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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.

2019 OAU Faculty of Technology International Conference

The 2019 OAU Faculty of Technology Conference International Conference has been scheduled to hold as follows:

Africa Centre of Excellence (ICT-Driven Knowledge Park), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

Date: SEPTEMBER 22 – 25, 2019


Prof. Oluwatosin Ashiru
GMD/CEO, Tricontinental Group Nig Ltd.


Dr. Obafemi Hamzat
Deputy Governor, Lagos State of Nigeria

Diversification of Developing Economies: imperatives for sustainable environment and technological innovations.

The topics to be covered include:
i. Innovation capabilities and sustainable development.
ii. Sustainable engineering for the built environment.
iii. Computational fluid dynamics.
iv. Heat transfer enhancement.
v. Engineering and agriculture, industrialization and digital nexus.
vi. Digital inclusion for developing economies.
vii. The critical role of technological innovation in materials processing.
viii. Renewable energy in sustainable development.
ix. Food processing and storage: panacea for development.
x. Next-generation communication, power and control systems.
xi. Engineering education.
xii. Technological innovation in materials processing.

About the Conference:
Registration fees:
Local Participants: N 30,000.00
Foreign Participants: $150.00

Mode of Payment
Payments should be made to A/C No. 1012921848
Account Name: OAU Faculty of Technology Conference Acct.
Bank: UBA, OAU Branch, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Please register on the conference website, www.oautekconf.org. Registration on/or before August 31, 2019 will attract a rebate of 100/0. Registration will continue at the venue of the Conference till the last day of the programme.

Registration will not be considered complete without full payment. Your registration and payment will be acknowledged by email. If you do not receive confirmation, please contact the Convener at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The registration fee will entitle all delegates to:
• One USB flash drive containing the Conference Proceedings and other conference literature *.
• Conference bag.
• Conference Banquet and entertainment during the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
• Coffee breaks and lunch.

* Copies of the print version of the Proceedings will also be available at additional cost.

In the event that you choose to withdraw, a non-refundable administrative charge of 250/0 will be deducted prior to issuing the refund. Refunds will only be issued after the registration deadline, September 22, 2019.

Email your abstract or paper to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or upload at www.oautekconf.org. All submissions should be in MS Word (docx) format, using approved conference templates, which can be downloaded from www.oautekconf.org. Abstracts must be submitted by April 26, 2019. Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be communicated by email by May 2, 2019. For accepted abstracts, full papers must be submitted by June 14, 2019. Hard copies of papers or abstracts will not be accepted.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via e-mail by June 11, 2019. Final payments are due by August 31, 2019.

The page limit for the final paper is 12 double-spaced pages using the conference paper template. There will be additional fees payable for extra pages.

Submission of abstracts April 26, 2019
Notification of acceptance of abstract May 2, 2019
Full paper submission due: June 14, 2019
Notification of acceptance: July 11, 2019
Final submission of Corrected article due: July 25, 2019
Registration deadline for authors: August 31, 2019

A Microsoft Word template for the abstract should be downloaded from the conference website. The direct link to the template is www.oautekconf.org/abstract.template.docx The submission should contain paper title, names and affiliations of authors, and an abstract which should not exceed 250 words.

All papers should be submitted in MS Word format using the approved template available at www.oautekconf.org/paper.template.docx A verbose version of the template available at www.oautekconf.org/verb.paper.template.docx includes detailed instructions on how to use it. The following sections are recommended for papers:

Abstract: The abstract should not exceed 250 words.

Title: The title should be capitalized and be as brief as possible.

Authors’ names and affiliations: author’s name(s) and address(es) including the e-mail address of corresponding author.
Abstract: Each paper should have an abstract not exceeding 250 words, immediately before the beginning of the paper.
Keywords: Maximum of six words, e.g. Mechanization, simulation, traffic congestion, intelligence, and energy source
Introduction: This should contain clearly stated objectives, justification for the study, and a brief review of literature.
Theoretical development: This should be included where appropriate
Experimental Procedure: This should state how major measurement were done and the degree of accuracy (if any). Sufficient information should be provided to permit replication of the experimental work
Results and discussions: These should be pertinent to the work done and should clearly indicate the degree of reliability of the results.
Conclusion: These should succinctly summarize any important conclusions emerging form the work.
Acknowledgement (if any).
Notations: Special symbols defined and used in the text should be indicated.

The detailed conference referencing style guide is available online at www.oautekconf.org/oau_style_guide.pdf The use of a reference management package is strongly recommended. Authors should download the style template from http://www.zotero.org/styles/obafemi-awolowo-university-faculty-of-technology and import it into their reference manager (Zotero Standalone is recommended). A how-to guide to using Zotero Standalone and Microsoft Word is available at www.oautekconf.org/zotero_howto.docx .

Heading and Sub-Heading: Section headings should be in all-uppercase letters, while sub-headings should have only the first letter of major words capitalized. Section and sub-section numbers will be automatically generated on applying the 1_section and 1_subsec styles respectively.

Tables: A table should contain enough information to understand it without reference to the text. A table should be placed as soon as possible after the paragraph in which it is first mentioned. A caption should be placed at the top, and formatted using the 1_table_caption style, which will automatically generate a table number.

Figures: Figure captions should be clear, precise and placed below the figure. The style 1_figure_caption should be applied to figure captions. This will automatically generate figure numbers.

Equations: Equations should be distinctly typed or written with subscript or superscripts clearly indicated, preferably using Equation Editors. Avoid powers of “e” and use “exp”. Equations should be centred on the line, numbered consecutively by Arabic numerals in parenthesis at the right margin. In the text, such equations should be cited as Equation (1) etc.

Units: S.I. Units should be used.

For more information, please contact the Secretariat through the following addresses:

OAUTekConf 2019 Local Organizing Committee
Conference Secretariat,
The Dean’s Office,
Faculty of Technology,
Obafemi Awolowo University,
Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

Dean: Prof. G.A. Aderounmu
Mobile: +2348035177940

Chairman, Technical: Dr. A.A. Akindahunsi
Mobile: +2348036698185

Convener: Dr. O.A. Oluwatope
Mobile: +2348035962506

Chairman, Welfare: Dr. (Mrs.) A.L. Ayodele
Mobile: +2348034074666

Or visit our website at www.oautekconf.org

The Centre, OAU, Ile-Ife provides comfortable lodging facilities. There are also good hotels within the vicinity of the University Campus. Visit the Conference website for information on some of the hotels and their rates.

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