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European Development Days 2017 to be held in Brussels

The European Development Days (EDD), organized by the European Commission (EC), gathers over 6,000 participants from 140 countries in Brussels to contribute to the future agenda for development. The overarching theme for this year's EDD is ‘Investing in Development’; the Forum will build on the objectives of the 2030 Agenda and the EC’s proposal for a new European Consensus for Development. Key issues to be addressed include inclusive and sustainable growth, job creation, how to engage the private sector as a responsible actor in development, and women's and youth empowerment.

Location: Belgium, Brussels

Website - EUdevdays

EU Global health Global health R&D

International summit to focus on business, vaccines, and immunology R&D in Sydney

A group of university researchers, laboratory researchers, and industry representatives are hosting a conference on the business aspects of vaccines and immunology research and development (R&D) in Sydney, Australia. The International Summit on Vaccines Business and Immunology is aimed at academic researchers, public health clinicians, veterinarians, vaccine policymakers, developers, and manufacturers. This year's program features a mix of keynote addresses, plenary speakers, exhibitions, as well as other formats, with the intention of offering networking and the latest information on the state of research. 

Location: Sydney, Australia

Organizer website - Innovate Immunology 2017

Australia Global health Global health R&D

Third Annual Aid and Development Asia Summit 2017 convenes in Myanmar in May 2017

In June 2017, in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, over 275 local, regional and global humanitarian and development professionals from NGOs, UN agencies, donors, governments, and the private sector gather to share knowledge, success stories, and foster partnerships to promote the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in South-East Asia. Experts invited (around 45) share insights and participate in discussion covering a range of topics, including health and WASH programs, mobile innovations, partnerships, and technologies for development work. 

Location: Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

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Third Annual Aid and Development Asia Summit 2017 convenes in Myanmar in May 2017

In June 2017, in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, over 275 local, regional and global humanitarian and development professionals from NGOs, UN agencies, donors, governments, and the private sector gather to share knowledge, success stories, and foster partnerships to promote the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in South-East Asia. Experts invited (around 45) share insights and participate in discussion covering a range of topics, including health and WASH programs, mobile innovations, partnerships, and technologies for development work. 

Location: Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Asia.aidforum.org

InterAction Forum 2017 takes place in Washington D.C.

InterAction Forum is one of the largest platforms for professionals in international development and humanitarian work to assemble, network, and explore together solutions to the world's most pressing problems. In 2016, more than 1,000 individuals attended, representing NGOs, governments, the philanthropic community, civil society, and corporations. This year's Forum takes place June 20-22, 2017, in Washington D.C., and comprises breakout sessions (tailored to participants at different stages in their careers), high-level plenary sessions, and an awards banquet. The three-day event also has an exhibit hall featuring new technologies and solutions changing the development arena. 


Location: Washington, D.C., US 

Website - InterAction Forum 

15th Health, Medicine and Society conference takes place in Melbourne

The Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine (ANZSHM) hosts a conference on ‘Health, Medicine and Society: Challenge and Change’ from July 11 to 15, 2017. Some 200 clinicians, historians, and scientists are expected to attend. The program is designed for emerging and established scholars, and post-graduate students at Australian, New Zealand, and international universities. Seminars will discuss topics related to immunology and contemporary debates in the field of vaccination. 

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Event page - ANZSHM

Australia Global health Global health R&D

Scientific Future Group hosts 3rd Global Conference on Vaccines in Barcelona

From August 21 to 23, 2017, the Scientific Future Group hosts the 3rd Global Conference on Vaccines (GCV-2017) in Barcelona. The conference aims to bring together professors, researchers, scientists, students, and global health professionals to explore innovative strategies within vaccine development and promote discussion on technological advances. Scientific sessions focus on human vaccines for communicable and non-communicable diseases, including the Zika virus, vaccines in cancer therapy, the future of vaccines, and veterinary vaccines. 

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Event Page- Global Vaccines Congress

Spain Global health Global health R&D

EU launches 'Horizon Birthday Prize'

The European Commission, together with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and MSD for Mothers (Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation), launches a research and development competition to identify and bring to market innovative solutions to prevent death and complications during pregnancy and childbirth. It includes a €2.5 million prize. The 'Horizon for the Birthday' Prize, as it is called, will be awarded to the solution that can best demonstrate a reduction in maternal and/or newborn morbidity and mortality and/or stillbirths during facility-based deliveries. It must also be new, safe, and scalable. 

Applications are due on September 6, 2017.

Competition page - European Commission

EU Global health Global health R&D

Colloquium on infectious diseases and antibiotics in Brisbane

On December, 1-2, 2017, the International Colloquium on Infectious Diseases and Antibiotics takes place in Brisbane, Australia. Hosted by Innovate Antibiotics 2017, a premier medical and scientific conference event producer, the meeting brings together world leaders in fields related to the research and development of antibiotics, with a focus on the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. 

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Event page - Innovate Conferences

Australia Global health Global health R&D

Third International Conference on Global Food Security in Cape Town

The third International Conference on Global Food Security combines discussion with critical analysis to gain a better understanding of the factors that contribute to global food security. The conference addresses the activities of production, harvesting, processing, distribution, and consumption, as well as explores the trade-offs between economic, environmental, health, and social outcomes. A multidisciplinary approach is applied in order to reflect on how the best science can be used to support the Sustainable Development Goals.

Location: Cape Town, South Africa 

Website - International Conference on Global Food Security

Agriculture Global health Global health R&D Nutrition