• 08:30 - 09:00

    Opening Remarks

    Chikwe Ihekweazu and Elsie Ilori

  • 09:00 - 10:45

    Plenary

    • Nigeria’s 2018 Lassa fever outbreak and lessons for the future
      Elsie Ilori
    • The Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital’s role in the fight against Lassa fever in Nigeria
      Sylvanus Okogbenin
    • How a North-South relationship has improved our understanding of Lassa fever globally
      Stephan Gunther
    • The global research plan for Lassa fever and Nigeria's contributions
      Ana-Maria Henao Restrepo
    • CEPI’s role in the opportunity and responsibility for clinical trials in Africa
      Richard Hatchett

  • 10:45 - 11:15

    Coffee Break

  • 11:15 - 13:15

    Parallel Sessions

    • Case management
    • Animal and environmental health response
    • Laboratory Surveillance and Diagnostics
    • Vaccines and Innovations

  • 13:15 - 14:00

    Exhibition Viewing

  • 14:00 - 15:00

    Lunch Break

  • 15:00 - 17:30

    Opening Ceremony

  • 17:00 - 18:30

    Reception and Welcome Night

  • 08:30 - 09:00

    Welcome and House Keeping

  • 09:00 - 10:45

    Plenary

    • Lassa fever: a historical perspective and contemporary development in Sierra Leone
      Daniel Bausch
    • New approaches in shaping the global response to VHFs (therapeutics and vaccines)
      Pierre Formenty
    • What do we really know about the Mastomys as host?
      William Ampofo
    • Using genomic sequencing to fight outbreaks- the work with ISTH
      Christian Happi

  • 10:45 - 11:15

    Coffee Break

  • 11:15 - 13:00

    Poster Viewing and Interactive Session

  • 13:00 - 14:00

    Lunch Break

  • 14:00 - 15:30

    Parallel Sessions

    • Epidemiology and Surveillance
    • Policy and Co-ordination of response
    • Infection Prevention and Control
    • Risk Communications and Community Engagement

  • 15:30 - 16:00

    Plenary

    Battling Lassa fever viral infection: a survivor's story
    David Eseile

  • 16:00 - 16:30

    Plenary

    Lessons learnt in rising to the Lassa fever challenge
    Patrick Nguku

  • 16:30 - 17:30

    Closing Ceremony and Awards

  • 17:30 - 18:30

    Cocktail and Networking

  • 14:50 - 15:00

    Musical Interlude

  • 15:00 - 15:05

    National Anthem

  • 15:05 - 15:15

    Introduction of Dignitaries

  • 15:15 - 15:30

    Welcome by the DG, Nigeria CDC

  • 15:30 - 16:20

    Plenary

    • Quinquagenary of a Nigeria conundrum: Fifty years of the Lassa fever- Hotter, Bigger and Longer
      Oyewale Tomori
    • Presentation by
      Tanko AlMakura, Executive Governor, Nassarawa State

  • 16:20 - 17:00

    Panel Discussion

    • David Heymann (Head of Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House)
    • Faisal Shuaib (Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency)
    • John Nkengasong (Director, Africa CDC)
    • Niniola Soleye (Executive Director, Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh Foundation)
    • Njidda M. Gadzama (Professor Emeritus of Zoology and Environmental Science, University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria)
    • Pete Salama (Deputy Director General Emergency Preparedness and Response, World Health Organization)
    • Sylvie Briand (Director Infectious Hazards Management, World Health Organization)

  • 17:00 - 17:20

    Remarks

    Honourable Minister of Health

  • 17:20 - 17:30

    Official Conference Opening

  • 16:30 - 16:35

    National Anthem

  • 16:35 - 16:40

    Introduction of Award Categories

  • 16:40 - 17:00

    Awards Presentation

  • 17:00 - 17:20

    Reflection on Lessons from the Conference and the Future for Global Health

  • 17:20 - 17:30

    Vote of Thanks