Due to COVID-19 social gathering, all SACRA Meetings of 2020 are cancelled 

 

 

To commemorate International Clinical Trials Day, SACRA is hosting an online webinar from 11:30 - 13:30 South African time.

            

THEME: An overview of Clinical Trials in South Africa during COVID-19

 

Keynote Speaker: Prof Salim S. Abdool Karim, FRS

Salim S. Abdool Karim, M.B.Ch.B, Dip.Data (Computer Science), M.S., M.Med, F.F.P.H.M., Ph.D., D.Sc.(hc), FRS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof Salim S. Abdool Karim, FRS is a South African clinical infectious diseases epidemiologist who is widely recognised for his research contributions in HIV prevention and treatment. He is Director of the Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) and Professor of Global Health at Columbia University. He is also Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Cornell University, New York. He is also an Associate Member of The Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University.

 

His clinical research on TB-HIV treatment has shaped international guidelines on the clinical management of co-infected patients. He was co-leader of the CAPRISA 004 tenofovir gel trial that provided proof-of-concept that antiretrovirals can prevent sexually transmitted HIV infection and herpes simplex virus type 2 in women. He is co-inventor on patents which have been used in several HIV vaccine candidates and in passive immunisation strategies with broadly neutralising antibodies.

 

Prof Abdool Karim, FRS is Chair of the UNAIDS Scientific Expert Panel, WHO’s HIV Strategic and Technical Advisory Committee as well as the WHO TB-HIV Task Force. He serves on the Boards of several journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet Global Health, Lancet HIV and mBio. He is a member of the Royal Society of South Africa, Academy of Science of South Africa, African Academy of Sciences and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). He is a member of the US National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Microbiology and the Association of American Physicians.

 

His awards include the “TWAS Prize in Medical Sciences”, the African Academy of Science’s “Olusegun Obasanjo Prize for Scientific Discovery and Technological Innovation”, the “Science for Society Gold Medal Award” from the Academy of Science in South Africa, the “Platinum Medal Lifetime Achievement Award” from the South African Medical Research Council and Columbia University’s “Allan Rosenfield Alumni Award for Excellence”. The African Union awarded him the “Kwame Nkrumah Continental Scientific Award”, the most prestigious scientific award in Africa.

2016 Meeting Agendas
 
Johannesburg Meeting Agenda

26 FEBRUARY 2016 | SACRA

Cape Town AGM Meeting Agenda

02 DECEMBER 2016 | SACRA

Johannesburg Meeting Agenda

10 JUNE 2016 | SACRA

SACRA 7TH CONFERENCE

8-9 SEPTEMBER 2015 | SACRA

SACRA AGM Meeting Agenda

18 NOVEMBER 2016 | SACRA

2015 Meeting Agendas
 
Johannesburg Meeting Agenda

20 NOVEMBER 2015 | SACRA

Bloemfontein Meeting Agenda

27 NOVEMBER 2015 | SACRA

Durban Meeting Agenda

03 DECEMBER 2015 | SACRA

Cape Town Meeting Agenda

04 DECEMBER 2015 | SACRA

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