Pharmaco-Vigilance In A Developing Nation (WASPEnugu2006)

Venue: Zodiac Hotel

Location: Enugu, Enugu, Nigeria

Event Date/Time: Oct 19, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 10, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Nov 10, 2009
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Welcome to the XXXIIIrd annual rgional conference of the West African Society for Pharmacology (WASP), which will take place in Enugu, the Coal City of Nigeria.

The WASP is the umbrella under which Pharmacologists within the sub-region come together to deliberate on issues relating to the subject. Such deliberations come at the scientific meetings through newsletters and publications of scientific journals.

The theme “Pharmaco-vigilance in a developing nation” has been selected to enable us address issues of immediate relevance to the present day Pharmacology in the sub-region.

We know that the coal city is so captivating and serene enough for an academic forum of this caliber. The local organizing committee is working towards securing reasonable accommodation for participants at moderate cost.

Prof. P.O. Okonkwo

Dr. C.P. Chijioke

Dr. A.U. Mbah

Dr. E.N. Shu

Dr. S.I. Ghasi

Dr. E.O. Onwujekwe

Dr. C.A. Anusiem

Dr. Obiyo Nwaiwu

Dr.R. Anaekwe


Prof.Aloy Aghaji

Dr.C.A.O Anusiem

Mr. K. Nwadike

Mr.E.O Eze

Mr. I.C. Ugwuoke
Please indicate on the registration form if you intend to deliver a paper or poster. Abstracts must be related to the theme or any of the sub-themes for the conference.

Oral presentations
A total of 15minutes (25 minutes for plenary lectures) will be allowed for oral presentations followed by five minutes of discussion. These times will be strictly adhered to.

Poster presentations
The name of the presenting author should be underlined. Poster size should not exceed 100 x 120cm (width x height). Posters should be easily legible from a distance of two meters. Sufficient time will be set aside for presenting and viewing the posters. We hope for lively discussions with the authors. While there will be no formal presentations, each poster presenter should attend his/her poster during the time designated and present a five minute summary of the research highlights. Posters can be attached by means of a double-sided tape or drawing pins. Also there will health fare going on at the same time.

The following equipment will be available for oral presentations:
Overhead projectors

35mm slide projectors

LCD projectors and Computers (only Microsoft Word and PowerPoint)

White projector screens for projection.

N.B. Computer facilities with internet connection will be available during the course of conference.

Please e-mail your abstract as an attachment. Alternatively, delegates may mail a hard copy of the abstracts along with an electronic file on diskette. Abstracts should be submitted in MS Word (WordPerfect is also acceptable) to:

Dr. E.N Shu
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics,
College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital,
P.M.B 01129,
Enugu, Nigeria.
Receipts will be confirmed by e-mail.

Summary of instructions for submission of abstracts

Please keep to the following instructions as the abstracts will be published in the West African Journal for Pharmacology
Language: English/French.
Format: MS Word (or WordPerfect).
Title: Title in bold, Please use a short and concise title.
Author(s) name:
Names of authors in Bold
Start with the initials, followed by the surname.
Underline the presenting author,
Indicate if it is a paper or poster,
Leave an open line before and after the authors’ details.
Affiliation: In Italics
No. of words: Maximum of 300 to 350.
Spacing: 1.5 line spacing.
Font: Times New Roman, 12 points.
Keywords: No keywords required.
Page margins: 2cm on both left and right.
Preferably via online registration at
or e-mail or hard copy mailed with diskette included.
Opening Session and Keynote Address
Zodiac Hotel,

#1 Rangers’ Avenue,
Independence Layout
Enugu, Nigeria

Plenary Lectures and Scientific Sessions
College Of Medicine,

The Presidential Hotel

#1 Presidential Road
Enugu, Nigeria

Sunday November 12, 2006. Arrivals and Checking into hotels.

Monday November 13, 2006
Registration continues.

8.30a.m.- 9.30a.m.
Opening Ceremony.

By His Excellency, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani MD, FACOG
Execuctive Governor of Enugu State.

9.30 am – 10.30 am
Keynote address

By Prof. Dora Akunyili, OFR
Director General, NAFDAC, Nigeria.

10.30 am – onwards
Visit to Prof. Onuaguluchi’s Grave Site at Achi.

Tuesday November 14, 2006
9.00 am.-10.00 am.

Plenary Lecture 1
Economic and humanistic outcomes in the use of medicines
Speaker: Prof. Eyitayo Lambo
Hon. Minister of Health. Fed Rep. of Nig.

10.00 am.-12.00 noon
First scientific session (Oral presentations)

12.00 noon.-1.00pm
Tea/Coffee break

1.00 pm.-2.00 pm.
First scientific session continues (Poster session)

2.00 pm.-3.00 pm.

Plenary lecture 2
Ethno-pharmacology as an answer to current therapeutic dilemmas
Speaker: Prof. Charles Wambebe

3.00 pm – 5.00 pm
First scientific session (Oral presentations).

Wednesday November 15, 2006
9.00 am – 10.00 am

Plenary lecture 3
Raw materials funding and financing of research in Nigeria
Speaker: Prof. A. P. Onwualu FAS

DG Raw Materials Research Council

10.00 am – 12.00 noon
Second scientific session (Oral presentation).

12.00 noon – 1.00 pm
Tea/coffee break

1.00 pm – 2.00 pm

Plenary lecture 4
Prescribing quality and drug utilization.

Speaker: Prof. P. O. Okonkwo FAS, OON

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Third scientific session (Poster presentations).

3.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Third scientific session continues (Oral presentations)

Thursday November 16, 2006
9.00 am – 10.00 am

Plenary lecture 5
Speaker: Prof. Etim Essien FAS, NNOM

10.00 am – 12.00 noon
Fourth scientific session (Oral presentations).

12.00 noon – 1.00 pm
Tea/Coffee break.

1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Fourth scientific session continues (Oral presentations).

3.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Plenary lecture 6
Good clinical practice in a developing nation.
Speaker: Dr. C. P. Chijioke
(Associate Professor)

4.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Annual General Meeting (AGM) of WASP

6.00 pm onwards
Conference dinner

Friday November 17, 2006
8.00 am onwards

Conference Venue

Opening Session and Keynote Address
Zodiac Hotel,

#1 Rangers’ Avenue,

Enugu Nigeria

Plenary Lectures and Scientific Sessions
College Of Medicine,

The Presidential Hotel

#1 Presidential Road
Enugu, Nigeria

Conference Language
The conference will be conducted in English and French

Conference Secretariat
WASP Conference 2006,

Department Of Pharmacology and Therapeutics,

College Of Medicine, University Of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH)

PMB 01129 Enugu Nigeria

Tel: 234 042 25 9569

Fax: 234 042 25 9569

SOSOLISO Rebate Fare
All registered participants are entitled to half fare by SOSOLISO Airlines from Lagos to Enugu and from Abuja to Enugu and back.

Conferees should visit any of the SOSOLISO offices with evidence of registration for this rebate. This evidence is automatically generated on submission of online registration form.

Conference Themes

Main Theme:
Pharmaco-Vigilance in a Developing Nation

Plenary Lectures:
Raw Materials Funding and Financing of Research in Nigeria

Economic and Humanistic Outcomes In the Use of Medicines

Prescribing Quality and Drug Utilization

Ethnopharmacology as an Answer to Current Therapeutic Dilemmas

Good Clinical Practice in a Developing Nation


Deadline for Abstract
10th November 2006

Please type (in MS word) single space, title in bold, authors’ initials and surnames, institutions and addresses, and underline name of presenter.

Leave one line between authors and text. Specify against the authors names that the abstract is for presentation as a poster or an oral communication.

Each abstract (maximum of 300 words) should be in English or French and must be submitted by Email as an attachment or hard copies along with an electronic file on diskette to:

Scientific Sub-Committee
C/O Dr. E.N. Shu
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics,
College of Medicine, University of Nigeria
P.M.B. 01129 Enugu Nigeria



Zodiac Hotel
#1 Rangers Avenue, Independence Layout

Additional Information

* Registration Fees To register for the conference, please complete the **online registration form and submit it together with the registration fees, paid to: West African Society for Pharmacology (WASP), Enugu Conference LOC A/C #6012719728 Zenith Bank Plc, Okpara Avenue, Enugu NOTE: Payment can be made by bank draft transfers cheques or drafts) made payment to The LOC West African Society for Pharmacology, Enugu, Nigeria. Those who cannot pay can also make payment on arrival to the conference venue No form will be processed until full payment is received. WASP Members N5,000 N 8,000 (Late Registration) Non-members N 6,500 N 9,000 (Late Registration) Students*** N 2,500 N 4,000 (Late Registration) Accompanying Persons N 4,000 N 6,000 (Late Registration) * Registration fees for participants include participation in conference sessions, all conference materials, coffee-tea breaks and conference dinner. Accompanying persons are entitled to all of these but not the conference materials. ** If you have problem registering online, print out the form, fill and fax to: 234 042 25 9569 *** Official written certification from the university must accompany the registration forms and fee.