MSF Scientific Days

MSF Scientific Days bring together researchers, practitioners, academics and patient representatives to catalyse improvements in the quality of care provided to patients and communities at risk.

By supporting research and innovation in our projects, MSF aims to improve outcomes, find efficiencies and create a culture of best practice, constantly improving the standards of care provided to our patients.

MSF Scientific Days 2021

MSF Scientific Days International 2021 will take place online from 18 to 20 May 2021. The agenda includes research and innovation from across MSF.

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Registration for MSF Scientific Days International 2021 is now open.

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You can also view the posters which will be exhibited at MSF Scientific Days International 2021 and vote for your favourite.

Join us at the event to find out which is the winning poster as well as to ask questions of the poster authors.

MSF Scientific Days events will also take place in 2021 in Asia, Latin America and Southern Africa.

Dates will be confirmed shortly.

Submit your research and innovation

MSF Scientific Days welcomes the submission of research and innovation projects from across MSF, as well as from external organisations with research directly applicable to, and connected with, MSF. It is also possible for applicants to showcase their research in poster/video form or as a demonstration. All applications, including for posters and demonstrations, are submitted via the same abstract submission process.

The submission window for MSF Scientific Days International is now closed, however, the abstract system will remain open until 12 May 2021 for submissions to MSF Scientific Days Asia, Latin America and Southern Africa only. If you have already submitted to MSF Scientific Days International then there is no requirement to resubmit your work as all submissions previously received will also be considered by MSF Scientific Days Asia, Latin America and Southern Africa.

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MSF Scientific Days London 2019 – Innovation Day Caption
An Innovation Day delegate takes part in virtual reality training for the ETAT (Emergency Triage and Treatment) course.
Scientific Days London 2019 - Medical Research Day Caption
An MSF delegate studies the Medical Research Day agenda.

We have produced guidelines for research and innovation abstracts to help you plan your submissions.

Submissions are only acceptable where ethics have been properly considered. Please read carefully how to apply ethical considerations to your research or innovation projects and when to seek further advice.

If you require any further information about MSF Scientific Days please contact us.

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Watch again

All of the presentations, slides and posters from MSF Scientific Days International (London) 2020 are now available in our online archive:

The agenda at MSF Scientific Days International 2019 included sessions on ‘Taking Refuge in the City: The Humanitarian Response to Urban Crises’ and ‘Failing Interventions, Resistant Bugs’. All of the session videos and accompanying slides can also easily be accessed via the interactive online agenda.

Research archive

As part of our commitment to catalyse improvements in best healthcare practice we make our research publicly available. Videos, slides, abstracts and posters from previous Scientific Days are available in our research archive