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UTSSA Annual Conference & Exhibition | Health and Technology: Towards a Better Medical Diagnosis and Treatment

The 2019 edition of the University Technology and Science Students’ Alliance (UTSSA) annual conference and exhibition is geared towards igniting the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit in and among Nigerian students for the purpose of problem solving in the fields of health and technology. This conference seeks to help participants spark a strong desire to hop on the technological train of evolving technologies focused on improving human well-being (health).

With participants chosen from different health and technology-affiliated disciplines, the 2019 UTSSA conference will create a unique opportunity to discuss and deliberate on the challenges hampering collaborations between health and technology-affiliated disciplines and how a well-structured plan can be mapped out to serve as a panacea to future collaborations. Asides the symposium, the conference will also allow participants to showcase their innovations in the health and technology space.

The UTSSA conference will offer a distinctive opportunity in rejuvenating not only potential collaborations between health and technology but in restoring Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in general to its rightful position in Nigeria.

The conference is scheduled for Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at the OAU Park, Conference Hall, OAU by 10:00 a.m. The theme is Health and Technology: Towards a Better Medical Diagnosis and Treatment.

Keynote speakers at the event are Professor Thadius Ijadunola, professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, and Provost of the College of Health Sciences, OAU, and Dr. O.B. Akinwale of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering OAU.

You can register for the event at bit.ly/utssaconference2019. For more enquires call Timothy on 07065055397


Prof. K.T. Ijadunola Professor IJIADUNOLA kayode Thadius is a graduate of medicine and surgery from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University. He is currently the provost of the college of health sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, ile-ife. He has received laudable academic/professional qualifications which includes fellowship of the west African college of physicians, master of science in sociology and anthropology amongst others. He has received several awards of distinctions, fellowship both locally and internationally. He is a member of professional bodies which includes Nigeria medical Association, epidemiological society of Nigeria, network for the prevention of maternal mortality, Nigeria., Association of public health physicians of Nigeria to mention a few. He has published in several publications and journals with over 46 publications and still counting. He has over 14 technical publications.

He has participated in over 36 conferences within and outside of the country. His contribution to knowledge and impact in the area of reproductive health, occupational health and public health nutrition has been greatly acknowledged both locally and internationally.


Olawale is an experienced Higher Education Educator in the field of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. He has a passion for creativity and innovative approaches to solutions. He is an avid follower of trends in the technology space.

Olawale obtained his B.Sc, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from the Obafemi Awolowo University. He is a registered engineer and a member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE). He has developed several virtual and remote laboratories in the field of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Control Engineering, Physics and Chemistry.

Olawale is a skilled software developer with proficiency in VHDL, Matlab and LabVIEW. He is intelligent and analytical, with a passion for creating new pathways and birthing new ideas.

The Translational Pharmacokinetic Research Group (TPRG)

The Translational Pharmacokinetic Research Group (TPRG), Faculty of Pharmacy, is pleased to invite you to an open special seminar. This is part of a one-week international pharmacometrics course with pre-registered early-career participants drawn from Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. The course is being taught by Prof. Leon Aarons and Dr Kayode Ogungbenro (OAU alumnus) from the University of Manchester, and Dr. Paolo Denti and Mr Mahmoud Abdelwahab from the University of Cape Town. It is sponsored by Pharmacometrics Africa with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. TPRG collaborates with and shares Pharmacometrics Africa's goal to build pharmacometrics capacity on the African continent.

Seminar Title: What Have Models Ever Done for You?
Date: Wednesday 13 November 2019
Time: 3 - 4 pm

Venue: Board Room (B312), Faculty of Pharmacy
Speaker: Professor Leon Aarons, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

About the Seminar: People involved in the drug development process are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of studying the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics of the drug in the population interest as soon as possible.In this seminar Prof. Aarons will discuss the advantages of using a modelling approach to analyse and interpret pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic data. Using some case studies, he will discuss some of the issues with modelling and how simple models in some cases are preferred to complex models. Finally he will show some examples where mixed effects modelling allows the interpretation of pharmacokinetic data where a model independent approach is not possible. This will be of great interest to anyone interested in drug development and clinical use, especially in the College of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Pharmacyand the Faculty of Science.

About the Speaker: Professor Leon Aarons is a Professor in Manchester Pharmacy School at the University of Manchester, UK. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, he went to Manchester in 1976. His major research interests lie in the area of pharmacokinetics. He has a general interest in the subject as a whole but has a special interest in data analysis and interpretation. He collaborates with members of the pharmacokinetic group in Manchester and also with other scientists in industry and academia throughout Europe. His current activities revolve around population pharmacokinetics. He is a member on various committees promoting research including the United Kingdom Pharmacokinetic Discussion Group and is a member of the management committee of COST B25. He is European Editor of the Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics and Executive Editor of the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

This will be a great seminar and we look forward to seeing you.

Best regards,

Adeniyi Olagunju


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