More than 240 million people worldwide are affected by the water-borne disease schistosomiasis, with an estimated 200,000 losing their lives annually in sub-Saharan Africa. Schistosomiasis (also called bilharzia) often affects underprivileged developing communities, where access to safe water and sanitation is limited. The combined impact of the disease burden and economic costs makes schistosomiasis one of the most devastating neglected tropical diseases.
The objectives of this first Schisto day are to initiate public awareness by reinforcing knowledge and involving young scientists in the fight against the disease and to build a Cameroonian scientific network providing the necessary flexibility to adapt to a broad spectrum of arising challenges and increasing cross-functional work between researchers in different disciplines.
At a Glance
Date: 26th July 2023
Target group: Young researcher Cameroonian residents only
Requirements: BSc/Masters/PhD students and Postdocs
Programme: Certificate of Attendance
Please register for the event @ shorturl.at/dwDK7 until 09-06-2023.
Registration is compulsory for participants (non-presenters) and presenters.
Reimbursement for travel cost if out of Yaoundé
SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT!
You are a young scientist working in schisto research within these 3 thematic areas?
- New Perspectives in host-schistosome interactions and disease management,
- The pernicious genital burden of schistosomiasis
Submit your abstract to be an eligible presenter at the conference.
Application period: 02/05/2023 – 09/06/2023
Upload your research abstract for the oral presentation and/or your motivation letter when registering for the event. The selection of the presenters will be announced on 26/06/2023.
This event will be hosted by the Institute of Medical Research and Medicinal Plant Studies, Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation, Cameroon, in collaboration with Welcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology (Scotland).