Workshops & Meetings

Fighting Malaria with CRISPR/Cas9: Ethical implications, February 20th, 2018 Brazzaville, Congo
3D Printing Workshop, From 06th to 08th February 2018 Brazzaville, Congo

Steering Committee Meetings

1- First steering committee meeting, 28-29 March 2009, Lambaréné, Gabon 2- Second Steering committee meeting, 23 March 2010, Lambaréné, Gabon 3- Third Steering Committee, 18 October 2012, Brazzaville, Congo

Training Workshops 2009

1. 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:

    - Addressing the key issues and activities that need to be conducted in the Republic of Congo, Cameroon and Gabon to provide additional capacity trough the development of human resources in the skills required to conduct future Tuberculosis clinical Phase I, II and III trials in compliance with ICH/GCP standards

    - 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

Recommendations:

Developing sites need to collect baseline data through epidemiological and demographic surveys aiming at the establishment of a cohort. This includes information on:

    - The prevalence of Tuberculosis in the population
    - The institutions involved in the diagnosis and treatment of Tuberculosis
    - Proportion of treatment failure
    - Prevalence of resistant strains and type of resistance
    - PFollow up of patients and determination of the proportion of loss to follow-up in the cohort study
It is important:
    -To recruit an Epidemiologist and Biostatistician for the design clinical studies on Tuberculosis.
    - The institutions involved in the diagnosis and treatment of TuberculTo establish basic diagnostic laboratories and train technicians and researchers able to conduct clinical trial on Tuberculosis under GCP/GLP guidelines. These sandwich training programs and participation in ongoing clinical trials in Africa (South Africa, Gambia and Gabon) will allow acquisition of competences trough learning by doingosis
    - To carry out site assessment of TB sites.
Other types of baseline studies considered includes:
    -To recruit an Epidemiologist and Biostatistician for the design clinical studies on Tuberculosis.
    - Immune response studies
    - Follow-up of exposed and infected population

2. Molecular virology course, 1-2 June 2009, Yaoundé, Cameroon (supported by CIRCB and ISS, Italy)

The objectives:

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

Regional meeting for evaluation of HIV Clinical Research priorities for Congo and

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


European Course on Tropical Epidemiology, 17 August- 4 September 2009,
Clinical and research applications of flow cytometry course, 8-10 October 2009, Yaoundé, Cameroon (supported by CIRCB and ISS, Italy)
Writing collaborative European Union proposal meeting, 14-15 December 2009, Brazzaville, Congo