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Call for Abstracts – Paediatric and Child Health Association Of Malawi

Paediatric and Child Health Association of Malawi (PACHA)

PACHA is excited to announce its second Paediatric Conference

17-19 October 2019

Sunbird Nkopola Lodge, Mangochi

Register at www.pacha.org.mw

Theme: “Child Is Father to the Man: Survive, Thrive and Transform”

This year’s conference aims to reinforce that healthy children become a healthy and productive Nation.

Conference is open to all physicians, nurses, clinical officers, allied health personnel, non-clinician researchers, trainees and those with an interest in child health

REGISTRATION FEE

 

Description

Total (MK)

1.

Undergraduate students

15,000

2.

Qualified Nurses and clinicians

20,000

3.

All Masters students (clinical and nursing)

35,000

4.

Snr Faculty members (COM, KCN, MOH)

75,000

5.

All other institutions

75,000

Account details: PACHA CORE ACCOUNT – Number 1005566847

NATIONAL BANK TOP MANDALA BRANCH

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Will consider all submissions on research, proposed research (e.g. protocols), and case studies relevant to Paediatrics and Child Health

Awards will be presented in student, trainee and professional categories

DEADLINE: 10th May 2019

Submissions and queries to: pachaconference@gmail.com

Call for Applications for ACEPHEM Scholarships

7th Annual Malawi Mental Health Research and Practice Development Conference

10th and 11th June 2019

College of Medicine, Blantyre

SCHOLARSHIPS

The African Centre in Public Health and Herbal Medicine (ACEPHEM) are sponsoring a limited number of scholarships to support the attendance of student participants at the Malawi Mental Health Research and Practice Development Conference. The scholarships will cover public transport reimbursement, preparation of conference materials (posters) and accommodation.

Applicants should be Malawian students currently enrolled in undergraduate or postgraduate courses or individuals who have recently completed their studies. Preference will be given to applicants who have submitted a scientific abstract for consideration of an oral or poster presentation at the conference.

Applicants should complete the registration form and submit (with a scientific abstract if applicable) to majawam@medcol.mw

Download the Registration form here.

Application deadline 30th April 2019

 

Call for Abstracts for the 7th Malawi Mental Health Practice and Development Conference

7th Malawi Mental Health Research and Practice Development Conference

Date: Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th June 2019

Venue: College of Medicine, University of Malawi,

Mahatma Gandhi Road, Blantyre.

Organised by:

Dept. of Mental Health, College of Medicine, University of Malawi

Funded by:

Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Partnerships for Mental Health Capacity Building (SHARP)

Guest Speakers to be announced

Call for Abstracts

Deadline for submission: 30th April 2019

Dear colleague,

Following a two-year hiatus, we are pleased to announce that the 7th Malawi Mental Health Research and Practice Development Conference will take place at the College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi on 10th and 11th June 2019.

The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for the dissemination and sharing of research and practice developments in mental health in Malawi and neighbouring countries. It is a multidisciplinary conference for all cadres working in mental health care (e.g. nurses, clinical officers, psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists and others), policymakers, community members, mental health care users and carers.

Again, we hope that the conference will encourage research and practice evaluation and will provide an opportunity for mental health practitioners to develop presentation skills.

A number of international collaborators will be attending the conference to share their expertise and help develop further research activities.

We plan to include about 25 oral presentations of 10-15 minutes each. Alternatively, you may wish to present your work as a poster.

Presentations (oral or poster) can be any of the following:

1. Original research project (may have formed part of a degree course e.g. BSc at St John of God College of Health Sciences, MBBS, MMed or MPH at COM, MPhil, PhD).

2. Audit project.

3. A report on a development of a new service or improvement of an existing service.

4. A situational analysis of a current issue in mental health care in Malawi or sub-Saharan Africa with suggestions for research or service development.

Please indicate whether the submitted abstract is for an oral or poster presentation. Received abstracts will be reviewed by a scientific committee and you will be informed ASAP following the submission deadline whether you have been accepted to present.

We strongly encourage you to submit an abstract even if you are not sure if it will be suitable. We may be able to help you amend and develop your presentation if necessary.

Abstracts should be 250-300 words in length. Below is a suggested format for research abstracts. The format of abstracts for other types of project are at the discretion of the submitting author.

Title

Authors and affiliations

Background

Objective(s)

Method

Results

Conclusion

Deadline for abstract submission: 30th April 2019

Please send the abstract of your proposed presentation by email to the conference administrator, Ms Merline Majawa c/o Dept of Public Health, College of Medicine:

majawam@medcol.mw

If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch on the same email address

 

STRATEGIC PLANNING COURSE

STRATEGIC PLANNING

Facilitation: Research Support Centre

Dates: 8th -10th April 2019

Venue: College of Medicine, Research Support Centre Conference Room, Blantyre

The course is offered by Research Support Centre (RSC), a centre with renowned history of delivering high quality training courses and services in Leadership, clinical trial monitoring, Data Management. RSC’s courses are delivered by highly qualified facilitators, guaranteeing the trainees of invaluable training standards.

Target Audience: Strategists, Hospital Administrators, Project Administrators, Investigators, Clinical Trial Managers & Coordinators, Study Clinicians, Medical Doctors, Clinical Officers, Medical Assistants, Research Nurses, Laboratory Technicians, Laboratory Assistants, Data Managers, Data Officers, Trial Coordinators, Field Officers and all interested Health Professionals.

Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge in management

About the course: This course will cover 8 modules and an assessment.

  • Strategic management process; Developing your vision, Mission, defining your values, analyzing the environment and setting your objectives

  • Models and Theories of strategy

  • Strategic resource allocation

  • Developing your strategic plan

  • Strategy implementation, control and evaluation

  • Behavioral foundations of strategy
  • Strategic change and leadership

  • Contemporary issues in strategic management

Course Fee : $ 275 per participant

Course fee covers course material, lunch and refreshments

Application details: Applications letters should be submitted to rsccourses@medcol.mw (with a copy to rsctrainingcoordination@medcol.mw) no later than 5th April 2019. If you need more information contact the training coordination unit using the above emails.

You can also visit our website:

http://www.rsc.medcol.mw/rscnew/?page_id=16

CPD COURSES

College of Medicine

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!

1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology update Courses

2. Department of Medicine presents update Course

Venue: College of Medicine, Library Auditorium

Menopause from 0900-1100

The complete course attracts 4 CPD points. Certificate of completion will be provided.

Dates: 23rd March, 2019

Facilitation: Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department

Course Fee: K25, 000 per participant. Course fees cover refreshments

Who should apply: Medical Practitioners, Researchers, Medical Laboratory Technologists/ Technicians, Nutritionists, and the General Public

Application Deadline: Applications should be submitted through email as follows to; cometo@medcol.mw copy rsccourses@medcol.mw, no later than Wednesday, 20th of March 2019, for more information please contact cometo@medcol.mw or telephone 0187 1911 ext 351

Cervical Cancer in Malawi from 0900-1100

The complete course attracts 4 CPD points. Certificate of completion will be provided.

Dates: 13rd April, 2019

Facilitation: Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department

Course Fee: K25, 000 per participant. Course fees cover refreshments

Who should apply: Medical Practitioners, Researchers, Medical Laboratory Technologists/ Technicians, Nutritionists, and the General Public

Application Deadline: Applications should be submitted through email as follows to; cometo@medcol.mw copy rsccourses@medcol.mw, no later than Wednesday, 10th of April 2019, for more information please contact cometo@medcol.mw or telephone 0187 1911 ext 351

Ischaemic Heart Disease 0900-1100

The complete course attracts 4 CPD points. Certificate of completion will be provided.

Dates: 27th April, 2019

Facilitation: Department of Medicine

Course Fee: K25, 000 per participant. Course fees cover refreshments

Who should apply: Medical/clinical Practitioners, Nurses, Researchers, Technicians, and the General Public

Application Deadline: Applications should be submitted through email as follows to; cometo@medcol.mw copy rsccourses@medcol.mw, no later than Wednesday, 20th of April 2019, for more information please contact cometo@medcol.mw or telephone 0187 1911 ext 351

 

INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL RESEARCH METHODS TRAINING WORKSHOP

The University of Malawi’s College of Medicine (CoM), Blantyre, will run a two week intensive short course in Clinical Research Methods (CRM). The course will be taught by researchers and academics working at CoM and its affiliates. It is designed for postgraduates wishing to improve their research skills. The course will focus on skills relevant to the early stages of research projects.

  1. Course Outline

The main objective of the course is to teach practical skills and understanding in research methodology. The topics to be covered will include:

  1. Quantitative module: Days 1 to 5 (06th – 10th May)

A 5-day Module, structured into ten 2.5hr (1hr lecture/1.5hr practical) sessions. The aim of the module, is to introduce participants to quantitative research method designs. The module will cover:

  • The principles of study design/Introduction to Stata
  • Cases, populations and data types/Data types and summary
  • Cross-sectional studies/ Introduction to cross-sectional data analysis
  • Measures of occurrence and effect/ Introduction to cohort studies
  • Power and sample size calculations/ Software for sample size calculations
  • Causality, confounding and bias/ managing confounding in a data set
  • Planning your analysis/ Getting started with statistical analysis plans
  • Data collection tools/ Drafting a questionnaire
  • Revision of epidemiology and statistics/ Data and analysis plans
  1. Basic biomedical research methods module: Day 6 to 7 (13th – 14th May)

A 2-day module, structured into 2.5hr practical sessions. The aim of the module is to introduce participants to commonly encountered data analysis requirements and GraphPad Prism programme (a commonly used specialist data analysis programme). The module will cover:

  • Introduction to basic biomedical research/ GraphPad Prism (practical)
  • Diagnostic test evaluation/ Analysis of diagnostic evaluations (practical)
  • Correlation between continuous variables/ Continuous variables and repeated measurements (practical)
  1. Professional Support: Day 08 to 10 (15th – 17th May)

A 3-day Module, structured into 2.5hr (1.5hr lecture / 1hr practical) sessions. The aim of the module, is to equip participants with the basic skills and understanding required for quality research, including: ethics, financial management, advanced features of excel and access, information literacy, and to orientate participants to the standards expected of them in scientific writing, oral presentations, and documentation. The module will cover:

  • Scientific writing and presentation
  • Ethics of health research
  • Principles of accounting, budgeting and grant management
  • Advanced spreadsheets
  • Database – MS ACCESS 2007
  • Information literacy skills
  1. Methods of Assessment and credits

       No formal assessment. Attendees will get a certificate of attendance and course materials.

  1. Duration:

     2 weeks delivered course (excluding weekends), from 6th to 17th May.

  1. Fees:
  • US$200.00 for externals and US$100.00 for internals. Internals refer to postgraduate students from CoM and its affiliates.
  • All payments are to be made to the cashier’s office, CoM either in cash or by cheque.
  • Scholarships will be offered to few selected candidates on merit. The maximum award will be 5 and awardees will be notified within 10 days of application deadline.
  1. Venue:

     College of Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Blantyre, Malawi.

  1. Enrolment and Eligibility:

  • We shall enroll a maximum of 30 participants. Selected candidates will be notified through emails to provide proof of payment within a specified period. Failure to do so, candidates shall forfeit their places.

  • We shall consider all postgraduate applications received from students registered with accredited academic institutions in Malawi and overseas. Applicants registered or studying with University of Malawi’s College of Medicine and its research affiliates will be given a priority.

  1. Tuition:

     All participants are expected to cover their travel and accommodation costs.

  1. Registration:

   To apply, please Follow this link to download the application form ,complete it and  submit the Completed form to hnti@medcol.mw.

  1. Application deadline:
  • The deadline for receiving applications is 05th April, 2019.
  1. Feedback
  • Successful candidates should expect to receive feedback by 15th April, 2019.

  • Because of the large volume of applications we usually receive for this course, we are unable to offer individual feedback to unsuccessful candidates.

  1. Enquiries
  • Any questions regarding the course, should be addressed to hnti@medcol.mw

 

Higher Education Students’ Loans and Grants Board 2019/2020 Loan Application

Follow the link below to download the advert

Advert for 2019-20 loan application FINAL

 

PRESS RELEASE FOR THE 27th FEBRUARY CONGREGATION FOR 2017/2018 GRADUANDS

Follow the link below to download the press release

 PRESS RELEASE FOR 27TH FEBRUARY CONGREGATION

 

Occupational Health and Safety Training Workshop

 

 

Occupational Health and Safety Training Workshop

The University of Malawi (through its Africa Center of Excellence in Public Health & Herbal Medicine (ACEPHEM) is pleased to announce a training workshop in Occupational Health and Safety.

Date: 11th  –  16th March, 2019.

Venue: College of Medicine (Blantyre Campus)

Facilitator: Prof. Goodson R.E.E Ana (University of Ibadan-Nigeria)

Course Outline:

  • Basic Concepts and Definition of terms in Occupational health

  • Classification of Workplace Environment

  • Industry: Concept, Classification and Types

  • Industrial Hygiene and Workplace Safety

  • Types and Application of Safety Equipment

  • Workplace Hazards: Sources, Types , Prevention and control

  • Risk Management Framework: Risk Assessment and Communication

  • Exposure Routes and Assessment

  • Occupational and Other Work-Related Diseases

  • Workers Health Surveillance (Pre-employment Medicals & Periodic

Workplace Medicals

  • Occupational Accidents and Injuries in the Workplace

  • Workman Compensation

  • Workplace Health Audit

  • Occupational Health Policy

  • Other Special topics(Workplace Monitoring and Surveillance, Risk and Emergency

Management program, Standard compliance)

Participants to the Workshop will be:

Researchers, Lecturers and Students

Workshop fees

The Workshop fees are MK 150,000 which will pay expenses for the relevant stationery, refreshments and lunch. Participants’ institutions also expected to contribute accommodation if this is needed and transport to and from the workshop.

Contact and applications

Interested prospective applicants should  Follow this link to  download the application form and send your filled application form to emokiwa@medcol.mw with a copy to gondwet@medcol.mw

 

Environmental Health Training Workshop

 

 

 

Environmental Health Training Workshop

The University of Malawi (through its Africa Center of Excellence in Public Health & Herbal Medicine (ACEPHEM) is pleased to announce a training workshop in Environmental Health.

Date: March 4-8, 2019.

Venue: College of Medicine (Blantyre Campus)

Facilitator: Prof. Goodson R.E.E Ana (University of Ibadan-Nigeria)

Course Outline:

  • Basic concepts in Environmental health

  • Definition and Classification

  • Air quality and Health

  • Water Sources, quality and Health

  • Food hygiene and safety

  • Housing and health

  • Waste management

  • Excreta management and Sanitation

  • Vector control

  • Noise pollution

  • Radiation and Health

  • Tools in Environmental Health Management

  • Climate change
  • Env Law, Justice, Ethics, Legislation and Governance
  • Other Special topics (Recreational health ,Biosafety & Biosecurity)

Participants to the Workshop will be:

Researchers, Lecturers and Students

Workshop fees

ACEPHEM will provide tuition scholarship only. Participants and/or their institutions are expected to contribute accommodation and transport to and from the workshop.

Contact and applications

Interested prospective applicants should Follow this link to download the application form and send the completed application form to emokiwa@medcol.mw with a copy to gondwet@medcol.mw