Plenary Sessions

Ist Plenary Session

Date: 11 Dec 2018

Plenary Session: Plenary Session: social value of research: Assessment and implications for vulnerability and exploitation

We are excited to put this session together. It is one of the two plenary sessions with discussants at this conference

1. This is a 1.5hour session holding between 1530 and 1700 on the 12th of December, 2018

2. Dr Paulina Tindana will be speaking on the topic for 30-35 minutes

3. Her presentation shall be discussed by the panelists (Prof C Falade, Prof H Muktar and Dr C Ike)

4. The Session shall be chaired by Prof O Salawu and Dr K Green

Order of event

1. The moderator shall call up the Co-Chairs (Please co-chairs send us your pix and 100 words bio urgently)

2. Prof O Salawu will read the Citation of Dr Paulina Tindana and call her to give her talk

3. Prof O Salawu shall invite the plenary speaker to seat on the panel as one of the discussants. She will also read the Citation of the 3 discussants and call them up to the podium (please discussants send us your pix and 100 words bio urgently).

4, Dr K Green will engage the discussants in a conversation based on the presentation by the Plenary speaker. Hopefully the four discussants shall engage in a critical discuss for 20 minutes.

5. Dr Green will them open up the space for discussion with the audience for the next 20 minutes

6. Prof Salawu will summarise the presentation by highlighting 3 major outcomes of the discussion.

7. Thank all the panelists and conclude the session.

Panel Discussion Session

Second Session

Panel Discussion Session

We are excited to put this panel discussion session together. It is the second session of the conference

1. This is a 1.5hour session holding between 10:30 and 12:00 on the 12th of December, 2018

2. Dr Bridget Haire will be speaking to the topic: Vulnerability and off-shored clinical research: concept, context and application

3. Prof Kolawole Oyedeji will be speaking to the topic: Community engagement, clinical and behavior research: ethical considerations on vulnerability and exploitation

4. Prof Morenike Folayan will be speaking to the topic: Paternalism, communitarianism: culture, norms values and its implication for vulnerability and exploitation

5. The Session shall be chaired by Prof C Shalom and Prof E  Oduwole

Order of event

1. The moderator shall call up the Co-Chairs (Please co-chairs send us your pix and 100 words bio urgently)

2. Prof C Shalom will read the Citation of each of the three speakers and call them to make their presentations 

3. Prof E Oduwole will commence the discussion by asking each of the speaker questions that should raise discussions. Please raise questions that arise from their presentation – explore what seems to be cross cutting ethics issues, what may be unclear from the presentation, or what may be a topical discuss

4. Prof E Oduwole will them open up the space for discussion with the audience for the next 20 minutes

5. Prof Shalom will summarise the Session by highlighting 3 major outcomes of the discussion. 

6. Prof Shalom thank the panelists and conclude the session.

Professor Shalom N. Chinedu

Shalom Nwodo Chinedu is a Professor of Biochemistry at Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria. He is a seasoned academic, researcher and university administrator.
Shalom Chinedu is the leader of Covenant University Public Health and Wellbeing Research Cluster (CUPHWERC), an interdisciplinary research group, committed to raising the health and living standards of local communities. He is the current chairman of Covenant Health Research Ethics Committee (CHREC).
Shalom Chinedu is the immediate past Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Covenant University. He had also served in the university as Head, Department of Biological Sciences, Dean, College of Science and Technology and Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies.

Professor Haruna Muktar, MON

He is a specialist in Hemostasis with special research interest in HIV Medicine, coagulopathy and sickle cell disease. He currently teaches Haematology at the college of Medicine of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria for the past 27 years.
He was awarded a national honour by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2007 in the category of medical contribution with an MON (Member of the Order of Niger).
He had at various times served as the Principal Investigator for the clinical trial of the antiretroviral drug role out by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2001 in ABUTH, the PI for the Global Funds HIV intervention at ABU, the PI for the Harvard School of Public Health PEPFAR supported HIV treatment and Research program at ABU, the PI for the MEPIN ( Medical Education Partnership Initiative in Nigeria) at ABU and currently the PI for the STAMINA research group at ABU. Both are US NIH grants.
Currently he is the Dean of the Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences at ABU and the Chair of the APIN HEALTH INIATIVE IRB.

Professor Catherine Olufunke

Prof Falade graduated MBBS with distinction in Paediatrics from University of Ibadan wining the Glaxo-Welcome and Departmental Prizes in Paediatrics. She holds the Fellowships of both the National and West African Postgraduate Medical Colleges and MSc in Pharmacology. She is a Consultant Clinical Pharmacologist to the University College Hospital, Ibadan. She is also a Fellow of both the African Academy of the Sciences and of the Nigerian Academy of Science. She is currently the Director of the Institute for Advanced Medical Research & Training at the College of Medicine, UI, Nigeria and Chair of the UI/UCH Institutional Review Committee.
Her research efforts have focused on malaria and She has successfully adopted interdisciplinary framework to foster partnership with other researchers locally and internationally to explore malaria control strategies across family, community and healthcare context

DR Ezeome, Ijeoma Victoria

1) Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (MBBS)
2) Fellow, West African College of Surgeons (FWACS)
3) Natural Family Planning Medical Consultant (NFPMC)
4) Fertility Care Practitioner (FCP)
1) Senior Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, College of Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
2) Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu.
ACADEMIC PURSUIT: WAB Scholar, MSc Bioethics Program, University of Ibadan (2017/18).

Dr Patrick I. Okonta

Dr Patrick Okonta is an Associate Professor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences of the Delta State University, Abraka and a Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist in the Delta State University Teaching Hospital Abraka. Until very recently, he was the Chair of the Health Research Ethics Committee (HREC) of the Delta State University Teaching Hospital. He received a masters degree training in research ethics through a Fogarty grant administered by the South African Research Ethics Training Initiative (SARETI). He is a member of the Ethics and Community engagement working group of the H3Africa Consortium.

Isaac Akinkunmi Adedeji

He holds a BSc Sociology and Anthropology Degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He also studied at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria where he obtained both MSc and Doctoral degrees in Sociology, with bias in Medical Sociology/Anthropology. He teaches at the Department of Sociology, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria. He is a Nigerian collaborator on the Global Burden of Disease study, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and hosted at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle. He is on the MSc Bioethics training at the University of Ibadan.

Welcome to Lagos

Lagos, the host city of the 2018 Bioethics Forum, remains the commercial capital of Nigeria, and boasts of literarily any type of business you can imagine. In addition, Lagos is a cultural melting pot representing cultures from across Nigeria, West Africa and beyond. The several beautiful beaches of Lagos are a welcome delight to any tourist wishing to cool off from the hustle and bustle of the city. Or if you choose, the different musical halls featuring diverse selection of musical interest from hip hop to classical to Afro beat, and many more, could provide a very relaxing evening in many spots in Lagos. If you have a taste for real African food, Lagos is it – from Ofe nmanu (oily soup) to eforiro and ewedu taken with amala to einkaikon, and even some Asian recipes – there is always something for everyone!

On behalf of the 2018 Bioethics Forum Steering Committee, I invite you to join us in the beautiful city of Lagos as we deliberate on “Bioethics, vulnerability and protection from exploitation in research” We look forward to welcoming you in December.