cheritag at skannet.com cheritag at skannet.com
Thu Aug 9 23:53:49 EST 2001

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to welcome you to the 25th Annual National conference of The
NIGERIAN SOCIETY FOR PARASITOLOGY (NSP) holding at the Federal University of
Technology, Yola Nigeria on September 3-5, 2001. The theme for this
conference is Parasitology: an integral part of Health care delivery system
and the keynote address to be delivered by the former Vice Chancellor of the
University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Professor Emeritus Umaru Shehu, CON,CFR. The
colloquium is on Global action against Diseases of the West African sub-
Region and will be Chaired by Dr  J.B. Roungou from Other Tropical Diseases,
WHO/AFRO, Harare Zimbabwe.

This years conference promises to be very exciting beginning with participant
registration at the University’s Students Centre on Sunday, September 2nd
2001,  Colloquium, Invited papers, scientific sessions  on Monday through
Wednesday. There will be time allocation small groups to share ideas and an
opportunity to visit the University’s Lymphoedema management and the
Schistosomiasis projects, South and East of Yola. The conference is unique
in>other ways. It provides the opportunity for initiating a regional
network of>parasitologists and public health  specialists. Professor
Braide’s>Waiver is
available to non-Nigerian African participants. Th waiver covers the
beneficiaries’ room and board during the onference but DOES NOT cover any
other requirements (travel, membership or registation fee). Interested? Then
please notify me (e-mail accepted) before August 20th 2001.

Abstracts (500 words maximum) should be sent to  Professor R.I.S. Agbede,
Editor, NJP, Department of Parasitology and Entomology, Faculty of Veterinary
Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria roagbede at abu.edu.ng before August
20,  2001. Full length articles for inclusion in the 2001 Issue of the
Nigerian Journal of Parasitology may also be sent to Professor Agbede.
Conference Registration fees are $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers and
$5 for students. It is possible to register at the conference venue. You are
also welcome to Membership of the Society. Membership fees are $20. Members
receive the Journal and the NSPnewsletter. Yola is accessible from Abuja by
flight ($100) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and by road from Jos and
Lagos ($15-25). There are hotels in Yola for all types of budgets.
Participants may find the University Guest most convenient and moderately
priced. Hotels range from $15- $50. I sincerely look forward to receiving you
in this quiet Northeastern Nigerian city and will be delighted to respond to
further inquiries.

Oladele B. Akogun, PhD.
LOC Secretary, Parasite and Tropical Health Research, Federal University of
Technology, Yola.
Phone +234 75626467, akogunb at skannet.com

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