Second Workshop on Medical Malacology in Africa
Harare, Zimbabwe from 22 to 26 September, 1997
On the behalf of the Danish Bilharziasis Laboratory (DBL), Denmark,
Blair Research Laboratory, Zimbabwe, and the African Association of
Medical and Veterinary Malacology, it is a pleasure to announce the
above workshop to be held in Harare, Zimbabwe from 22 to 26 September,
The objectives of the workshop is to bring together senior researchers,
junior researchers and research students with relevant background
experience to present and exchange ideas on the state of the art of
medical and related malacology research. Topics of taxonomy, ecology,
genetics, control etc. We have however decided to emphasize two topics
namely the use of (1) molecular biological tools and (2) geographical
information system (GIS) and remote sensing in medical malacology.
All participants should be actively engaged in research on medical or
veterinary malacology, and they will be requested to report on their
personal work during the workshop. Furthermore, a number of
internationally recognised experts in the field emphazised on will be
invited to give keynote lectures and demonstrations during the workshop,
to update the participants' knowledge on recent developments and to
stimulate further discussions. Furthermore, time is allocated to group
work and discussions to identify research priorities.
The workshop will be held at the Blair Research Laboratory, Harare,
The organizing committee has approximately 25 grants for participants
working within medical and veterinary malacology in Africa. In your
application you should indicate whether or not you are able to fund your
own participation. The grants will primarily be given to African PhD
study candidates, PhD students or post.doc researchers.
The participants will represent a wide range of topics and geographical
areas. A number of prominent researchers working outside Africa will
also be invited to present keynote lectures and or demonstrate new
Interested researchers or junior researchers, who are able to provide
their own sponsorship are very welcome at the workshop. Due to limited
facilities the maximum number of participants has been set to 50
In order to obtain sponsorship, the candidate has to apply to DBL
enclosing a description of their work, a short CV and a preliminary
abstract for the presentation they expect to present at the workshop,
which has to reach DBL before 15 April, 1997.
Presentation, Abstracts and reporting
All participants will be requested to present their work in the form of
a lecture. A final abstract of the lecture should be submitted to DBL
before 1 July 1997. More information will follow on the format of
lectures and abstracts. The abstracts will be handed out to the
participants at the beginning of the workshop.
At this stage, we kindly request for a confirmation of interest for your
participation. Therefore, if you wish to participate in the workshop,
please send your final confirmation to DBL by letter, fax or e-mail as
soon as possible and not later than 15 April, 1997. For your
information, the DBL fax number is (+45) 39626121, and the e-mail number
is ah at bilharziasis.dk. If you have any questions or comments, you are
welcome to use my own e-mail number, which is tkk at bilharziasis.dk.
Also, if you wish to participate in the workshop we kindly request you
to supply us with your telephone, fax and e-mail numbers (whatever is
available at your institution). This will enable us to contact you with
More comprehensive information will be forwarded after we have received
your application or confirmation of participation. We very much hope to
see you at the workshop, and look forward to hearing from you shortly.
On the behalf of the organizing committee.
Thomas K. Kristensen, Ph.D.
The Danish Bilharziasis Laboratory
Jaegersborg All=E9 1D
DK 2920 Charlottenlund