May 2018

Deadline: June 4, 2018 Dates: November 7-8, 2018 Venue: University of NeuchâtelAbout the workshop The Swiss Public Health Conference 2018 focuses on the contribution of social sciences on population’s health. A good understanding of health determinants not only offers options to complement the health care system but also helps to understand why Switzerland is often struggling to introduce effective health policies and how this situation can be overcome.The conference is aimed at public health experts from research and practice and is intended to show the full scope of the conference theme. It is designed to provide inspiration and ideas why a good theory is needed for a good practice and shows concrete options for actions.Abstracts may be submitted as follows: Forms of presentation   Poster The selection of posters should reflect the great variety of public health topics in Switzerland. The posters will remain hanging throughout the

[caption id="attachment_6622" align="alignleft" width="410"] CARTA Fellows participate in the REDCap Regional Training in Nairobi, Kenya. PHOTO/EKILONZO[/caption]CARTA held a successful three-day regional REDCap data management training workshop for CARTA fellows in Nairobi, Kenya from May 8-10, 2018. REDCap also Research Electronic Data Capture in full, is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases.The 35 fellows, from Cohort seven and eight, were drawn from the East and Southern Africa region. They attended the one-of-its-kind workshop where they learned how to use the REDCap software for data collection and dataset management.  The three-day intensive training was spearheaded by CARTA Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Emmanuel Otukpa, and was co-facilitated by an expert on the software, Mapule Nhlapho, from the University of the Witwatersrand Biomedical Informatics Center.The fellows gained skills on longitudinal data collection along with advanced data management techniques. They also were taken

Deadline: June 1 Dates: October 1 – 6, 2018Venue: Nairobi, KenyaWorkshop aimTo equip CARTA post-doctoral early career researchers and other researchers to develop a successful and substantial proposal for a personal award to support their research, a research grant or large project that they will lead.Workshop learning objectivesTo write a proposal that answers a research question that is in the participant’s area of expertise To understand how to structure and write the proposal including literature review, methodology, methods including analysis plans, and impact plans To understand the process of developing a research proposal including identifying funding sources, tailoring a proposal to funding sources, drawing on expertise, developing a budget, management plan, and dissemination strategy. To seek and receive a critique of research ideas and plans and to integrate feedback into a proposal To successfully work to a submission deadline.Workshop structure