Conference Theme: “Strengthening Africa’s Resilience in tackling Emerging Biosecurity Threats: Lessons from
COVID-19 Pandemic” 
Conference 2020 Theme: “Strengthening Africa’s Resilience in tackling emerging Biosecurity threats: Lessons from COVID-19 Pandemic

The conference thematic areas are as follows:

Emerging Infectious Diseases as an accelerating phenomenon and the aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic, with the following sub-themes:

a. Sustainable infectious diseases, preventive measures, and community engagement
b. Post COVID-19 recovery strategies
c. Clinical trials (update)
d. One Health
e. Anti Microbial Resistance (AMR).
f. Plasma and a Plasmapheris agenda for Africa (update)
g. Infectious disease burden and trends across Africa (Lassa, Yellow Fever, Ebola) (update)

Biosecurity and Biothreat Reduction in Africa: with the following sub-themes:

a. Biosecurity and biosafety in Africa: Lessons from COVID-19
b. Bioethics in Africa
c. Ethical/Regulatory Issues specifically for Africa in relation to biosecurity
d. Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA)
e. Public health crisis management in megacities
f. International biosecurity Conventions: Biological Weapons Convention and United Nations 1540 Security Council Resolution

Biobanking infrastructure, with the following sub-themes:

a. Lagos biobank project
b. Minimum characteristics to establish a Biobanking for EID (Emerging Infectious Disease)
specimens in Africa
c. Biobanking Networks (H3Afica, etc.) and societies (ISBER, ESBB, BBMRI, etc.).

The need for a Vaccine strategy for emerging infectious diseases in Africa, with the following sub themes:

a. COVID-19 vaccine – progress and prospects
b. Role of African governments and indigenous vaccine manufacturers in vaccine R&D
c. Challenges and prospects of vaccine R&D for emerging infectious diseases, e.g. Lassa fever virus

The Cultural, Anthropological, Social and Economic Impact of Emerging Infectious Diseases (CASE), with the following sub themes:

a. African cultural practices and management of biosecurity threats
b. Community engagement in the fight against emerging infectious diseases
d. Ethics and the management of EIDs in Africa
e. Contextualising policy approaches and intervention strategies to fit local responses to biosecurity threats in Africa

 Other emerging issues with the following sub themes:

a. Climate change and biosecurity threats in Africa
b. Harnessing the digital revolution and digital platforms to advance biosecurity in Africa

A 200-300 word electronic abstract must be submitted latest by 30th of August, 2020.

Kindly submit your abstract to bobadoyed@getafrica.org.

Specify platform or poster presentation preference.

You will be notified of the fate of your submission by 15th of September, 2020.

Important Dates to note:
Abstract submission due: August 30, 2020.
Abstract acceptance notifications: September 15, 2020.

Lagos Continental Hotel, No 52a Kofo Abayomi St, Victoria Island 101241, Lagos.

Places you would like to visit during your stay in Lagos, Nigeria

  1. Freedom Park
  2. National Museum Lagos, Onikan Rd, Ikoyi, Lagos,
  3. Tafawa Balewa Square,  45/57 Massey Bamgboshe Street, Lagos Island, Lagos
  4. Ndubuisi Kanu Park Oregun Lagos- Mobolaji Johnson Ave, Alausa, Lagos
  5. Fela’s Shrine Ikeja-12A Adeleke St, Allen, Ikeja
  6. Elegushi Beach-Rd 3, Lekki Phase 1, Lekki
  7. Nike Art Gallery-No. 2 Oba Yekini Elegushi Rd, Lekki Phase I, Lekki
  8. Lekki Conservation Center- Km 19 Lekki – Epe Expy, Lekki Penninsula II, Lekki
  9. La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort Ibeju-Lekki- Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos

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Conference registration fees:

In-person participants
 $50 (Students)
 $100 (African delegates)
 $200 (Non-African delegates)
 Delegates with accepted abstracts will have a 25% reduction in their registration fee.

Virtual participants

 $70 (African delegates)
 $150 (Non- African delegates)