Abia State University Medical Alumni, UK
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The 4th Annual Convention of the Abia State University Medical Alumni Association, UK

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


The 2nd Annual Convention of the Abia State University Medical Alumni Association, UK


London 2017


Theme: Efficient and Cost Effective Healthcare.


Date: Sunday 30th April 2017


Venue: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Dartford Bridge,

Crossways Business Park, Masthead Close,

Dartford, London, DA2 6QF.



Equivalent to 5 CPD points subject to peer group approval.


9.00am Registration and networking


Session One- (Queen Elizabeth Suite)


ModeratorsDr Chile Ogugua and Dr Collins Iwuji




National Anthem (Nigeria and UK)


Welcome Address – Dr Zuby Chile

General Practitioner London

(LOC Chairman and Secretary ABSU Medical Alumni, UK)


Opening Speech – Dr Chinedu Umeadi

President ABSU Medical Alumni, UK


Prof Bond Anyaehie


Global Coordinator, ABSU Medical Alumni Association


Topic: ABSU Medical Alumni Association; A global perspective



Special guest of honour and guest speaker


His Excellency, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar GCON


Former Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.


Topic: Democracy and Governance and possible role of medical doctors in diaspora in Nigeria governance


Dr John Ahukannah


Honourable Commissioner for Health, Abia State, Nigeria.


Topic: Update on Abia State Healthcare Delivery System: The Journey So far



Professor Uche Ikonne


Vice Chancellor, Abia State University. Uturu.


Topic: The state of education in Nigeria and how medical professionals in diaspora can get involved


Prof Chuks Kamanu.


Immediate Past Chief Medial Director  Abia State Umiversity Teaching Hospital, Aba


Topic: Abia State University Teaching Hospital today; possible roles of the ABSU medical Alumni Association, UK in its further development



Prof Francis Akpuaka


Pioneer Provost, Abia State University College of Medicine


Topic: Sustaining Motivation and Enthusiasm in Medical Practice: A Pace Setter’s perspective




Questions & Answers



End of Session One




11.40am           Coffee Break / Networking (Duration – 20 minutes)


Session Two (Queen Elizabeth Suite)


ModeratorsDr Lisa Ekeledo and Dr Chinyere Osy-Eneze



Dr Chinedu Umeadi


Consultant psychiatrist and Forensic Medical Examiner


Lead Consultant, Salford directorate, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust; and National Clinical Lead for CRG Medical Services UK Border Force Contracts.


Topic: Efficient and Cost Effective Healthcare


Dr Sandra Ukpaka


General Practitioner with special interest in Dermatology

Southview Park Surgery, Basildon, Essex


Topic: Dermatology: More Than Skin Deep


Dr Thaddeus Iheanacho


President ABSU Medical Alumni USA/Canada, Consultant Psychiatrist, and Lecturer


Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University, USA


Topic: Improving Access to Mental Health In Nigeria: The role of Nigerian Psychiatrists in Diaspora


Dr Obiyo Nwigwe


Consultant in Emergency Medicine


Lead for Medical Education, Accident and Emergency Department

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


Topic: Efficient Emergency Medical Care in Developing Countries: Is it Worthwhile?


Questions and Answers  


End of Session Two


1.40pm       LUNCH Break / Networking (Duration – 50 minutes)


Session Three(Queen Elizabeth)


ModeratorsDr Nkechi Nwosu and Dr Iheanyichukwu Oteh



Dr Ibrahim Imam


Consultant Neurologist, Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust


Topic: The Importance of checklists in medical practice: A case example with Neurology

2.55pm Miss Hannah Uwakwe-Mangse


Registrar, Breast and General Surgery

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


Topic: Efficient and Cost Effective Healthcare; Surgical Perspective


Dr Uche Oguekwe


Family Physician with special interest in elderly medicine and therapeutics

Diagnosis Medical Centres, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Topic: Putting your health first; A perspective on physicians burn out

3.45pm Mr Ily Maisanda ACMA, CDM, ASA MSc


Chartered Management Accountant

Maisanda & Co


Topic: Financial Planning and Tax Implications for the HealthCare Professional



Question & Answers



Closing Remarks and vote of thanks – Dr Amigo Odina (LOC Member and Vice President ABSU Medical Alumni, UK)


4.15pm End of Session Three






Annual General Meeting of the ABSU Medical Alumni, UK  

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Suite

Chair: Dr Amigo Odina (Chair Board of Trustees)

16:30 – 17:30





12.00pm to 15.00pm   Children’s Party (Venue – Hextable suite)


12.00pm Entertainment –
13:30pm   Lunch
15:00pm End of party.




Red Carpet Photoshoots – Starts 7.00pm



7.30pm GALA DINNER(Queen Elizabeth Suite)

  • Nigerian National Anthem
  • Speech by the president Dr Umeadi
  • Three course meal (Nigerian)
  • Light hearted speeches by Prof Ikonne, Prof Akpuaka, Prof Kamanu, Prof Anyaehie,  Chair of the board of trustees Dr Odina, and other Alumni who may wish to speak
  • Another course of Nigerian meals later in the night
  • Nigerian DJ all night (1am)
  • Professional dancers
  • MC Mark (Comedian of the United Nations) will officiate the evening

End of convention