Fwd: 16th AHILA Congress: Information Update

18 September, 2019

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Subject: 16th AHILA Congress: Information Update



From: Grace Ajuwon [mailto:agajuwon@gmail.com]

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Subject: 16th AHILA Congress: Information Update

Dear All,

Please find below information about the above conference scheduled to take place in Ibadan, Nigeria, 14-18 October, 2019

With Less than 30 days left, we use this opportunity specially invite you to participate in many exciting sessions, including

Hands-on Workshops to update your knowledge and skills on how to conduct systematic reviews, development of abstract, develop search strategies, searching The Cochrane Library and Synchronous Online Teaching: keeping virtual students engaged and others. Several accepted peer reviewed papers presenting original research, successful projects and perspectives on a variety of topical issues in health and biomedical information field;

Plenary sessions presentations by accomplished professionals from Africa, Europe and America.

Moderated round table discussions on selected conference sub-themes and other key topics.

Paper presentations

In addition, there will be a lively social programme on the beautiful campus of Ibadan University, a Gala dinner with cultural displays

Confirmed Keynote speakers include:

· Ms Christine Kanyengo, University Librarian, University of Zambia

· Dr Abib Olamitoye, CEO, Ibadan Central Hospital and President, Ibadan College of Medicine Medical Association (ICOMMA) Worldwide

Plenary session speakers include:

· Rena Lubker, Associate Professor, Chair, Librarians Without Borders & MLA Representative to AHILA, Research and Education Informationist, Medical University of South

Carolina Libraries, Charleston, South Carolina

· Ibrahima Bob, former AHILA President, British Council, Darkar, Senegal

· Grace Ajuwon, AHILA President, Academic Librarian, E. Latunde Odeku Medical Library, University of Ibadan,

· Marshall Dozier, Former President, EAHIL and Governing Board member, College Lead for Library Academic Support, Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, Library and Library Collections, University of Edinburg, Scotland.

· Alison Kinengyere, Head, Sir Albert Cook Medical Library, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.

· Masimba Muziringa, Medical Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

Panel Discussants include:

· Biliamin Popoola, Systems and Evidence-based Medicine Librarian, University of Health Sciences, Ondo City, Ondo, Nigeria

· Moses Olayemi, Nigeria Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos

· Ayodele John Alonge, Lecturer, Department of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of Ibadan.

Facilitators for moderated round table discussions include:

· Professor Maria G.N. Musoke, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs) Kyambogo University, Uganda and AHILA Founder member;

· Tandi Lwoga, (Associate Professor), Deputy Rector (Academic, Research and Consultancy) College of Business Education (CBE), Dar es Salaam, Tazania;

· Ms Nancy Kamau - Former AHILA President, Independent Health Information Consultant, Nairobi, Kenya;

· Mr Dan Gerendasy, Chief International Programme, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Register now @ https://ahila.org/ahila-2019-registration-form/


Don’t miss this key event in your professional calendar!

The outline programme can be found here (www.ahila.org) and will be expanded regularly.


We are very grateful for the generous sponsorship from the following:

· World Health Organization (WHO)

· University of Ibadan (UI)

· National Library of Medicine (NLM), USA

· Network of African Medical Librarians (NAML)

· Elsevier

· Mallory / Safari Books LTD

· Others


Date: 14 October, 2019

Venue: University of Ibadan Conference Center

(Otunba Sobumi Balogun Cenference Centre)

Time: 8:00-5:00

Opening Ceremony

Date: 15 October, 2019

Time: 9 am- 12 noon

AHILA Plenary and Abstract Driven Sessions

Date: 15-17 October

Venue: University of Ibadan Conference Center

(Otunba Sobumi Balogun Conference Center)

Thank you.


Grace A. Ajuwon, MLS, Ph.D., CLN, JP

E. Latunde Odeku Medical Library,College of Medicine,

University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

President of AHILA

National Library of Medicine (NLM) Associate Fellow,

MLA Cunningham International Fellow

Commonwealth Fellow

Email: gajuwon@com.ui.edu.ng; agajuwon@yahoo.com

Mobile Phone:+234 802-345-1141

Twitter: @ajuwon