50 Years of Lassa Fever

Rising to the Challenge

16 - 17 January, 2019

50 Years of Lassa Fever

Rising to the Challenge

16 - 17 January, 2019

Defining what we know, knowledge gaps and defining research priorities for Lassa Fever

2019 will make it 50 years since we found the first case of the disease.

50 years since the detection of Lassa fever in Nigeria, outbreaks have been recorded yearly in parts of the country.

In 2018, Nigeria experienced the largest reported outbreak of Lassa Fever with 21 of 36 States in the country affected.

The 50th year of discovery of the Lassa fever is an opportunity for the scientific community to reflect on what is known, describe gaps that exist and prioritise the research agenda for the future.

 

 

 

Biggest Meetup for Lassa Fever in 50 Years!

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Conference Speakers

Join subject-matter experts in discussing Lassa Fever.

Executive Governor of Nassarawa State

Umaru Tanko Al-Makura

Executive Governor of Nassarawa State
Chair, National Lassa fever Steering Committee. Nigeria

Prof. Oyewale Tomori

Chair, National Lassa fever Steering Committee. Nigeria
CMD, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Nigeria

Prof. Sylvanus Okogbenin

CMD, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Nigeria
Technical Team Lead, National Lassa Fever Working Group, Nigeria

Mrs. Elsie Ilori

Technical Team Lead, National Lassa Fever Working Group, Nigeria
Team lead – VHF, WHO

Dr. Pierre Formenty

Team lead – VHF, WHO
Deputy Branch Chief, Viral Special Pathogens Branch, US CDC, Atlanta, USA

Dr. Pierre Rollin

Deputy Branch Chief, Viral Special Pathogens Branch, US CDC, Atlanta, USA
HOD Virology, Bernard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Germany

Prof. Stephan Gunther

HOD Virology, Bernard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Germany
HOD Virology, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana

Prof. William Kwabena Ampofo

HOD Virology, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
Director, UK Public Health Rapid Support Team, United Kingdom

Prof. Daniel Bausch

Director, UK Public Health Rapid Support Team, United Kingdom
Team Leader for Implementation Research, Initiative for Vaccine Research, WHO

Dr. Ana Maria Henao Restrepo

Team Leader for Implementation Research, Initiative for Vaccine Research, WHO
Director, Africa Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Reedemers University, Nigeria

Prof. Christian Happi

Director, Africa Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Reedemers University, Nigeria
Managing Director, Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh (DRASA) Health Trust

Niniola Soleye

Managing Director, Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh (DRASA) Health Trust

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The 50th year of discovery of the Lassa fever is an opportunity for the scientific community to reflect on what is known, describe gaps that exist and prioritise the research agenda for the future.

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