The 4th Annual Convention of the Abia State University Medical Alumni Association, UK – May 2019.

Theme: Influencing the UK Healthcare System; the Black and Ethnic Minority Group Perspective

Date: Sunday 26th May 2019

Venue: Newcastle Gateshead Marriott Hotel MetroCentre, Marconi Way, MetroCentre,
Gateshead, Newcastle NE11 9XF, United Kingdom.
Telephone: 01914932233

Equivalent to 5 CPD points

Session One/Opening session

Moderators – Dr Chioma Iwu / Dr Ifeanyi Odina

09.00am Registration and networking with refreshments

10.00am Nigeria National Anthem

10.05am Welcome Address – Dr Nkechi Nwosu (LOC Chair)

10.10am Presidential Address – Dr A. P. C Umeadi

10:20am ABSU Medical Alumni, Global Coordinator – Prof Bond Anyaehie

10:30am Prof Frank Akpuaka (Grand Patron ABSU Medical Alumni)

‘Having a successful medical career; a medical educator’s perspective’

11:00am Prof Charles Adeyinka Adisa

‘Advances in medical practice in Nigeria in the last decade and the role of foreign trained medical specialists in bringing about further advances’

11:30 am End of this session

11.30pm Coffee Break / Networking (Duration – 15 minutes)

Session Two/Academic Session one

Moderators – Dr Kenneth Anochie / Dr Chinyere Osy-Eneze

11.45pm Dr A. P. C Umeadi MBBS, DTM&H, MPH, DCP, MRCPsych, PhD
Consultant Psychiatrist and Public Health Specialist

‘Leadership and Management; How to get involved’

12.10pm Dr Ifeanyi Okike MD, PhD, FRCPCH, FHEA
Consultant Paediatrician and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor

‘The GMC and Your Practice, what matters’

12.35pm Dr Sandra Ukpaka MBBS, MSC, DFSRH, DPD, FRCGP
General Practitioner and academic

‘Female Urinary Incontinence; Stopping the leak’

1.55pm Dr Chidi Chima MBBS, MPH, PGCert, MRCPsych, PhD
Consultant Psychiatrist and Public Health Specialist

‘Burn Out: What, Why, How, Consequences, and Remedies’

1.15pm Question and Answers

1:25pm End of Session Two

1.25pm LUNCH Break / Networking (Duration – 45 minutes)

Session Three/Academic Session Two

Moderators – Dr Ogba Onwuchekwa / Dr Gloria Harrison

2.10pm Dr Chukwudi Okebaram MBBS, MSC
PhD Student and Lecturer

‘Influencing the UK Healthcare System as an Academic; a journey worth taking’

2.30pm Dr Francis Ezegbe MBBS
Medical Trainee

The challenges faced by an international medical graduate on arrival to the UK with lessons learnt and tips for new members

2.50pm Dr Chijioke Ikechi MBBS, MRCS
Surgical trainee

  1. Challenges in Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal resection for low rectal cancer in a morbidly obese patient
  2. Quality of rapid access 2ww referrals for colorectal cancers: can we improve? 3.10pm Questions & Answers

Closing remark & Vote of thanks By Dr Chukwuemeka Elendu

3:30pm – 5:00pm Annual General Meeting of the ABSU Medical Alumni, UK

1:00pm – 5:00pm KIDS PARTY

Kid’s Party alongside the academic activities (with professional children entertainer and some adults supporting the entertainer with minding the children) 1.00pm to 5.00pm

1.00pm Face painting, watching videos, competitive play

2.00pm Lunch

3.00pm Entertainment – Different varieties by Mr Disco Man

5.00pm End of party

7.30pm – 12:30am GALA DINNER

7.30pm Arrival, Networking, and Jazz band

8.00pm Introduction by MC

8:10pm Opening Prayer by Pastor Gabriel Ogwo

8.15pm Welcome address by the president and introduction of LOC members

8.30pm Dinner and Jazz band

9:30pm Awards and Recognitions by Prof Bond Anyaehie

9:40pm Installation of new executives by Prof Frank Akpuaka

Farewell message by the outgoing president

Speech by the incoming president

10:10 Raffle Draw

10:30 Light hearted speech by Prof Adisa

10:40 Goodwill message by Dr Chukwuemeka Okoye

10:50 Dance Dance Dance

12:30 End of Gala Dinner

Abia State University Medical Alumni, UK
Tel: ¬ +44(0)7802882782

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The Abia State University Medical Alumni Association (AMAA), will aspire to be the primary provider of the lifelong Abia State University Medical School experience, by connecting alumni, students, faculty and staff of the School of Medicine, Teaching Hospitals and the local communities, in line with the WHO's Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDG). https://absumedalumni.org/