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 are now over, but it is still possible to view lots of the conference content. Check the event agenda and then select 18 May, 19 May or 20 May to view any of the sessions from that day. You can also still view all of the medical research posters from MSF Scientific Days International below.

The following are posters exhibited at MSF Scientific Days International 2021. Click each title to view.

Other MSF Scientific Days events

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

MSF Scientific Days Asia will take place online on 25th and 26th August. You can register to attend and find out more here.

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 2021 is now closed. The abstract system will reopen in September 2021 for submissions to MSF Scientific Days 2022.

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