Venue: GWB Convention Center

Location: Owerri, Imo, Nigeria

Event Date/Time: Apr 11, 2012 End Date/Time: Apr 15, 2012
Early Registration Date: Jan 31, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 31, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Jan 31, 2012
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Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of GWB Healthcare and the International Center for Integrated Health Technology (ICIHT), it is our honour to invite you all to the Africa Conference on Infectious Diseases, Emergency Risks and Travel Medicine (ACIDER-TM 2012). ACIDER-TM 2012 will take place at convention Center of GWB Healthcare, Owerri, in Imo State, South-East, Nigeria 11th-15th April, 2012.

The congress will focus on vaccine development, the prevention of infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, as well as others that affect historically underserved populations; the development, use, and sustainability of diagnostic tools and technologies; maternal, reproductive and child health; advocacy for raising awareness and promoting leadership for these issues; educating all institutional staff on the impact of infectious disease in correctional facilities, educating correctional healthcare staff about security issues that affect correctional health care; educating security staff about the importance of infectious disease control and correctional healthcare, offering tools, including best practice models for care, treatment, and prevention, for participants to emulate in their institutions and community programs; promoting collaboration among institutional security, health care, and community program staff to improve the control of infectious disease in the inmate population and identifying and overcoming barriers to infectious disease screening, care, and control.

As you know, Infectious diseases continually surprise and challenge us. New diseases emerge, known diseases spread and common diseases become incredibly resistant to available drugs. As professionals in the field we need to be smart, creative and vigilant in order to meet the evolving challenges. Indeed we can only succeed in this task by working together, by actively exchanging ideas, by generously sharing resources and by constantly collaborating. We are certain that the Congress will be a superb opportunity for you to meet colleagues, share knowledge and create productive partnerships

The purpose of ACIDER-TM 2012 is to promote all of these interactive activities among thousands of international experts and practitioners to the highest possible degree. GWB Healthcare and its Center for Integrated health Technology is very excited that the Launch of the 1st Partners Forum on Infectious Diseases Eradication and the 1st Africa Travel Medicine (ATM) conference will hold in conjunction with ACIDER-TM. This educational program is being hosted by GWB Healthcare Travel Medicine Network.

We are honored to recognize the collaboration of the Imo state government and the cooperation of our colleagues from societies representing individuals from countries in Africa and elsewhere with great enthusiasm.

The final program of the 1st ACIDER-TM 2012 will include 30 Plenary Lectures, more than 40 Symposia, 30 sessions devoted to oral presentation of selected abstracts, meet-the-expert sessions and poster sessions, tours and sightseeing.

With planning for the Congress well underway, we encourage you to mark your calendar so that you join others for a fantastic meeting in April 2012. Thanks immensely. Download a copy of the official Congress brochure


Echefu Bright
(Executive Director, GWB Healthcare)


GWB Healthcare Limited, Plot 4, Area E, New Govt. House Drive, Behind 40-40 Club, Concord Area, New Owerri, in Imo State.

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