Ethics & Engagement across the Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes

Spring School 2017

The 2017 Spring School will be held in Durban, South Africa from 25-29 September.

This year we are calling it the Spring School (as opposed to Summer School) because September in South Africa is spring time. 

For useful resources to help you prepare for the Spring School, please go to this webpage: http://e-mops.ning.com/page/spring-school-2017-preparation-useful-general-information-for-new

[Photo from: https://www.rovos.com/journeys/durban-safari]

Our hosts this year are the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI).

Meeting locationBlue Waters Hotel, Durban

[Photo from the Blue Waters Hotel]

More information soon on meeting agenda, etc. 

In the meantime, please be aware of the following:

A) If you know you will be attending the Spring School, please check whether you require a visa to South Africa. 


In case you do need a visa, you will likely also need an invitation letter from us. Please let me (Dina) know as soon as possible so that I can arrange an invitation letter for you.

B) There will be a poster competition! 

1. The poster competition is open to all attending the Summer School, but Bursary Fellows and early-career researchers are especially encouraged.
Number of posters:
2. You may submit as many posters as you wish (but we will only cover the cost of printing one. You will have to pay for the printing of more posters yourself, or arrive with them already printed out).
Topic of posters:
3. We will leave it up to you to decide what your poster should focus on. Bursary Fellows, you might want to think about doing a poster on your project because then you’ll have a poster on your specific project that you can use for other events/conferences. If you already have such a poster, feel free to do something different.
Poster format:
4. Poster size must be A0 (33.1 x 46.8 inches), portrait orientation.  (If you make your poster based on the attached poster template, it will be the correct size and orientation).
5. If the poster includes any photographs, the quality of the photo should be high. Preferably equal to or bigger than 100 DPI.
6. In case you are interested, a sample poster template is provided here:GHBN_poster_templatev2.pptx
7. Your poster must include an acknowledgment to the GHBN and the GHBN Grant Number somewhere, e.g. the statement: "The Global Health Bioethics Network is funded by a Welcome Trust Strategic Award (096527)" - assuming of course that the work your poster features is work you are doing as part of the GHB Network.


8. Wednesday 13 September. Please email your poster to me and Anita Edwards at: AEdwards[at]ahri.org by this date in either PDF or PowerPoint format. 

If you cannot meet this deadline, please print your poster out at home, and bring it to the Summer School. Unfortunately, we will not be able to print out any posters received after this date.

C) Welcome Letter - this letter contains all the important logistics information you need to be aware of prior to the spring school. Please read it carefully!

D) Final Agenda!

E) Agenda for Wednesday day trip to Somkhele

F) Arrivals & Departures Table

G) Welcome to Durban. This document contains key safety tips. Please read it carefully.

H) Participant Bio Booklet (Updated!) Get to know your fellow participants here!

I) PowerPoint presentation template

We look forward to seeing you in Durban in September!

Comment by Dorcas Kamuya on September 23, 2017 at 16:55

Look forward to meeting everyone at the Spring school!
safe travels.

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