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FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT INSTITUTE OF NEUROSCIENCE AND BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH (INBR) ANNOUNCES A NEUROSCIENCE CONGRESS OWERRI, NIGERIA JULY 10-13, 2006 THEME: ENVIRONMENT AND THE DEVELOPING BRAIN ORGANISERS BEVERLY LYN-COOK (USA) POLYCARP NWOHA (NIGERIA) RICHARD BROWN (CANADA) INVITATION Dear Colleagues, On behalf of the Board of the Institute of Neuroscience and Biomedical Research (INBR), Owerri, Nigeria, I am very pleased to invite you to the very exciting Neuroscience Congress, INBR 2006/Owerri. The Congress promises to be very educative, very informative and groundbreaking in terms of high caliber topics to be discussed. The Team of the Meeting “ENVIRONMENT AND THE DEVELOPING BRAIN” would afford scientists and policy makers the opportunity to review where we have come from, where we are and where we are going in terms of myriads of environmental hazards that afflict the human central nervous system, leading to disordered behaviour and debilitating diseases. The situation of Africa and the Third World with regard to environmental impact on growth and development of the CNS is very pathetic. Hence the timely nature of this gathering of scientists. Come to Owerri, take a holiday and enjoy the unique hospitality of Africa typified in the Nigerian people; get involved in the open market fun; taste the various exotic cuisines; enjoy the beauty of the diverse culture and the ever-pleasant weather. In addition to the scientific deliberations, we have planned exciting social and cultural programmes including pre and post Congress tours for you and your family. Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, we want you to join us in this Congress at Owerri in 2006 and savor the best of African hospitality. Be part of history. We look forward to warmly welcoming you to INBR 2006/Owerri. Sincerely yours Signed Polycarp Nwoha Congress President INBR 2006 PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME SUNDAY 9 JULY 2006 ADVANCED SCHOOL THEME: RESEARCH: THE ROOT OF NATION GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT TIME: 9AM -7PM VENUE: IMO STATE UNIVERSITY, OWERRI, NIGERIA CONFIRMED TOPICS AND SPEAKERS: 1. BIOINFORMATICS - John Steeves 2. BIOSTATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH DATA - Ashiwel Undie & Team 3. WRITING/SEMINAR SKILLS - Peter Baas RD 4. BLIND PATCHING TECHNIQUES: SIMPLE TECHNIQUES FOR THE 3 WORLD - Bruce Winegar 5. SAVE TIME, MONEY: NEW TECHNIQUE OF TISSUE PROCESSING - Polycarp Nwoha 6. TELEMEDICINE IN AFRICA – Ian Murdoch 7. NEUROSQUATEMETRY AND ENVIRONMENT: A NEW WORLD TO KNOW - Al Ekwerike 8. BHAVIOURAL TESTS FOR MICE - Richard Brown 8 STROKE/PARKINSON/ALZHIMER DISEASE MODELS – Philip Njemanze 9 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN NEUROSCIENCE - Colin Masters/Alain Privat/Ken Nagata/Itzhak Fischer 10. BRIEF PRESENTATIONS BY PARTICIPATING STUDENTS 11. SOCIAL ACTIVITES STANDBY TOPICS INCLUDE: 1. NEUROBIOLOGY AND EPILEPSY 2. IMAGING STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN THE NERVOUS SYSTEM 3. STROKE/PARKINSON/ALZHIMER DISEASE MODELS. REGISTRATION FEE FOR SCHOOL: USD 20 (N2,000) Number of participants will be limited and based on the first to register. ADVANCED SCHOOL COMMITTEE: Colin Masters - Chair Alain Privat - Co-Chair Ken Nagata Ashiwel Undie Heraline Hicks Imre Lengyel Richard Brown Bruce Winegar Al Ekwerike Peter Baas Michael Aschner Willie Daniels Jean-Claude Mwanza George Langford MONDAY 10 JULY 2006 9AM – 11.30 AM INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF NEUROCHEMISTRY (ISN) SYMPOSIUM THEME: ENHANCING NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH IN AFRICA 11.30AM – 12NOON TEA BREAK 1PM – 2PM PLENARY LECTURE 1 2PM – 3PM LUNCH BREAK 2PM-3PM INTERNATIONAL NEUROTOXICOLOGY ASSOCIATION (INA) SYMPSIUM THEME: ROLE OF METALS, CHEMICALS IN BRAIN DISORDERS 3PM-4.30PM MINI-SYMPOSIM 4.30PM – 5.00PM INTERACTIVE FORUM AND TEA BREAK 5.00PM – 6.00PM PLENARY LECTURE 2 6.00PM – 7.00PM CONFERENCE COCKTAIL Please note that at 7.00PM there is still sufficient daylight in Owerri. TUESDAY 11 JULY 2006 9AM – 10AM PLENARY LECTURE 3 10AM – 10.45 AM CATCH THEM YOUNG – FORUM FOR YOUTHS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS 10.45AM – 12NOON OPENING CEREMONY 12NOON – 12.30PM INTERACTIVE FORUM AND TEA BREAK 12.30PM – 1.30PM LUNCH 1.30PM -3.00PM MINI-SYMPOSIUM 3PM – 4PM PLENARY LECTURE 4 4PM – 6PM POSTER PRESENTATION 1 6PM – 6.30 PM INTERACTIVE FORUM WEDNESDAY 12 JULY 2006 9AM – 10AM PLENARY LECTURE 5 10AM – 11.30AM MINI-SYMPOSIUM 11.30AM – 12NOON INTERACTIVE FORUM AND TEA BREAK 12NOON - 2PM POSTER PRESENTATION 2 2PM – 3PM PLEANRY LECTURE 6 3PM – 6PM TRIP TO OGUTA LAKE LUNCH AT OGUTA LAKE Note: Oguta Lake Holiday Complex is about 30 minutes drive from Owerri. Oguta Lake is pleasant place to behold. The lake is of fresh water and the second largest natural lake in the country after lake Chad. To complement the complex water-based recreation services, there are other interesting attractions to watch including (a) Golf Course with 18 standard international holes. (b) Relic of war (mini bunker) constructed by the defunct Biafran Navy during Civic war. (c) Natural confluence of Oguta Lake and Urashi River. (d) Cruise boat services. (e) Golf Club Bar House/Oguta Lake Motel for refreshment, lodging and feeding. (f) Mini-children recreation park INBR 2006 will pay for this trip. THURSDAY 13 JULY 2006 9AM – 10AM PLENARY LECTURE 7 10AM – 11.30AM MINI-SYMPOSIUM 11.30AM – 12NOON INTERACTIVE FORUM AND TEA BREAK 12NOON – 2PM FREE ORAL PRESENTATIONS 2PM – 3PM LUNCH BREAK 3PM – 5PM POSTER PRESENTATIONS 5PM – 6PM CONFERENCE SPECIAL FORUM: CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN NEUROSCIENCE 8PM – 12MID-NIGHT END OF CONFERENCE VARIETY NIGHTS AND DINNER FRIDAY 14 JULY 2006 POST-CONFERENCE TOURS TRIP TO OBUDU CATTLE RANCH – THE TRIP THAT IS A MUST Note: Obudu cattle ranch is one of the best places to visit on earth. Obudu is in Cross River State, Nigeria towards Nigeria-Cameroon Border. It has temperate weather. The Ranch is a tourist delight as a result of its divergent attractions including a natural swimming pool, horse riding facility, beautiful waterfall to behold, gorilla camp, bird watching, sporting facilities and accommodation. You will pay separately for the trip. We may also stop over at some tourist destinations on our way to Obudu. Return from Obudu will be on Saturday 15 July 2006 for you to enjoy the trip very well. Please indicate to me well ahead of time if you are going to be part of this excitement. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org OBUDU ‘WONDER’ CATTLE RANCH OTHER SITES OF INTEREST MBARI CULTURAL CENTERS IN NGURU MBAISE AND EGBU OWERRI MONKEY KINGDOM IN EZINAIHITTE MBAISE The above sites are 20 – 30 minutes drive from Owerri. TOPICS FOR PLENARY LECTURES AND SYMPOSIA 1. DRUG, ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS IN DVELOPMENT – Richard Brown, Ph.D., Killam Research Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Institute, Dalhousie University, Canada 2. DYNAMICS OF THE CYTOSKELETON DURING AXONAL DEVELOPMENT, DEGENERATION AND REGENERATION – Peter Baas, Ph.D. Professor, Director Cellular Neuroscience Laboratory, Drexel University College of Medicine, USA 3. NEURNAL CONCEPT OF THE CEREBELLUM AND ITS BROAD IMPLICATIONS IN NEUROSCIENCE – Masao Ito, MD, Ph.D., Special Advisor to the RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan. Chairman, Lifelong Learning Network, Head Laboratory for Memory and Learning RIKEN Japan 4. NEUROPLASTICITY IN HUMAN PET STUDIES : DEMENTIA/STROKE – Ken Nagata, MD, Ph.D, Professor, Director of Neurology, Research Institute for Brain and Blood Vessels, Akita, Japan 5. PROMOTING PLASTICITY AND PREVENTING AXONAL LOSS IN DEMYELINATING DISEASES – George H. De Vries, Professor, Career Research Health Scientist, Edward Hines Jr. VA. Medical Center Hines, Illinois, USA 6. MECHANISTIC TARGETS FOR NEUROPROTECTION BY NATURAL PRODUCTS – Beverly D. Lyn-Cook, Ph.D, Senior Research Biologist. and Director, Division of Molecular Epidemiology, NCTR/FDA, Arkansas; and George J. Hammons, Ph.D., Professor and Chair Dept. of Chemistry, Philander Smith College, Little Rock, Arkansas; Division of Molecular Epidemiology, NCTR/FDA, Arkansas, USA 7. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AND RETINAL DEGENERATION – Imre Lengyel, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Division of Pathology and Immunology, Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, London, UK. 8. THE PROMISE AND CHALLENGES OF USING NEURAL STEM CELLS IN SPINAL CORD INJURY – Itzhak Fischer, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy, Drexel University, USA 9. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON FACE PERCEPTION – Avi Chaudhuri, Ph.D., James McGill Professor, Department of Psychology at McGill University, Canada 10. NEUROSCIENCE EDUCATION TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC – Norbert Myslinski, Ph.D., Professor, Department Biomedical Sciences, School of Dentistry and the Program in Neuroscience of the University of Maryland, International Brain Bee, Creator and Director High School Biomedical Research Program, USA 11. REGENERATION AND REPAIR IN THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM: THE SPINAL CORD MODEL – Alain Privat, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Director INSERM U.336, University Montpellier II, Montpellier, France 12. NAVIGATING THE UNKNOWN: FINDING THE STARS AND AVOIDING THE BLACK HOLES ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSLATION OF NEUROSCIENCE DISCOVERIES AND COMPLETING VALID CLINICAL HUMAN TRIALS – John Steeves, Ph.D., Professor, Director ICORD (International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries), John and Penny Ryan BC Leadership Chair in Spinal Cord Injury Research, Canada. 13. CELLULAR SIGNALING INTEGRATION IN DOPAMINERGIC SYSTEMS – Ashiwel S. Undie, Ph.D., Professor and Head, Neuropharmacology Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, USA 14. ESTROGEN ATTENUATES DAMAGE IN BOTH ACUTE AND CHRONIC MODELS OF RAT SPINAL CORD INJURY – Naren Banik, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neurology. Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA 15. TOWARDS A UNITARY THEORY OF NEURODEGENERATION IN THE AGING BRAIN – Colin l. Masters, MD., Professor, Executive Director Prana Biotechnology, Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, Eminent Neuroscientists, University of Melbourne, Australia. 16. PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS PERSISTENT AQUATIC TOXIC SUBSTANCES: EXPERIENCE WITH THE GREAT LAKES AND ST LAWRENCE BASIN – Heraline Hicks, Ph.D., Programme Manager, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, USA 17. VOLATILE ANAESTHETIC ACTIONS ON EXCITATORY SYNAPSES IN THE HIPPOCAMPUS – Bruce D. Winegar, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University, California, USA. 18. ASTROCYTE PHYSIOLOGY AND THEIR ROLE IN THE MODULATION OF METAL AND ETHANOL-INDUCED NEUROTOXICITY. Michael Aschner, Ph.D., Gray E.B. Stahlman Professor, Department of Pediatrics & Pharmacology, Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Nashville, USA. 19. ‘NO’ NEUROENDOCRINE FUNCTION – Chuma Okere, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Drexel College of Medicine, USA. 20. EFFECT OF LEAD ON BRAIN OF ADULTS MAMMALS, AND DURING GROWTH – Gamrani Halima, Ph.D., Professor, Director Laboratory of Animal Physiology, Neuroscience Unit, Faculty of Sciences, Semlalia, Marrakech Morocco 21. AFRICAN TRYPANOSOMIASIS AND DISORDERS OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM - Jean-Claude Mwanza, Ph.D., Professor, Neurotoxicology Division, USEPA, Research Triangle, North Carolina, USA. 22. OPHTHALMIC EPIDEMIOLOGY WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO GLAUCOMA AND PREVENTION OF BLINDNESS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND AFRICA – Ian Murdoch, M.Sc., MD, FRCophth, Professor, Consultant, Department of Glaucoma & Primary Care, Moorefields Eye Hospital, Institute of Ophthalmology, Bath St - London 23. CEREBRAL LATERALIZATION OF HUMAN INTELLIGENCE, FACES AND COLOR: FUNDAMENTAL THEORY OF HUMAN BRAIN DEVELOPMENT. Njemanze C. Philip, MD. Chairman, International Institutes of Advanced Research and Training, Chidicon Medical Center, Owerri, Nigeria 24. INTERPLAY OF NUTRITION AND ENVIRONMENT IN NEURODEGENERATION AND NEUROPRTOECTION – Polycarp Nwoha, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Director Institute of Neuroscience and Biomedical Research, Owerri, Nigeria ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTEDNED TO 15 MAY 2006 The Scientific Committee invites all registered participants wishing to present a poster or make an oral presentation, and all invited speakers to submit Abstracts. Type entire abstract in one paragraph. Type single-spaced, Title in upper case, others lower case. Use MS word Times New Roma or Arial font style and font size 11. Utilise a total of 2000 characters and spaces for the Abstract, including the Title, Authors, Institution and Text. Limit the body of text to 200 words. For now attach your abstract in PDF format to the email address: email@example.com All abstracts will be refereed and published in special edition of one of the leading neuroscience journals. So prepare your abstract well. There is no limit to the number of abstracts you send but the submitting author of each abstract should underline his name and must be registered before abstract is included. Acknowledgement of any abstract submitted will be made within few days of receipt by email. So ensure that you receive letter of acknowledgement of your abstract. Oral Presentations Oral presentation sessions will be organized with each session Chair identifying a group of about 3-4 speakers to present their work in related areas. Slots for oral presentations will be based on pool of scientifically-related abstracts. Notification of selection for oral presentation will be done by 30 May 2006. Poster Presentation You will be provided with a poster board approximately 4 feet high by 6 feet wide (121 cm by 180cm). Prepare your poster that makes the most of this space, but does not exceed the area. It is helpful to your colleagues when you provide a handout of your poster that includes your full contact information. The title of your poster presentation and your name should be made in very LARGE type so that viewers can easily see the subject matter of the poster and its author from a distance (at least 1” lettering, or 36 point font). The title, author’s name and author’s affiliation are usually placed at the top and in the center of the poster board. Use 24 point font for text Bring your own thumbtacks or Velcro to affix your poster to the poster boards. Registration Early Bird (Discounted) After May 15 2006 Deadline: May 15 2006 Regular USD 150 USD 170 Africans USD 100 USD 120 Nigerians N10,000.00 N12,000 Accompanying Guests USD 50 USD 50 Students, evidence attached USD 50 (N5,000) USD 60 (N6,000) Exhibitors USD 200-500 (Negotiable) USD 200-500 (Negotiable) Delegate Entitlement: All conference sessions, Conference Cocktail, Daily tea break sessions and other available meals, Conference Program & Abstract Book. Payment Details Registration fees are payable in advance of the Conference. You can pay by cheque/bank draft or bank transfer. All cheques /bank draft should be made payable to INSTITUTE OF NEUROSCIENCE AND BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH, OWERRI and mailed to Prince Dr Philip C. Njemanze, International Institutes of Advanced Research and Training, Chidicon Medical Center, P. O. Box 302, No 1 Uratta/MCC Road, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. Tel.: +234(83)231183, Mobile Tel1: +234(8033)026124 or Mobile Tel2: +234(8033) 410667, philip.njemanze@ chidicon.com. Please forward a copy of the bank transfer documentation to him. Confirmation of your payment and registration documents would be sent to you as soon as all are received. If you don’t receive confirmation 2 weeks after your payment please complain to Philip Njemanze at philip.njemanze@ chidicon.com. Kindly indicate your name, contact number and name of the conference (INBR 2006) at the back of the cheque/bank draft. Only cheques drawn from a Nigerian bank is acceptable. Registration will only be confirmed and abstract utilised upon receipt of payments. Registration Form 1. Last Name First Name Initial 2. Title Degree 3. Institution Country 4. Address 5. Tel Phone # Fax # Email 6. Paying for: Advanced School Yes/No Amount USD 20/N2000 7. Paying for Conference: Yes/No Amount USD 150, 100, 50 (Early) or USD 170, 120, 60 (Late Registration) or N10, 000, N5,000 (Early)/ N12,000, N6,000 (Late) or 200-500 (Exhibitors). 8. Accommodation: Paying deposit for -------- nights in -------- hotel. 9. Total Amount Paid: 10. Signature Date Bankers: You can use any of the following banks. 1. INTERCONTINENTAL BANK, OWERRI, NIGERIA 2. FIRST ATLANTIC BANK, OWERRI, NIGERIA For Foreign Bank Transfers: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details HOTEL ACCOMODATION You are required to make reservation by depositing the price for a night’s accommodation. IMO CONCORDE HOTEL Concorde Boulevard Off Owerri-Port Harcourth Rd, Owerri. Tel: +234-83 231409, 231371 Fax: 231961. Rates per night: N12,000 or $170 Imo Concorde Hotel is venue of the Conference The following hotels are very decent and within close range of the venue of the Conference. BONBOLINI HOTELS Off Concorde Avenue, Owerri Tel: +234-83 234603, Mobile: +234 8033598325 Rates: N5950-6,950 or $50 ALL SEASONS HOTEL Off Concorde Owerri Rates: N10,500-12,000 or $100 OWERRI HOTEL PLAZA Plot 80 Port-Harcourt Rd, Owerri Tel: +234-83 231807, 234538. Rates: N4,700-5,900 or $50 DREAMLAND HOTEL & CASINO LTD Area A, Plot C12, Whiteman Street Junction, World Bank House Estate, Owerri. Tel: +234-83 233589, 232431 Rates: N4,200-4,500 or $40 NEWCASTLE HOTEL Whiteman Street, World Bank Housing Estate, Owerri. Rates: N4,800-6,500 or $50 VILLA MARIE HOSTEL Wetheral Rd. Owerri. Rates: N1,000 –N1,500 or $10 - $15. Need to pay for all the nights at once and in advance to secure accommodation. It is decent and in decent environment. To book your room, please email to reservations to Philip Njemanze at philip.njemanze@ chidicon.com Tel: (234) 803 3026126 RESTAURANTS RESTAURANTS ABOUND WITH EXQUISITE AFRICAN CUISINES AND CONTINENTAL DISHES. THAT OWERRI PEOPLE COOK WELL IS A POPULAR SAYING IN NIGERIA. Try out Ugba, Isiewu, Ofe-Owerre, Ofe-oha, Ofe-egusi, Ofe- onugbo, Ofe-ogbono etc. TRAVEL AWARDS: INA FellowshipTravel Award: The International Neurotoxicology Association (INA) is pleased to offer special travel awards to support the participation of African scientists at the INBR 2006 Congress holding in Owerri, Nigeria, 10th to 13th July 2006. This offer is open to budding less privileged African neuroscientists from outside Nigeria. Send your applications, CV, copy of abstract (s)accepted for presentation at the conference and specifying how much support you would need. Dateline for receipt of completed application is 30th March 2006. Send applications in PDF to email@example.com. IBRO (see information below), ISN, SfN, Travel Awards: The International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO), International Society for Neurochemistry (ISN), Society for Neuroscience (SfN) and some other Societies have provision for travel awards to this Conference. The INBR 2006 Conference information is contained on their web sites. Click IBRO, ISN Portal, SfN in the Google or any other web browser and look up the relevant applications. You are advised to apply early. Submission of an abstract to the INBR helps your chances. Nigeria: Participants in Nigeria could also apply to their Universities, Institutes, States and Local Governments for some level of support. Final Call: March 1 Deadline for IBRO Fellowships and Travel Grants! Applications are invited from qualified applicants for: IBRO Research Fellowships IBRO Travel Grants John G Nicholls Fellowship IBRO Studentships (New!) SfN/IBRO International Travel Fellowships NIDA/IBRO Travel Fellowships This is a reminder that the deadline for applications is March 1, 2006. For funding details and on-line application, go to the IBRO Funding section of the IBRO web site. Kwok-Fai So Chair, Fellowships and Travel Grants Committee AIRLINES: Virgin Nigeria from London, Lufthansa from Frankfurt, and Air France from Paris fly direct to Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Port Harcourt is a neighboring city to Owerri, and only 30-40 minutes drive from Owerri. If you have nothing to do in Lagos you are advised to take any of these Airlines. Most other International Airlines fly to Lagos, Nigeria’s busiest commercial city. There are local flights from Lagos to Owerri, Port Harcourt. You could also take the Luxury Buses from Lagos to Owerri. Letter of Invitation: If you need letter of invitation do contact the Congress President. Visa: All persons entering Nigeria, except citizens of the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) countries, require visa to enter Nigeria. You are advised to start early to make your application. Official Language: English is the official language of the Conference. Badges: All participants must register for the Conference. Each registered participant is given a badge which must be worn at all times through the activities of the Conference. Currency: The currency in Nigeria is the naira (N). You can change most foreign currencies, particularly the dollar and euro. Private forex bureau abound in cities in Nigeria. Electricity: 220/240 Volts 50 cycles. Time Difference: GMT + 1 HOUR Climate: The month of July is in the Rainy Season in Nigeria. The weather could also be dry this time. Not a harsh period. Temperature is average of 250 C. Organizing Committee Polycarp Nwoha Congress President email: firstname.lastname@example.org Chair: Scientific Committee phone: 08037000458 Congress Secretary Ben Jiburum Chair: Logistics & email: email@example.com; Transportation Committee phone: 08037108820 Iheanyi Okoro Congress Coordinator email: firstname.lastname@example.org Chair: Publicity & Protocol phone: 08033274149 Congress Coordinator Philip Njemanze Chair: Fundraising email: email@example.com Committee phone: 08033026124 Uche Osunkwo Patrick Igbigbi G. C. Okoye Frank Akpuaka Eme Osim Raphael Elegbe Members Gbolahan Olayiwola Olufumilayo Adeyemi Shuaibu Awodi Peter Alo Amaka Sola Ogunniyi Felix Obi Lawan Ahmed SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE Chair Polycarp Nwoha (Nigeria) Co-Chair Chuma Okere (USA) Co-Chair Bruce Winegar (USA) Al Ekwerike (USA) George DeVries (USA) Amadi Ihunwo Bernd Hamprecht (Germany) (South Africa) John Steeves (Canada) Ken Nagata (Japan) Jean-Claude Mwanza Members Imre Lengyel (Congo DR/USA) (Hungary) Halima Gamrani (Morocco) Ashiwel Undie (USA) Ghazi Ayad (Algeria) David Shine (USA) Peter Baas (USA) Alain Privat (France) CONGRESS VENUE CONCORDE HOTEL (The five star pearl of the East) Port Harcourt Road, New Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria Tel: +234-83-231459, 231409, 231371 Fax: +234-83-231961
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