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BIOETHICS FORUM 2019

Our Mission?

The Annual International Bioethics Forum provides an opportunity for researchers, bioethicists and members of ethics committees (ECs) working across Africa to learn the latest science, research and bioethical issues that will inform their work and practice.

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What you will learn?

The 2019 International bioethics conference will provide an invaluable platform for interacting with other professionals and experts about the latest developments in the field of bioethics. The discussions this year will focus on “Study Participants Protection: Translating Principles to Practice"

Call for Abstract

We are inviting abstracts for oral presentations during the Forum from researchers, students, members of institutional review boards and ethics committees, and other interested persons.

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Amber Residence Hotel

16 Esugbayi St, GRA, Ikeja

December 12 - 13, 2019

09:00 AM – 05:00 PM

500 Available Seats

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Free Lunch & Snacks

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Law, ethics and research protocol reviews

Case presenter 1: Ethics Committee (Nigeria)

Case presenter 2: Ethics Committee (Nigeria)

Case presenter 3: Ethics Committee (Nigeria)

What is community engagement

Community engagement during research: grant agencies requirement

Ethics review standards for community engagement in research

Ethics with empathy: bioethics and medical practice

The practice of research bioethics theories during emergencies

Research participation during the Ebola emergency: what ethics committees should look out for

Protocol review of off-shored research: what ethics committees need to be sensitive too

Case presenter 3: Research practice and regulation in West Africa: WAHO guidelines

Plenary 3: Bioethics beyond the borders of medical practice

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Who's Speaking?

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Co-founder and deputy director of the Institute of Health Law (Institut de droit de la santé, IDS) of the University of Neuchâtel (http://www.unine.ch/ids) and past vice-director of the Swiss School of Public Health, he is an expert in legisprudence. He collaborated in the drafting of several legislations in the field of health and healthcare at the cantonal, Swiss and European level. He is also regularly invited by scientific and professional associations in developing their guidelines in those fields
Dr Patrick Okonta is an Associate Professor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences of the Delta State University, Abraka and a Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist in the Delta State University Teaching Hospital Abraka. Until very recently, he was the Chair of the Health Research Ethics Committee (HREC) of the Delta State University Teaching Hospital. He received a masters degree training in research ethics through a Fogarty grant administered by the South African Research Ethics Training Initiative (SARETI). He is a member of the Ethics and Community engagement working group of the H3Africa Consortium.
Chiedozie Godian Ike is a Consultant Public Health Physician with Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Edo State, Nigeria. He has two research ethics diploma certificates from the Center for Bioethics and Research, (CBR), Ibadan and an Advanced Regulatory Training (ART) Certificate from the Western Institutional Review Board, WIRB), WA, USA. Ike was both the Irrua REC Administrator and the Acting Chair of Irrua REC from 2017 through January 2019. He is currently the Irrua REC Administrator.
Lori Miller, PhD,is an epidemiologist and has over 20 years' experience working in developing countries at the intersection of epidemiology,human rights, and international development.Lori's work has focused on sexual and reproductive health, HIV,women's empowerment, clinical trials for biomedical HIV prevention research, and research ethics. Lori previously worked for AVAC, where she led the program resulting in the UNAIDS/AVAC "Good Participatory Practice (GPP) Guidelines for biomedical HIV prevention trials, 2011".
Ike Anya is a Nigerian public health physician and writer. Trained in Nigeria & the UK, until 2016, he was Deputy Director Public Health, Kensington & Chelsea. He has held office at the UK Postgraduate Medical Education & Training Board, Knightstone Housing, Faculty of Public Health & the British Medical Association & chaired panels for the General Medical Council. Currently teaches at Imperial College, Bristol University & the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Cheikh Ibrahima Niang teaches Social Anthropology and Environmental Sciences at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal and is a consumate advocate for the protection of sexual diversities, human rights and community leadership in health policies and responses. He has conducted studies in Senegal and in West and Central Africa on social aspects of HIV and AIDS, reproductive health, gender based violence child and maternal health and non-communicable diseases. During the last Ebola outbreak in West Africa and DRC, he pointed out the health crisis as a post-colonial epidemic.
Yusuf Kabba has worked in the capacity as a Leader on Ebola-Related stigmatization conducted by Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium (GET). He has also worked for one month with a Humanitarian Health Ethics Research Group as a consultant. He taught at the Koidu Secondary School Kono district for one year as a Social Studies Teacher. Yusuf has also served in the capacity as a School Bursar for one year at the Children’s Education Center Primary School Kono District. He has organized and facilitated a number of capacity building trainings for rural actors, networking with other partners’ community relations.
Dr Bridget Haire is a research fellow at the Kirby Institute, University of NSW, where she conducts research in the areas of research ethics, public health and human rights, particularly with regard to HIV and other blood-borne infections, sexual health and Ebola. She is a former President of the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO). the federation for the community-based response to HIV in Australia. Bridget lectures in public health ethics, global health, medical ethics, bioethics, and medical humanities . She has a strong commitment to community-based health responses.
Sybil Ossei-Agyeman-Yeboah, Pharmaceutical and Quality Assurance analyst, and Professional Officer Essential Medicines and Vaccines at the West African Health Organization. Pursuing PhD in Public Policy and Administration (Health Policy) Walden University, USA. Fellow of the Ghana Post Graduate College of Pharmacists (FGCPharm) and the West African Post Graduate College of Pharmacist (FPCPharm). Published a chapter “Pharmacy Practice in Burkina Faso” in a book “Pharmacy Practice in Developing Countries” in Elsevier.
Odidika Ugochukwu J. Umeora is a Professor of Obstetrics/Gynaecology with the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo and a Consultant Obstetrician/Gynecologist at the Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki. He heads the High-risk pregnancy unit and is the IRB chair at the Hospital. A bioethicist and SARETI scholar, he holds an MPH degree with distinction in Health Research ethics from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He is an examiner at both the West African College of Surgeons and the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. Married with four daughters, he has over 150 scientific publications in medical journals/textbook.

Steering Committee members

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Prof (Mrs.) Ebunoluwa Olufemi Oduwole an eminent Philosopher queen, erudite and ebullient scholar, a distinguished, talented and a seasoned Administrator of proven competence, dedication and integrity, is a Professor of African Philosophy and Ethics in the Department of Philosophy, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria. She has taught and served Olabisi Onabanjo University in various capacities for over thirty years.
Dr Chidi Nweneka is a Clinical Scientist, Advocacy Expert, and Strategist with research interests in antimicrobial resistance, HIV and malaria. He holds an MSc in Epidemiology from the University of London and a PhD degree in Child Health and Human Nutrition from the University of Glasgow, specializing in micronutrient modulation of infectious diseases. He is currently the Deputy Director, Policy and Strategy Department, and Head of the Strategy and Planning Division of the National Agency for The Control of AIDS, Nigeria. He leads the Ethics Committee of NHVMAS
Dr Patrick Okonta is an Associate Professor in the department of O & G of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences of the Delta State University, Abraka and a Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist in the Delta State University Teaching Hospital Abraka. Until very recently, he was the Chair of the Health Research Ethics Committee (HREC) of the Delta State University Teaching Hospital. He received a masters degree training in research ethics through a Fogarty grant administered by SARETI. He is a member of the Ethics and Community engagement working group of the H3Africa Consortium.
Dr.Betiku Omobamidele Benson is a Consultant Family Physician at Lily Hospitals, Warri with over 10 years clinical and public health experience. At various times, he served as coordinator of field work in providing free health care services, research and the practice of Family Medicine. He was a Service Element Lead for the accreditation of Lily Hospitals Warri by the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA). Dr. Betiku is currently a member of the Board of Management, Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta.
Olawunmi Fatusi is Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Obafemi AwolowoUniversity, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. She is also a trained Fellow of the South African Research EthicsTraining Initiative programme (SARETI). She is involved in teaching and programmes onhealth ethics at several fora such as the Dental School, Master of Public Health programme,Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Health Programme and Adolescent ReproductiveHealth. Her research network has extended beyond Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery to Ethics.She is currently the Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Institute of Public Health, O.A.U, Ile-Ife.
Ado Danladi is a Scientific Officer, Bioethics Student, and Desk Officer of National Health Research Ethics Committee (NHREC). He has his background in Chemistry, Bioethics and also on Health Research Policy. He contributes to training of new Research Ethics Committees intending to register with NHREC as well as auditing of these committees to ensure compliance with the terms of their registration. Also as a staff in the Research Division he is involved in the tactical activities of the division
Morenike Folayan works as a lecturer and researcher with the O.A.U, Ile-Ife. She has also published extensively on oral health issues in children and adolescents with specific focus on dental anxiety management and caries. She also has published discuss on adolescent sexual and reproductive health, bioethics consideration on community engagement in research and the pros and cons of community engagement in research. She has experience with the use of both qualitative and quantitative research methods and the translation of research into policies and programmes.
Kola Oyedeji is a Bioethicist, health logistician and the coordinator of Bioethics Society of Nigeria. He has his background in Medical Microbiology, Medical laboratory science, molecular biology, Bioethics and Health Logistics/Supply Chain Management. He is a World Health Organization (WHO) accredited trainer in Project planning and evaluation, a health logistician, and a Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor.
Feyi Grace Adepoju is a professor of Ophthalmology cum Consultant Ophthalmologist at the University of Ilorin/Teaching Hospital, Kwara State, Nigeria. She is the current head of department, a past member of the Ethics review committee, University of Ilorin, Faculty of Health Sciences and the Teaching hospital. She is now the present Chairman Ethics review committee, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital. She had a diploma certificate in Ethics by DREIN and has attended several ethics courses/conferences in the past.

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