Call for Abstracts – 8th AFENET Scientific Conference


The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) in collaboration with the Democratic Republic of Congo Field Epidemiology Training Program are organizing the 8th AFENET Scientific Conference to be held in Kinshasa from 16 – 20 November 2020.


This year’s conference is under the theme “Accelerating Implementation of International Health Regulations in Africa: The Role of Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programs.”  The conference provides a platform for the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) residents and graduates, the global and regional public health community as well as multi-lateral agencies to share experiences in field epidemiology and other facets of the global health security. 

Residents and graduates of FETPs in Africa (Advanced, Intermediate and Frontline) are invited to submit abstracts through their Program Directors/Resident Advisors. FETP faculty members as well as other public health professionals with scientific work that is in line with the conference theme/sub-themes are also invited to submit abstracts.

Abstracts should cover original field investigations or projects undertaken and completed during training and within the past two years (i.e. not earlier than 1 January 2018) and should not have been published in any peer-reviewed journal previously, or presented at an international conference/meeting. Of particular interest are abstracts in the following areas: outbreak investigations, implementation and evaluation of public health programs or surveillance activities, zoonoses and other intervention areas in applied epidemiology or public health practice.

Abstracts and presentations should emphasize how the findings were utilized to guide public health action.  All abstracts should be submitted online at

Please follow the link below to find more details on the conference sub-themes under which abstracts can be submitted and more details on the abstract format: