Preliminary programme

Preliminary programme

All sessions/presentations will take place in the Gambia Time Zone (GMT +0).

*Please note the program is subject to change

Day 1 – Monday, 1st November 2021

08:15-08:50 GMT

VIRTUAL MEETING ROOM 1

8:15 – 8:20 Welcome address by Vice President The Gambia Chapter
8:20 – 8:25 Address by the Director General, West Africa Health Organization (WAHO)
8:25 – 8:45 Goodwill Messages by Sister Colleges
President, West African College of Surgeons
- President, West African College of Nursing
- President, West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacy
- President, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria
- Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons
- Liberia College of Physicians and Surgeons
- Sierra Leone College of Physicians and Surgeons
8:45 – 8:50 Address by the Honourable Minister of Health, The Gambia

08:50-09:00 GMT

VIRTUAL MEETING ROOM 1

9:00 – 10:15 Admission of new Members
10:15 – 11:30 Admission of new Fellows
11:30 – 11:45 Presentation of College Prizes

11:45-12:05 GMT

VIRTUAL MEETING ROOM 1

11:45 – 11:50 Address by College President
11:50 – 11:55 Address by the Director, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa-CDC)
11:55 – 12:00 Address by the Head of State (or his representative) and declaration of the Annual General and Scientific Meeting Open – to be confirmed.
12:00 – 12:05 Welcome Video

VIRTUAL MEETING ROOM 1

Session Chair: Dr Maxwell Anah, (FWACP)

Attaining SDG3 Maternal Newborn and child Health related targets in West Africa: Challenges of inequities and inequalities - Professor Angela Okolo (FWACP), Nigeria

Day 2 – Tuesday, 2nd November 2021

VIRTUAL MEETING ROOM 1

Session Chair: Dr Henry Lawson (FWACP)

Universal health Coverage: Beyond the slogan – Dr Oshun Enabulele (FWACP), Nigeria
Universal health Coverage in the post-Covid-19 era – Dr Adaeze Oreh (FWACP), Nigeria
Improving health indices through strengthening primary care – Dr Akye Essuman (FWACP), Ghana
Challenges and prospects of accessibility to essential health services – Dr Mohammadou Kabir Cham (FWACP), The Gambia

VIRTUAL MEETING ROOM 2

Session Chairs: Dr Beate Kampmann (FRCPCH) & Dr Ed Clarke (FRCPCH)

Vaccine science at MRC Gambia and with West-African Partnerships – Dr Beate Kampmann (FRCPCH) & Dr Ed Clarke (FRCPCH), The Gambia
New vaccines against meningitis and pneumonia in West Africa - Dr Magnus Ochoge (FWACP), The Gambia
Vaccinating pregnant women to protect their babies- example of RSV - Dr Claire Oluwalana (FNPMCN), The Gambia
Vaccine Confidence in West Africa – do we need to be concerned – Ms. Penda Johm (MSc), The Gambia
Gaps in Vaccine coverage in West Africa - Dr Oghenebrume Wariri (FWACP),The Gambia

VIRTUAL MEETING ROOM 3

Session Chair: Dr Olayinka Omigbodun (FWACP)

Mental Health of children and adolescents – Dr Bellah-Awusah (FWACP), Nigeria
Mental health policy and practice in the sub-region - Dr Jibril Abdul Malik (FWACP), Nigeria
The person behind the white coat: work and mental health among doctors in the sub-region - Dr Sheila Appiah-Pippim (MWACP), Ghana
Grandmothers treating depression: lessons from the Friendship Bench Zimbabwe- Dr Dixon Chibanda (PhD), Zimbabwe
Mental Health Advocacy in Nigeria: a case study on how the lessons from the past can change the future - Dr Victor Ugo (MSc), Nigeria

10:45-11:00 GMT

VIRTUAL MEETING ROOM 1

Session Chairs:
Dr. Linda Foray, (FWACP)
Dr. Rose Jallah Macauley, (FWACP)

Speakers - TBA

VIRTUAL MEETING ROOM 2

Session Chairs:
Dr. Martin Ota, (FWACP)
Dr. Olubukola Idoko, (FWACP)

Speakers - TBA

VIRTUAL MEETING ROOM 3

Session Chairs:
Dr. Aida Sylla, (FWACP)
Dr. Akwasi Osei, (FWACP)

Speakers - TBA

14:00-16:45 GMT

Day 3 – Wednesday, 3rd November 2021

VIRTUAL MEETING ROOM 1

Session Chairs:
Dr. Olubukola Idoko, (FWACP)
Dr. Effua Usuf, (FWACP)

The need for clinician scientists in healthcare and research – Dr Tumani Corrah (PPWACP), The Gambia
Training and Mentorship for a Research Career - Dr Uduak Okomo (FWACP), The Gambia
Attracting funding for research in West Africa - Dr Ifedayo Adetifa (FWACP), The Gambia
How West African Clinician-Scientists can Bridge the Research-to-Publication Gap - Dr Seye Abimbola (PhD), Australia

10:30-10:45 GMT

VIRTUAL MEETING ROOM 1

Session Chair: Dr Ifedayo Adetifa (FWACP) , The Gambia

Clinical trials for SARS-CoV-2 vaccines on the African continent – Prof. Shabir Mahdi (PhD), South Africa
Challenges and lessons from SARS-CoV-2- Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu (FFPH), Nigeria
Development of SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test and plans for vaccine production in Senegal - Dr Amadou Alpha Sall (PhD), Senegal
Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in Africa and immunity induced by natural infection – Dr Kondwani Jambo (PhD), Malawi
Equity in vaccine access - Dr Chizoba Wonodi (DrPH), USA

VIRTUAL MEETING ROOM 1

Session Chairs:
Dr. Prudence Wachinou, (FWACP)
Dr. Amma B. Akwasi-Kuma, (FWACP)

Speakers – TBA

VIRTUAL MEETING ROOM 2

Session Chairs:
Dr. Yveline Houenou, (FWACP)
Dr. Karen Forrest, (FRCP)

Speakers – TBA

VIRTUAL MEETING ROOM 3

Session Chairs:
Dr. Effua Usuf, (FWACP)

Speakers – TBA