This one-day workshop aims at raising a African voice in the context of the development of genome editing technologies, with focus on malaria elimination. To this end, the meeting will address the need to support the ownership of African scientists in finding solutions to fight malaria, as well as the ethical issues permitting ethics committee members to reflect on this technology. It will also provide information to all stakeholders about the potential of these new technologies, to encourage them to prepare an appropriate scientific and regulatory environments.
This training workshop will enable and expose the participants from Congo, Cameroon, Gabon and DRC To this new technology thus brings hope in term of creativity and innovation.
This will be the first time 3D printing technology workshop is held in Central Africa
Steering Committee Meetings
Training Workshops 20091. Regional meeting for the development of Tuberculosis Clinical Research, 2-4 March 2009, Brazzaville, Congo (supported by FACTS, a French institution consortium) Three main objectives:
- Audit the health system in place (hospital and laboratories working with CANTAM) engaged in the fight against Tuberculosis
- Meet local ethical review boards in order to understand their interactions with institutions involved in Medical Research
Developing sites need to collect baseline data through epidemiological and demographic surveys aiming at the establishment of a cohort. This includes information on:
2. Molecular virology course, 1-2 June 2009, Yaoundé, Cameroon (supported by CIRCB and ISS, Italy)
The workshop will focus on research progress in DNA technology and in particular on HIV and emerging infections, in Africa. This workshop will aim at improving the knowledge in technical aspects and in the application of these technologies in a clinical setting, with a particular focus on pediatric follow up of HIV infection.
Regional meeting for evaluation of HIV Clinical Research priorities for Congo and Cameroon, 10 August 2009, Brazzaville, Congo Objectives:
To discuss about the situation of research on HIV / AIDS in the Congo and Cameroon To make the point and know the current and future strategies of different local programs to coordinate the research activities of the project CANTAM To establish the different types of cohorts
European Course on Tropical Epidemiology, 17 August- 4 September 2009, Götteborg, Sweden Objectives:
To demonstrate knowledge about central epidemiological and statistical terms, as well as insight to qualitative methods.
To be able to descried epidemiological study designs such as cross-sectional, cohort, case-control, randomized controlled trials and ecological
To have knowledge about surveillance and outbreak investigations
Cameroon, 10 August 2009, Brazzaville, Congo Objectives: 1- To discuss about the situation of research on HIV / AIDS in the Congo and Cameroon 2- To make the point and know the current and future strategies of different local programs to coordinate the research activities of the project CANTAM 3- To establish the different types of cohorts
Götteborg, Sweden Objectives: 1- To demonstrate knowledge about central epidemiological and statistical terms, as well as insight to qualitative methods. 2- To be able to descried epidemiological study designs such as cross-sectional, cohort, case-control, randomized controlled trials and ecological. 3- To have knowledge about surveillance and outbreak investigations. 4- To have understanding of the relation between epidemiology and social science and health economics. 5- To have basic epidemiological and statistical skills for the assessment of health problems, service delivery and planning of field studies. 6- To demonstrate an ability to use the statistical softwares for data entry, data checking and analysis
SOP TB workshop, 6-8 December, Lambaréné , Gabon, in collaboration with DAAD and MIM Secretariat Objectives:1-Discuss standard operating procedures to implement in order to complete clinical trials and epidemiological studies provided in the pole CANTAM TB (MDR-CANTAM), 2-Assess the progress of TB activities -CANTAM in Congo and Cameroon. Recommendations: -To standardize the same procedures and especially standardize fluorescence microscopy in all institutions CANTAM. - The development of a protocol which have been described and suggestions to improve the protocol TB-Congo. October 26th-30th Workshop for potential grantees, Nairobi-Kenya Objectives: The workshop aimed in general to strengthen the skills of participants in the area of project organization and management, team building and increase their competiveness in accessing funding. Specifically, that workshop aimed to allowed participants to: 1-consider and understand the value of planning in improving project implementation, monitoring and evaluation; 2-Acquire new skills necessary for project planning and evaluation; Apply these skills to their research, starting with the project submitted to MIM/TDR Task Force
2010 Good Clinical Practices workshop organized by AMANET and MIM Secretariat, 15-19 February 2010, Brazzaville, Congo Malaria SOP workshop, 24-26 March 2010, Lambaréné, Gabon, in collaboration with DAAD and MIM secretariat Proposal writing workshop for young investigators, 14-17 June 2019, Brazzaville, Rep of Congo in collaboration with CLEAR Good Clinical Practices workshop, 19-23 July 2010, Yaoundé, Cameroon organized by Centre International de Référence Chantal Biya in collaboration with AMANET and CANTAM. HIV epidemiology course , 20 September- 01 October, Entebbe, Uganda Ethics Committee and National Regulatory Authorities workshop, 27 September – 01 October, Yaoundé, Cameroon Malaria diagnosis workshop, 11- 15 October, Lambaréné, Gabon 2011 1- Malaria Community forum in Central Africa Tools for Surveillance of antimalarial drug efficacy, 06-08 June 2011 (Picture) 2-5th uganda Intensive Epidemiology and statistics course 2011 (UIESC), 20 November - 04 December 2011, Entebe Uganda 3-Molecular Tools and Epidemiology of Tuberculosis course 2010-2011, 16-27 May 4-TB diagnosis and therapy during clinical trials in collaboration with DAAD 11-14 July 2011, Lambarene, Gabon 5-Drug resistance in malaria and tuberculosis in collaboration with DAAD and MIM, 15-18 November 2011, Tubingen Germany 6-Training on mentoring on the following clinical trials activities in collaboration with EACCR, March - June 2011, KEMRI /CDC Clinical Research Center Siaya-Kisumu, Kenya 2012 1-Workshop on Clinical Data Management in TB and Malaria 2-Training on financial management from 10-15 September 2012 in Dakar-Senegal Workshop on clinical management about data management on Malaria and Tuberculosis in collaboration with DAAD and WWARN, from 16-19 October 2012 in Brazzaville - Republic of Congo 3-Audit of CANTAM laboratories by EDCTP consultant-Brazzaville-Republic of Congo : from 13 to 16 September 2012 5-Workshop on project management and leadership skills in April 09-13 with the technical support of CLEAR and ISHReCA