DIARY NOTE – MSF Scientific Days

Friday, May 12, 2017 — What: A two-day conference organised by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)
When: Friday 19th and Saturday 20th May 2017, 9.30 – 17.45
Where: The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE and live-streamed online.

-    19th May presents findings and medical data from MSF projects, including sessions on responses to major conflicts in Yemen and northern Nigeria, and treating Syrian refugees in Jordan

-     20th May demonstrates the latest solutions and technologies developed by MSF to help deliver medical aid to people in need, including a smartphone app to predict outbreaks of disease in Central African Republic

Further session highlights include:

-       ‘SmartPPE’ – new personal protective equipment to keep health workers treating infectious diseases like Ebola cooler and safer

-       A new mid upper arm circumference (MUAC) strip to screen more accurately for malnutrition in adults as well as children

-       Storing insulin outside the fridge – an update two years on from the start of a project in Dagahaley refugee camp, Kenya

-       How can we provide the best care for HIV patients living in conflict zones?

For the full conference agenda please see the MSF website here. To arrange a free press pass or for more information contact:

Rosie Slater
Press Officer, MSF UK
T: +44 207 067 4265 | M: +44 7587 553 543 
E: rosie.slater@london.msf.org