ONE HEALTH: a focus on infectious diseases in Africa

Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, K-RITH Tower Level 1, Durban, South Africa
Event Date: 
Monday, 27 May, 2019 to Tuesday, 28 May, 2019
Application Deadline: 
Friday, 15 February, 2019

Call to young scientists to submit abstracts for oral presentations.

Jointly hosted by the:   

  • Academy of Science of South Africa
  • The World Academy of Sciences-Twas Young Affiliate Network  
  • South African Young Academy of Science
  • The World Academy of Sciences Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partner

the symposium 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.

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. SEE SUB-THEMES IN COURSE DOCUMENTS;
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; and
7.    Willing to present and share current research results at the symposium.

ABSTRACT FORMAT (to be followed exactly): Do not exceed 300 words (excluding Title, Authors and Institutions) and write in English.

Interested candidates, who meet the above-mentioned criteria should send an email HERE to request an application form.



If you have not heard back from us by the 1st of March, please consider your application unsuccessful.




Applications for this course are now closed