Announcing the Keystone Symposia Conference on “Leveraging Genomic Diversity to Promote Animal and Human Health”

Submit an abstract and register today for Keystone Symposia’s upcoming conference on Leveraging Genomic Diversity to Promote Animal and Human Healthscheduled for November 25-29, 2018 at Speke Resort & Conference Centre in Kampala, Uganda. The conference is part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Global Health Travel Awards are for investigators from LMICs where the topic of the meeting is a particular importance. Scholarships, requiring submission of an abstract, are available to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from any nation. Short talk speakers will be chosen from all abstracts submitted by the abstract deadline. Read more

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GFBR meeting on ‘the ethics of data sharing and biobanking in health research’ – call now open

The Global Forum on Bioethics in Research (GFBR) will hold a two-day meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, on 13-14 November 2018 on the theme of the ethics of data sharing and biobanking in health research”.

As part of the upcoming meeting, the GFBR is seeking case studies that bring attention to key ethical issues that have emerged when conducting data sharing and biobanking in LMIC settings and proposals to participate in a session on guidance and policy issues.

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Conversation with Dr. Erik Bongcam-Rudloff, organizer of a workshop on Biobanking in Africa at Uppsala Health Summit 2018

One of the workshops at Uppsala Health Summit, “Biobanking for Global Cancer Care”, is devoted to the subject of building sustainable and locally managed biobanks in low-income countries. Find out more about the B3Africa project and the workshop being organized at the Uppsala Health Summit in this interview of Dr. Erik Bongcam-Rudloff, Professor of Bioinformatics at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden.uppsala health summit- article

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