First African Symposium on Avian and Pandemic Influenza!

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Welcome to the First African Symposium on Avian and Pandemic Influenza!


meridienThe members of the Planning Committee are pleased to invite you to join us for the First ICAV African Symposium on Avian and Pandemic Influenza. The meeting will include presentations from key international researchers sharing their recent research results as well as an AIV Genomics and Bioinformatics Workshop. The Meeting and Workshop will be held at Le MERIDIEN in Abuja Nigeria.

Scientists from around the world will attend the 2-Day symposium (7-8 May, 2007). African institution-based scientists will be selected to attend the Workshop on Applied Viral Bioinformatics (including virology, molecular biology and sequence data analysis), with emphasis on Avian Influenza Virus (5-11 May, 2007).

Conference Planning Committee:

  • Dr. Abdulsalam Nasidi, Director, AIV CCMC, FMOH, Abuja [Chairman]
  • Dr. Oyekanmi Nash, ICAV Africa Co-ordinator, Ibadan, Nigeria [Secretary]
  • Dr. Jeremy Carver, CEO, ICAV, Trent University, Peterborough, Canada
  • Dr. Noël Tordo, ICAV French Co-ordinator, Paris, France
  • Dr. Oyewale Tomori, VC, Redeemer’s University, Nigeria
  • Dr. Michel Chrétien, ICAV Co-Founder & Program Director, OHRI, Canada
  • Dr. Rolf Hilgenfeld, University of Luebeck, Germany
  • Dr. Eleanor Fish, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Dr. Lorin Charlton, ICAV Executive Secretary, Vancouver, Canada
  • Dr. Junaid Maina, Director (Livestock), FMA&RD, Abuja, Nigeria
  • Dr. Uford Nyang, Director-General, NIPRD, Abuja, Nigeria
  • Dr. A.O. Ajayi, FMOI, Abuja, Nigeria
  • Dr. Jide Coker, Dept. of Public Health, FMOH, Abuja
  • Dr. John Verterfeille, Director, CDC-Nigeria
  • Dr. Jonathan Jiya, Director, Planning, Research & Statistics, FMOH, Abuja
  • Dr. Patrick Dakum, Chief of Party, Institute of Human Virology-Nigeria

Conference Organizing Committee:

  • Dr. Jide Coker, Dept. of Public Health, FMOH, Abuja
  • Dr. Oyekanmi Nash, ICAV Africa Co-ordinator
  • Dr. Michael Purdue, WHO Global Influenza Program, Geneva
  • Dr. Oni Idigbe, DG, NIMR, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Dr. Shuaib Belgore, WB-CC (Human Health), Abuja
  • Dr. Dalhat IbrahimTijani, State House, Abuja
  • Dr. M. Said, WB-CC (Animal Health)
  • Dr. K. az Zubair, NABDA/MOST, Abuja
  • Dr. A.N. Azeez, FMOH, Abuja
  • Ms. Nana Adjei, WABWS Program Manager, Canada
  • Mrs. Lediju, FMOH, Abuja
  • Dr. O. Biya, FMOH, Abuja

For further information and applications, please contact:

The Secretary, Planning Committee
First African Avian and Pandemic Influenza Symposium/
First ICAV Pan-Africa Meeting
2, Cassandra Street
Maitama District
Abuja. Nigeria