RSTMH Research in Progress West Africa

Wednesday 31 July 2024, 9:30AM - 5:00PM WAT
The Nigerian Institute Of Medical Research, Lagos, Nigeria

Register here for RSTMH Research in Progress West Africa

Register here for RSTMH Research in Progress West Africa, and RSTMH Regional Meeting

Registration is now open for Research in Progress West Africa meeting, taking place on Wednesday 31 July 2024, 9:30-5pm WAT, at the The Nigerian Institute Of Medical Research (NIMR), Lagos, Nigeria.

Research in Progress West Africa, is a one-day meeting specifically designed to showcase ongoing research from students and those early in their careers carrying out research in the West Africa region.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to take part in guidance sessions throughout the day. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, along with opportunities to network. Certificates of attendance will be provided.

We will be hearing from our keynote speaker, Professor Oyewale Tomori, Professor of Virology, ACEGID, Redeemer's University, Ede, who will be giving the Soulsby Lecture on the topic of "One Health: The Confluence of Science and Society for addressing future pandemics".  Professor Oyewale Tomor's lecture will explore the ways in which societal activities have influenced disease outbreaks and the significance of interdisciplinary scientific discoveries in shaping human response and control. Professor Tomor will use examples of past disease outbreaks as well as discuss the life and activities of Lord Soulsby.

As society remains largely unprepared for future disease outbreaks, One Health must become the confluence where science and society meet to address the conflicts and find solutions to the issue of preparedness for future pandemics" Professor Oyewale Tomor


We will also be running guidance sessions on:

  • How to get funding
  • How to get published- Professor Fatiu Arogundade
  • How to communicate your research- Dr Francis Ohanyido

Venue: The Nigerian Institute Of Medical Research, Lagos, Nigeria

Abstract Presenters

Students and early career researchers or professionals were invited to submit abstracts to present their unpublished research at this conference. Our abstract presenters will be:

  • Mr Abiodun Amusan, University of Ibadan, presenting their abstract titled 'Surveillance of Artemisinin Resistance Markers and Influence on Treatment Outcomes in Malarious Patients in an Endemic Area of South-western Nigeria'
  • Mr Ayoola Bosede, Federal University of Technology Owerri Nigeria, presenting their abstract titled 'Evaluation of theCrowdsoursed Image-Based Morbidity Hotspot Surveillance for Neglected Tropical Diseases in Parts of Southern Nigeria'
  • Damilola Olaoye, APIN Public Health Initiative, presenting their abstract titled 'Differentiated Service Delivery for HIV Patients in Nigeria: A Review of Processes, Scale, and Outcome'
  • Dr Eric Odei, Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, presenting their abstract titled 'Spatiotemporal relationships between dog bites, dog vaccination coverages and dog and human rabies in Ghana: Implications for One Health, 2021'
  • Mr Isaac Oyekola, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, presenting their abstract titled 'Roles of household, community, state and non-state actors in providing social support for reliable health care financing of the elderly in Ibadan, Nigeria'
  • Dr Joseph Igbokwe, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, presenting their abstract titled 'Assessing human behaviours as a risk factor for seasonal incidence of Lassa fever in a highly endemic locality within Nigeria'
  • Dr Olanrewaju Igah, National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI), presenting their abstract titled 'West Nile Virus Sero-Reactive Animals Reveals Potential Zoonotic Threat In Nigeria.'
  • Dr Sabdat Ekama, NIMR, presenting their abstract titled 'Targeted Drug Delivery in enhancing the efficacy of HIV Vaginal Microbicides: Utilizing enzymes for a triggered release'
  • Dr Samuel Adedokun, Osun State University, presenting their abstract titled 'Comparative efficacy of Praziquantel and Artemether-Lumefantrine in the treatment of Urinary Schistosomiasis among children in endemic community of  Nigeria'
  • Mr Sochima Obiekwe, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, presenting their abstract titled 'Malaria's Influence on HIV-Positive Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy in Nigeria.'

Poster Presenters

Students and early career researchers or professionals were invited to submit abstracts to present their unpublished research at this conference. Our poster presenters announced so far include:

  • Abdurrahaman Mangari, Bayero University Kano, Sentinel Survey for SASR-CoV-2 Seromarkers and Local Remedies Used in the Management of Suspected Cases of COVID-19 among Symptom and Asymptomatic Volunteers in Selected States in Nigeria.
  • Adedotun Ayodeji, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Assessment of the urinary schistosomiasis and the associated risk factors among school-aged children in two endemic communities of Ogun state.
  • Claude Vianney Amougou Abomo, University of Douala, Impact of COVID-19 on bushmeat trade and wild game diversity in the forested area of  southern Cameroon (Central Africa).
  • Edidiong Solomon Akpan, University of Uyo, Impact of malaria during pregnancy on birth weight of newborns in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
  • Favour Idih, Kogi State University, Lycopene Possess An Antimalarial Effect On Chloroquine-Resistant Malaria And Its Hematological Aberrations In Murine Model
  • Fomukong Hanneda Awodabon, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria, Single-cell RNA seq analysis of erythroid cells reveals a specific sub-population of stress erythroid progenitors.
  • Gbemisola Adebisi-Jose, University of Ibadan, Malaria Parasite Population Genetic Diversity In Ibadan, Southwest Nigeria And Potential Impact On Drug Resistance.
  • Gladys Ayodele, Helix Biogen Institute, Plant-Derived Anti-HIV Peptides as Novel Therapeutic Approach Against HIV Infections.
  • Hadiza Joy Umar, Ahmadu Bello University, Pharmacy And Veterinary Medicine Students’ Perception Ofantimicrobial Resistance And Drug Utilization In Veterinary Medicine.
  • Kabirat Sulaiman, University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, Evaluation of Schistosoma spp soluble egg antigen (SEA) in non-invasive diagnosis of schistosomiasis
  • Modinatv Akinboade, Helix Biogen Institute, mRNA Vaccine Design for Epstein Barr Virus: An Immunoinformatic Approach
  • Olubukola Adelakun, Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igboora, Q-fever Status of Cattle and Owners in Oyo State, Nigeria.
  • Olubukola Omobowale, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Perceived Benefits and Harms of Child Marriage among Hausa Communities in Ibadan, Nigeria.
  • Olugbenga Akinola, University of Ibadan, Re-defining Asymptomatic Malaria: A Parasite Survival Dynamics or Manifestation of Host Factors in Different Environment..
  • Oluwapelumi Afolabi, University of Ibadan, Efficacy of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine plus chloroquine, a TACT regimen against Plasmodium berghei ANKA strains with varying drug sensitivities to chloroquine, in a murine malaria model.
  • Opeyemi Oladunni, Adeleke University, Acceptance of prospective malaria vaccine among under-5 mothers in Ede South local government area, Osun state.
  • Oreoluwa Oyelami, College of medicine of the University of Lagos, Perception of infertility and willingness to uptake Assisted Reproductive Technology among married people in urban communities of Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Ponmile Alabi, University of Ibadan, Spatial distribution of soil transmitted helminths among school children in Oyo State, Nigeria.
  • Ridwanullah Abdullateef, University of Ibadan, Improving Breast Cancer Diagnostics and Outcome in Africa – A Step Towards Closing Health Equity Gap.
  • Seun Olufemi, Helix Biogen institute, Genomics Analysis Of Rotavirus-A Vp7 Gene Isolated From Some Selected Domestic Mammals And Human.
  • Sophia Quist, Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, Evaluation of Buruli Ulcer Disease Surveillance System in GA West Municipality, Ghana, 2016-2019
  • Tajudeen Oriade, University of Ibadan, Leveraging cross-reaction in the diagnosis of Schistosomiasis.
  • Tomiwa Adesoji, Obafemi Awolowo Univeristy, Characterization of Mammaliicoccus sciuri from Hipposiderous Bats in Ile-Ife, Nigeria
  • Tope Odunitan, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Exploring the Potential of Antimicrobial Peptides: In Silico Screening, ADMET profiling, Molecular Docking, and Simulation Studies Targeting PBP2a and FtsA Proteins in Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
  • Victor Femi-Lawal, Polygeia Cambridge, Highlighting the Potential Role of Comprehensive Sexual Health Education for Nigerian Youths and Adolescents: A Systematic Review
  • Wakilat Tijani, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Assessment of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Among Women Living with HIV in Lagos State, Nigeria.

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