In an effort to create a platform for Epidemiologists and Public Health Physicians to share their scientific works with the larger audience, NCDC/NFELTP organized the 2nd annual scientific conference held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria from July 3-7, 2017. The theme of the conference was "strengthening one health through field epidemiology training".
The objectives of the conference were-
- Provide residents and graduates of the program a forum to share their findings from their field based activities
- Provide a training opportunity for the trainees on scientific communication
- Provide an opportunity for epidemiological networking and partnership
- Forum to discuss pertinent public health issues
The event was declared open by the Minister for Health who was represented by Hajiya Binta Bello, Permanent secretary, Federal Ministry for Health. In attendance were representatives from Federal Ministires, State Ministires, Other MDAs, United State Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USAID, WHO, Africa CDC, GIS, MDAs, Universities and Research Institutions, University of Maryland and other implementing partners.
Seasoned researchers on one health made presentations and anchored sessions. Questions were asked at the end of each presentation and participants left the venue more informed than they ever were.
The conference created opportunities for graduates and residents of NFELTP to showcase their contributions to solving public health issues and to network with wider public health community as they develop a common agenda to address critical public health challenges in Nigeria and beyond. The conference was held from 5 – 7 July 2017 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria and was preceded with pre-conference workshops held from 3rd – 4th July, 2017.
There were 54 oral and 80 oral–poster presentations, with 6 plenary sessions. The presentations covered various sub-themes ranging from outbreak investigations and response, case management, health system strengthening, vaccine preventable diseases, communicable diseases and surveillance. Furthermore, the key note speakers excellently presented topics assigned to them and charged everyone seated to do something and not just to listen.
The conference also featured a cultural night that was sponsored by NFELTP alumni during which awards were presented to outstanding presenters.
Author : Admin
Date Published : 2017-07-17 03:29:14
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