MSF Scientific Day South Asia 2016 agenda

Online Agenda

Saturday 28 May 2016

India International Centre (IIC),

Multipurpose Hall, Kamladevi Block,

40, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi – 110003



0930 – 1000 Registration & breakfast


1000 – 1015 Welcome & introduction Unni Karunakara, Yale University & MSF; Martin Sloot, MSF


1015 – 1135 Session 1HIV/TB: ambitious targets, success stories and facing new challenges


Chair: Rohit Sarin, National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases


  • Long-term clinical, immunological and virological characteristics of HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy in southern Myanmar

    Andrea Incerti, MSF

  • HIV-infected female sex workers in Myanmar: a retrospective analysis

    Julie Fontaine, MSF

  • TB in children in Uzbekistan: don’t forget MDR TB

    Junia Cajazeiro, MSF

  • ‘Too little, too late’; new anti-TB drugs for patients with complex drug-resistant tuberculosis in Mumbai

    Sarthak A Rastogi, MSF



1135 – 1200 Break


1200 – 1245 KEYNOTEMedical research priorities in India and South Asia and the role of the not-for-profit organizations


Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research


1245 – 1345 Lunch break


1345 – 1455 Session 2Delivering care and hope for hepatitis C: barriers, responses and lessons learnt


Chair: Bharat Bhushan Riwari, National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO)


  • Introduction of Direct Acting Antivirals for hepatitis C treatment in a primary care clinic in Karachi, Pakistan

                  Safieh Shah, MSF

  • ‘The five pillars of care’: an inclusive and equitable medical approach to hepatitis c care in people who inject drugs (pwid’s)

    Simon Janes, MSF


  • Access to new HCV treatment tools: barriers, responses and lessons learned from MSF’s experiences in South Asia

    Leena Menghaney, MSF Access Campaign


1455 – 1510 Stand-alone presentation


  • Rapid manufacturing in the humanitarian sector

    Abi Bush, Field Ready


1510 – 1540 Poster viewing break


1540 – 1710 Session 3Febrile illness and NCDs; the unusual suspects


Chair: Vikram Patel, Professor of International Mental Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow in Clinical Science


  • Causes of persistent febrile illnesses in eastern Nepal

    Kanika Deshpande Koirala, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences

  • Depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress symptoms in the Kashmir Valley, India

    Tambri Housen, MSF

  • Sexual and reproductive health knowledge and personal attitudes towards pre-marital abstinence vs. sexuality among men and women aged 15-49 years in metropolitan Tehran

    Nasrin Eizadyar, Academic Centre for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR)

  • Snakebite incidence and case fatality rate in Agok, South Sudan: a cross-sectional survey using two sampling methods

    Petros Isaakidis, MSF


1710 – 1720 Closing remarks Unni Karunakara, Yale University & MSF; Martin Sloot, MSF


1720 – 2100 Light refreshments on the terrace





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