wellcome meeting

A key opportunity to hear talks from many senior Imperial academics, as well as prominent academics from partner institutions.

The Wellcome Trust-Imperial College Centre for Global Health Research’s Annual scientific meeting provides a key opportunity to hear talks from many senior Imperial academics, as well as prominent academics from partner institutions in South Africa, The Gambia, Kenya, Thailand, Peru, Kenya and Uganda.  Various themes are discussed at the meeting including HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected tropical diseases, non-communicable diseases, child health, and viral diseases.  

The aim of the Centre is to make advances in the prevention and treatment of major health problems of lower-middle income countries (LMICs), while fostering the careers of the next generation of scientists from those countries.  It has built on the work of the Wellcome Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine, established at Imperial in 1995, which has formed strong partnerships with numerous institutions worldwide and helped researchers establish their careers in clinical tropical medicine.

The Centre now has a broader scope, encompassing non-communicable diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, in addition to infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis, Ebola and malaria. It also supports scientists from LMICs to apply for PhD and postdoctoral positions at Imperial, funded by Wellcome Trust fellowships, and receiving mentorship from experienced researchers.

The next annual meeting will take place on Monday 20th November 2017 from 8:30am -6:00pm at the Academy of Medical Sciences, 41 Portland Place, London W1B 1QH. Register via Eventbrite here.

Submit your posters and abstracts for oral presentations by Wednesday 8th November.  Further details and how to apply can be found here.