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CelebrateLAB® West Africa Conference 2023

April 25 - 28, 2023
Shehu Musa Yar’adua Centre, Abuja, Nigeria

Theme: "Empowering the Laboratory for Surveillance, Research, and Early Detection of Emerging and Re-Emerging Diseases”

Conference Schedule

Main Auditorium
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10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Registration
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Blood Donor Drive
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | World Malaria Day Symposium
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. |  Research and Innovation in Africa Showcase
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. |  Opening Ceremony/VIP Reception

Main Auditorium

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. |  Welcome/Housekeeping
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.Workshop I – African Initiatives to Respond to Diagnostic Human Resource Capacity Needs
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.Workshop III – Laboratory Profession Pathway – (Sustainable through National Approved Scheme of Service)
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.Workshop V – Assurance of Patient Safety through the Clinical Laboratory Value Chain
4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.Workshop VII – Medical Laboratory Science Regulation in West Africa: The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria experience

Atrium Gallery

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.Workshop II – Building Professional Capacity in Clinical Research to Improve Response to Emerging Epidemics and Pandemics
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.Workshop IV – Diagnostics and Vaccines for Africa
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.Workshop V – Applied Biosafety/Biosecurity Issues in Medical Laboratories in an Era of Emerging & Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases
4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.Workshop VIII – Developing the Capacity and Expertise of Professionals in Clinical Trials: Addressing Challenges of Processes and Regulations in Relation to Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases

Main Auditorium

8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Workshop IX – Blood Banking – Apheresis
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. |  Workshop XI – Combating Antimicrobial Resistance in Africa: Strategies, Challenges, and Suggestions for Success
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.Workshop XIII – Understanding the Rise of Cardiometabolic Diseases in the Era of Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases/Hematology
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.Workshop XV – Biogenetic Implications of Lassa Fever Virus Transmission, recent Epidemics in West Africa, and Public Health Challenges
4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. |  Closing

Atrium Gallery

8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Workshop X – Exploring the Intersection of Tech Transfer, Innovation, and Bio-banking in West Africa and Beyond
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Workshop XII – Synergizing Competency and Quality in the Laboratory for Early Detection of Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.Workshop XIV – The Role of Emergency Care Services in Surveillance and Pandemic Preparedness 
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.Workshop XVI – The Role of National Public Health Institutes in Epidemics and Pandemic: from Ebola to Covid-19

Session
Description

  • Main Auditorium
    Workshop I: African Initiatives to Respond to Diagnostic Human Resource Capacity Needs
  • Atrium Gallery
    Workshop II: Building Professional Capacity in Clinical Research to Improve Response to Emerging Epidemics and Pandemics
  • Main Auditorium
    Workshop III: Laboratory Profession Pathway- (Sustainable through National Approved Scheme of Service)
  • Atrium Gallery
    Workshop IV: Diagnostic and Vaccines for Africa

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Research and Innovation

Research and Innovation in Africa Research Showcase

April 26, 2023 – 2 PM – 3:30 PM

  • Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, nimr.gov.ng
  • College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, University of Sierra Leone, usl.edu.sl
  • Joint West African Research Group, JWARG
  • Partnership for Research on Vaccines and Infectious Diseases in Liberia, PREVAIL

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News and
Media

Conference Sponsors

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