The 9th Annual Scientific Conference of MakCHS

Message from Conference Chair

9JAHSC Chaiperson

Dear colleagues; researchers, policy makers and members of the civil society,

On behalf of the organizing committee and on my own behalf, I take this opportunity to invite you to the Makerere University College of Health SciencesÔÇÖ 9th Annual Scientific Conference (9ASC) organized in collaboration with the Uganda National Council for Science & Technology (UNCST), the Uganda National Association of Community and Occupational Health (UNACOH) 22nd ASC and the 12th Dr. Mathew Lukwiya Memorial Lecture sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The Joint Annual Scientific conference is scheduled to take place from Wednesday 11th ÔÇô Friday 13th September 2013 at Silver Springs Hotel, Kampala, Uganda. The theme of this yearÔÇÖs conference is ÔÇ£The Race to 2015: A reflection on UgandaÔÇÖs Progress towards Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for HealthÔÇØ.

It is my conviction and belief that during execution of your duties in your respective capacities, you all contribute in one way or the other towards progress on MDGs. Attendance of this conference therefore gives you an exceptional opportunity to share your experiences in community/clinical work and or disseminate research findings to a diverse audience including clinicians, researchers, policy makers, and members of the civil society from Uganda and abroad.

The conference will also offer each one of us an opportunity to learn more about new innovations in health care and community health approaches, effects of climate change on MDGs, emerging and re-emerging diseases, new health policies, Health Rights, Justice and Ethics, and One Health, among other related issues.
Once again, I warmly welcome you to the conference and for more information, please visit the conference website: http://chs.mak.ac.ug/content/9th-annual-scientific-conference-makchs

Sincerely,

Rose Chalo Nabirye, PhD
Chairperson, Organizing Committee

 

Joint Annual Scientific Health Conference
9th Annual Scientific Conference of MakCHS
21st UNACOH Annual Scientific Conference,
12th, Dr. Mathew Lukwiya Memorial Lecture,

Theme:  ├ö├ç┬úThe Race to 2015: A reflection on Uganda├ö├ç├ûs Progress towards
                   Millennium Development Goals (MDGs for Health├ö├ç├ÿ

Sub-Themes:

No.

Subtheme title

1

Environment and Climate change

2

Innovation in Health Care Systems

3

Communicable  Diseases

4

Non Communicable Disease

5

Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases

6

HRH and Health Professional Education

7

Reproductive Maternal, New born and child health

8

Health Rights, Justice and Ethics

9

One Health

 

CONFERENCE DATES: (11th ÔÇô 13th SEPTEMBER, 2013)

Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) in conjunction with Uganda National Association of Community and Occupational Health (UNACOH), WHO Dr. Mathew Lukwiya  Memorial Lecture and Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) will hold the Joint Annual Scientific Health (JASH) conference from Wednesday 11th  ├ö├ç├┤ Friday 13th September, 2013 at Silver Springs Hotel

This Conference is an important focus on training Undergraduate, Graduate and Doctoral health programme students.  It is also an innovative method of improving health care by exchanging ideas between students, Lecturers, Policy Makers and the Public Sector to foster collaboration and improvement of health of Ugandans.

The purpose of this letter is to request you to actively participate in the organization of the Conference by sending in abstracts from your organization /University and to support your members/students to attend/present papers during the conference.

The abstracts can be sent electronically to the following emails: The Conference Website is http://chs.mak.ac.ug and the email address are 9asc@chs.mak.ac.ug and 9jash13@gmail.com 

 

For more information please contact the following Persons:-

Dr. Rose Nabirye Chalo (Organizing Chair)             0772-592923   rcnabirye@chs.mak.ac.ug
Dr. Isaac Okullo (Dean, SHS)                                                0782-303625   iokullo@chs.mak.ac.ug
Dr. D. K. Sekimpi (UNACOH Executive Director)     0772-451641   dsekimpi@gmail.com

Fees

Ugandans (non-student) - UGX 80,000
International participants - UGX $150
Uganda Graduate students - UGX 60,000
Ugandan Undergrad students - UGX 40,000
Non-Ugandan Students - $100

Exhibition
Inside Exhibition Hall/Tent/Area

Area

Fee, UGX

1 table (8x2 feet)

1,000,000 /= (3 Days)

Fees for Abstract Book Adverts

Area (Full colour prints)

Fee

Full Page: Inside front cover, back cover or inside back cover

1,000,000

 Half Page: Inside the abstract book 

    500,000

Quarter Page: Inside the abstract book 

   300,000

Payment Terms:

  • 100% payment before acceptance of your application;  Non refundable. 
  • Payment Deadline: 8th September, 2013

Account Number:       0140059133501
Account Title   :           Makerere University College of Health Sciences Research
Bank                :           Stanbic Bank (U) Ltd.
Branch            :           Corporate
Bank Address :           P. O. Box 7131, Kampala, Uganda
SWIFT Code   :           SBICUGKX

Inquiries:

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT:
DeanÔÇÖs Office, School of Health Science
2nd Floor, Clinical Research Building
Mary Gyezaho - +256 774-677487
Juliet Mirembe - +256 706 896110
John Mukisa   - +256 772 637075
9asc@chs.mak.ac.ug and 9jash13@gmail.com

CALL FOR BSTRACTS
Submission Deadline is 5pm, 30th July 2013 to 9asc@chs.mak.ac.ug and 9jash13@gmail.com 

Abstracts rules
General rules:

  • Abstracts must be in Ms Word (.doc)
  • Each abstract not to exceed one page (body of abstract not to exceed 300 words)
  • Margins: 1 inch on top, bottom and sides
  • Font to be used is ├ö├ç├┐Times New Roman├ö├ç├û and font size is specified below
  • Spacing within a section: single spacing.

Specific section rules
Study title (maximum number of words is 30, font size 12, bold, central alignment)
Authors names (font size 10, not bold, central alignment)
Institutional affiliations of Authors (font size 9, not bold, central alignment)
Name and functioning email and phone contact of corresponding author (font size 8, not bold, central alignment).
Body of abstract should be formatted as follows:

  • Font to be used is ├ö├ç├┐Times New Roman├ö├ç├û
  • Use font size 12 only.
  • Subsection headings must be in CAPITAL LETTERS, bolded and italicized eg BACKGROUND
  • Single spacing between lines
  • End each sub section ends with a full stop. Begin the next subsection on the same line if there is still space.
  • Body of abstract not to exceed 300 words.

Example:
BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE. Bbbbbbbbb. OBJECTIVES. Oooooooo. METHOD.Mmmmm. RESULTS.Rrrrrr. CONCLUSION.Cccccccc. SIGNIFICANCE OF FINDINGS. Ssssssssssss. 

Abstract Submission Deadline is 5pm Friday 12th July 2013.