Greetings from the CLIC 2021 Organizing Committee.

Prof. Ian Couper

Ukwanda Centre for
Rural Health

Professor of Rural Health, Department of Global Health
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

After considering several possibilities and following in-depth consultations, we are excited to announce that the CLIC 2021 conference will be going ahead as a fully virtual event over the period 10 – 13 October 2021, the same dates as originally planned.

Despite not being able to welcome you in our wonderful country, we hope still to be able to offer you a truly African conference that conveys our theme, “Returning to our Roots: Vision and Values”. Details of the programme will be made available in due course, but we hope to enable colleagues from all over the world to participate in a number of live sessions during the course of each day, while also providing access to listen in to recorded sessions. We aim to maximise interaction, which is always a feature of CLIC conferences, in all our sessions, despite the distances that separate us, so that we can continue to support each other and build our community of practice.

The abstract submissions are open again, and we welcome the submission of proposals for a range of innovative presentations and workshops. The site is also open for registration. We hope that many people will join and support this first fully virtual CLIC meeting. If you are not able to attend but would still like to support the conference in some way, please make contact with us.

Should you require any further information, or have any questions, we will do our best to provide you with the information.

We need the whole CLIC community – old and new members alike – to come together and make the CLIC 2021 conference a success.