Background

Heath Security Agenda:

The Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) was launched in February 2014, to advance a world safe and secure from infectious disease threats, to bring together nations from all over the world to make new, concrete commitments, and to elevate global health security as a national leaders-level priority.

The vision of GHSA:

is a world safe and secure from global health threats posed by infectious diseases – where we can prevent or mitigate the impact of naturally occurring outbreaks and accidentally or intentional release of dangerous pathogens, rapidly detect and transparently report outbreaks when they occur and employ an interconnected global network that can respond effectively and limit the spread of infectious diseases outbreak in humans and animals, mitigate human suffering and the loss of human life, and reduce economic impact.

Capital City 2019:

The Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN) is breaking away from the norm, by using its annual scientific conference this year, to focus on how the lofty goals of the GHSA could be advanced through an interconnected network of medical laboratories, in both public and clinical settings, that is capacitated to rapidly detect, and transparently report disease outbreaks in Nigeria and other sub-Saharan Africa countries.

Objectives

The objectives of the conference include:

  1. To  x-ray the goals, programs and activities implementation of the GHSA, and how these have helped  strengthened  the capacity of medical laboratories in public health and clinical settings, to rapidly detect, and transparently report disease outbreaks in Nigeria, or otherwise, in the last 5 years;
  2. To galvanize attention of the government and people from key GHSA sectors, to the GHSA goals and how these can serve as veritable platforms and opportunities for a strengthened medical laboratory networks in sub-Saharan Africa.
  3. To engage medical laboratory, public heath, global health experts to propose strategic steps and systems strengthening priorities for medical laboratories that are essential to achieve the goals and aspirations of the GHSA.
  4. To create fora and opportunities for networking and collaboration between local and international experts on GHSA, medical laboratory scientists, public and global health practitioners, researchers, captains of industries, policy makers , laboratory product manufacturers and vendors, and health services and products consumers.
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Payment codes eligible to Register Conference Fees January to June 31st 2019

Call For Abstracts

The Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN) International Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) tagged “Capital City 2019” is poised to inform the narrative and quality of evidence on global health security in sub-Saharan Africa with the theme: Global Health Security: The Medical Laboratory Agenda for Sub Sahara Africa.

  1. Track 1: Biosafety and Biosecurity
  2. Track 2: Laboratory Leadership and Quality Management
  3. Track 3: Laboratory based Surveillance
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Call for Expression of Interest for Event Management

The conference is scheduled to hold from September 2 – 5, 2019, at the prestigious International Conference Centre (ICC) Abuja, with an estimated five thousand (5000) Medical Laboratory Scientists, Public and Global Health Experts, Pathologists, Agricultural Scientists, Security Experts, Policy Makers, Academia, and Civil Society Organizations.

Call for Expression of Interest for the Provision of Catering Services

To this end, the Association is seeking the services of reputable catering organizations with requisite experience, to provide outdoor-catering services to all participants for the duration of the conference.

Meet Our Speakers

These are some of our speakers who will anchor different section of the conference

Keynote Speaker

The Principal Deputy, Division of Global Health Protection, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia, United State of America

Dr. Kashef Ijaz
The Principal Deputy, Division of Global Health Protection, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia, United State of America
    GUEST SPEAKERS

    Dr. Daniel Duvall
    Program Director, Division of Global Health Protection, CDC, Nigeria
      Dr. Pawan Angra
      Global Health Security Program, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia, United State of America
        Dr. Bharat Parekh
        International Laboratory Branch, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia, United State of America
          Dr. Eileen Burk
          Global Fund Program, Geneva, Switzerland
            Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu
            Director, Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, Nigeria
              Dr. Dhamari Naidoo
              World Health Emergencies Program, WHO, Nigeria
                Dr. Patrick Nguku
                Chief of Party, AFENET, Nigeria
                  Prof. Alash’le Abimiku
                  University of Maryland, Baltimore, United State of America
                    Prof. Iruka Okeke
                    University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
                      Prof. Oyewale Tomori
                      National Laboratory Technical Working Group, Nigeria
                        PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

                        ARRIVALS/CHECK-IN AND REGISTRATIONS

                        Date: September 1, 2019

                        Time: 07:00AM - 09:00PM

                        Young Laboratory Scientists Summit

                        Date: September 2, 2019

                        Time: 09:00 - 12:00

                        Guild of Medical Laboratory Directors Forum

                        Date: September 2, 2019

                        Time: 01:00 - 04:00

                        Sponsors

                        THEME:

                         

                        Global Health Security: The Medical Laboratory Agenda for Sub Sahara Africa

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                        Garki, Abuja
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