Malacological workshop in Zimbabwe

Thomas K. Kristensen TKK at bilharziasis.dk
Fri Mar 21 03:39:56 EST 1997


 Second Workshop on Medical Malacology in Africa
 Harare, Zimbabwe from 22 to 26 September, 1997
 
 
 On the behalf of the Danish Bilharziasis Laboratory (DBL), Denmark,
 Blair Research Laboratory, Zimbabwe, and the African Association of
 Medical and Veterinary Malacology, it is a pleasure to announce the
 above workshop to be held in Harare, Zimbabwe from 22 to 26 September,
 1997.
 
 Objectives
 The objectives of the workshop is to bring together senior researchers,
 junior researchers and research students with relevant background
 experience to present and exchange ideas on the state of the art of
 medical and related malacology research. Topics of taxonomy, ecology,
 genetics, control etc. We have however decided to emphasize two topics
 namely the use of (1) molecular biological tools and (2) geographical
 information system (GIS) and remote sensing in medical malacology.
 
 All participants should be actively engaged in research on medical or
 veterinary malacology, and they will be requested to report on their
 personal work during the workshop. Furthermore, a number of
 internationally recognised experts in the field emphazised on will be
 invited to give keynote lectures and demonstrations during the workshop,
 to update the participants' knowledge on recent developments and to
 stimulate further discussions. Furthermore, time is allocated to group
 work and discussions to identify research priorities.
 
 Venue
 The workshop will be held at the Blair Research Laboratory, Harare,
 Zimbabwe.
 
 Participants
 The organizing committee has approximately 25 grants for participants
 working within medical and veterinary malacology in Africa. In your
 application you should indicate whether or not you are able to fund your
 own participation. The grants will primarily be given to African PhD
 study candidates, PhD students or post.doc researchers.
 
 The participants will represent a wide range of topics and geographical
 areas. A number of prominent researchers working outside Africa will
 also be invited to present keynote lectures and or demonstrate new
 techniques.
 
 Interested researchers or junior researchers, who are able to provide
 their own sponsorship are very welcome at the workshop. Due to limited
 facilities the maximum number of participants has been set to 50
 persons.
 
 Sponsorship
 In order to obtain sponsorship, the candidate has to apply to DBL
 enclosing a description of their work, a short CV and a preliminary
 abstract for the presentation they expect to present at the workshop,
 which has to reach DBL before 15 April, 1997.
 
 Presentation, Abstracts and reporting
 All participants will be requested to present their work in the form of
 a lecture. A final abstract of the lecture should be submitted to DBL
 before 1 July 1997. More information will follow on the format of
 lectures and abstracts. The abstracts will be handed out to the
 participants at the beginning of the workshop.
 
 Confirmation
 At this stage, we kindly request for a confirmation of interest for your
 participation. Therefore, if you wish to participate in the workshop,
 please send your final confirmation to DBL by letter, fax or e-mail as
 soon as possible and not later than 15 April, 1997. For your
 information, the DBL fax number is (+45) 39626121, and the e-mail number
 is ah at bilharziasis.dk. If you have any questions or comments, you are
 welcome to use my own e-mail number, which is tkk at bilharziasis.dk.
 
 Also, if you wish to participate in the workshop we kindly request you
 to supply us with your telephone, fax and e-mail numbers (whatever is
 available at your institution). This will enable us to contact you with
 short notice.
 
 More comprehensive information will be forwarded after we have received
 your application or confirmation of participation. We very much hope to
 see you at the workshop, and look forward to hearing from you shortly.
 
 On the behalf of the organizing committee.
 
 Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
 Thomas K. Kristensen, Ph.D.
 Workshop co-ordinator
 
 The Danish Bilharziasis Laboratory
 Jaegersborg All=E9 1D
 DK 2920 Charlottenlund
 




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