Project kick-off meeting
On 28th May 2019, the project was launched, after a 2-days session held at “Hôtel de l’Amitié de Bamako”. Objective of the kick-off meeting:
- To determine all aspects of the project, strategic directions, actualized milestones and timelines, fund release and priorities;
- To regroup all the actors involved in the project to make contact before the start of the activities and to exhibit and discuss the project working groups and make amendments if needed.
On 4th and 5th June 2019, the First Pyrapreg Investigators’ Meeting took place at the Medical Research Council Unit, in The Gambia. The meeting was chaired by Prof. Umberto D’Alessandro, the leader of WP2. Seven of the eight countries involved in the Pyrapreg Consortium were represented: Mali, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, The Gambia, United Kingdom, Mozambique, and The Netherlands.
The objectives of the first investigators’ meeting were:
- To discuss the protocol and decide on a few issues (pharmacokinetics aspects, data management, monitoring, composition of the Data Safety and Monitoring Board, etc)
- To elaborate the projects timelines (finalize the study protocol and the source document, ethical clearance,
The fruitful discussions allowed reaching compromise on all key issues indicated in the meeting objectives. It was also the opportunity for several Consortium members to meet physically for the first time.