15 October

The African Congress for Clinical Trials (ACCT)

The first edition of the African Congress for Clinical Trials (ACCT) was held at CERMEL from 8th to 11th October, under the theme: History and Outlook of Clinical Trials in Sub-Saharan Africa.

For the opening ceremony speeches were given, among others, by the Mayor of Lambaréné, the head of the National Drug and Pharmacy Agency (DMP) and by a representative of the Ministry of Higher Education.

During 4 panel sessions and 26 presentations various themes were discussed, such as vaccine and therapeutic trials, diagnostic tests, ethics, traditional medicine, cutting-edge research and basic science. Participants came from Gabon and abroad, namely from Benin, Republic of Congo, Germany, Austria and Japan.