First International OCHEA One Health Conference, Addis Ababa, 23-27 Sept 2013

PENAPH is posting this OHCEA announcement  as it should be of interest to our members. Please contact the organizers listed in the announcement for more information.

One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA), a network of 14 institutions of public health and veterinary medicine in six countries of Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda, with USA partners University of Minnesota and Tufts University are pleased to invite submission of abstracts to the first International OHCEA One Health Conference to be held from 23rd to 27th September 2013, at Hilton Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

As the world faces challenges in tackling emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, this creates a need for different disciplines, government and private sectors, developmental organisations and other stakeholders to come together to tackle the ever increasing complex problems. OHCEA, therefore, calls for abstracts from academicians, policy makers, developmental organisations, clinicians, government agencies and students from all disciplines working at the interface of human-animal and the environment. The main theme of the One Health conference is “One Health and the Control of infectious Diseases: Building Capacity, Systems and Engaging communities”.

The sub-themes for the One Health Conference are:
• Disease surveillance, control and prevention
• Building One Health systems
• Capacity building in developing nations
• Social and economic dynamics affecting disease control
• One Health policy communication and advocacy
• The environment and infectious disease dynamics
• Promoting One Health: what does it take?
• Women’s role in One Health initiatives
• Engaging communities in One Health Initiatives

Important dates:
Abstract Submission deadline: 15th July 2013
Early registration deadline: 16th August 2013
Conference dates: 23rd to 27th September 2013

Instructions for submission of abstracts

Abstracts should not exceed 500 words and should be written in 12 point font. Please do not include pictures, tables, or figures in your abstract. The abstract should include the following information:
• Title of the manuscript
• Authors with their full names and affiliations
• Introduction/background including study relevance, objectives and hypotheses where applicable
• Methods including, where applicable, study design, study area, interventions, analysis
• Results including general findings, outcomes, and lessons learned
• Conclusions and/or recommendations

Please indicate whether your abstract is for oral or poster presentation. Oral presentations will be given up to maximum of 15 minutes including time for questions. Please indicate which sub-theme you would like to present in. Only participants who have paid registration fees can present at the conference.

Please submit your abstract to email not later than 15th July 2013.

For further enquiry (General enquiry on conference)

Prof. Gebrehiwot Tadesse
Chairman, Conference Organising Committee
C/o OHCEA Regional Office, Kampala, Uganda
and Mekelle University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mekelle, Ethiopia
Phone: +251 914 706 422

For further enquiry (Scientific committee)

Prof. Charles Mulei
Chairman, One Health Conference Scientific Committee
C/o OHCEA Regional Office, Kampala, Uganda
and Dean, University of Nairobi, Veterinary School, Kabete campus, Nairobi, Kenya.
Phone: +254 722 840 314

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