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NIMR 27th Annual Joint Scientific Conference, Arusha, Tanzania, 16th to 19th April 2013

28 September 2012

This conference is jointly organised by Tanzania National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) and the Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance. NIMR is the co-ordinating organisation for SHARE's National Research Platform in Tanzania.  

The conference aims to promote health research for sustainable socio-economic development in Africa, share research findings with the key stakeholders and the general public and discuss and explore new health service and research priority areas. This year's theme is ‚ÄúChanging landscape for Health Research in Africa', and the deadline for abstracts in 8th November 2012.  Please go to the conference website for further details.  

Conference objectives

Promote health research for sustainable socio-economic development in Africa
To share research findings with the key stakeholders and the general public
To discuss and explore new health service and research priority areas

Sub-themes

1.  One Health Approach in Addressing Inter-species Infectious Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa
2.  HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis and Neglected Communicable Diseases
3.  Non-communicable diseases in a changing environment in Sub-Saharan Africa
4.  Health Systems
5.  Socio-economic determinants of health

In addition there will be symposia on:

1.  Research for Lymphatic Filariasis control in Eastern and Southern Africa
2.  Progress on Sanitation and Hygiene Interventions in East Africa.

Call for abstracts

The Conference Secretariat invites the submission of abstracts, with the deadline of 8th November 2012. Abstracts should be submitted by the deadlines for consideration. Acceptance and mode of presentation of abstracts will be determined by the Scientific Committee. Authors of accepted abstracts will be required to submit full papers which will be peer reviewed for publication in the conference proceedings. 

Timelines

First Conference announcement 9th August 2012
Abstract submission deadline: 8th November 2012
Notification of abstract acceptance: 28th November 2012
Conference Registration opens: 9th August 2012
Early bird registration deadline: 31st March 2013 

Event Date

16 April 2013