SCRiA 2015 - Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Regional Exchange

Global Clinical Research Market Outlook
 Global Perspective of Clinical Research and Drug Trials
Regulatory Bodies
 South African Medicines Control Council
(Winners and Losers)
 Contribution of clinical research to Southern Africa’s
Unlocking Africa's Economic Potential
 Challenges and Opportunities for Clinical Trials in Africa –
2-3 March 2015;
An industry perspective
 How can Africa become more competitive in Pre-clinical
Midrand Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
and Clinical Research?
Regulatory Issues
 Addressing the regulatory environment in clinical research
The boom in clinical research in Africa is increasingly
providing opportunities for business success and
economic and social development.
Industry analysts believe that the African clinical
research market offers distinct advantages such as
reverse seasonality, shared language and culture with
Europe and North America and pharmacologically naïve
The question then is: Is Africa well-positioned to
draw maximum benefits from this opportunity?
This and other questions will be at the centre of the
discussions at the symposium which will bring together
African experts from industry, government, regional
bodies and universities to debate and discuss global and
local clinical development strategies for moving this
burgeoning industry forward.
The 2-day symposium will debate a series of topics
ranging from global issues to focusing on specific details
of clinical research business and regulation in Africa.
Speakers will focus on relevant issues for the continent
in regulation, pharmaco-economy, and research.
for medicine registration
 Regional initiatives to boost the clinical research sector
 Promoting Clinical Research - R&D Tax Incentive for clinical
 The role of governments in supporting clinical trials
Partnering with Academia to Address the Challenges
 Growing the HR for the regulation of the clinical research
 The role of universities in supporting research management
 Supporting basic sciences for drug discovery in Africa
Roundtable discussions composing of industry partners,
regulatory authorities such as MCC (SA), TFDA
(Tanzania) and FDA (Ghana) will be held, which will
present opportunities for delegates to participate in lively
discussions, and ask questions to high level panellists.
In addition there will be opportunities for peer-to-peer
(P2P) and business-to-business (B2B) networking.
Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe
Tanzania Food & Drug Authority
National Drug Authority of Uganda
Ghana FDA
Pharmacy & Poisons Board of Kenya
Local & international companies
 National Department of Health
 Department of Science & Technology
 Department of Trade & Industry
This conference is designed for clinical researchers, pharmaceutical managers, CROs, national and provincial government officials, regulators, non-state actors and academics. This conference is also of interest to investment
companies, and economic forecasting companies.
 Regulatory updates from African regulatory authorities
 Networking opportunities with industry & government
 New knowledge and information pertaining to global best
practices aPnd advice that will help improve individual and
business performance.
Dr Siyabulela Ntutela
Midrand Conference Centre
Chairperson & Head of Secretariat
[email protected]
Prof David Katerere
Unlocking Africa's Economic Potential
2-3 March 2015;
Midrand Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
Chair: Scientific Advisory Committee
Tshwane University of Technology
Tel: +27 (0) 11 315 8326
[email protected]
Email: [email protected]
Prof Vinny Naidoo
Centrally located within 2km of the Midrand Gautrain
Station, and with direct access from OR Tambo Int.
Airport, Sandton, and Pretoria.
Shuttle service to and from the airport for the
conference will be provided to guests
University of Pretoria
[email protected]
Dr Gift Chauke
Early bird registration
Dates: closes on 31 January 2015
Prices: Delegates – R4000 (includes Gala Dinner)
Exhibitor: R7000 (includes one exhibitor and
excludes Gala Dinner)
Gala Dinner: R350 per additional delegate or
661 Pendulum Road, Halfway House Ext 12, Midrand,
Johannesburg, South Africa
Medical Research Council
[email protected]
In Sandton, accessible via Gautrain go to:
For additional information about the conference venue,
dates and logistics contact Ms. Nano Shadung at
Second call registration
Dates: closes on 20 February 2015
Prices: Delegates – R5350 (includes Gala Dinner)
Exhibitor: R8500 (includes one exhibitor and
excludes Gala Dinner)
Gala Dinner: R350 per additional delegate or
[email protected] or call +27 73 522 2928
Midrand Central Reservations
(For most hotels in Midrand)
Cell: +27 (0) 82 448 6680
Email: [email protected]
In Midrand, accessible by driving
Late registration & on-site registration
Dates: From 21 February 2015 onwards
Prices: Delegates – R6200 (includes all days)
Exhibitor: R9200 (includes one participant)
Protea Hotel, Midrand
14th Road Midrand
Tel: +27 (0) 11 318 1868