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Research Dissemination Conference





23rd – 24th November 2018


 “Health Research for Preventing Illness and Improved Health Services in Malawi”


First Call for Abstract Submission


The College of Medicine (CoM) is pleased to announce that the 2018 College of Medicine Research Dissemination Conference will be held from Friday 23rd November to Saturday 24th November 2018 at the College of Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi Campus in Blantyre, Malawi. The conference is the premier gathering of local and international research scientists, public health practitioners and policy-makers. This year’s theme is “Health Research for Preventing Illness and Improved Health Services in Malawi”. During this conference, participants will discuss and reflect on the role of health research in prevention of illnesses and improvement of health services in Malawi.


CoM is now inviting interested investigators to submit abstracts relevant to any of the following thematic areas:

  1. Communicable diseases, mainly focusing on malaria, HIV and tuberculosis
  2. Non-communicable diseases
  3. Nutrition
  4. Health Systems and Policy
  5. Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health



Submitted abstracts should include the following sub-sections;

  1. Specific thematic area that the abstract addresses (i.e. any of the above-listed thematic areas)
  2. Title
  3. List of authors and their affiliations and contact details of the presenting author including telephone number and email address.
  4. Introduction
  5. Methods
  6. Results
  7. Conclusions or Interpretation


Investigators are required to use a template of the abstract that can be accessed on the following website: abstract should not be more than 300 words in length and should not include any tables or figures. Investigators must clearly indicate whether they intend to make an oral or poster presentation. The abstracts should be submitted by email to by 17:00hrs on 7th September, 2018.


All abstracts will be peer-reviewed and successful investigators will be informed by 28th September, 2018. Oral and poster presenters will be required to pay registration fees, as follows;

  1. Undergraduate and Postgraduate students: MK10,000
  2. University of Malawi Faculty members: MK20,000
  3. Other delegates: MK30,000

The fees will cover the cost of lunch, refreshments, printing of abstract booklet and other conference-related expenses.


Please note that 5 CPD points will be awarded for attendance and 5 additional points for each presentation. If you would like to register in advance please contact us on or call on 265 (0)888 123 811/ +265 (0)991 431 587. You can also visit Research Support Centre in ICT Building at College of Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi campus. If you need further information, contact us on

RDC Registration Form 2018

First call for exhibitors

RDC 2018 Abstracts template