Nigeria Centre For Disease Control/Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme 2nd Annual Scientific Conference

JULY 5TH - 7TH 2017, ABUJA

Theme: Strengthening One Health through Field Epidemiology Training


In a bid to create a platform for epidemiologists and public health physicians to share their scientific works with the larger public health audience, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (NFELTP) is organizing her 2nd annual scientific conference in Abuja 5th - 7th July 2017.

The theme of the conference is “Strengthening One Health through Field Epidemiology Training”. The NCDC is the premier National Public Health Institute in Nigeria as well a collaborating centre for the African Centre for Disease Control. Established in 2011, NCDC takes lead and coordinates response to the challenges of public health emergencies and enhances Nigeria’s preparedness and response to epidemics through prevention, detection and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Its core mandate is to detect, investigate, prevent and control diseases of national and international public health importance.

Established in 2008, NFELTP is a collaborative effort between NCDC,Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH),Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), University of Ibadan, Ahmadu Bello University and African Field Epidemiology Network(AFENET). The program is supported technically and financially by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The NFELTP has 3 distinct tracks namely, medical,veterinary and laboratory and trains applied epidemiology with an emphasis on one health approach.The conference theme is borne out of the need to demonstrate utility of the one health approach beyond training .Institutionalization of one health in disease prevention and control efforts in the Ministries of Health and Agriculture will help in addressing important public health issues at the human-animal interface.These include (but not limited to), zoonotic infectious diseases, food safety and antimicrobial resistance. NFELTP residents, graduates and other public health experts will highlight findings from their applied epidemiology field activity projects which include outbreak investigation, surveillance, secondary data analysis and planned protocol-based studies.This will emphasize the applied nature of training towards using field epidemiology to solve pertinent public health issues.The overall objectives of the conference are ;
1. Provide residents and graduates of the program a forum to share their findings from their field-based activities
2. Provide a training opportunity for the trainees on scientific communication
3. Provide an opportunity for epidemiological networking and partnership
4. Forum to discuss pertinent public health issues

AFENET Nigeria
50 Haile Selassie Street

Key Note Presentations

Institutionalization of One Health:Experiences From Several Countries

Prioritization of Zoonoses

Preventing the next pandemic Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

Role of National Public Health Institutes



Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu CEO Nigeria Centre For Disease Control

Topic: Cerebrospinal meningitis in Nigeria: an outbreak, a response and lessons learnt


Dr Kariuki Njenga Professor at Washington State University (WSU),USA & the Country Director of the WSU-Global Health Program,Kenya

Topic:Institutionalization of One Health:Experiences From Several Countries


Dr Ebere Okereke Consultant in Global Public Health at Public Health England (PHE)

Topic: Role of National Public Health Institutes


Dr. Akindele Olupelumi Adebiyi Public Health Physician & Clinical Epidemiologist College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.


Professor Oladipo Aboderin Professor of Clinical Microbiology & Deputy Provost, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University

Topic:Antimicrobial resistance,The Quintessential One Health Issue


Plenary Opening

Key Note Speaker

Oral Presentations

Poster Presentations

Alumni Meeting

Concurrent Oral & Poster Presentations

Zoonoses Workshop

Oral & Poster Presentations


Closing Ceremony

Conference registration is now closed! there would be an on-site registration at the venue tomorrow 5th July 2017 @ Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja, come with your registration fees in these categories :

    NFELTP Residents – NGN 5,000
    NFELTP Graduate - NGN 10,000
    Others - NGN 10,000
    Presenters - Free



Transcorp Hilton Abuja

1 Aguiyi Ironsi Street Maitama, Abuja, 900001, Nigeria TEL: +234-708-060-3000

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