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The 5th Annual Medical Research and Mentorship Symposium
Effective Mentoring Towards Enhancing Research Integrity in Africa 

The Paediatric Centre of Excellence, University Teaching Hospitals, Lusaka, Zambia

24th-25th November, 2023 

Hybrid: Virtual (zoom) and InPerson

The 5th Medical Research and Career Mentorship Symposium is an annual event held to promote research among medical students and young doctors who are the future of the health system. This year, Pan-African Organization for Health Education and Research (POHER) will host the symposium in collaboration with Copperbelt University School of Medicine (CBUSOM), and South Sudan Medical Students' Association (SSMSA).

The symposium also emphasizes the importance of mentorship and provides information on the various career paths in Medicine.  


See our preprint about the benefits of last year’s symposium on medRxiv - Educational Impact of a Research and Mentoring Symposium Emphasizing Formative Feedback for Medical Students and Early Career Doctors in Africa.

The theme for this year's symposium is: Effective Mentoring Towards Enhancing Research Integrity in Africa. It will be held on the 24th-25th of November 2023 as a hybrid event.



We invite you to support our cause.
Donate to the Medical research and mentorship symposium 2023 GoFundMe


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A paid registration is required to attend the symposium. You can pay by using a credit/debit card, PayPal, or MTN Zambia mobile money +260765144114.  If you are unable to use any of the payment methods, please send an email to:


After you make a payment, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with links to the Zoom Webinars for the symposium. 

(Please check your Spam or Junk folder if you don't see the confirmation email in your Inbox.)


Please note that you will be required to fill out your details on the Zoom Webinar registration pages. This allows you to receive your unique zoom links for the symposium. 


If you paid using MTN  Zambia mobile money, your registration will only be approved after payment is confirmed. Please visit the Proof of Payment link to upload a screenshot of your payment.



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Dr Duncan Chanda

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Dr Margaret Kasaro

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Dr Azza Idris

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Dr Chileshe Mabula-Bwalya

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Dr Nyembezi Moyo

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Dr Patricia Shinondo

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Dr Catherine Muyeba

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Prof Hannah Simonds

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Dr Ignatius Esene


Call for Abstracts

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Submit using this link:

Scientific abstracts and case reports are invited for oral or poster presentation from medical students and recent medical graduates in Africa.


Submission Deadline: 27 August 2023, 23:59 CAT

  • Submit for a chance to present in-person or virtually.  

  • Best written submissions eligible for travel grant and/or cash prizes


  1. Must be currently enrolled in MEDICAL SCHOOL or a HEALTHCARE/BIOMEDICAL related UNDERGRADUATE program at an African Institution/ University OR must have graduated from such a program in 2022 or 2023

  2.  Abstract to be submitted must be based on research related to healthcare or biomedicine

  3. The PRESENTING AUTHOR needs to be the same as the CORRESPONDING AUTHOR


You can find guidelines for submission and apply here:

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