Dec 2, 2021 Hematology Symposium – Sickle Cell Disease
SCD is still a significant genetic disease that affects most African countries. Approximately 240,000 children are born with SCD annually in sub-Saharan Africa, and 50-80% of these children die before the age of 5 years. Evidence in Africa show the prevalence of SCD in Uganda was 45%, in Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, and Nigeria was between 20-30%, in Northern Africa was 1-2%. With increasing awareness of the disease alongside economic and epidemiologic transition, increasing numbers are surviving. Despite these advancements, too many children and families are still plagued with this illness and its untoward consequences. This symposium will feature seasoned healthcare professionals who will speak about innovation and best practices around the globe for Sickle Cell Disease treatment in Africa.
According to International Diabetes Federation (IDF), 19 million adults (20-79) are living with diabetes in the IDF Africa Region in 2019. This figure is estimated to increase to 47 million by 2045. Diabetes remains a silent killer with a significant number of people being unaware they have the disease. However, interventions that are both affordable and effective are becoming more accessible in low-and middle-income countries. This symposium will feature seasoned healthcare professional discuss adoption of these effective measures for the surveillance, prevention, complications, and control of diabetes disease in Africa.
Dec 2, 2021 Cardiovascular Symposium- Hypertension, Stroke
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke cases have surged dramatically in Sub-Saharan Africa in recent decades because of poor and delayed diagnosis as well as inadequate treatment and control of high blood pressure (hypertension), which is a key risk factor. Ideal surveillance data for stroke and hypertension in Africa are lacking; nevertheless, the available epidemiological data does give cause for concern. This symposium will feature experienced healthcare professional speakers, to discuss adoption of effective measures for the surveillance, prevention, complications and control of Hypertension and Stroke in Africa.
Dec 2, 2021 Infectious Disease and Vaccine Symposium – Lassa Fever, Hepatitis B, Malaria, COVID-19
Infectious diseases continue to be a fundamental impediment to both economic development and human health in Africa. Until this challenge is met, the development of the continent will continue to be severely retarded. Vaccines are a vital part of disease prevention and one of the most cost-effective investments in health and economic development. This symposium will feature seasoned healthcare professionals who will speak about innovation and best practices adopted the globe for Lassa Fever, Hepatitis B, Malaria and COVID-19 treatment and prevention in Africa.
Good clinical practice provides a framework of principles which aim to ensure the safety of research participants and the integrity and validity of data. It is an international, ethical and scientific quality standard for designing, conducting, recording and reporting trials that involve the participation of human subjects. Everyone involved in the conduct of clinical research is expected to have this training to ensure they are best prepared to carry out their duties.
Clinical trial project management is an important part of keeping trials on track and on budget, but project managers aren’t always given the resources they need to succeed. Many see project management as simply a soft skill, but it’s actually a complex discipline that can benefit from formal training programs
Beneficiaries of this workshop will be exposed to the intricacies and evolving role that comes with the management of the Clinical phase of a trial; most importantly from a Clinical Research Organization (CRO) standpoint. In managing a successful trial, the workshop will focus on; Vendor selection, timeline and budget oversight, IRB submissions oversight, report review and approvals, meeting planning all carried out by the Project Manager.
Key learning will be centered on leading a cross functional project team coordinating project deliverables for assigned projects on clinical trials.
Dec 2, 2021 Workshop -Clinical Monitoring and Data Management
Data management is an important phase in clinical research that leads to the generation of high-quality, reliable, and statistically sound data from clinical trials. As we work through, participants will learn the inclusiveness of entry, verification, validation, and quality control of data gathered from clinical trials through all monitoring periods for the success of the trial.
Key learnings will be centered on critical concepts and practical methods to support planning, collection, storage and dissemination of data in clinical research
This workshop presents critical concepts and practical methods to support planning, collection, storage, and dissemination of data in clinical research.
Dec 2, 2021 Workshop -Medical Monitoring and Pharmacovigilance
Pharmacovigilance (PV) sheds light into drug’s adverse reactions through the duration of the study. This comprehensive and interactive workshop will put in perspective; data collection to establish eligibility of participants for a study, individual case study reports, literature screening and regulatory expedited reporting on Suspected unexpected serious adverse reactions (SUSARs).
Experts will offer practical guidance throughout the course and use real-world examples and case studies to contribute to the development of your knowledge
Dec 2, 2021 Workshop -Quality Assurance and Quality Control
This seminar has been conceptualized and designed to meet the growing demand of the industry for quality management systems. Beneficiaries will understand what a Clinical Research Quality Management Plan (CRQMP) is; describing the tools that will be used to guarantee study quality, to the end of ensuring that the trial complies protocols, Standard Operating Procedures and Good Clinical Practice, resolves systemic problems before the end of the trial and helps minimize data queries.
Key learnings will focus on QA function within an organization including all QC activities that serves as a link between tasks conducted during clinical trial monitoring and regulatory inspections.
Regulatory Affairs Specialists serve as the primary point of contact for the research team regarding coordination of the regulatory aspects of the clinical studies. This comprehensive and balanced workshop will ensure participants understand the management of clinical research protocol documents, the critical activity played from initial submission through study closure and imposed regulations pertinent to the clinical trials and pharmaceutical industry.
Key learning will be centered on compliance best practices and standards for clinical research regulatory professionals.
A clinical research coordinator oversees the management of trials at clinical research sites as per the protocol, ICH- GCP, and other country specific regulatory demands. Beneficiaries of the workshop will primarily understand the importance of communicative and interpersonal skills while carrying out their responsibilities which include administering questionnaires, informing the participants about the objectives of the study, collecting data, and more.
The goal of this workshop will be accomplished through practical applications by experts regarding administration of clinical trials according to regulatory bodies and international guidelines