Professor Shinga Feresu , 

Conference Chair & Keynote Speaker

Adjunct Professor University of Fort Hare

South Africa


Professor Peter S. Nyasulu, 

Conference co-Chair & Keynote Speaker

University of Stellenbosh

South Africa

Conference theme

"Epidemiologic and Biostatistical skills Useful for Transformation of Public Health in Africa"


About the Conference

SATA conference invites all the participants from all over the world to attend The International Conference on Biostatistics and Epidemiology during October, 22 - 24, 2018, CAPE TOWN - SOUTH AFRICA.  The conference includes keynote presentations, Oral talks, Small scale workshops, Poster presentations, and Exhibitions. The Conference will strive to offer plenty of networking opportunities, providing you with the opportunity to meet and interact with the leading industries, scientists, researchers, friends, and colleagues as well as sponsors and exhibitors.
The conference will bring together healthcare professionals across all fields related to epidemiology career, biostatistics and public health practitioner globally. This includes but is not limited to biostatistician, epidemiologists, veterinarians, microbiologists, clinicians, public health professionals, communication specialists, statisticians, social scientist environmental health experts, monitoring and evaluation experts, business professionals, foundation leaders, direct service providers, policymakers, researchers, academicians, advocates policymakers and others. The audience also includes representatives from National Public Health Institutes, members of Surveillance and disease-specific networks, and governmental, non-governmental and academic researchers from across Africa and the globe.

The conference also covers broad subject matter expertise in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, healthcare epidemiology, long-term care, research methods, clinical microbiology, patient safety and quality, implementation science, and networking and communication.


Conference highlight

Experts in Epidemiology and Biostatistics trained locally in Africa and Abroad, will impart knowledge on how to use both Epidemiology and Biostatistics to transform Public Health





















Benefits of Attending:

Exchange ideas and network with leading Biostatisticians, Epidemiologists, Veterinarians, Microbiologists, Clinicians, Public health professionals, Students, and researchers from more than 20 countries. The main aim is to impart knowledge on both Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and their Applications. The conference will discuss quantitative techniques that will help transform the health the public. The conference will also discuss ways to collaborate in putting quality initiatives in place throughout, using the Epidemiological and Biostatistical techniques for prevention of infections in communicable diseases, and for non-communicable disease. Approach to writing winning grants, and publications suited the Biostatistics and Epidemiology fields will be discussed. 


Participants can gain direct access to a core audience of professionals and decision-makers and can increase visibility through branding and networking at the conference


Participants can learn and discuss key news and challenges with senior level speakers.

With presentations, panel discussions, roundtable discussions, and workshops, we cover every topic pertinent to public health

Why Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is an exceptional location for the Congress. It is renowned as one of the world’s most outstanding cities in the world, with the sparkling Ocean and the towering Coast Mountains providing a unique and spectacular setting.  The SATA 2017 Conference will be held at the Cape Town Lodge Hotel right in the city center full of a welcoming atmosphere with wonderful space for both scientific presentations and commercial exhibition. The social program will highlight our special African cuisine, unique culture and arts, combined with the breath-taking natural beauty and pre- and post-congress workshops and tours will underscore the role of Cape Town as one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations.



1- Biostatistics

- Introduction to Biostatistical methods
- Data analysis methods pertinent to public health
- Statistics packages for data analysis
- Applying statistics to Biostatistics
- Application of Biostatistics to public health 
- Errors in measurement
- Regression Analysis
- Statistical Genetics
- Growing Biostatistics in Africa
- Newer Biostatistics methods  

2- Epidemiology

- Epidemiology Methods 

Epidemiology in Public Health

- Epidemiology in Medicine

- Epidemiology in Infectious Diseases

- Epidemiology in Tropical Diseases

- Epidemiology in Chronic Diseases

- Epidemiology and Genetics Research

- Epidemiology as applied to:

  • Oral Health,

  • Mental Health,

  • Pharmaceutical issues,

  • Microbiological issues,

  • Adolescence Health,

  • Maternal and Child Health,

  • Environmental and Occupational health,

  • Social determinates of health,

  • Public Policy and Administration

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