Events

1st African Epilepsy Congress (AEC)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Dates:  21st-23rd June 2012

 
On behalf of the Scientific Advisory and Organising Committee, it is with great pleasure and pride that we invite you to the 1st African Epilepsy Congress which will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 21st-23rd June 2012.
 
More than forty local, regional and international speakers will present a range of topics over three days that are highly relevant to recent scientific, clinical and social developments in epilepsy. 
 
Further details regarding the 1st AEC can be found by clicking here (www.epilepsynairobi2012.org). 
 

THE YOUNG HEALTH WORKERS FORUM ON THE CRISIS IN HUMAN RESOURCE FOR HEALTH IN AFRICA

THEME: THE ROLE OF YOUNG HEALTH WORKERS IN BOOSTING THE HUMAN RESOURCE FOR HEALTH IN THE AFRICAN REGION.
SLOGAN: “FROM BRAIN DRAIN TO BRAIN GAIN”
ORGANIZERS: INTERNSHIP COUNCILS OF UGANDA, KENYA AND TANZANIA.

DATE:  The forum will take place from 13th to 17th September 2011

VENUE:  Serena conference Hall Kampala, Uganda

PARTICIPANTS:  1,500 (ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED) Young  Health workers from all over Africa and the rest of the world who will include post graduate medical students, medical doctors/ general practitioners, intern doctors, nurses, pharmacists and dentists, paramedics and undergraduate medical students.

The other group of participants will be Health ministers from all African countries, representatives from the world health organization and other NGOs that are key players in the African health systems.

ACTIVITIES.

-          Pre-forum workshops

-          Official opening of the forum by His Excellence the president of the republic of Uganda

-          The keynote address from the WHO country representative.

-          Parallel sessions for each category of young health workers

-          Scientific Presentations on human resources for health in Africa

-          Other forum activities

-          Signing of the memorandum of association of the African countries

              REGISTRATION.
- $ 50 per participant
- Registration and Confirmation of attendance is by sending an email to  hyounghealthworkers@yahoo.com. Payments will be made on the first day of the forum.
- Accomodation and local transport can be arranged upon request and the participant will meet the costs of $400 for the period of the forum.
  
 
 
2nd GLOBAL ETHIOPIAN DIASPORA CONFERENCE ON HEALTH CARE AND MEDICAL EDUCATION 
 
THEME OF THE YEAR:
“EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES IN ETHIOPIA”
 
Date: Saturday October 2nd, 2010
 
Day Program (Conference): 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Registration Fee: $25.00
Location:
Howard University College of Medicine Auditorium
Room # 3019 at Seeley G. Mudd Building
520 W. Street NE
Washington, D.C., 20059 
 
Evening Program (Social Networking Dinner): Starting 6:00 PM
Entrance Fee: $30.00 (For Couple $50.00)
Location:
Howard University Blackburn Center Ball Room (Main Campus)
2397 6th Street NW, Washington DC, 20059
Contact: info@peoplepeople.org



Primafamed workshop 2010

When: 23-25 August 2010
Where: Swaziland

Main focus:
- Research in the family medicine training: the master thesis
- Research in and on family medicine in Sub Saharan Africa

For more information please contact primafamed@ugent.be

For more information, please click here.
 
African Medical Education Symposium 2010

The African Medical Education Symposium (AMES) 2010 is an invitation-only event designed to bring together key leaders in medical education, health policy, and health system strengthening from academia, government, NGOs, foundations, and global health initiatives. The Symposium will be a three-day, high-level strategic meeting to address issues related to capacity building, accountability, sustainability, and retention in medical education in Africa. 

Partnering Organizations:

Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Tanzania

Ministry of Education and Culture of Tanzania

The Sub-Saharan African Medical School Study (SAMSS)

Muhimbili University

African Center for Global Health and Social Transformation

Institut Africain de Formation en Pédagogie-Recherche-Evaluation en Sciences de la Santé

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The Global Health Workforce Alliance

The World Health Organization

 
                                                                

For information, please contact SAMSS
 

The Africa Health Facilities Innovation Conference

March 16 - 18, 2010, International Conference Center, Durban, South Africa
 
The Africa Health Facilities Innovation Conference will attract some 1,200 senior health care leaders and practitioners across the continent. The conference will focus on the most promising advances in health facilities planning design and construction, health care quality and safety and performance improvement with particular emphasis on the leader’s role and responsibilities in hospitals and health systems. It will look at the leadership commitment needed to reinvent health facilities, strengthen physician relationships, examine opportunities for financing and payment reform, and explore strategies for engaging the workforce in creating cultures that attract and retain critical personnel and result in a better patient experience.
 
For more information, see the Africa Health Facilities site

Envisioning a Strategy to Prepare for the Long-Term Burden of HIV/AIDS: African Needs and U.S. Interests

April 12 and 13, Pretoria, South Africa
Hosted by the Academy of Sciences of South Africa and the Institute of Medicine of the United States of America
Agenda and Speakers not yet released.  Details will be made available on the IOM's website.

Infectious Diseases Summit 2010

Return on Investment: Building Healthcare Capacity in Africa
Accordia Global Health Foundation
April 15-16, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
For information, see the Accordia Foundation's site.

5th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education, and Training

Mulungushi International Conference Center
Lusaka, Zambia, May 26 - 28, 2010
 
An Annual Event for developing eLearning Capacities in Africa

THEMES

eLearning Africa 2010 is gearing up for another exciting conference filled with rigorous debate, discussion, networking and knowledge-sharing among practitioners and policymakers from all over the world.

This year’s conference has four main themes:

  • A: CONCEPTUAL: these themes focus on the theoretical and conceptual models which guide our practical work and experience with technologies and learning. 
  • B: SECTORAL: these themes focus mainly on developments in a specific sector - from education, health and security to agriculture, development and the corporate world.
  • C: POLICY, PLANNING & DESIGN: these themes relate to policy at all levels, including the design and implementation of systems, policies or processes related to learning with technologies.
  • D: SOLUTIONS & TECHNICAL INNOVATIONS: these themes draw on practical experiences with the implementation of technology solutions and with innovations.
For more infomation, please click here

International Pediatric Congress -- IPA 2010, Johannesburg

August 4-9, 2010, Johannesburg, South Africa
 
IPA 2010, titled "Simunye - we are one," will unite pediatricians dedicated to improving the health of children worldwide.  At the first IPA congress to be held in sub-Saharan Africa, pediatricians from both developed and developing countries can benefit from a rich and broad scientific programme that provides clinical updates of all major sub-specialties and crucial insights into fundamental issues of child health.  The IPA will also celebrate its 100th anniversary since its establishment in Paris in 1910. 
For information, see the IPA Congress' site
 

14th Annual IAESA Conference:

Current and Future Contributions of Higher Education Internationalisation in Africa's Development

August 28 - September 1, 2010, Johannesburg, South Africa 
International Education Association of South Africa
 
For more information, see the University of Witwatersrand Website
 

The Network: Towards Unity for Health

The Network: Towards Unity for Health is hosting its Annual Conference November 13-17, 2010 in Kathmandu, Nepal.  The Conference is co-hosted by the B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences.  The post-conference trip is organized in Dharan, on November 18-20.  The conference topic this year is "Advancing quality through Partnerships of Health Professions Education and Health Services Institutions".  For more information, Please see the conference website: www.the-networktufh.org/conference
 
The Network: Towards Unity for Health is an organization bringing together many institutions working toward the common goal of health equity.  Though the network is not explicitly focused on Sub-Saharan Africa, it has been extremely active in the region and it will continue to be an influential voice on health issues in Africa into the future. 
 
If you have any further questions, contact secretariat-network@ugent.be
 

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