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6th African Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases & Biosecurity

6th African Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases & Biosecurity

Event Date:

November 25, 2020

Event Time:

10:00 am

Event Location:


Conference 2020

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   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.
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Four Points by Sheraton Lagos

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Lagos Continental Hotel

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Eko Hotels & Suites

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Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Lagos, V.I.

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  • Lagos
  • Lagos
  • Lagos
  • Nigeria

Event Schedule Details

  • November 25, 2020 10:00 am   -   September 30, 2021 11:00 am
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