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INTRODUCTION

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi, will hold its Annual International Conference during the University of Nairobi’s 2024 Research Week. The theme of this Conference is: “Harnessing Research in Veterinary Science for Resilience and Sustainability of Communities.  Research within animal science must largely focus on supporting human development, which is constantly threatened by major factors such as climate change, antimicrobial resistance, and emerging and re-emerging diseases.

This conference is multi-disciplinary and will bring together experts to share best practices and the latest developments in Veterinary Science through conference presentations and exhibitions. The 3-day Conference will run from 30th October to 1st November 2024.  In addition, a Cooperate Social Responsibility activity will be held on Saturday 2nd November 2024 at Dagoretti Centre.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

The main objective of the conference will be to provide researchers, Animal Health and Production practitioners, postgraduate students and other stakeholders from universities, research institutions, industry and other experts an opportunity to showcase their research output. Specifically, the conference will provide:

  1. An opportunity through which impactful research findings and products will be released in the global market.
  2. An opportunity through which participants will learn, deliberate and share information and ideas on animal science for the development of humanity.
  3. An opportunity for networking and collaboration.

 

MAIN THEME

Harnessing Research in Veterinary Science for Resilience and Sustainability of Communities

Sub-Themes:

  1. Current Advances in disease diagnosis and management
  2. Antimicrobial Use and Resistance
  3. Animal Welfare
  4. Surveillance, AI, Big data and modeling
  5. Digital technology in animal health and production
  6. Food safety
  7. Animal Feeds
  8. Policy and legislation – Livestock sector
  9. Vaccine Development and use
  10. Animal diseases and production in arid areas
  11. Conventional and alternative medicinal products
  12. Gender Roles in Animal Health Production
  13. Climate Change and One Health
  14. Wildlife Management and Conservation
  15. Fisheries Management and Aquaculture
  16. Pre-clinical Research in Veterinary Medicine

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Abstracts must bear the title, name of presenting author and co-authors, affiliation details and the email of the presenting author.
  • Abstract title should be limited to 15 words and in upper case font.
  • Abstract text must be limited to at most 400 words, font 12, double space, Times New Roman
  • The subtheme under which the abstract is submitted must be indicated after the title
  • Abstracts should include Background, Aims/objectives, Methods, Key Results and Conclusions with an indication of how work can help to overcome real-life challenges.
  • Once the abstracts are accepted, the authors must register and pay the registration fees for their abstracts to be included in the final program.
  • Submission of an abstract acknowledges your acceptance that the abstract and the research findings will be peer-reviewed and published in the conference proceedings. Authors of the accepted abstracts must submit their full presentations or papers before September 30, 2024.
  • The conference attendance shall attract CPD points for the period indicated as assigned by Kenya Veterinary Board.
  • The registration fees for all participants shall be as the following categories:

Registration Fees

Undergraduate students Ksh. 500.00
Postgraduate student Ksh. 2000.00 or USD 15
Para-Veterinarians Ksh. 3000.00 or USD 23.19
UoN Staff/Researchers Ksh. 5000.00 or USD 38.64
Registered Veterinarians Ksh. 5000.00 or USD 38.64
East African Citizens Kshs. 5000.00 or USD 46.37
All Virtual participants 2000.00 or USD 15.46
International participants Kshs. 10,000.00 or USD 77.29

 

Abstracts are to be submitted via email to the Organizing Committee through the email vetmed-conf@uonbi.ac.ke  before 10th August 2024