Clinical Microbiology Conference

Thursday, 28 September 2023
10:30 am | Hall 4 - Main Room

26-28 September 2023

Landmark Centre, Lagos, Nigeria

Meet our speakers


Thursday, 28 September 2023


10:30 | Welcome and Opening Remarks
            Dr Abdul Karim Sesay, Assistant Professor; Head of Genomics Strategic Core Platform at the Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia at the London             School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (MRCG at LSHTM), Banjul, Gambia

Session 1

10:45 | Country Capacity in Handling of Infectious Diseases

            Prof Augustine Onyeaghala, Professor, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Professor, Medical Laboratory Science, Chrisland University, Ogun State,             Nigeria

            • Dr Aliu Israel, National Laboratory Manager, Cerba Lancet Africa, Lagos, Nigeria
            • Dr Funmilola Aduke Mapayi, Medical Laboratory Director,
Total Healthcare Diagnostics, Ibadan, Nigeria

11:25 | Q&A

Session 2

12:00 | Lessons Learned from COVID-19

            Paulinus Offutalu, Acting Director / Laboratory Manager, IVD Department & Principal Investigator, Public Health In Vitro Diagnostic Control Laboratory -             (ISO 17025:2017 Accredited), Head, South West Zone, Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria, Lagos, Nigeria, Member, World Health             Organization (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on In vitro Diagnostics (SAGE IVD), Geneva, Switzerland, National Secretary, MLSCN In vitro             Diagnostics Technical Committee

            • Dr Nosakhare O. Osakue, Lecturer in Medical Laboratory Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Anambra, Nigeria
            • Hamdalat Bolajoko,
Global Fund RSSH/C19RM Grant, National Agency for the Control of Aids, Abuja, Nigeria

12:30 | Q&A

12:45 | Lunch break | Exhibition visit

Session 3

13:45 | Preparedness for Next Pandemic

            Dr Toyosi Y. Raheem, Head, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology Department, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Lagos, Nigeria

            • Dr Easter Nwokah, Lecturer in Medical Laboratory Science, Rivers State University, Rivers State, Nigeria
            • Dr Omosigho Omoruyi Pius, A
ssociate Prof. Medical Microbiology and Virology, Head of Department and Assistant Dean. Department of Medical                              Laboratory Science, Faculty of Applied Health Science, Edo State University Uzairue, Edo State, Nigeria

14:30 | Q&A

14:45 | Coffee break | Exhibition visit

Session 4

15:30 | Establishing Surveillance Network: Joining the dots.

            Prof Oduola Abiola, Prof of Chemical Pathology and Molecular Neuroscience/Director of Academic Planning and Monitoring, Bowen University, Osun             State, Nigeria

            Dr Opeyemi Olufeyisola Adesina,
Haematologist and Blood Transfusion Scientist, Lecturer, Babcock University, Ogun State, Nigeria

16:15 | Q&A

16:30 | End of conference