Abstract Submission is Closed.
The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) in collaboration with the Kenya Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program is organizing the 8th AFENET Scientific Conference to be held in Mombasa from 5-10 November 2023. This year’s conference is under the theme “Strengthening Public Health Systems in Africa Towards Enhanced Global Health Security: The Role of Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programs”.
The conference provides a platform for the Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (FELTP) residents, graduates, the regional and global public health community as well as multi-lateral agencies to share experiences in field epidemiology and other facets of the global health security.
Residents and graduates of FELTPs in Africa (Advanced, Intermediate and Frontline) are invited to submit abstracts through their Program Directors/Resident Advisors. FELTP faculty members as well as other public health professionals with scientific work that is in line with the conference theme/sub-themes are also invited to submit abstracts.
Abstracts should cover original field investigations or projects undertaken and completed during training and within the past three years (i.e., not earlier than 1 January 2020) and should not have been published in any peer reviewed journal or presented at an international or regional conference/meeting. Of particular interest are abstracts in the following areas: Outbreak Preparedness and Response, Outbreak investigations, Implementation, Analysis and Evaluation of Public Health Programs or Surveillance activities, Zoonoses and other intervention areas in Applied Epidemiology or Public Health Practice. Abstracts and presentations should emphasize how the findings were utilized to guide public health action. All abstracts should be submitted before 31 March 2023 at 23:59hrs, EAT.
Further questions concerning abstract submission should be addressed to the Chairs of the Scientific Committee, Head of Programs Dr. Ditu Kazambu at dkazambu@ afenet.net and Program Director Kenya FELTP Dr. Josephine Ngithaiga at ngithaiga3@ gmail.com
The theme for the 8th AFENET Scientific Conference is “Strengthening Public Health Systems in Africa Towards Enhanced Global Health Security. The Role of Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programs.” Subthemes are drawn from various topics that affect public health and health security as shown below
Methods: Describe the methods used for the study. Essential points to be included in this section are:
Results: Present the significant/key findings (both positive and negative) of the study that are directly related to the study objectives. This section should not include discussion of the results. Provide both absolute numbers and their percentages/proportions, rates and ratios where applicable.
Please note that since an abstract is a stand-alone and citable document, the results section should contain data. It should not include such statements as “Data will be discussed.” If considerable work is still pending before the conference submission, please indicate that the results are preliminary.
Conclusion: Be as concise as possible. Do not re-state data included in the results. This section may include:
Note: Changes cannot be made to the final abstract after it has been submitted. However, in the event that significant changes are effected after submission of the abstract, the changes should be highlighted during abstract presentation.