Professor Morton meets with key stakeholders at the University of Lagos during trip to Nigeria

During his trip to Lagos, Nigeria to attend the 18th Annual Scientific Conference and Gathering of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine of the University of Lagos, Professor Morton (GSU Co-Director) was able to meet with various executive stakeholders at the University of Lagos. Notable highlights included a meeting with the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof Folashade Ogunsola represented by Prof L.O. Chukwu to discuss ways to intensify efforts with the University of Lagos in order to attract, train and support researchers to tackle the complexities of health care and social change.

Other key meetings involved a discussion on the commencement of a Masters in Global Surgery programme at the University of Lagos, utilisation of the newly opened data centre for training students, residents, and consultants on statistical data analysis, and piloting the ION-Foxtrot Cancer Interventional Study in Nigeria. Along with Professor Ademuyiwa, Prof Morton met with the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Prof Wasiu Adeyemo and the immediate past CMD of LUTH, Prof Chris Bode in addition to a visit to the Provost College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Prof Wale Oke.

The 18th Annual Scientific Conference and Gathering of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences which took place between the 25th – 26th July was attended by both Professor Morton and Ademuyiwa who were able to present to a wide audience including students, members of faculty, hub members and other invited dignitaries on the importance and impact of collaborative research during the event. The Conference was also attended by Benin Hub Director, Professor Lawani Ismail and Ghana Deputy Director, Dr. Fareeda Galley.

The annual meeting was kicked off by Prof Adeola Onakoya, a professor of Ophthalmology, based at the University of Lagos who spoke on the topic “A sick eye is a sick body: Multidisciplinary Team as a Research Tool”. At the Opening Ceremony of the Conference on the 25th July, Professor Morton was the keynote speaker, delivering a lecture on the topic “Impact of Collaborative Research; the Reach, the Research and the Riches”, further details of which can be found by clicking here.

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