Responsible data sharing at the ASTMH Annual Meeting, 14-17 November

4 November 2016

The Infectious Diseases Data Observatory will be at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2016 Annual Meeting, in Atlanta, discussing the importance of responsible data sharing and poor quality medicines.

The Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) will be at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) 2016 Annual Meeting, in Atlanta, discussing the importance of data sharing to advance research on tropical diseases.

IDDO’s director, Prof Philippe Guérin, will chair a symposium on Developing Responsible Data Sharing for Tropical Medicine on Monday 14 November at 10.15am. The symposium panelists will discuss their experiences of sharing data collected in order to study malaria, schistosomiasis and Ebola, and IDDO’s Laura Merson will pose the question: Navigating Data Sharing in Tropical Medicine – Where Do We Go From Here?

The Head of the IDDO Medicine Quality Group, Prof Paul Newton, will be co-chairing a symposium on poor quality medicines on Wednesday 16 November at 4pm. Poor Quality Medicines - The Third Man Threat (With Apologies to Graham Greene), will cover four novel aspects of medicine quality, and include a presentation on the problem of poor quality maternal medicines by IDDO Research Scientist – Medicine Quality, Dr Céline Caillet.

ASTMH participants can learn more about IDDO at the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health booth, number 225/227. If you are attending the conference, please stop by during exhibit hall opening hours.

 A full summary of IDDO and partner activities is available here.