International conference on Women in Science and Technology in the Arab Countries

Kuwait City, Kuwait, April 21-23, 2013

This conference, the first of its kind, is organized to bring women in the Arab countries together to discuss how to foster women’s contribution to science and technology. Invited speakers representing women in the Arab countries as well as other regions will highlight topics related to science and technology, health and the environment as well as gender issues and leadership.

The conference is organized by the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) in collaboration with the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD The organizers of this conference are looking forward to welcome you to Kuwait for this important meeting.

Main Conference Themes:

 Women, leadership and gender issues

 Women and health

 Women, science and technology in the Arab world

 Women and environmentally sustainable development

Deadline for submission of abstracts; 7 December 2012

Guidelines for abstract submission

1. Please prepare your abstract in English, using single line spacing and Times New Roman font size 12. Abstracts should be submitted as word documents.

2. The maximum word count is 300, excluding title, authors’ names and affiliations.

3. The name of the presenting author should be underlined. Please include full contact details for this author and a short CV in a cover letter/e-mail message.

4. Please prepare a structured abstract including the following sub headings: a) Background b) Materials and methods c) Results d) Conclusions

5. Abstracts will be reproduced in the book of abstracts as received.

6. Please send your abstract and contact information of the presenting author to

Organizing committee: Dr Afaf Al-Nasser, KISR (chair)

Scientific committee: Mrs. Suad Al Hooti, KISR (chair)

For more information, please contact the conference Secretary Mr. Abdul Mutalab Sardar Al-Fraydoon E-mail:


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