The 32nd Biennial Conference of the Ghana Science Association (GSA) will be held in collaboration with other stakeholders virtually via Zoom as follows:
DATE: Wednesday 6th – Friday 8th October 2021
THEME: Mitigating COVID-19 Pandemic: The Quest for Scientific and Technological Innovations
The programme will feature a day’s Pre-Conference Workshop on Grant Proposal Writing, Plenary Scientific Sessions and Biennial General Meeting (BGM)
The Scientific Sessions will cover all aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
TOPIC: Grant Proposal Writing
DATE: Tuesday, 5th October 2021
TIME: 10.00am – 2.00pm
- Participants will grasp the skills to compare and contrast academic writing with grant proposal writing
- Participants will be provided with tips for writing successful grant proposals
- Participants will be provided with answers to questions about grant awards, guidelines, and the evaluation process
- Participants shall be given certificates of participation
REGISTRATION & FEES
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Click on the link to Register for the Pre-Conference Workshop: https://forms.gle/rjroFJycmcFjYQUK8
The following topics will feature during the plenary sessions:
- Mitigating COVID-19 Pandemic in Ghana: the Innovation landscape thus far
- COVID-19 Mitigation strategies; which one is working?
- Wellness in the midst of COVID-19 (Sporting exercise, Food and Nutrition)
- The role of Artificial Intelligence and Mathematical modelling in forecasting COVID-19 transmission and spread
- Point-of-care Diagnostics and surveillance of Infectious Diseases Research
Scientific sessions will run concurrently in the following groupings:
- Physical and Computational Sciences
- Biological, Medical and Veterinary Sciences
- Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
- Technological and Engineering Sciences
- Poster Presentations
Those wishing to participate in the Conference are requested to indicate so by completing an online Registration form via https://ghanascience.gov.gh/32nd-biennial-conference-registration-and-abstract-submission-form/
|Members (GH¢)||Non Members (GH¢)||Graduate Students (GH¢)||Undergraduate Students (GH¢)|
Please note that fees once paid are not refundable.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Participants wishing to present abstracts are kindly requested to submit same via the internet link below: https://ghanascience.gov.gh/32nd-biennial-conference-registration-and-abstract-submission-form/
Please Note that late Abstracts will NOT be accepted. All abstracts which fall in-line with the conference theme shall be given the first opportunity for oral presentation. In addition, other unrelated conference theme abstracts, submitted early enough shall also have oral presentation opportunity on first come first served basis. All other accepted abstracts that may not have oral presentation opportunity will be presented by poster.
Payment of conference registration fee as stated above, made not later than 1st August 2021, would guarantee one’s accepted abstract(s) for both oral and poster presentation to be published in the book of abstracts.
Full texts for papers can be submitted before or after the Conference.
(Note: Accepted conference papers will be refereed and published in the Journal of the Ghana Science Association). Authors should strictly conform to guidelines contained in the accompanying instructions to authors.
The following format should be strictly adhered to in submitting abstracts:-
- Title of Paper in Capitals and Centered
- Name(s) and Full Address(es) of Author(s)
- E-mail Address and Telephone Number of corresponding Author
- Name of Institution should be written in full and not abbreviated
- Abstracts should not exceed 250 words
- Abstracts should be done using Microsoft Word and sent via online form https://ghanascience.gov.gh/32nd-biennial-conference-registration-and-abstract-submission-form/
- Abstracts should be one and half line spaced and must include: (1) Objective (2) Methodology (3) Results (4) Conclusion.
JOURNAL OF THE GHANA SCIENCE ASSOCIATION
INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
The editorial office requires a soft copy of a paper, preferably in a Microsoft Word format, previously unpublished, complete with title, name(s) and address(es) of author(s) and abstract of not more than 250 words in English. Manuscripts should be typed (using Times New Roman font, size 12) double-spaced. Pages must be numbered, beginning from the Title Page. Unless otherwise stated, the first named author of a joint publication will be taken as the corresponding author. Please provide phone numbers and e-mail. Manuscripts should be sent to the email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The structure of the main text should be in the following order: 1. Introduction, 2. Method, 3. Results, 4. Discussion, and 5. Conclusion. These headings should be typed in lowercase but boldface (left aligned) and numbered 1, 2, 3, etc. Subsections of these (except conclusion) should be numbered, e.g., 1.1 (heading typed normal) and 1.1.1 (heading typed in italics), etc. for further subsections. The above order should be followed by Acknowledgements and References.
The abstract should be typed in block, i.e., without paragraphs or subdivisions; and should give a comprehensive summary of the paper. It should be able to stand by itself and should incorporate objective, methodology results and conclusion. Keywords are not required.
References should be given in the text by indicating author(s) and year of publication. When a reference is part of a sentence it should be cited as: Menyeh and O’Reilly, (1991); Menyeh et al. (1997), but when it is inserted within a sentence it should be: (Menyeh and O’Reilly, 1991); (Menyeh et al., 1997), etc. Only references cited in the text should be listed in alphabetical order (with names of all contributors, not, for example, Menyeh et al…) at the end of the paper.
In other words, references which are not cited in the text cannot be listed.
The following are examples:
Book Reference: [In the following order: Name of author(s), year of publication, title of book, publisher, place of publication and the numbers for the referenced pages, e.g., “O’Reilly, W. (1984). Rock and Mineral Magnetism, Blackie, Glasgow, pp. 120-125”].
Journal Reference: [e.g., Menyeh, A. and O’Reilly, W. (1991). The magnetization process in monoclinic pyrrhotite particles containing few domains, Geophysical Journal International, 104, 387-399]. Names of periodicals should be abbreviated according to the World List of Scientific Periodicals. However, if in doubt, the full name of the journal should be given. The above journal, for example, should be abbreviated as: Geophys. J. Int.
Conference Proceedings: [e.g. Ofosu-Asiedu, A. (1997). “The Wood Industry and the Environment”. In: A. Menyeh, S. Osafo Acquaah and W. O. Ellis (Eds.), Proceedings of the 20th Biennial Conference, Kumasi, 4th August, 1997, pp.19-34].
Reference from a book edited by one or more persons [e.g., Kullerud, G. (1971). “Experimental techniques in dry sulfide research”. In: G. C. Ulmer (Ed.), Research techniques” for high pressure and high temperature, Springer-Verlag, New York, pp.288-315].
The maximum size for a Table should be 150 mm x 200 mm and it should be without an outside border as well as lines for row and column entries. However, only headings for the columns should be enclosed between top and bottom borders: Tables should be numbered consecutively and referred to in the text [e.g., (Table 1)]. The titles should be typed on top in Boldface [e.g., Table 1. Variation of Temperature with…]. Indicate in pencil in the right-hand margin, the desired location of Tables.
S.I. units should be used throughout the text. Use negative indices instead of / and leave a space between numbers and symbols [e.g. 1.5 m s-1, not 1.5 ms-1or 1.5 m/s]
Equations should be typed in Math. Mode [i.e. z = ax + by]. If there are more than one equations, they should be numbered consecutively [e.g. z = ax + by … (1)]. For clarity, indicate in words, in the right-hand margin, the name of any Greek symbol the first time it is used in the text.
Each manuscript will be refereed by at least two reviewers.
Proofs will be sent to authors. They must be returned quickly to ensure a high speed of publication.
PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES
The detailed programme of activities shall be included in the second announcement
Please send all enquiries to: –
The Scientific Coordinator,
Ghana Science Association,
P. O. Box LG 7,
Tel: 0302-732605, 0244-986310