The 11th African Rotavirus Symposium is an exciting and critical opportunity for global experts, scientists in the field, policy-makers and immunization and disease surveillance program managers in Africa to gather and share up-to-date data and experiences on viral diarrheal diseases. With the WHO-sponsored African Rotavirus Surveillance Network (AFRSN) coming of age after a decade of surveillance work across the continent, and 32 African countries now having introduced rotavirus immunizations in their routine programmes, there is a wealth of knowledge, results, and experiences that will be shared during this symposium.

The 11th African Rotavirus Symposium, to be hosted in Mangochi, Malawi will be a two-day event offering a rich mix of scientific findings, surveillance results from across the continent, and success experiences from immunization programs. This is a call for abstracts on relevant topics ranging from rotavirus disease burden and epidemiology in Africa; rotavirus surveillance and strain diversity - especially in light of rotavirus vaccine introduction; clinical research; and decision making processes for vaccine introduction, including cost effectiveness analysis of rotavirus vaccines; and impact of rotavirus vaccination and intussusception monitoring.

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

If you wish to make either an oral or poster presentation at the 11th African Rotavirus Symposium, please submit an abstract of your scientific paper, or a synthesis of recent research/program findings for consideration on this link → Abstract Submission Form ←. Special emphasis for plenary sessions will be on papers that demonstrate high quality and most insightful work.  Please adhere to the guidelines below when preparing your abstract:

  Abstracts should include Title, Authors’ Names and Affiliations 

   Main body must be structure into Background, Methods, Results and Conclusion

   Format must be Times New Roman 12

   Keep to 300 word limit

   Use only metric units for all measurements

   Indicate if for oral or poster presentation

   Indicate your presentation category from choices below

   Indicate conflict of interest

   Presentation Categories:

        Rotavirus surveillance, disease burden and epidemiology

   Rotavirus vaccine impact and effectiveness

   Rotavirus vaccine safety monitoring and reporting

   Rotavirus vaccine cost-effectiveness

   Diarrhoea prevention and policy


                   Abstract Submission Deadline is 31st MARCH 2017 






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