Lassa Fever: 1st International Conference on Lassa Fever Holds in Jan 2019.

I came across a cheery news on Lassa Fever.

It is quite unusual to associate Lassa fever with any cheery news.

Just wait for it…

It is the very first International Conference on Lassa Fever. You may know it or not, but it has been almost 50 Years of Lassa Fever being discovered. Hence this conference comes at an auspicious moment. 2019 will make it 50 years since we found the first case of the disease.

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This year’s conference is tagged “Rising to the Challenge” and it holds from Jan 16 – 17, 2019 at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.

Overall these years, outbreaks have been recorded yearly in parts of the country. In 2018, Nigeria experienced the largest reported outbreak of Lassa Fever with 21 of 36 States in the country affected.

The 50th year of discovery of Lassa fever is an opportunity for the scientific community to reflect on what is known, describe gaps that exist and prioritize the research agenda for the future.

Scholarship applications and Calls for Abstract are closed. All who submitted abstracts will be emailed if they are approved.

Meet the Plenary Speakers:

  • Elsie Ilori: Nigeria’s 2018 Lassa fever outbreak and lessons for the future
  • Sylvanus Okogbenin: The Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital’s role in the fight against Lassa fever in Nigeria
  • Stephan Gunther: How a North-South relationship has improved our understanding of Lassa fever globally
  • Ana-Maria Henao Restrepo: The global research plan for Lassa fever and Nigeria’s contributions
  • Niniola Soleye: What is civil society’s role in Lassa fever research?

Now, the Conference Sessions:

  • Epidemiology and surveillance of Lassa fever and other VHFs
  • Case management of Lassa fever and other VHFs
  • Risk communications and community engagement for Lassa fever and other VHFs
  • Animal and environmental health response to Lassa fever and other vectors

All sessions would run in a parallel manner. You would be expected to choose a session to attend!!!

To be part of the International Conference, Register HERE!!

Here is the Lassa Fever International Conference Event Schedule


This event is put together by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) was established in the year 2011 in response to the challenges of public health emergencies and to enhance Nigeria’s preparedness and response to epidemics through prevention, detection, and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases.


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