TWAS-SAREP Infectious Diseases Symposium for Young Scientists 2019, Africa


Application Deadline: Friday, 15 February 2019

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

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 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 and queries must be directed to Ms Edith Shikumo ([email protected]) 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

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.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the TWAS-SAREP Infectious Diseases Symposium for Young Scientists 2019