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The OWSD Fifth General Assembly and International Conference on 'Women In Science and Technology for the Developing World' will be held in Kuwait from 16 to 19 May 2016. The event is being generously hosted by the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) and it aims to encourage collaboration and exchange of knowledge& experience among OWSD members and participants. The themes are:

  • Gender and Leadership
  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Science and Technology
  • Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Health and Medicine
  • OWSD Programme Success, OWSD Membership Drive and OWSD National Chapters

On 16 and 19 May the OWSD Executive Board will convene the OWSD General Assembly and, in accordance with the Statutes, members will elect the new Executive Board. This is an exciting opportunity for OWSD members to participate in the decision-making processes of the Organization.

OWSD members should submit their abstract for oral or poster presentations by 30 January 2016 and will be informed by the Scientific Committee if their abstract has been accepted by 25 February 2016. The cost of accommodation and meals for the period of the meeting will be provided only for those members who have abstracts accepted. Please note that even if your abstract has been accepted you will need to pay for and arrange travel yourself. Regrettably OWSD cannot cover any travel costs. I encourage you to seek travel funds at an early stage, so as to ensure your participation.

Please make your abstract is clear and engaging to a broad scientific audience. Members are welcome to attend even if their abstracts have not been accepted, but will need to cover all costs, including hospitality and travel themselves.

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