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Translating New Technologies to Improve Public Health in Africa (E1)


Organizer(s) James L. Bennett, Mamoun Homeida, Stephanie L. James and Peter J. Hotez
May 15—20, 2008
Speke Resort & Conference Centre • Kampala, Uganda
Abstract Deadline: Jan 15, 2008
Late Abstract Deadline: Feb 18, 2008
Scholarship Deadline: Jan 15, 2008
Early Registration Deadline: Mar 17, 2008

Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Summary of Meeting:
The question of how to employ new technologies that have evolved out of the various genome/proteome projects and apply them to the neglected diseases within a clinical or research setting in Africa, or any other part of the developing world, will be the focus of this meeting. The organizers of this meeting have brought together a group of internationally recognized investigators who will provide practical insights for taking cutting edge concepts in the biosciences and applying them towards a better understanding of these diseases and/or the design of better strategies for controlling them. This meeting will also address operational issues such as the better integration of the various disease-specific control strategies and the need for capacity building especially as it relates to the issues surrounding clinical trials.

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Scholarships/Awards

Scholarship / Award Information


Scholarship Deadline: January 15, 2008 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
NOTE: Please use the button above to Apply for a Scholarship

Scholarships

Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation, lodging costs, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be allocated.


Eligibility


To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:

A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute at the start of the meeting for which you are applying. Note: a graduate student is defined as a student who is studying for a higher degree at an academic institution. A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with a Ph.D., M.D., or DVM degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue their desired career path, and is within 6 years of these degrees.


Review Criteria


Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

Application Process


If you are eligible and wish to be considered for a scholarship, you should complete all of the following by the scholarship deadline for the meeting you wish to attend. It is recommended you begin these steps in advance of the deadline date to ensure completion.

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Underrepresented Trainee Scholarships are also available...
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Global Health Travel Awards are also available

NOTE: The deadline for this Global Health Travel Award is December 17, 2007 (NOT January 15, 2008) due to the necessary arrangements and preparations needed to provide these awards.

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If you have any questions, please contact scholarships@keystonesymposia.org.