experience to start developing their research careers.
These capacity development funding schemes will continue under EDCTP2.
The EDCTP-TDR collaboration for a career development fellowship scheme in pharmaceutical companies
As part of EDCTP’s capacity building efforts, EDCTP and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a Clinical Research and Development Fellowship scheme that will give sub-Saharan African researchers and clinical staff the possibility to be placed in a European-based pharmaceutical company for up to two years to develop skills in clinical trial research.
The TDR Career Development Fellowships (CDF) programme, which has been supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA), offers targeted training in research and development (R&D) within pharmaceutical companies and product development organisations (PDPs) to develop highly skilled local resources for disease endemic countries to enhance competencies in clinical trials for drugs, vaccines and diagnostics on a broad range of infectious diseases of poverty.
EDCTP and TDR have decided to jointly implement this Clinical Research and Development Fellowship scheme. This collaboration will have a leverage effect on the number of individuals trained, resulting in an increased impact on research and development capacity in low and middle income countries (LMICs). The partnership will ensure synergies between the different parties involved, and will facilitate common communication with researchers and clinical staff, pharmaceutical companies, PDPs and research institutions.
Thomas Nyirenda and Gabrielle Breugelmans
|17:00-17:05||Introduction and objectives of the session||Thomas Nyirenda and Gabrielle Breugelmans|
|17:05-17:20||EDCTP Fellowships: Main achievements and future plans
|17:20-17:40||Experiences from EDCTP fellows||Abdoulaye Djimdé and Photini Kiepiela|
|17:40-17:55||EDCTP-TDR Clinical Research and Development Fellowship Scheme
|Ana Lúcia Cardoso and Pascal Launois|
|17:55-18:00||Experiences from a TDR CDF fellow||Alfred Tiono|
|18:00-18:30||Q&A and general discussion||Thomas Nyirenda and Gabrielle Breugelmans|