Inaugural Women in Malaria Conference
1st conference of the Women in Malaria initiative
Save the dates: March 22-24, 2021
This will be a remote event
Brief overview from the organizers
The goal of this conference is to highlight the outstanding contributions of female scientists in the field, provide equal opportunities of participation to WiM from the early stages of the scientific career, and guarantee the inclusiveness in the selection with a balanced participation of scientists from various countries. Specifically, each session will feature 2 keynotes, including both earlier career and a more established speaker.
As well as show casing outstanding science, another motivation is that instead of thinking about virtual conferences being a pandemic-motivated mitigation option, WiM wants to take the lead on what future conferences can look like, given recent discussions on the impact of travel for work-life balance, on researchers from low resource countries, and climate change. To facilitate these goals, the WiM conference will be accompanied with workshops on peer-mentoring, leadership and shaping the future of WiM.