DATE: 11th-14th AUGUST, 2021.
VENUE: COAL CITY UNIVERSITY, ENUGU, ENUGU STATE.
TIME: 9:00AM DAILY.
As Africa remains the most disadvantaged continent in the world for colossal strides in the advancement of science and technology, it has become imperative that stakeholders in their fields discover alternative ways whereby based on available scientific discoveries, low-income countries can achieve more with less. This has been the modus operandi of many academic organisations in Africa for many decades of which Coal City University, Enugu plays very active role that has led to great scientific achievements, albeit a few.
Despite the unwavering efforts of these professionals, the explorations and serendipity of their works is still very much underreported, especially in Sub Saharan Africa. Even in a few cases where some of these relevant findings make their way to international aggrandisement, the implementation of these findings are hitched under the lacuna of significant resource constraints, which is largely as a result of poor government presence in the affairs of education.
The West African Society Of Toxicology (WASOT) is one of the academic bodies that has over the years proofed an undying interest in promoting and aligning the scientific activities in Africa to the rest of the world in the areas of toxicology and other related disciplines, as it concerns environmental and human health. It has in no small measure influenced the advancements of research and implementation of various fields of toxicology in particular and medical sciences in general.
As it is a yearly tradition of the association, the 10th international conference, an avenue that avails stakeholders the opportunity to come together and discuss the achievements, challenges and possible solutions bordering around this all important scientific endeavor in Africa, this year’s conference which coincides with the 10th year anniversary of the body, is scheduled to hold from the 11th to 14th August, 2021in Coal City University, Enugu. As it is the mantra of the illustrious Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, Coal City University to always be part of auspicious events as this, she is by all readiness the proud host of this year’s conference cum 10th anniversary.
With the theme, “DEVELOPMENT IN ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN HEALTH TOXICOLOGY: CONCERNS ABOUT IMPLEMENTATION AND CLINICAL MEDICINE IN DEVELOPING NATIONS”, the meeting is expected to address the major concerns about the implementation in clinical medicine in low-income countries. The sub-theme, “ESTABLISHING INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PRODUCTS AGAINST FOOD CONTAMINANTS”, will look into the possible ways technological innovations can work against food contaminants.
The keynote speakers will include Dr. Njwen Anyangwe, Prof. Hussani Anthony Makun, Dr. Okey Nna and Prof. Emeka Ezeonu, all of whom have recorded prolific contributions in the field of toxicology internationally. The programme is expected to take off by 9am daily and will feature short courses, plenary session, scientific session, paper presentations/AGM among others.
The Chief Host of the event, Prof. Afam Icha-Ituma, Vice-chancellor, Coal City University, has expressed optimism in the outing and reassured all intending guests a beautiful and memorable stay in Coal City University. Prof Icha-Ituma insists that events like this allign with Coal City University’s mission to always lead discussions towards providing real life solutions to every day problems. In his words, ‘Coal City University is proud to host West African Society of Toxicology and hopes to play key roles towards establishing innovative technologies and products against food contaminants. Our University is a Globally focused University and we aspire to be a world class University. We take pride in our students to always lead and be part of discussions like this to advance knowledge of mankind”
The event would also have an online link