[CODATA - Data Science Training] Call for Applications: Infectious Diseases Symposium 27–28 May 2019

Felix Emeka Anyiam felixemekaanyiam at gmail.com
Sat Feb 9 23:38:44 EST 2019


Dear Colleagues,

*ASSAf, TYAN, ASSAf, SANTHE* and *TWAS-SAREP* invites Young Scientists from
Africa and based in Africa to submit their expression of interest and
Abstracts for Oral Presentations for the aforementioned workshop by
completing this *online application form
<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/148q1Dsg6gACbyYcqzHECVaDxx9LXl5P4BGsUjt4dtCg/viewform?edit_requested=true>*.
All applications must be submitted using this platform and the provided
email address is only dedicated for queries only.

   1. *Introduction*

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), the World Academy of
Sciences (TWAS) - Young Affiliate Network (TYAN), the South African Young
Academy of Science (SAYAS), Sub-Saharan African Network for TB/HIV Research
Excellence (SANTHE) and the World Academy of Sciences Sub-Saharan Africa
Regional Partner (TWAS-SAREP) will be hosting an Infectious Diseases
Symposium from *27 to 28 May 2019* in Durban, South Africa.

The theme of the symposium on *‘ONE HEALTH: A focus on Infectious Diseases
in Africa’* seeks to increase knowledge and build capacity in infectious
disease research amongst early career researchers in the Africa region. The
main aim of convening this symposium from a One Health stance stems from
the growing global threats of epidemics and the need for realisation of a
collective sense of responsibility towards a proactive public health regime.

   - *Eligibility*

This call is open to early career researchers who are based in Africa.
Applicants should meet the following criteria to participate:

   1. Be resident in Africa
   2. Be early career researchers (those undertaking *PhD *or a *Postdoctoral
   Fellowship*)
   3. Be under the age of forty (40)
   4. Have research experience associated with infectious diseases. *Click
   here*
   <https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sjs2pUQD07_FKQLitX2gRggIt_QpKtTP> for
   sub-themes
   5. Commit to be present and actively engage for the duration of the
   symposium
   6. Submission of an abstract that will be the basis for presentation at
   the symposium
   7. Willing to present and share current research results at the
   symposium
   8. *Symposium Participation and Application*

ASSAf invites the submission of abstracts for oral presentations.
Interested candidates, who meet the above-mentioned criteria should please
complete the accompanying *application form
<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/148q1Dsg6gACbyYcqzHECVaDxx9LXl5P4BGsUjt4dtCg/edit?usp=sharing>*
and
queries must be directed to Ms Edith Shikumo (Edith at assaf.org.za) Tel: +27
(0)12 349 6614 by *Friday, 15 February 2019*. There is no registration fee
to attend the symposium. ASSAf will cover the travel and hospitality costs
for the selected candidates for the duration of the symposium. Visa costs
(if applicable) will be to the participants costs. Further information
about the symposium will be circulated.

   - *Abstract Format*

Applicants should follow the instructions clearly:

   - Abstract must not be more than 300 words (excluding Title, Authors and
   Institutions) on the attached form
   - Abstract must be written in English


   - *Abstract Acceptance*

Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel which reserves the right to accept
and allocate oral presentations. All applicants will be notified of the
outcome of the selection process by *1 March 2019.*

*Application Deadline: 15 February 2019*
For more details and to Application, please visit:

https://twas-rossa.org.za/news/item/286-call-for-applications-infectious-diseases-symposium-27-28-may-2019

-- 

Felix Emeka Anyiam

*Research Officer & Data Analyst/Scientist*

Centre for Health and Development

University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT)

Top Floor, Medical Library Building

University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Port Harcourt

River State, Nigeria.

 ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2774-7406

 Skype ID: @felix.emeka.anyiam

tel: +234 (0) 806 499 5462


email: chd at uniport.edu.ng

http://www.uniport.edu.ng/centres/170-centre-for-health-and-development-chd.html

*The CODATA-RDA School of Research Data Science, ICTP, Trieste Italy
Alumni  <https://vimeo.com/232209813>*

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