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5th Clinical Trials Summit Scientific Program

Theme: Next Frontier for Growth and Revolution in Clinical Trials


The Association for Good Clinical Practice in Nigeria (AGCPN) invite you to its 5th Clinical Trial Summit, scheduled to take place from June 6 - 8, 2017 at The Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. This 5th Clinical Trial Summit is the first of The CT Summits being convened under the auspices of the New Initiative- CTA VISION 2020 INITIATIVE.

Over the years, we have seen global competition continue to accelerate while Africa's pharmaceutical research sector faced growing challenges. AGCPN - Clinical Trial Vision 2020 Initiative has the vision to ensure that all Africa remain proactive in proffering solutions to its poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases, by providing a platform for sustained advocacy, networking & engagement of relevant stakeholders. The Summit will serve as one of the vehicles for advocacy to convict that the solution to Africa's Double-Burden Health problems lie with Africans and within Africa! Endorsements from previous Clinical Trial Summits, received from the 'highest Level of Executive/ Legislative Arms of Government, Industry & Research -oriented participants attest that...'the Summits have been a "Gathering of Clinical Trial Legends, leading Academicians from Premier Tertiary Institutions & Iconic Leaders in Drug/Devices Industry" AND OVER 98% OF PARTICIPANTS AT THE 2016 SUMMIT RETURNED A FEEDBACK OF COMPLETE SATISFACTION WITH CONTENT & SUMMIT EXCEEDING THEIR EXPECTATIONS'. 100% said they will definitely attend the next Summit

The clinical trial summit this year will be focusing on the Role Clinical Trial Could Play in Public Health Emergencies - both before the emergencies arise (emergency preparedness) and when they arise. This focus has been informed by the recent Ebola outbreak that took the West African sub-region by storm resulting in thousands of deaths, and the subsequent international rally to look for an effective Ebola vaccine.

The 5th Clinical Trial Summit will feature three Compelling innovations:

  1. Pre-Summit Capacity Building Session on Grant Writing/SOP Development/Investigator Initiated Clinical Trials.
  2. Town-Hall Meetings with:
    Pharmaceutical/Device Industry & African Governments' Policy Influencers
  3. Simultaneous 'Meet the Experts Summit Sessions' (High- Networked Clinicians/Researchers and Non-Clinical Stakeholders)


  1. 20 CMEs to be AWARDED
  2. The 2nd Clinical Trial Exhibition & Fair (2hours a day will be dedicated, inclusive of Lunch hour in the Fare Arena).
  3. Plenary Sessions with Global Renowned CROs, Monitors, Contract Lawyers, Experts in Clinical Trials & Regulatory Affairs
  4. Abstract-Driven Sessions
  5. Brief Oral Communications
  6. Manned Poster Sessions
  7. Round Table Discussions

Call for Abstract

Abstracts are invited from researchers in public health, clinical sciences and other fields related to medical research and public health emergencies for oral and poster presentations at the Summit.


Who should attend?

Clinicians, public health practitioners, clinical scientists, Residents in training, particularly those preparing for the Primary, Part 1 and Part 2 Fellowship examinations of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria and the West African Postgraduate Medical College; private medical practitioners, Pharmacists, Nurses, Medical Lab Scientists, those working in the pharmaceutical industries, key players in the pharmaceutical industry, representatives of government, PhD students, non-governmental organizations, bilateral and multilateral agencies and others interested in public health emergencies in sub-Saharan Africa.

We look forward to welcoming you at the Summit

Professor Ifeoma Okoye

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

Ifeoma Okoye, MBBS, FWACS, FMCR

Chairperson, Association for Good Clinical Practice in Nigeria (AGCPN)

Professor of Radiology, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

African Coordinator of Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) of Univ. Of Miami