18th AHSC/14th ESSA/IEA Conference
Please be advised that the second announcement and call for papers of
the 18th Annual African Health Sciences Congress in collaboration with
the 14th Epidemiological Society of Southern Africa Conference and the
6th African Regional Conference of the International Epidemiology
Association is now available on the Internet.
The conference dates are:
14 - 17 April 1997 for the Conference
18 - 19 April 1997 for the Epidemiology Workshops
You can access it on the World Wide Web at
The African Health Sciences Conference (AHSC) will be held in South
Africa for the first time in its history. The 1997, 18th annual event
will be held in collaboration with the 14th Epidemiological Society of
Southern Africa (ESSA) conference and the 6th African Regional
Conference of the International Epidemiological Association (IEA), at
the Bellville Inn, Western Cape. The venue offers accommodation and
conference facilities at low cost, which allows us to keep the
conference fees to a minimum. It is on the doorstep of the city of Cape
Town, approximately 20 minutes drive to Groote Schuur Hospital or the
University of Cape Town and in close proximity to the MRC, University of
the Western Cape, University of Stellenbosch's Medical School, Tygerberg
Hospital and other places of scientific interest.
Sub-Saharan Africa carries the highest burden of ill-health. Research
has a significant contribution to make towards finding effective ways to
improve our health. The World Health Organisation has identified four
major challenges that research needs to address:
- the ?unfinished agenda? of infectious and maternal conditions that
have a heavy burden among the poor
- the ?changing nature of microbial threats? with new pathogens, and the
evolution of drug-resistant variants
- the hitherto neglected epidemics of non-communicable diseases and
injury the effectiveness and equity of health services and health
This conference aims to provide a forum for researchers from different
disciplines to share advances in these areas.
The conference programme will include keynote speakers, submitted papers
and posters as well as a symposium. It will be followed by workshops
with a limited number of participants.
Keynote addresses will be in the areas of:
Trauma (A symposium within the conference)
Urbanisation and Environmental Health
HIV / AIDS/STDs
Health Systems Research
Maternal and Child Health.
A Symposium on "Trauma" will form part of the programme.
For further information contact:
Mr SHANE VJ STOFFELS
CCD - Conference Secretariat
Medical Research Council
P O Box 19070
7505 Cape Town South Africa
FAX: +27-21-938 0395
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